University of Missouri

Tutor says she took exams for University of Missouri athletes; probe started

Tutor says she took exams for University of Missouri athletes; probe started

The University of Missouri is investigating a former tutor's allegations of academic fraud in the athletic department less than a year after the school sanctioned its men's basketball team for violating NCAA rules.

The university announced the investigation Tuesday evening, hours after former tutor Yolanda Kumar wrote on her private Facebook account that she took entrance exams and completed entire courses for athletes at the school.

"The University of Missouri has received allegations of potential academic rules violations by a former tutor in the Athletics Academic Services area," the athletics department said in a statement. "Consistent with our commitment to...

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