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Report: Barnes' academic record questioned at Texas

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(WBIR-KNOXVILLE) The University of Tennessee welcomed new men's basketball coach Rick Barnes in March, after firing former coach Donnie Tyndall in the wake of an NCAA investigation at a former school.

Now, questions are being raised about Barnes tenure at the University of Texas.

An article in The Chronicle of Higher Education outlines several cases of possible academic misconduct, and says the University is investigating.

Barnes and Texas touted the basketball team's academic record, as well as their win-loss record on the court, but the article claims that in its efforts to improve the athlete's GPA's that officials at the school "let academically deficient players push the limits of its policy on academic integrity."

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