Vols’ Barnes: ‘No legs’ to Texas academic misconduct report

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee coach Rick Barnes says he doesn’t have reason to be concerned about a Texas investigation into allegations of academic misconduct in its men’s basketball program.

Texas hired an outside investigator following a Chronicle of Higher Education report that mentioned potential allegations involving three former men’s basketball players. Barnes had coached Texas the last 17 seasons before getting fired in March.

Texas officials have said the university “has no information that suggests” Barnes was aware of or involved in any academic improprieties. Texas athletic director Steve Patterson has said Barnes’ exit had “nothing to do with any academic issues.”

Barnes said Monday there are “no legs” to the allegations in the report and added that “I think Texas has said everything that needed to be said.”

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