Oklahoma State Had Academic Problems

Oklahoma_State_LogoThirteen players on Oklahoma State football teams from 2000-11 say they committed some kind of academic misconduct at the school, according to the latest Sports Illustrated installment on the Cowboys program.

Sixteen other players were named by players as having schoolwork done for them.

On Tuesday, SI.com reported that players received cash payments from people associated with the program and said that the issue surfaced when Les Miles — currently the LSU coach — took over the program in December 2000. The claims of academic misconduct also coincide with Miles’ tenure but continued after current coach Mike Gundy took over as head coach in 2005.

Players told SI that they had coursework completed by tutors or university staff members, received answers to exams before taking them and received passing grades despite not completing course work.

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