Boston College has suspended its men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams indefinitely after university leadership determined there was widespread violence bullying in the program, the school announced Wednesday.
The team competes under the same banner under second-year head coach Joe Brinkman, who was an assistant coach at Notre Dame before coming to Chestnut Hill. The last official team news before the suspension came in April with the announcement of the school’s all-ACC academy awards. The last news from the pool was in March when eight Eagles competed in the national diving championships.
“The university does not and will not tolerate hazing in any form,” the school said in a statement. “During the suspension, all swimming and diving athletes will continue to have access to academic and medical resources available to all Boston College student-athletes.”
This is another example, following the Northwestern and University of San Diego football programs, of hazing being an ongoing problem in college athletics was accused of hazing At the beginning of this summer.
Earlier this year, long-time HarVard women’s hockey coach Katey Stone withdrew after allegations of verbal abuse and bullying of players to illuminate. With cameras apparently installed everywhere in the world and college students who live on their cell phones, why do college athletes think they can get away with bullying? How involved Boston College’s coaches were in these incidents is currently unknown, but it shines a terrible light on the Eagles’ entire athletic program.
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https://deadspin.com/boston-college-swimming-diving-hazing-suspension-1850858876 Boston College suspends swimming and diving teams