Haskell’s athletic programs put on probation through 2014

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.