Auburn Cleared In Academic Wrongdoing Probe

We all had our fun ragging Auburn’s athletic department several years ago after a NEW YORK TIMES article blew the whistle on dubious classes some of their athletes were taking. The disputed courses were “independent” study classes that appeared to offer quick credits and passing grades for marginal work or actual education.

Sides were taken, heads rolled, much hand-wringing commenced, you know the drill. Only now has the NCAA reached a conclusion on its investigation, and they’ve cleared Auburn of major wrongdoing. Read more…