Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim went on the radio Wednesday and spoke publicly for the first time about the aftermath of what's happened to Rick Pitino, Louisville's sordid NCAA investigation and the punishments the Cardinals and Pitino are set to receive from the Committee on Infractions.

Boeheim said he didn't believe Pitino knew about the escorts or any of the actions that were arranged primarily by disgraced former U of L director of basketball operations, Andre McGee. Boeheim's comments came on 104.5 ESPN, an affiliate of greater Albany.

"Obviously when somebody does something like that there's going to be repercussions, and I don't believe Rick Pitino knew about it but it still happened," Boeheim said. "I didn't know about somebody putting quotations in a paper at Syracuse, but it happened, so, you know we're going to take the hits for it."

In 2014, Syracuse — just like Louisville would do a season later — self-imposed a postseason ban in an effort to temper down any further widespread sanctions from the NCAA. The Orange wound up getting hit fairly hard, but the one thing that was not touched was Syracuse's 2003 national title.