AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Officials with the University of Texas at Austin say an internal review of athletics admissions found no additional cases of students fraudulently awarded entry after the school was snared in a national bribery scandal.
Former UT men’s tennis coach Michael Center was fired one day after he was indicted. Center pleaded guilty in April to accepting about $100,000 in bribes for helping a student get into the school as an athletic recruit, despite the teen never having played the sport competitively.READ MORE: Department Of Justice Sues To Stop Alliance Between American Airlines And JetBlue
School President Greg Fenves on Monday recommended admissions changes to ensure coaches provide more detailed assessments of recruits and deeper scrutiny by school officials. Those steps are designed to ensure a student is a legitimate athlete.READ MORE: Former President George W. Bush Holding October Fundraiser For Liz Cheney
The review covered more than 800 athletes enrolled from summer 2012 to spring 2017, and all men’s tennis athletes over the last 18 years.MORE NEWS: He Immortalized Gay Best Friend Stanford Blatch, "Sex And The City" Actor Willie Garson Dead At 57
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