Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

U of L is losing its 2013 national championship. The NCAA handed down this ruling after an investigation found that an assistant basketball coach used strippers to recruit high school students. As a result the Cardinals will vacate 123 victories and they'll lose their 2013 championship banner. Many apparently turned a blind eye to the unseemly method to induce young boys to play for U of L. Now Louisville is paying a steep price. Fans are disappointed, and players are shattered and our biggest city is crushed. We're learning some hard lessons from this:  there is no such thing as winning at all costs, and what is done in the dark will be brought to the light. And in this case, shameful tactics meant to give U of L a winning edge has brought disgrace upon a storied basketball program.