College Sports

Wichita State won’t appeal loss of baseball victories

Wichita State officials say the school will not appeal an NCAA ruling that it must vacate its baseball wins in the 2012 and 2013 seasons.

University president John Bardo said in a statement Wednesday that he disagreed with the punishment but decided it was not in the school’s best interest to appeal.

Wichita State has not yet determined which games included the ineligible players. The Shockers won 74 games in the two seasons.

The NCAA placed the baseball program on probation in January after finding the Shockers used 21 players who received impermissible benefits in 2012 and 2013. The NCAA found the players were given improper discounts on non-baseball merchandise from the program’s athletic apparel manufacturer.

The school also was placed on one year probation and fined $5,000.

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