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Notre Dame to appeal after NCAA orders Irish to vacate football victories

Notre Dame to appeal after NCAA orders Irish to vacate football victories

In the midst of Brian Kelly's worst season as head coach at Notre Dame, the school learned Tuesday that his best season could be erased from the record books because of academic misconduct.

The NCAA announced Tuesday its recommendation from the Division I Committee on Infractions that the Irish vacate all 21 of their victories from 2012 — when they went 12-1 and reached the BCS national championship game — and 2013 because an unnamed former student athletic trainer completed substantial academic work for two players and helped six others impermissibly.

The school also was placed on probation for a year and fined $5,000.

The school said it will appeal the...

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