The University of Memphis said it should keep the victories from the 2007-08 season that ended in the national title game after an internal investigation turned up no proof that a former men's basketball player cheated on his SAT exam.
A report detailing the school's investigation into NCAA allegations, released to news outlets yesterday under a public-records request, details Memphis' internal probe into accusations that a former player allowed a stand-in to take his SAT. The report also looked into charges of grade-tampering on behalf of the player.
Most names in the report were redacted by the school because of privacy concerns, but an attorney for former Memphis star Derrick Rose has acknowledged that Rose cooperated with an investigation of similar allegations while still a student.
School officials argue that even if the NCAA's Committee on Infractions believes a former player cheated, the program should not be penalized, because the school was unaware of any wrongdoing.
Memphis will present its findings to the Committee on Infractions on Saturday in Indianapolis.
In other college news:
* The NCAA's Committee on Infractions responded to Florida State's appeal of sanctions from an academic cheating scandal, but kept its answer secret and gave the school 15 days to respond.
* Boston College quarterback Dominique Davis is transferring after his academic suspension. The school said he has not decided where he will go.
* Bill Sytsma, 6-17 in two seasons, has resigned as football coach at Ss. Neumann-Goretti.
* NASCAR driver Carl Long said he lost his appeal of a 12-race suspension and penalty. Long was penalized for having an illegal engine at Lowe's Motor Speedway last month.
* Michigan is eliminating horse-racing dates this summer because of the state's budget problems.
* California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger joined the group trying to bring the World Cup soccer tournament to the United States in 2018 or 2022. *