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Haskell’s athletic programs put on probation through 2014

September 12, 2012

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The Haskell Indian Nations University men’s and women’s athletic programs have been placed on probation through 2014 for “violations involving ineligible players,” according to the website of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, or NAIA.

The Journal-World was unable to reach a representative from Haskell Tuesday afternoon for comment.

The probation listing is just the most recent development following a Journal-World investigation that began in May. An anonymous letter to the Journal-World about an internal investigation prompted Haskell officials to issue a news release that provided vague information about a federal investigation into falsified student-athlete ACT scores at the school.

The release stated that employees were “disciplined for manipulation of three other student transcripts” but did not specify what those actions were or which sports were involved.

Haskell President Chris Redman scheduled, then canceled, several interviews since May. He has declined requests for an interview pending the results of an open records request filed by the Journal-World May 18 with the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

For the past several months the Journal-World has been in contact with BIA officials about the records requests but has yet to receive any documents related to an investigation into Haskell.

Comments

benofthebull 1 year, 7 months ago

Where is bobandmywife? An article portraying Haskell in a negative light and no bob, is he dead? I'll comment his usual, "Shut the place down and give us hard-working tax payers our money back!" Or the new one, "Shut the place down and make it into a community college for everyone to attend and give hard-working tax payers their money back." Closet bigots are worse than the real thing.

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benofthebull 1 year, 7 months ago

First of all the ljworld has always had a hatred of Haskell I guess living so close to the school will warp an opinion. Second, Redman knows absolutely nothing of what goes on at Haskell he's just using the school as a stepping stone. Talk to the interim AD and her running coach brother they know everything in Haskell athletics and probably thought they would get away with this. This interim AD has gotten away with much more than ACT falsification and her and her brother will see where that gets them in the near future. Third, what will really be the results of probation Haskell athletics don't make post season play anyway. This black eye for the school should give more thought to abolishing athletics all together and put that money into hiring serious academics and serious employees; those that put the students above simply getting a paycheck and 'power-tripping.'

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NotMeAgain 1 year, 7 months ago

This is no different from any other University in the U.S. that cheated for sport athletes. We all seen True movies about this. Nothing have to do with being a Native American or Native school.

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Leandra Galindo 1 year, 7 months ago

Let's not blame this one on the students, let's blame it on the unprofessionalism of the individuals who thought they could cheat the system.

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NVET 1 year, 7 months ago

Mr. Vaughn

Its not as bad as you think, yes Haskell has it faults. Its not a failure. There are many young natives that attend their for a purpose, and like all young people, thats to start their journey in life. Haskell has helped me to to explore opportunities in life, and I can say I was proud to have attended. Yes it is a paid for by taxpayers money, but I'm not going to sit here and say its all because of what happened in the past, or broken treaties, etc., I was not alive then(Talk about coverups). Anyway I'm not going to get into that, I just want to say before you become judgemental stop and go see Haskell and read the history.

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Ricky_Vaughn 1 year, 7 months ago

Just another incident in a long line of Haskell screw-ups and cover-ups. This entire school is a FAIL.

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Newell_Post 1 year, 7 months ago

Haskell has an athletic program? Who knew?

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Leslie Swearingen 1 year, 7 months ago

The BIA has discovered that HINU has falsified records concerning the grades and thus the eligibility of certain athletes, and there will be consequences. This has absolutely nothing to do with any other college or university in Kansas.

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christine_11 1 year, 7 months ago

I don't think anyone is picking on Haskell. Falsification of scores for an athlete to play is big. What is worse is whoever was in that position to change things is a government employee. How does that make Haskell look or the BIA look when their employees are doing such actions?

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consumer1 1 year, 7 months ago

I would like to see KU Athelete's write their own term papers. anyone who say's they don't are Liars !!!

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audvisartist 1 year, 7 months ago

Kinda seems like you guys are picking on Haskell. I'd like to see what kind of stuff the other universities around these parts are up to.

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LeBo 1 year, 7 months ago

What would our ancestors think. Cheating and athletics are a by product. Education is the important part. To stain the University reputation for sports is poor.

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