NCAA delays decision on Bowden appeal

By: AP
By: AP

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida State coach Bobby Bowden will
have to wait a little longer to find out if he'll lose up to 14
victories.

The NCAA gave its Committee on Infractions another week until
June 2 to respond to Florida State's appeal of sanctions resulting
from an academic cheating scandal.

They include taking as many as 14 wins off Bowden's coaching
record. That would make it difficult for Bowden to catch Penn
State's Joe Paterno in their race for most victories among major
college coaches.

The 82-year-old Paterno has 383 wins - one ahead of Bowden, who
will turn 80 in November.

Bowden is due to be replaced by coach-in-waiting Jimbo Fisher by
the 2011 season. Fisher is Florida State's offensive coordinator.


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