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Report: Memphis files appeal

Updated: October 10, 2009, 3:05 PM ET
Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The University of Memphis has filed its appeal to the NCAA, criticizing the reasoning behind sanctions that stripped the Tigers of their 38 wins in the 2007-2008 season, according to The Commercial Appeal.

The Memphis newspaper reports the 45-page brief argues that the penalties and its reasoning are unprecedented and improper.

The school particularly targets the so-called "strict liability" standard imposed after the NCAA ruled Derrick Rose was retroactively ineligible ...

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