FSU's Bowden: Still hopes to have 14 wins restored

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FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) - Florida State coach Bobby Bowden is
holding out hope that he won't be knocked out of the chase to
become major college football's winningest coach.

The university is appealing NCAA sanctions that would force the
football team to vacate 14 wins because of an academic cheating
scandal. That would almost certainly move Bowden out of range to
catch Penn State's Joe Paterno. Paterno has 383 wins, one more than

The 79-year-old Bowden spoke Tuesday alongside sons Tommy, Terry
and Jeff as part of a fundraising event for University of North
Alabama athletics. Terry has returned to the Division II program
after a decade-long hiatus from coaching.

Paterno said earlier this week he didn't think it was fair for
the NCAA to take the wins away from the elder Bowden.