Louisville adds more self-imposed penalties over sex scandal

Louisville has announced it will impose additional self-imposed penalties in connection to the ongoing investigation of a sex scandal involving its basketball team.

The basketball team will lose two scholarships, one in 2017-18 and one in 2018-19, coaches will be docked 30 recruiting days, and the program will reduce the number of official visits it offers to recruits by two, one in 2016-17 and one in 2017-18.

A source said that the additional penalties do not stem from any new information but rather a natural progression as the university awaits a notice of allegations from the NCAA.

Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino said he supports the university's decision.

"We fully support the university's decisions," Pitino told WDRB in Louisville. "We will try to work twice as hard to get through these penalties. We will have to make the right decisions recruiting."

In February Louisville announced a self-imposed ban for this season. The Cardinals, who finished 23-8, were ranked 18th in the nation at the time of the announcement. They did not participate in the ACC tournament or the NCAA tournament.

The penalties stem from allegations from a former escort's book. Katina Powell claims that Andre McGee, the former director of basketball operations, paid her to host parties to supply strippers and prostitutes to recruits and players at an on-campus dorm.