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Tuesday, March 5, 2013
FSU's probation comes to an end

By Heather Dinich

Florida State's four years of probation has officially come to an end, according to a letter from Joel D. McGormley, the managing director of the NCAA's committee on infractions, to FSU president Eric Barron:
Dear President Barron:

I am writing on behalf of the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions to inform you that the committee reviewed and approved the university’s final annual compliance report and to confirm in writing that the probationary period the committee imposed on March 6, 2009, expirted March 5, 2013. I am pleased to advise you that the university has been restored to the full rights and privileges of NCAA membership as of March 5, 2013. The cooperation of the university in this case is appreciated.

Florida State athletic director Randy Spetman issued the following statement in response:

“We are pleased to have this part of the process completed and will continue to work diligently to stay in compliance throughout our program. I commend our compliance staff, coaches and student-athletes for their dedication to reaching this point."

Finally, some good news for the ACC from the NCAA.