TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida State University will appeal
the part of an NCAA sanction that would take away wins in 10
sports, including as many as 14 in football.
President T.K. Wetherell will announce the school's appeal
Trustees chairman Jim Smith says the board is 100 percent behind
the decision. "It's certainly unfair to coach (Bobby) Bowden,"
Smith said Monday. "It was a breakdown in academics, a breakdown
that none of us condone."
The NCAA earlier this month took away scholarships and put the
school on four years' probation as part of the punishment for 61
athletes who took a music history class where test answers were
provided and other prohibited help was received.