by Irvin Muchnick
A half-hour later, the Athens Banner-Herald posted “UGA’s Bauerle won’t be at NCAA championships,” http://onlineathens.com/breaking-news/2014-03-19/ugas-bauerle-wont-be-ncaa-championships.
Banner-Herald columnist Rachel Bowers told me, “Though it’s not much of an update, I have a source who has filled me off the record loosely on what’s going on. Hopefully, tracking down this lead will help me get to the bottom of this bizarre situation. As soon as I get a more substantial update together, it will be on our website and in our paper.”
P.S. to the P.S.! 3:15 p.m. PDT: University of Georgia athletics spokesman Steve Colquitt tells us, “There is no change in [Bauerle’s] status. The academic review is still an ongoing matter. I can tell you he will not be with the women’s team in Minneapolis this week or the men’s team in Austin next week.”
The Banner-Herald reports, “It is not known if Bauerle’s suspension was handed down by the UGA athletic association, the Southeastern Conference or the NCAA. Open records requests … have been denied. Under state law, documents pertaining to the investigation of a state employee cannot be released until 10 days after the investigation is closed.”