LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Quality coaches, players, administrators, programs and facilities are top of mind thoughts when referencing University of Louisville athletics.
The women's programs in particular are as impressive as any and that is a tribute to the relentless focus for them by athletic director Tom Jurich.
It is a shame the current narrative regarding basketball recruiting clouds the rest. Let's not make it that way.
If wrongdoing occurred, it will be dealt with head on. There is no excuse for what may have happened and if it is determined that it did, severe punishment is certainly necessary.
The "why" of the current allegations is puzzling as the team is led by a Hall of Fame coach who trains and develops players better than anyone.
No doubt all aspects of the recruiting process have already been addressed. Candor, clarity and conviction must rule in the days ahead for the university to heal these open wounds.