It's a big deal b/c the one music class where test answers were supplied opened pandora's box, & now 62 FSU athletes in 12 sports face forfeiture of games they played. The NCAA is investigating widespread academic cheating in multiple classes.
It's magnified by Bobby Bowden's retirement goal of the career NCAA wins mark has been moved out by a couple of yrs. if he is to get ahead of JoePa, who is +1 on Bowden at this time. The Seminoles could forfeit up to 14 wins, at least 2 yrs. of wins that Bowden would have to make up if he is to retire with the record, & he turns 80 this yr.
Factor in that Penn St. has a better team by most estimates in 09 than FSU & will probably win the Big 10 this yr. & that all but gives the record to Paterno.
Maybe JoePa will finally
retire in Feb. 2010 after all. It's all in how the NCAA rules on FSU's appeal, & if the Seminoles lose as expected, how many FB wins are subtracted from Bowden.