The university's findings revealed that "Baylor did not consistently conduct due diligence" in vetting transfers in criminal or student conduct matters.

The university found that protocol was inconsistently applied with regard to "criminal background checks, request for records of any prior college disciplinary actions, and character reference screening forms.""We feel very sorry for these victims," incoming board of regents chairman Ronald Murff said on a teleconference with reporters. Department of Education issued a statement Saturday commending Baylor for taking "necessary corrective steps.""Every student should be able to attend college in an environment free form sexual harassment and violence.

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The school said in the release that Mc Caw would work with university leadership and the board of regents "to implement the recommendations as they related to the restoration of a tone of accountability within the football program, to effective oversight and controls of the Athletics Department, and to critically needed changes that will re-align the Athletics program with the University mission."Baylor's statement said the findings in the report by the Philadelphia law firm Pepper Hamilton "reflect a fundamental failure by Baylor to implement Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA)." According to Baylor, the findings in the report include: In the fall of 2015, Baylor hired Pepper Hamilton to review its past treatment of sexual assault claims.

Outside the Lines reported last week that some Baylor officials, including coaches, knew about incidents of sexual assault, domestic violence and other acts of violence involving football players, but most players didn't miss playing time as punishment.

This investigation revealed the University's mishandling of reports in what should have been a supportive, responsive and caring environment for students," Richard Willis, chairman of the Baylor board of regents, said in a statement."The depth to which these acts occurred shocked and outraged us.

Our students and their families deserve more, and we have committed our full attention to improving our processes, establishing accountability and ensuring appropriate actions are taken to support former, current and future students."Briles had no immediate comment.

Briles was criticized for accepting Ukwuachu as a transfer student after then-Boise State coach Chris Petersen dismissed him from the team for off-field issues.

Ukwuachu's former girlfriend testified at his trial that he had struck and choked her when he attended Boise State.Starr was popular among students for his participation in the "Baylor Line," a school tradition in which freshman students wear yellow shirts and rush the field before home football games, and was often seen at other sporting events.Under Starr's watch, Baylor enjoyed unprecedented athletic success.Oakman, the school's all-time sacks leader who wasn't selected in last month's NFL draft, told police he had consensual sex with the woman.Oakman was dismissed from Penn State after he allegedly grabbed the wrist of a female store clerk.Briles, 60, had eight years remaining on a 10-year contract extension that he signed in November 2013.