Wednesday, February 17, 2010

SUNY Looks at Binghamton, Doesn't Like

SUNY hired an independent investigator to look at the what exactly happened at Binghamton in their rush to become a Division I basketball team. The results, as David Moltz for Inside Higher Ed reports, are not pretty.

From the coaches having way too much input as to admissions (even down to walk-on recruits), to players texting assistant coaches to request their help rewriting segments of papers they had copied off the internet, to suppressing reports of players' arrests for drug dealing.

It is a pretty fascinating read about what can happen if a school chases that Division I brass ring without a real plan in place.

first seen on College Guide blog on Washington Monthly.

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