College Football

By: Mark Vaughn Email
By: Mark Vaughn Email

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida State University says it will vacate a 2007 bowl victory and 11 regular season football wins, along with dozens more across 10 men's and women's sports, because of NCAA sanctions.
The school announced which wins would be vacated in a memorandum to the NCAA on Sunday. Last month, the governing body for college sports upheld a previous decision to strip the school of victories in which 61 athletes involved in an academic cheating scandal had participated.
Also vacated were 22 men's basketball wins in 2006-07; 16 women's basketball victories in that season and six in the next; and several placings in track and field, swimming, cross country and golf.
The football wins came under former coach Bobby Bowden, who amassed the second-most wins in college football history.

Bowden retired after the 2009 season with 389 wins over a 57-year career, the second most in major college football behind Penn State's Joe Paterno. The penalty leaves him with 377 wins.

The University also gave up its 2007 NCAA Division I championship in men's track and field and NCAA tournament, and wins or meet placings in men's and women's cross country, men's and women's track and field, men's and women's swimming and diving and men's golf teams.


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