The NCAA on Tuesday said the University of Notre Dame football team must vacate victories from two seasons based on academic rule infractions by a former student-trainer, rejecting arguments by the school that the penalties are excessive and the organization overstepped its authority by implementing them.
The NCAA announced Tuesday that it had vacated all 21 Notre Dame wins from the 2012 and 2013 seasons after it upheld a ruling that football players participated while ineligible. It is, rather, an athletic association that regulates academic misconduct in certain narrowly drawn cases involving students who are athletes.
To view the full article, register now. Notre Dame objected to the penalty, noting all previous NCAA academic misconduct cases that resulted in victories being vacated involved an administrator, coach, or person who served in an academic role.
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - After a weekend split with sixth-ranked Ohio State that included clinching the 2018 Big Ten regular season championship with a 2-1 win on Friday night, the Fighting Irish hockey team remained No. 1 in both the USCHO.com and the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls. Not anymore. By nixing 21 wins between the 2012 and 2013 seasons, the decision drops ND to 885 wins all-time, and a.7123 all-time win percentage. The vacation of victories was the only part of the penalty that was up to the NCAA's discretion - the rest of the penalties were mandatory, per the organization's rules - and it was the only part of the ruling Notre Dame appealed.
Notre Dame says it self-reported each of the infractions. "In Notre Dame's case, two of the students had received assistance from a full-time undergraduate student who had part-time employment as an assistant to our athletic trainers". The NCAA's findings do not affect Alabama's title from that season.
The last time Texas and Notre Dame played was in 2016, when Texas beat Notre Dame 50-47 in overtime- a game that set the Royal-Memorial Stadium attendance record. I write this letter so that you can understand the underlying facts, the reasons we believe that the NCAA is in error, and how we intend to move forward.
"It was student-on-student cheating", he told reporters. Today, the NCAA appeals committee denied the appeal. The governing organization ruled that the student trainer was not simply a student but rather a "representative of the institution", according to its 2016 report.
"At worst, (this decision) creates an incentive for colleges and universities to change their honor codes to avoid sanctions like that imposed here", Jenkins wrote.