Bowden hopes to win appeal

Updated: July 14, 2009, 10:56 PM ET
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

FLORENCE, Ala. -- Florida State coach Bobby Bowden said Tuesday that he's still hopeful the Seminoles will win an NCAA appeal that will allow him to keep his 382 career victories, which is one fewer than Penn State's Joe Paterno entering the 2009 season.

Florida State is appealing the NCAA's decision to strip Bowden of 14 victories as part of its punishment for academic fraud, which allegedly involved 61 student-athletes cheating on an online music course.

The NCAA placed Florida State ...

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