This week, the debate about the future of the Boston University men's hockey program continues after a public report was issued last week from an internal investigation into the school's hockey culture. The investigation came after accusations of sexual assualt were made against two players last year.
And the debate includes talk about what Parker's future role with BU will be. He already has left his post as executive athletic director -- a position which in part was to monitor team behavior. The 67-year old with 876 career wins was sharply criticized in the report by students, faculty and even some former players.
The most cited example of Parker's lax discipline came in descriptions of debauchery at Agganis Arena after BU won the 2009 national championship.
According to a report on boston.com "Parker told the task force he did not know much about the party beyond the fact that there was some drinking in the locker room. But two players and the athletics staffer said Parker found out about the party days after it occurred, reprimanded the team, and never informed administrators or campus police."
At the moment, Parker will still be behind the bench for the Terriers when they open the regular season at home against Providence on Oct. 13, but one of the most storied programs in college hockey has lost a lot of luster, and respect, over the last week.
*photo of Jack Parker from College Hockey News
-- Amy Moritz