Criminal Justice

Notre Dame Ordered to Vacate Wins From 2012 and 2013

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By: Becca Costello, Indiana Public Broadcasting

November 22, 2016

SOUTH BEND –  The NCAA has ordered the University of Notre Dame football team to vacate wins from 2012 and 2013 seasons because of an athletic trainer’s academic misconduct.

Over the course of two academic school years from 2011 to 2013, a student athletic trainer partially or entirely completed academic assignments for two football players, and gave six other players extra academic benefits.

University officials took action in 2014 to discipline and adjust grades for those students.

But because an athletic trainer was involved, the NCAA decided to impose institution-level penalties, including vacating all wins from the 2012 and 2013 seasons.

The University President said in a statement the penalty is inappropriate, saying it will punish coaches and student-athletes who did not participate in the academic misconduct.

Notre Dame will submit its case to an NCAA Appeals Committee.


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