The luck of the Irish couldn’t help Notre Dame this time around.
Tuesday, the NCAA announced it had denied Notre Dame’s appeal to vacate wins from the 2012-13 and 2013-14 season as the program played players that were ineligible to compete. This ruling was originally handed down in November of 2016.
According to the NCAA, Notre Dame players received extra benefits in order to remain eligible during that time frame:
The panel found a former Notre Dame athletic training student violated NCAA ethical conduct rules when she committed academic misconduct for two football student-athletes and provided six other football student-athletes with impermissible academic extra benefits. The panel prescribed the vacation of records, along with a probation period and a show-cause order for the former athletic training student.
The 2012 Notre Dame team lost to Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game. The NCAA’s findings do not affect Alabama’s title from that season.
Source: Saturday Down South