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    Thursday, February 14, 2008

    FSU Hammers Itself

    You always expect the NCAA to hammer a school when there is blood in the water. FSU today took the unusual step and jumped in the water with the sharks voluntarily.

    Today FSU announced that due to the academic fraud scandal, it has placed itself on two years probation and will reduce the number of scholarships in several sports. In addition, FSU announced four other actions:

    * The firing of the learning specialist and tutor at the center of the scandal. ( That has already happened )

    * The requirement of all athletics department administrative and non-administrative staff to attend a four-hour training program instructed by an outside consultant on "decision-making in the NCAA compliance environment.

    * Personnel changes at five senior level positions within the athletic department and within the university's Athletic Academic Support Services (AASS) department.

    * Review and enhancement of the working relationship between learning specialist positions within the AASS and the university-wide Student Disability Resource Center.

    The NCAA will now have their shot and could go even further.

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