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Chronology of Colorado scandal events

The following provides a chronology of events for the ongoing Colorado football scandal:

Dec. 7, 2001: Football players and recruits attend off-campus
party; one woman later says she was raped while drunk.

April 2002: Prosecutors decide against filing rape charges.

May 3, 2002: Prosecutors file felony charges against four
football players for allegedly providing alcohol to minors at
party.

May 4, 2002: University confirms it has revoked scholarships of
four players who attended party.

Dec. 9, 2002: A woman files a lawsuit claiming she was raped by
football players and recruits during the 2001 party. The suit
accuses Colorado of fostering an environment hostile to women.

Oct. 27, 2003: Sworn statements from Boulder County District
Attorney Mary Keenan are released suggesting prosecutors decided
against sexual assault charges because men had "third-party
consent" to have sex with at least one woman at the party.

Dec. 10, 2003: A second woman sues Colorado, alleging she was
raped by football players during the party.

Jan. 14, 2004: A former Colorado soccer player files suit,
alleging she was raped by two football players after attending the
party.

Jan. 28: A deposition by Keenan is released in which she accuses
Colorado's athletic department of using sex and alcohol as
recruiting tools.

Jan. 29: Football coach Gary Barnett, athletic director Dick
Tharp and others deny Keenan's allegations. Gov. Bill Owens demands
a public accounting.

Feb. 2: University president Elizabeth Hoffman says an
independent commission will look into Keenan's allegations.

Feb 6: University regents appoint co-chairs of commission.
Keenan announces investigators will re-examine allegations about
rape at or after the party. Broomfield police say Colorado's
athletic department might be tied to an incident involving an
escort service.

Feb. 10: Adult entertainment company says Colorado football
players hired strippers for recruiting parties.

Feb. 13: University says escort service was called from a
cellular telephone once assigned to former football recruiting
assistant Nathan Maxcey. Maxcey says there was no connection to
players or recruits.

Feb. 16: Colorado panel members chosen, but one resigns over
conflict-of-interest concerns.

Feb. 17: Sports Illustrated reports that former Colorado kicker
Katie Hnida says she was raped by a teammate in 2000. Colorado
announces it will hire an administrator to oversee sports.

Feb. 18: Barnett suspended and placed on paid leave over
comments he made about Hnida's athletic ability. Hoffman said the
comments were "unacceptable" in the context of rape allegations.

Feb. 19: Police say they are investigating whether a woman was
raped by a Colorado football player in 2002 -- the sixth allegation of its kind to surface under Barnett's command.

Feb. 20: Colorado names top assistant coach Brian Cabral as interim head coach.

Feb. 25: John DiBiaggio, former president of the universities of
Connecticut, Michigan State and Tufts, is appointed as liaison
between university administration and the athletics department.

Feb. 27: Owens appoints Attorney General Ken Salazar as special
prosecutor to investigate recruiting scandal. Owens says he will
recommend a prosecutor and victims' advocate to join
regent-appointed investigative panel.

March 2: Hearing scheduled on college recruiting practices for
March 11 in U.S. House subcommittee.

March 4: University announces strict new guidelines for
football recruits.