Division III school vacates title over loaned vehicle

The NCAA has ordered Mary Hardin-Baylor to vacate its 2016 Division III football national title because the head coach allowed a player to use his vehicle.

Because the car usage was ruled to be an improper benefit, the NCAA said the school in Belton, Texas, must vacate all 29 wins in which the ineligible student-athlete participated during the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

That includes a 10-7 win against Wisconsin-Oshkosh in the 2016 championship game.

Crusaders coach Pete Fredenburg said in a statement that he "unintentionally" broke the rules when he lent his 2006 Subaru to the player.

The school previously suspended Fredenburg for the three months without pay and he sat out the first three games of the 2018 season.

The university said it will appeal the NCAA's punishment.

--Field Level Media

10/10/2019 20:09

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