Scandals in College Sports

Text: Ben Glicksman

The Pell Grant Debacle

The summer of 2011 isn't the first time Miami has been in major trouble with the NCAA. In 1994, it was discovered that Tony Russell, a then-university academic advisor, assisted more than 80 athletes in falsifying Pell Grant applications to pocket federal grant money. He and players involved obtained more than $220,000 before suffering the consequences: The Hurricanes were docked 31 scholarships, immediately falling from their perch as a national football power.

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