NCAA: Washington Must Vacate Wins, World Series Trip

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The University of Washington baseball team’s trip to the 2018 College World Series is being wiped out of the record books.

The NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions released its report Friday, following an investigation into the Washington baseball program after it admitted in 2018 to impermissibly paying for the parents of recruits to travel in conjunction with official visits.

“For over two years, the baseball staff misunderstood recruiting legislation relating to parental travel,” the Committee on Infractions’ report reads. “Consequently, the baseball coaches arranged for and provided impermissible recruiting benefits in the form of airfare for the parents of 14 prospects in conjunction with the prospects’ official paid visits. The payment of airfare for individuals other than prospects is permissible only in the sports of basketball and Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) football.  These benefits resulted in three student-athletes competing and receiving expenses while ineligible in a total of 61 contests.”

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