NCAA Vacates Joe Paterno’s Wins, Eddie Robinson Now All-Time Wins Leader (958 hits)
Posted: 23 Jul 2012 06:57 AM PDT
Eddie Robinson is the all-time Division I career wins leader.
NCAA President Mark Emmert announced Monday the collegiate governing body would be vacating wins from former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno stemming from his role in covering up child abuse crimes committed by then defensive coordinator.
Edward J. Ray, the NCAA executive committee chairman and president of Oregon State, said, “Not only does the NCAA have the authority to act in this case, we also have the responsibility.”
With the vacated wins, former head coach Joe Paterno is no longer the most winningest head coach in NCAA football history. Of his 409 victories, Paterno has been stripped of 111 wins, putting him 12th on the all-time list with 298.
Bobby Bowden now becomes the Division-I leader while Eddie Robinson reclaims his position as the most winningest head coach in NCAA history.
The vacated wins date back to 1998, when the Freeh report shows leaders at Penn State were notified of Sandusky’s actions. The Freeh report states that leaders–including the president, vice president, athletic director and head football coach–did not act appropriately when they were alerted of possible child sexual abuse with the assistant head coach. Emmert referred to those violations as “perverse and unconscionable.”