NCAA: Notre Dame Must Vacate Wins in Academic Scandal
Touchdown Jesus wept. According to an NCAA investigation, a student trainer helped several football players cheat on their academic work over two seasons. In addition to a year of probation, the Fighting Irish will have all the wins from 2012’s 12-1 national runner-up campaign and 2013’s 9-4 season erased from the record books. Notre Dame had already dismissed four players after an internal investigation, but says it will appeal the NCAA’s ruling. Coach Brian Kelly described the decision as “excessive” since no administrators were implicated.