Florida State to announce appeal decision Tuesday

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida State officials are preparing
their response to last week's sanctions by the NCAA.

The university plans to make its response public Tuesday,
according to athletic director Randy Spetman, who would not
otherwise comment.

The school is expected to challenge the NCAA's directive to
forfeit up to 14 football games as well as wins in other sports for
contests where athletes involved in a classroom cheating scandal

Florida State coach Bobby Bowden's 382 career wins are just one
less than major college coaching's all-time leader, Penn State's
Joe Paterno and the reduction would make it virtually impossible
for Bowden to catch up.

Florida State has until March 21 to appeal the NCAA's penalties.