NCAA violations by a student trainer will force the University of Notre Dame to vacate wins from the 2012-13 and 2013-14 football seasons, the Associated Press announced on Tuesday morning.
BREAKING: NCAA orders Notre Dame to vacate wins from 2012-13 and 2013-14 football seasons in academic misconduct case.
— AP Top 25 (@AP_Top25) November 22, 2016
The trainer is accused of academic misconduct for 2 players who allegedly received extra academic benefits. In 2012, the Fighting Irish finished 12-1 and made it to the BCS Championship game, and finished 9-4 in 2013. No word yet on how many victories they will end up having to vacate. It’s also worth mentioning that in 2013, Notre Dame was the only team to beat Michigan State.
Notre Dame also vacates its appearance in the 2012 BCS title game which they probably had been trying to forget anyway.
— Cecil Hurt (@CecilHurt) November 22, 2016
In addition to the vacated wins, the NCAA also placed the school on 1-year probation, fined them $5,000, and will have to disassociate themselves with the former student trainer for 2 years.
So, Notre Dame's 2012 season has gone full Lennay Kekua?
— Alicia de Artola (@PenguinOfTroy) November 22, 2016
The school is already in the process of appealing the investigations findings.