This week, the NCAA is expected to provide Louisville with a Notice of Allegations stemming from a year-long investigation into the accusations levied by Katina Powell against the men’s basketball program, according to a report from the Louisville Courtier-Journal.
That same report states that the university will make the Notice of Allegations public this week, possibly as soon as Thursday.
Powell worked as an escort in the city. Last October, she published a book that accused former staffer Andre McGee of giving her and other escorts thousands of dollars and tickets to games in exchange for sex and dance parties.
A Notice of Allegations lists the rules violations the program has committed and details the facts that the NCAA has uncovered during their investigation. It does not list an potential punishments that the NCAA could hand out. Louisville self-imposed a number of recruiting restrictions and voluntarily imposed a postseason ban last February.
While this is a significant step in the process, we are not yet all that close to reaching a conclusion. The university has 90 days to respond to the allegations and the NCAA is allowed time to go over that response. Throw in delays that will come with the holiday season, and it would be relatively surprising if there was an outcome before the end of the 2016-17 season.