This morning, President James Ramsey sent out an email to U of L faculty and students, asking for support of U of L while they continue investigations into recent basketball allegations.

Ramsey explains the university’s immediate response to the allegations with the hiring of former NCAA official, Chuck Smrt, and the need to move forward.

University spokesperson John Karman confirmed the email was written by Ramsey.

“We are one university and we are addressing this as one university—not an isolated athletic issue,” Ramsey said in the email. “So we are doing all that we can in the days and weeks ahead to emphasize the important work of you, our faculty, staff and students, and the amazing things that continue to happen at U of L. I know that you join me in celebrating  the great history and tradition that is the University of Louisville.”