The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor football program has been formally stripped of all its 2016 and 2017 victories along with its 2016 D-III National Championship Trophy and subsequent records, after the NCAA ruled against the school after self-reporting violations in April of 2018.  The Crusaders will also have to vacate certain wins during the 2017 season as a result of Head Coach Pete Fredenburg's admission of loaning his car to a player during both of those seasons. The school had imposed its own punishment, but subsequently the NCAA has the power to agree with the actions or intensify the penalty at their discretion.


According to the university's web site, UMHB officials are, as expected, appealing the ruling. The university had self-reported its violations, but the two-year probation, enhanced compliance training, $2,500 fine and head coach Pete Fredenburg's three-month and three-game suspension was not enough for the NCAA.



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