May 4, 1997 |
Hundreds of young people rioted until nearly dawn, setting fires, pelting police and firefighters with rocks and bottles and smashing windows after firefighters put out a bonfire near several University of Colorado fraternities. Two police officers and about 20 people were injured. Eleven people among a crowd of 1,500 were arrested after police used tear gas and nonlethal projectiles to quell the melee. Firefighters arrived about 11:30 p.m. to put out a large bonfire.
September 14, 1994 |
A temporary agreement clearing the way for the NCAA to restore the eligibility of five Florida State football players, including All-American linebacker Derrick Brooks, was approved by a federal judge. Brooks, tailback Tiger McMillon and reserve offensive lineman Marcus Long were scheduled to come off a two-game suspension Saturday, but the school was at risk of further penalties if they played without the NCAA restoring their eligibility.
March 9, 2005 |
From the moment his comments surfaced comparing the victims of Sept. 11 to Nazis, everything about professor Ward L. Churchill has been called into question. His claim to be an American Indian, his scholarship, whether he promotes violence and how he got tenure so quickly are issues now under scrutiny. Most recently, he's been accused of art fraud, replicating paintings by the late Thomas Mails and selling them as his own. He said Mails gave him permission.
December 6, 2007 |
The University of Colorado announced Wednesday that it would pay $2.85 million to settle lawsuits filed by two women who said they were raped by football players, closing the book on a scandal that tarnished the school's athletic department and led to the departure of its chancellor. The assaults allegedly occurred in 2001 when a group of football players and recruits crashed an off-campus party in Boulder.
June 27, 2006 |
The University of Colorado on Monday moved to fire a professor whose essay likening some victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to a Nazi caused a national outcry. Phil DiStefano, interim chancellor of the Boulder campus, delivered a notice of recommended termination to ethnic studies professor Ward L. Churchill on Monday morning.
May 17, 2005 |
A University of Colorado professor facing possible dismissal after being accused of plagiarism and lying about his Native American heritage denied the charges Monday and submitted a lengthy report to a committee investigating his actions. Ward L. Churchill, who first came under fire for an essay comparing Sept. 11 victims to the Nazi bureaucrat who planned the Holocaust, offered a 50-page, single-spaced report to a university committee.
May 20, 2004 |
Gary Barnett's career as University of Colorado football coach remained suspended as he emerged from a meeting Wednesday with Athletic Director Dick Tharp at the Dal Ward Athletic Center. The question was, for how much longer? Barnett said he could not comment on the matter until "things settled down." His life has been in limbo since he was placed on paid administrative leave in February. Wednesday, he said, someone had even taken his parking place.
March 31, 1989 |
Sal Aunese, the University of Colorado's starting quarterback, has inoperable stomach cancer, according to a doctor's diagnosis. The diagnosis was confirmed after a biopsy this week revealed that the cancer has spread to his lungs and the lymph nodes near the lungs, team physician Dr. Wayne Gersoff said Thursday. "It is a bad tumor to have," Gersoff said by telephone from his Denver office.
August 23, 1989 |
A district court judge in Boulder, Colo., declared the University of Colorado's athletic drug testing unconstitutional Tuesday and ordered the school to discontinue the program, but a spokesman for the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. said the decision will not affect its policy of testing athletes involved in postseason play. "They have their policy (at Colorado) and we have ours," said James Marchiony, NCAA director of communications.
April 23, 2004 |
A woman who accused a University of Colorado football player of raping her in 2001 said Thursday she did not pursue charges because she was intimidated by Coach Gary Barnett. In an affidavit sent to a Board of Regents panel investigating the recruiting scandal at the Boulder school, the woman said Barnett told her a few days after the alleged attack that if the player's story differed from hers, he would support the athlete.