Fund-raising investigation latest black mark

Updated: November 22, 2004, 9:59 PM ET
Associated Press

BOULDER, Colo. -- University of Colorado athletic director Dick Tharp resigned Monday, acknowledging his bosses wanted him out after a recruiting scandal and allegations of financial mismanagement had stained the school's reputation.

Investigators scrutinized Tharp and football coach Gary Barnett after allegations that sex and alcohol were used to entice recruits, and lawsuits accused players and recruits of sexual assault.

Barnett was suspended in the spring but kept his job ...

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