FanPost

FSU's Academic Fraud Scandal Finally Comes To An End

First posted to TN by movinonup.

Close the door. Turn the page. The party's over. The fat lady has sung. Turn off the lights.  It's finally over. Finito. 

The FSU Athletic Department announced earlier today that they have determined that Florida State University will vacate 12 wins in football, 22 wins in men's basketball, a NCAA post season baseball victory, one national championship in men's track and field, a NCAA tournament victory in women's basketball, as well as other wins in these and several other men's and women's sports. 

This vacation-of-wins penalty is the result of the 2006-2007 academic misconduct case that was self-reported to the NCAA by then FSU President T.K. Wetherell, which is believed to have been done in an effort to embarrass then athletic director Dave Hart and as retaliation for rightfully forcing the "resignation" of Jeff Bowden, and which then brought about the subsequent NCAA investigation and sanctions.

The NCAA Committee on Infractions accepted all of FSU's self-imposed penalties of probation and scholarship reductions in the 10 sports in which 61 student-athletes were implicated in the wide spread fraud involving an online Music Appreciation course.  In addition to the self-imposed penalties, the NCAA then also ordered that FSU vacate any and all wins in which those student-athletes, which the NCAA deemed ineligible, participated in during that time frame.

Then, FSU's former president decided to further tarnish and further drag through the mud FSU's good name, and keep this unfortunate scandal at the full attention of the national media, by appealing the vacation-of-wins penalty in order to preserve Bobby Bowden's wins and to give him a chance to catch Joe Paterno for the most-football-wins title.  A subsequent hearing was then held by Appeals Committee and FSU's appeal was denied and rejected.  Pressure from boosters and common sense finally prevailed, and the outgoing president finally did the right thing and let this miserable chapter in FSU history come to a merciful end by not taking this matter any further with legal action in the courts, as he had previously threatened he would do if the appeal was lost.

Since losing the NCAA appeal, the athletic department has been trying to determine in which games the ineligible student-athletes participated and how many wins each of the Florida State sports teams involved would vacate.

It had been estimated that the football team and Bobby Bowden would lose as many as 14 wins, however the final tally has the team and Bowden only losing 12 victories, which in Bowden's case is now a moot point in the most-football-wins race with Paterno.

Listed below is what the FSU Athletic Department determined to be the official count of vacated wins for each sport.

FROM THE 2006-2007 BASEBALL SEASON:
4 victories total consisting of:
-3 Regular Season
-1 NCAA Post Season

FROM THE 2006-2007 MEN’S BASKETBALL SEASON:
22 victories total consisting of:
-19 Regular Season
-1 ACC Tournament
-2 NIT Post Season
 
FROM THE 2006-2007 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SEASON:
16 victories consisting of:
-13 Regular Season
-1 ACC Tournament
-2 NCAA Post Season

-AND FROM THE 2007-2008 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SEASON:

-6 Regular Season victories
 
FROM MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY:
-2006 ACC Championship – 2nd Place to 3rd Place
-2006 NCAA Regional – 1st Place to 2nd Place
-2006 NCAA Championship – Maintain 30th Place
-2007 ACC Championship – 3rd Place to 6th Place
-2007 NCAA Regional – 2nd Place to 4th Place
-2007 NCAA Championship – 20th Place to 25th Place
 
FROM WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY:
-2006 No Adjustments
-2007 ACC Championship – Maintain Championship
-2007 NCAA Regional – Maintain Championship
-2007 NCAA Championship – 3rd to 4th Place

FROM THE 2006-2007 FOOTBALL SEASON:
5 victories consisting of:
-4 Regular Season
-1 Emerald Bowl Championship

-AND FROM THE 2007-2008 FOOTBALL SEASON:

-7 Regular Season victories

FROM MEN’S GOLF:
-No 2007 Regular Season Tournaments Won – No Wins Vacated
-2007 ACC Championship – 4th place to 6th  place
-2007 NCAA Regional – 5th place to 8th place
-2007 NCAA Championship – 13th place to 15th Place
 
FROM THE 2006-2007 WOMEN’S SOFTBALL SEASON:
32 victories consisting of :
-30 Regular Season
-2 ACC Tournament
 
FROM MEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING:
-2007 ACC Championship – Maintain 1st Place
-2007 NCAA Championship – Maintain 17th Place
 
FROM WOMEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING:
-2007 ACC Championship – Maintain 2nd Place
-2007 NCAA Championship – 17th place to 26th  place
 
FROM MEN’S INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD:
-2007 ACC Championship – Maintain Championship
-2007 NCAA Championship – 2nd Place to 4th Place
 
FROM WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD:
-2007 ACC Championship – 4th Place to 7th Place
-2007 NCAA Championship – Maintain 30th Place
 
FROM MEN’S  OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD:
-2007 ACC Championship – Maintain Championship
-2007 NCAA Regional – Maintain 1st Place
-2007 NCAA Championship – 1ST place to 2nd Place
 
FROM WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD:
-2007 ACC Championship – Maintain 3rd Place
-2007 NCAA Regional – 5th place to 6th place
-2007 NCAA Championship – Maintain 14th Place

TGIO=THANK GOD IT'S OVER

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Tomahawk Nation

You must be a member of Tomahawk Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Tomahawk Nation. You should read them.

Join Tomahawk Nation

You must be a member of Tomahawk Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Tomahawk Nation. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker