Former Louisville player Kevin Ware has perfect response to NCAA's decision to strip program of national title
It appears you can count Kevin Ware among those not agreeing with the NCAA’s decision to strip the Louisville basketball program of its 2013 NCAA national championship and 2012 Final Four appearance.
The NCAA announced Tuesday it has upheld its original ruling that Rick Pitino’s only national championship at Louisville is to be vacated and the school’s title banner be taken down. The school appealed the original decision, which was handed down last year by the NCAA.
Following the decision, Pitino was fired by Louisville, as was athletic director Tom Jurich. Despite the decision to move on from the program’s athletic leadership, the school did not agree with the decision. The school’s current leadership continues to disagree with the NCAA’s decision.
Here’s a portion of what Louisville interim president Greg Postel had to say following Tuesday’s decision:
“I cannot say this strongly enough: We believe the NCAA is simply wrong. We disagree with the NCAA ruling for reasons we clearly stated in our appeal. And we made a strong case — based on NCAA precedent — that supported our argument.”
Ware, a player on the 2013 title-winning team, seems to share that opinion. However, he stated his belief in a much more entertaining fashion:
Still got this fat ass ring which means my guys definitely won a chip, if I’m not mistaken of course.
— Kevin Ware (@AirWare5) February 20, 2018