Memphis will vacate 2008 Final Four
Posted on: August 20, 2009 12:07 am
The NCAA Committee on Infractions is forcing Memphis to vacate its appearance in the 2008 Final Four, sources familiar with the case told CBSSports.com on Wednesday.
The NCAA's report will be released Thursday.
Memphis appeared before the Committee of Infractions in June and faced allegations of major infractions -- among them that Derrick Rose used a fraudulent SAT score to gain freshman eligibility, and that his brother, Reggie Rose, traveled on team charters and stayed in team hotels at no expense. With the Final Four now officially wiped from the record books, John Calipari becomes the first coach in history to vacate Final Fours at two different schools.
Calipari's 1996 Final Four at UMass has also been vacated.
He's now the head coach at Kentucky.
Attempts to reach new Memphis coach Josh Pastner were not immediately successful.