Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich
The Florida State football team faces four years of probation, scholarship reductions, vacation of wins and other penalties for former staff members because of its involvement in what the NCAA described as "major violations" in an academic fraud case that extended from the fall semester of 2006, through the 2007 spring and summer semesters.
Florida State coach Bobby Bowden was ready to enter spring football practices with 382 career wins, trailing Penn State coach Joe Paterno by one win in the race for the nation's winningest college football coach. The sanctions will force him to vacate all wins during 2006 and 2007 where ineligible students competed. It is not immediately clear how many games will have to be forfeited.
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