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Georgia Tech To Appeal NCAA Violations Ruling

Georgia Tech plans to appeal the recent NCAA ruling involving allegations regarding rules violations after the school's officials met on Thursday. It isn't 100 percent official, but considering the Yellow Jackets have little to lose via appeal, it's certainly worth an attempt.

"I don't want to put it as 100 percent we'll do something, but it's a virtual certainty," associate athletics director Wayne Hogan told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution following the meeting.

According to the Journal-Consitution, the school has not determined which of the penalties or findings it will challenge, but Hogan said, "I'd certainly think the vacation rises to the top of that list."

The school has until next Thursday to officially notify the NCAA an appeal -- and then another 30 days to actually file said appeal -- but the end result could take months to decide. And, if history is any indication, Ken Sugiura indicates that the decision probably won't end in Georgia Tech's favor.

 Since the NCAA changed the appeals process rules in 2008, schools or individuals who have challenged NCAA infractions committee penalties have won only 1 of 13 appeals.

Either way, it seems the 2009 ACC Championship trophy probably won't be ending up back at Georgia Tech anytime soon.

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