SOUTH BEND – After an investigation, Notre Dame may have to give up all of their victories from the 2012 and 2013 seasons.
On Tuesday the NCAA released its findings from an investigation into academic fraud by a former student trainer and have ordered the school to vacate wins from the two seasons mentioned above.
In their report, the NCAA found that the trainer was in violation of ethical conduct rules. That included completing coursework for two student athletes and giving six other player impermissible academic benefits.
Along with vacating the wins, the NCAA has also put Notre Dame football on probation through November of 2017.
The school plans to appeal the ruling.
If the ruling holds, Notre Dame will lose 21 wins from the 2012 and 2013 seasons. That includes the Irish’s run to the BCS National Championship Game in 2012.