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Monday, November 19, 2007

Great New FOI-Driven Series on NCAA Drug Testing

From a team including Mu J-School alum Nate Carlisle, a school-by-school look at athletic drug testing opens with a bang:

When an athlete at the University of Idaho failed a drug test nearly three years ago and became one of the few collegians caught cheating with performance-enhancing drugs, something remarkable happened:
Almost nothing.
He was not publicly identified or ruled ineligible. He was not banned from competition. He was not even suspended.
Instead, he faced only continued periodic testing over the next year, according to school records, and was required to enroll in a university counseling program. The school "encouraged" him to notify his parents.
Try, unsurprising.

More here.

The complete breakdown by school is available here.

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