Notre Dame football ordered to vacate wins in academic misconduct case

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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.

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.

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.

The school is already in the process of appealing the investigations findings.