Texas Conducting Investigation of Academic Misconduct Under Former Hoops Coach Rick Barnes
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Texas says it has contacted the NCAA as the school investigates allegations of academic misconduct in its men’s basketball program.
The school issued a statement Wednesday following a report in The Chronicle of Higher Education that mentioned potential allegations from the tenure of former coach Rick Barnes, who is now at Tennessee.
In the statement, the university said it "has no information that suggests" Barnes knew of or was involved in any academic improprieties.
Barnes went 402-180 and reached the NCAA Tournament in 16 of his 17 seasons at Texas before being fired in March. Tennessee hired him two days later to replace Donnie Tyndall, who was fired after one season as the NCAA investigates his two-year tenure at Southern Mississippi.
Tennessee didn’t immediately respond to a message seeking comment.
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