Vacating Wins: How It Should Be Done

Posted by Ben Aikey on August-20-2009 Add Comments

It was announced today that Memphis will have to vacate all 38 wins from their 2007-08 season because a player was ineligible.

First and foremost, I don’t believe in vacating wins. You can’t go back in time and say, “that game never happened.”

You can’t erase or alter the memories of every person that watched a vacated game.

I was critical of the practice of vacating wins in a past article, mostly in regards to the current situation involving Bobby Bowden and Florida State, albeit for different reasons. Bu...

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