How Athletics and Academics Collided at One University

Tim Heitman, USA Today Sports

Although an instructor is said to have spotted the then-Longhorns’ player Martez Walker cheating, he passed the course and was later 
on a Big 12 honor roll. His coach at the time, Rick Barnes, denied knowledge of any problems.
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Pamela G. Powell had a problem. As she administered a final exam in remedial math at the University of Texas at Austin, she reportedly spotted a high-profile basketball player cheating.

The player, Martez Walker, a freshman from Detroit, was...

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