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Boston College suspended its swimming and diving teams as a result of an investigation into hazing incidents within the programs.

BC made the announcement on Wednesday afternoon.

“The Boston College Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving program has been placed on indefinite suspension, after University administrators determined that hazing had occurred within the program. The University does not – and will not – tolerate hazing in any form. During the suspension, all Swimming & Diving student-athletes will continue to have access to academic and medical resources provided to all Boston College student-athletes.”


Boston College is the latest school to be involved in a hazing scandal. Over the summer, the Northwestern Wildcats football program came under heavy scrutiny. Former players alleged a culture of hazing under now-former head coach Pat Fitzgerald. Northwestern suspended and then later fired Fitzgerald after he served as head coach from 2006-2022. The allegations were both pervasive and made by numerous former players, who also alleged a culture of racism existed within the program.

A Pennsylvania high school football team also came under intense scrutiny last year. Middletown Area High School saw their team lose its entire season due to troubling hazing incidents that came to light.

The pervasive culture around hazing still appears to be a systemic program in the world of athletics, especially in college.

[Boston College]

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