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Texas announces independent review of basketball academics

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By JIM VERTUNO
AP Sports Writer

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas has hired an outside investigator for an independent probe into allegations of academic fraud within the men's basketball program.

University spokesman Gary Susswein said late Monday the investigation will be overseen by Gene Marsh, a former chairman of the NCAA infractions committee, who has already begun his work.

The review was ordered by new school President Greg Fenves, who assumed the post June 3. Last week, the Chronicle of Higher Education reported on three cases of alleged academic misconduct by men's basketball players.

The university scheduled a conference call with reporters Tuesday morning to discuss the investigation. The cost of the probe and how long it will take were not immediately announced.

The announcement of the investigation was first reported by the Austin American-Statesman.

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