FSU Must Give Up Wins in Academic Scam: NCAA
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 6, 2009 6:02 PM CST
Florida State coach Bobby Bowden talks to reporters while watching his team during practice for the Champs Sports Bowl game in Orlando, Fla., Dec. 23, 2008.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – An academic-misconduct scandal that reached into all corners of Florida State University’s athletic department could cost the school victories in a number of sports, the St. Petersburg Times reports—including in football, where coach Bobby Bowden is second on the all-time list. An NCAA probe found that the Seminoles fielded ineligible student-athletes in 10 sports in 2006 and ’07.

FSU officials took issue with orders to vacate wins, the Tallahassee Democrat adds. “We already began implementing our self-imposed penalties,” president TK Wetherell said. “And we will begin implementing all but one of the NCAA’s additional sanctions. We just don’t understand the sanction to vacate all wins in athletics contests in which ineligible student-athletes competed because we did not allow anyone who we knew was ineligible to compete.”