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Written by The Staff   
Tuesday, 17 July 2007 10:49

Lynn UniversityThe NCAA has revoked Lynn University's 2005 Division II softball national championship due to improper payments made to players from a former coach.

All of the Knights’ 54 wins from ’05 will be erased. Their losses will remain on record. As reported by the AP:

"The violations that we saw involved in this case were of major consequence and proportion," said Bruce Kirsh, chairman of NCAA Division II Committee on Infractions.

Former coach Thomas Macera gave two players a combined $3,188.61 to pay for tuition and books in 2005, the NCAA said. The NCAA did not refer to Macera by name, but said the "former head coach" committed the violations.

Lynn was proactive after finding out about the violations, and made the NCAA aware of the issue. Lynn also declared self-imposed sanctions including two years of probation and a reduction of scholarships this past school year.

 
 
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