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Cheating Scandal Timeline

March 3, 1999: The Saint Paul Pioneer Press reports that former tutor Jan Gangelhoff claims she wrote or helped write more than 400 papers or pieces of coursework for more than 20 basketball players between 1993 and 1998.

March 3: Four players mentioned by Gangelhoff - Antoine Broxsie, Kevin Clark, Jason Stanford and Miles Tarver - are suspended for a first-round NCAA tournament game against Gonzaga University. Gonzaga wins 75-63.

March 11: Former academic counselor Rick Marsden claims coach Clem Haskins asked him to do course work for players in 1986.

March 19: Gangelhoff claims she once received $3,000 from Alonzo Newby, the academic counselor for men's basketball, for doing work for players. Gangelhoff says she believes the money came from Haskins.

March 19: The university announces an internal investigation.

March 21: The Star Tribune of Minneapolis reports that former player Russ Archambault claims Haskins gave him money on several occasions.

April 13: Melissa Burns, a former academic counselor, claims she was once intimidated by Haskins and quit after her suspicions that players cheated were ignored.

April 14: Elayne Donahue, the former director of the academic counseling unit, tells the Pioneer Press that faculty members felt pressured to keep players eligible.

May 21: The Star Tribune reports that between 1993 and 1997, university officials intervened in assault and criminal sexual conduct investigations involving athletes.

June 18: Newby is fired after refusing to cooperate with investigators.

June 25: The university pays Haskins $1.5 million to buy out his contract.

July 9: A separate university investigation into sexual misconduct allegations finds favoritism toward athletes and insensitivity toward female victims by administrators. But no evidence is found to support claims that administrators routinely interfered with police investigations to protect athletes.

July 24: Gonzaga University coach Dan Monson is hired to replace Haskins.

Oct. 26: University President Mark Yudof announces the school will hold its men's basketball team out of postseason play for one year and put the program on probation for an undetermined amount of time. He says further action may be taken after the university completes its investigation in November.

Nov. 19, 1999: University President Mark Yudof releases investigation into the scandal and announces he's accepted the resignation of V.P. McKinley Boston and men's athletic director Mark Dienhart.

April 14, 2000: U.S. Justice Department asks for all documents that were given to the law firm which conducted the university's internal investigation of the cheating scandal.

August 2, 2000: U of M officials say former coach Clem Haskins admitted to NCAA officials that he was the source of a $3,000 payment to Jan Gangelhoff.

September 11, 2000: U of M officials announce they're suing former coach Clem Haskins, to recover the $1.5 million buyout of his contract.

October 24, 2000: The NCAA put the University of Minnesota men's basketball program on probation for four years and cut scholarships.

Source: Associated Press material contributed to this report.