Like Manti Te’o’s girlfriend, Notre Dame’s 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons don’t exist.
The NCAA vacated those two seasons today in an academic misconduct case involving a student-trainer. The Committee on Infractions ruled the trainer violated ethical conduct rules when she committed academic misconduct for two players and provided six others with impermissible academic extra benefits.
Notre Dame went 12-1 in that 2012-13 season and made an appearance in the BCS Championship game, where it lost to Alabama, 42-14.
There is no word on whether or not Louisville will keep its 2013 NCAA basketball title, not that that has anything to do with this story.