NCAA rejects Memphis' appeal

Memphis must vacate its record 38-win men's basketball season from 2007-08 after the NCAA rejected its appeal.

The NCAA announced Monday that its Infractions Appeal Committee
ruled against Memphis, which was found to use an ineligible player,
believed to be Derrick Rose. The Tigers lost in overtime to Kansas
in the national title game that season.

The NCAA originally ordered Memphis to vacate the season and
forfeit money on Aug. 20. Memphis had appealed, arguing the
penalties were unprecedented and that the school was held to a
strict liability when Rose was ruled retroactively ineligible for
an SAT score that was invalidated by the Educational Testing
Service in May 2008.

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