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IU hiring of diving coach raises degree questions

Published: Thursday, May 9, 2013 12:13 p.m. CST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University's new diving coach is facing scrutiny over a bachelor's degree issued by a university that also awarded an MBA to a dog.

Drew Johansen will join IU's nationally renowned program in July after racking up six ACC titles at Duke and four Olympic medals in London.

Critics say the job requires a bachelor's degree and that Johansen shouldn't be eligible because his degree in physical education was issued by Rochville University. The school has been accused of issuing bogus degrees in exchange for a few hundred dollars, and several states have banned the use of its degrees to obtain employment.

Athletic director Fred Glass tells The Indianapolis Star ( ) that IU knew about Johansen's Rochville degree but that his coaching credentials outweighed any concerns.

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