The NCAA is denying an appeal by Notre Dame and will vacate 21 football wins the Fighting Irish amassed throughout the 2012 and 2013 seasons.
Notre Dame’s perfect 12-0 regular season in 2012 now doesn’t count. The Irish fell to Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game that season, then finished 9-4 in the 2013 season.
Notre Dame violated NCAA rules when a former Fighting Irish student athletic trainer committed academic misconduct for two football players and provided six other players with impermissible academic extra benefits. One other Notre Dame player committed academic misconduct on his own.
In November 2016, when the NCAA first released its ruling, Notre Dame took ownership of the cheating that involved the five football players — all of whom were suspended at the start of the 2014 season — and the student athletic trainer. Notre Dame was only appealing the removal of victories.
Notre Dame’s all-time win total now officially drops from 906 to 885. Meanwhile, the Fighting Irish have still “handed a loss” to an opponent 906 times.
In addition to vacating 21 victories, the NCAA penalized Notre Dame $5,000 and in November 2016 put the university on probation for one year.
Here’s how Twitter is reacting to the news:
— Jeopardy! Sports (@JeopardySports) February 13, 2018
Notre Dame Football is giving up victories for Lent
— Irish Tightness (@IrishTightness) February 13, 2018
Interesting that this ruling comes out the day after Notre Dame basketball played at North Carolina. Probably just a coincidence.
— Irish Illustrated (@PeteSampson_) February 13, 2018
idc if you hate Notre Dame, if you side with the NCAA on anything meet me in Temecula
— Jessica Smetana (@jessica_smetana) February 13, 2018
North Carolina can get away with academic misconduct with Deans, Advisors & administrators. But Notre Dame can't…..
NEVER SELF REPORT. EVER. NEVER EVER. https://t.co/6ai1emQCcO
— Mark Blankenbaker (@UofLSheriff50) February 13, 2018
— Jon Fore (@JonnyFore) February 13, 2018
@NCAA @PetrosAndMoney @LeBatardShow @Stugotz790 It’s time 2 get rid of the NCAA … it’s obviously more corrupt than any institution it’s tryin 2 regulate…ND☘️Just keep those wins on your own personal record books! à la #Stugotz
— Boobie Myles (@BoobieMylesGuy) February 13, 2018
@NotreDame please fight this. The NCAA has lost its way and only $$$ talks. Please use yours to fight this hypocrisy.
— Christopher Strother (@cgstrother) February 13, 2018
Bs, we reported it ourselves. Unc basketball has been cought and nothing happened to them. Really proving they hate private institutions
— PhillyMike215 (@MikeCorbett215) February 13, 2018
How is this possible @NCAA ? Louisville had a whore house on campus!
— Patrick (@mpatrick_24) February 13, 2018
The errors or corruption whatever your viewpoint of the NCAA is- ND must get back to it's core values. Integrity, honor and the end does NOT justify the means. You are forming the foundation of the leaders of tomorrow. There is no shortcut to integrity and honor.
— Kindness is Free (@Gold_Kindness) February 13, 2018
Raise your hand if you think the NCAA is a complete and utter joke. pic.twitter.com/PxyHxccbFQ
— Sac Town Dan (@pacificdan) February 13, 2018
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