NCAA Rejects FL St. Appeal

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The NCAA has upheld its decision to
take wins away in as many as 10 Florida State athletic programs,
including up to 14 from former football coach Bobby Bowden.

Bowden retired with 389 wins after Florida State's Gator Bowl
victory over West Virginia, January 1st.

The Infractions Appeals Committee said Tuesday the cooperative
efforts of the university in the academic cheating scandal
involving 61 Florida State athletes failed to outweigh the
aggravating factors in the case.

The ruling could also include one of three straight NCAA track
championships won by the Seminoles.

Florida State still must certify which games ineligible players
competed to determine the number of wins and individual records
that will be nullified.


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