September 11, 2013
Day Two: The siege continues for OSU
The second of Sports Illustrated's expose on alleged cheating at Oklahoma State was released this morning and the topic was academic improprieties.
Much like "The Money," today's The Academics had a number of ex-OSU football players claiming improprieties of various types. Returning from Monday's edition were Calvin Mickens, Fath' Carter, Brad Girtman, Artrell Woods and Thomas Wright. Those players claim that they "had work done for them and/or that they received other improper academic assistance."
A few new names showed up in Wednesday's story that made the same claim. They are
The allegations include having grades changed and/or given, papers ghost-written, tutors doing players' work and "gift" grades from sympathetic professors. Additionally, it was implied that players were placed in so-called easy majors and classes and in online classes.
Online classes have been in the news recently, since it became known that took all of his spring semester classes at Texas A&M online. Former Cowboy [db]Ugo Chinasa (2006-2010) told OStateIllustrated.com of his experience with online classes at OSU on Wednesday.
"They have a designated time for you to come in to the academic center and do your online classwork there. Academic advisors are watching you while you do it.
"If you're a freshman or sophomore, you have to do it that way. When I was a senior and just needed classes to play (football) - I had already graduated - that year, I did my online classes at home. We did the online classes, and then we took tests at a building - I think the Watkins building, but I forget what it's called - right next to the stadium. They'd make you go over there to take the tests. That's basically what I did my senior year."
Chinasa said that he had never had...
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