NCAA wants response to Fla. State appeal secret

By: AP
By: AP

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The NCAA's Committee on Infractions has
given Florida State officials 15 days to respond to its answer on
the school's appeal of sanctions that could strip coach Bobby
Bowden's of 14 coaching victories.

But the NCAA's answer Tuesday to Florida State's appeal was
being kept secret by the collegiate sports governing body in
accordance with its bylaws.

Florida State is challenging a portion of the sanctions
announced in March that would force the school to vacate as many as
14 of Bowden's 382 career wins - just one fewer than all-time major
college leader Joe Paterno of Penn State. The school also lost
scholarships.

Two dozen football players were among 61 Florida State athletes
involved in the cheating.


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