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.
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.
March 29, 1990 |
Cal State Long Beach Coach Joe Harrington said Wednesday night that he has accepted an offer to become the basketball coach at the University of Colorado. "I did it for two reasons," Harrington said. "For a chance to coach in the Big Eight, a great basketball conference, and because Colorado reminds me of where I went to school, at the University of Maryland." Harrington, 44, who went to Long Beach from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.
August 12, 1990 |
Football coaches are often very big on prayer in the locker room before a big game. An Orange Bowl is worth praying for. So is a national championship. But cynics say you don't always find them on their knees the day after the game. They put God on hold until they need him again.
December 27, 1991 |
Lamont Warren left Los Angeles last summer certain of his ability as a running back but unsure of his decision to attend the University of Colorado. The Dorsey High graduate signed a letter of intent with the co-defending national champions last February after having been won over by Colorado assistant coach Oliver Lucas. But when Lucas was unexpectedly fired two months later, Warren considered selecting a different school.
December 23, 1994 |
The Pacific 10 Conference's hopes of expanding to the Rocky Mountains ended quickly Thursday when the University of Colorado rejected an invitation to join the league. Colorado's Board of Regents declined the offer with a 6-3 vote during an emergency meeting in Boulder, citing a commitment to the newly formed Big 12 Conference. Big Eight schools including Colorado agreed last February to form the superconference with four Texas refugees of the Southwest Conference.