Found March 22, 2013 on NESN.com:
Harvard may be the darling of the NCAA Tournament after upsetting New Mexico on Thursday night, but the school took a real punch to the gut in a competition much closer to the school’s bread and butter — academics. On Wednesday, National Academic Quiz Tournaments, LLC announced in a statement that it was forcing Harvard to vacate wins in the national Quiz Bowl tournament after investigating a cheating scandal. Harvard will give up victories from 2009, 2010 and two in 2011. In those tournaments, the NAQT discovered that students of several schools — including MIT and the University of Michigan — had exploited a hole in its internet security to view questions prior to the tournament. Although NAQT could not find evidence that students actually used that information obtained in tournaments, it decided that such actions go “against competitors’ expectations of fair play.” “Everyone understands at Quiz Bowl that you don’t access questions in advance,” said president of National Academic ...
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