August 30, 1998 |
The FBI is investigating claims that a University of Colorado football player was involved in a gambling ring run by a former Northwestern quarterback, ESPN reported. Brian Ballarini, who has pleaded guilty to running a bookmaking operation at Northwestern, has implicated an unnamed Colorado player. Ballarini transferred to Colorado in 1995 and graduated last year. Dick Tharp, athletic director at Colorado, said the university has looked into the claims.
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.
May 17, 2006 |
Ward L. Churchill, a University of Colorado professor who gained notoriety for comparing some victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to "little Eichmanns," committed research misconduct and plagiarism in his writings on Native American history, a faculty panel concluded in a report released Tuesday. Churchill's lawyer, David Lane, dismissed the findings as part of an effort to fire the ethnic studies professor for political reasons.
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.