The University of Memphis has failed to persuade a National Collegiate Athletic Association appeals panel that penalties imposed on the institution's men's basketball and women's golf programs were excessive. The NCAA said Monday that its Division I Infractions Appeals Committee had rejected Memphis's arguments that the Division I Committee on Infractions had erred last August in requiring the university to vacate its records and return championship revenue from its 2007-8 men's basketball season, when it lost in the national title game. The infractions committee panel had found that Memphis officials had failed to monitor the men's basketball program amid questions raised about the legitimacy of a standardized test taken by a former basketball star, identified in news reports as Derek Rose.
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