For the second time, a college hoops team coached by John Calipari will have its wins vacated by the NCAA, a source told the Memphis Commercial Appeal. In 1996, the University of Massachusetts team that was coached by Calipari had its season's accomplishments, which included 36 wins and a Final Four appearance, erased. Now, the NCAA will scrap the achievements of Calipari's 2007-2008 University of Memphis team, which won an NCAA record 38 games and lost in the national championship game.
The source told the newspaper that the largest factors in the NCAA's decision were Derrick Rose's falsified SAT scores (another person took the test for him) and the school's poor monitoring of its charter plane, which had some $2,000 in unpaid travel expenses from Rose's brother.
It's not clear what, if any, punishment will be given to the University of Memphis, which is now coached by Josh Pastner, a former assistant to Calipari. Calipari took the head coaching position at the University of Kentucky after the 2008-2009 season.
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