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Texas says no evidence of academic misconduct

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Rick Barnes (AP Photo)


SAN ANTONIO (AP) The University of Texas says an internal investigation has found no evidence of academic misconduct within the men’s basketball program.

Texas President Greg Fenves ordered the probe last June after the Chronicle of Higher Education alleged three incidents of cheating, improper assistance and school policy violations over a nine-year period.

The review was overseen by Gene Marsh, a former chairman of the NCAA infractions committee. Marsh also conducted a broader review of support services for all Texas athletes.

In a statement Wednesday, Texas also said the NCAA closed a review of the case in September 2015.

The report questions whether Texas athletes are enrolling in less-challenging majors than their first choice. It notes a large majority of athletes, particularly African-Americans, pursue majors in the College of Education.