Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 48 (2):169-185 (2021)

S. Seth Bordner
University of Alabama
Chase Wrenn
University of Alabama
ABSTRACT Sometimes, teams or players violate the rules of their leagues or associations. And sometimes, their leagues or associations respond by striking their wins from the official record. Especially in American college sports governed by the NCAA, this practice of vacating results is unpopular and widely decried. It should not be. Vacating wins can be an appropriate response to rules violations in higher-order competitions in the same way that it can be appropriate to call back a scoring play due to a penalty. We outline the conceptual framework that makes sense of when, why, and how it is appropriate to vacate wins.
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