UT-Austin Plans Review of Support Services for Athletes

June 17, 2015

The new president of the University of Texas at Austin said Tuesday that he would commission an independent review of the academic services the Longhorn sports programs provide to athletes, in the wake of a highly critical news report alleging that players received improper academic help. The "top-to-bottom" review, as President Gregory Fenves called it, will be conducted by Gene Marsh, a former law professor who spent many years involved in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's enforcement system. It was prompted by an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription required) charging that Texas has "let academically deficient players push the limits of its policy on academic integrity as it has sought to improve its teams' academic records."

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