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Ragin' Cajuns will vacate 22 football games after NCAA investigation

LAFAYETTE, LA (WAFB) -

The University of Louisiana-Lafayette will vacate 22 football games as part of a two-year investigation into the program by the NCAA.

The games were played between 2011-14 and include victories in the 2011 and 2013 New Orleans Bowl.

"The Committee determined that a former assistant coach, acting alone, was involved in conduct that led to falsifying ACT scores of five prospective student-athletes," the university stated in a written release. "It imposed on the Ragin' Cajuns football program the lowest level of penalties for Level I violations within the NCAA's penalty structure. The University was not given a postseason ban."

"While it is disappointing to vacate these victories and championships, we finally put this chapter behind us and will continue to grow our championship football program," Director of Athletics Scott Farmer said. "We stand behind the integrity and accomplishments of Coach Mark Hudspeth, members of his coaching staff and each of our student-athletes who played football during the Hudspeth era."

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