Florida State will vacate athletic victories from 2006 and 2007, including 12 credited to former football coach Bobby Bowden, as part of its penalty for an academic fraud scandal in 2006-07 involving 61 student-athletes, the school announced.
Last month, the NCAA upheld Florida State’s appeal of sanctions affecting Bowden and nine other teams stemming from a cheating scandal involving an online music course. The vacation of wins was the only penalty Florida State appealed.
Bowden retired after the 2009 season with 389 wins over a 57-year career, the second most in major college football behind Penn State’s Joe Paterno. The penalty leaves him with 377 wins.
Included in those vacated wins is a bowl victory as well.