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Boston University Hockey: Task Force Concludes Internal Review

Boston University has concluded it's internal review of the men's ice hockey team.

The conclusion of an investigation of the Boston University men's hockey team has found glaring flaws in the culture surrounding the team, most notably, in the sexual improprieties of some players. Conducted by a Task Force assembled by the university, the findings state that some players have a sense of entitlement due to their elevated social status.

In one interview with a former student, the extent of this perception was made clear.

Via the Boston Globe:

In the documents, which were obtained by the Globe on Thursday, were tales of a late-night 2009 NCAA championship party at Agganis Arena where dozens of guests drank from kegs in the locker room showers and took to the ice naked to shoot pucks.

"It was insane," one former student who attended told the BU task force. "People were having sex in the penalty box."

However, the actions of the players went further than an out of control party.

In March, two players were charged with sexual assault over a three month span, which was what prompted the investigation. This resulted in the opinion that the university as a whole -- from administrators to the coaching staff -- failed to properly control the boys in their enforcement of rules and distribution of education.

"It's clear we need to do a better job of educating players about sexual assault," said Jean Morrison, the university's provost who co-chaired the panel. "They are stars, and they feel they are different."

The report recommended Morrison review the athletic department and establish new guidelines for player behavior.

For further analysis on the story, check out this post by SB Nation's Boston University blog, BC Interruption.

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