Thursday Jan. 9, 2009
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas is vacating two national championships in track and field after the NCAA clarified how many points the Razorbacks needed to forfeit from the 2004 and 2005 men's outdoor meets for violations involving sprint star Tyson Gay.
The NCAA upheld sanctions against Arkansas in September, but the school hoped to keep the two national titles in question. The school was seeking a clarification on whether it needed to subtract all points earned by four-man relay teams Gay competed on -- or just one-fourth of those points.
The school said Thursday it must give up those championships. Arkansas now owns 40 national championships in track and field and cross country.
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