Vacating the 1999 Penn St. victory in the Outback Bowl does not equal a Kentucky win, according to the NCAA
I don't know why this was ever a topic for conversation, but thanks to the penalties handed down by the NCAA to Penn St., some people were saying that Kentucky can now claim victory in the 1999 Outback Bowl, where Penn St. was the opponent and defeated Kentucky.
The NCAA also voided Penn State's wins over the past 14 seasons, included in that would be a 26-14 Outback Bowl victory over Kentucky in 1999.
But the NCAA made it clear on its Web site that those voided victories don't equal wins for opponents. Teams are not granted wins, as in a forfeit. It's only that Penn State can't claim the victory.
I think that's fine. Kentucky doesn't deserve a victory it didn't earn, especially in a post-season game. UK lost that game fair and square, despite the NCAA's strange conclusion that it should be vacated. Claiming a win after the horrible circumstances that led to the NCAA's ruling against th Nittany Lions would be unthinkable to me.
So just like John Calipari's Final Four season at Memphis, everybody knows what happened no matter what the NCAA says.