Sun Devils vacate 44 wins from 2007; postseason banPosted: Updated:
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona State's baseball team will vacate 44 of its 49 wins from 2007 and is banned from the postseason in 2011 under NCAA sanctions for numerous violations.
The NCAA ruled former head coach Pat Murphy and several former assistants made more than 500 impermissible recruiting calls and failed to promote an atmosphere for compliance from 2004-08.
Among the penalties, some self-imposed by the university, are scholarship reductions, recruiting restrictions and limitations on coaching activity during practice.
Arizona State, which was placed on three years probation, also had to vacate 44 wins from 2007, including its Pac-10 title and College World Series games.
Murphy, who was fired last year, was hit with a one-year show-cause penalty.