The NCAA has officially dropped the hammer on Notre Dame after an initial ruling stated the school had to vacate its wins from the 2012 and 2013 seasons. They have upheld their ruling despite an appeal from the school and coach Brian Kelly being quite outspoken on it.
Here is part of the statement from the NCAA:
Notre Dame must vacate all records in which football student-athletes participated while ineligible during the 2012-13 and 2013-14 football seasons, according to a decision issued by the NCAA Division I Infractions Appeals Committee.
In the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions’ decision, the panel found a former Notre Dame athletic training student violated NCAA ethical conduct rules when she committed academic misconduct for two football student-athletes and provided six other football student-athletes with impermissible academic extra benefits. The panel prescribed the vacation of records, along with a probation period and a show-cause order for the former athletic training student.
The Fighting Irish went 12-0 during the 2012 campaign before losing to Alabama in the BCS National Championship game. They went 9-4 the next season and won the Pinstripe Bowl. The original punishments that were handed out were a $5,000 fine and one year of probation.