Breaking News: University of Texas Board Of Regents has called an emergency meeting...

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Here's the scoop.

In a statement issued after the closed-door meeting, Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa and regents Chairman Gene Powell said Regent Paul Foster of El Paso will lead the review. Among others things, the review will examine compliance with policies for immediate notification of campus administrators and the Board of Regents when policies are violated. A system rule that became effective Nov. 1 covers these matters but will be reviewed for possible strengthening, the statement said.

“The No. 1 priority of all UT administrative leaders, faculty, staff and athletic personnel should be protecting our students and ensuring that their experience at any UT institution is a positive and safe one,” the statement said.

On to Signing Day!


Fiesta! The Applewhite Round Up

It turns out Major Applewhite was actually disciplined four years ago.

DeLoss Dodds said in a statement:

Major Applewhite engaged in inappropriate, consensual behavior with an adult student one time during the 2009 Fiesta Bowl activities. After learning of his behavior later that month, I took immediate action to review the situation. We promptly initiated an inquiry with assistance from the university's Legal Affairs office and other units outside of Athletics. Major admitted his inappropriate conduct and he was disciplined. In determining appropriate discipline, we analyze the facts and circumstances surrounding the behavior and its relation to job responsibilities. Major fully accepted his discipline, including counseling. We have high standards for behavior and expect our staff and coaches to adhere to them in all aspects of their lives. I believe that the appropriate discipline was taken in this case.”

On the disciplinary matters, Mike Finger added:

Part of Major's statement:

“Through counsel I have worked with my wife and the incident is behind us. I am regretful for my mistake and humbled by this experience. I am deeply sorry for the embarrassment it has caused my friends, family, and the University. I appreciate all of them. I’ve learned and grown from this and look forward to my work at Texas.”

I hope so.

This may all be coming out now due to the Bev Kearney situation as her attorney had said he would file an open records request on male coaches as he was considering filing a gender and race bias lawsuit.

What a huge mess.


Breaking: UT BOR calls emergency meeting

...and that's rarely good news.

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