Somewhere, up there, Jan Gangelhoff is smiling. She didn't need to be validated, but she has been.
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In March 1999, a bright young sportswriter named George Dohrmann wrote a story in the St. Paul Pioneer Press that said University of Minnesota basketball players were turning in papers they didn't write and getting class grades for them. The grades were keeping them eligible to play in a successful program run by coach Clem Haskins.
The story won a Pulitzer Prize. The source of the story was Gangelhoff, who had been employed as a student advisor by the school and said she had written more than 400 of the papers. She said that, often, the...