TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida State is appealing the NCAA to
reduce sanctions in a cheating scandal so the school won't have to
forfeit victories in 10 sports - including up to 14 in football.
Florida State largely reiterated its initial stance Thursday
that the penalty announced last month was too harsh.
The NCAA said Florida State would have to surrender victories in
games where ineligible student-athletes participated in the fall of
2006 and 2007 and spring of 2007.
Football coach Bobby Bowden has 382 career wins - one fewer than
Penn State's Joe Paterno, the all-time major college leader. Losing
14 wins would virtually ruin any chance Bowden has of catching