For years, Daniel E. Doyle seemed a top-flight bird.

Founder and director of the Institute for International Sport at the University of Rhode Island, he had a knack for good works and sizzle, alike.

Doyle brought the World Scholar-Athlete Games to the state and launched National Sportsmanship Day. The bold names who spoke at the institute include Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Colin Powell.

But a state audit report and a series of Providence Journal stories suggest the sportsman has committed more than his share of fowls.

A $575,000 legislative grant for a new building on the URI campus yielded only a shell. And Doyle allegedly used institute funds to buy property on a resort island in North Carolina, pay his American Express bill, and fund his daughter's education at Oberlin College.

No evidence, yet, that the institute paid for his turkey feed. But it seems only a matter of time.

<< first  ...< prev  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  |  10  |   next >...  last >>

10 of 11 (results 11)
  Topics: News Features , Curt Schilling, Lincoln Chafee, Gordon Fox,  More more >
| More

Most Popular
Share this entry with Delicious
  •   MICHAUD FOR GOVERNOR  |  November 03, 2014
    However you’ve been following the race for Governor this election season, you’ve been hearing it from all sides, so we’ll make this one brief. We urge you to vote for Michael Michaud.
  •   ADVANCED BEAUTY LESSONS  |  November 03, 2014
    Described as a “body-positive visibility project,” Portland’s Jack Tar 207 is all about representation. Models are encouraged to bring their own clothing and personal belongings to the shoot, which owner-designer LK Weiss says brings out “a level of confidence that many people don’t feel in front of a camera.”
  •   LITERALLY LGBT  |  October 31, 2014
    A community-compiled list of important GBLTQ works through the years.  
  •   DEAR PROVIDENCE PHOENIX...  |  October 15, 2014
    Some made us chuckle, others made us choke up.
  •   BACK TO REALITY  |  September 18, 2014
    If you’re a student in southern Maine and are at all interested in arts and humanities, and have a budget of exactly $10 to spend on any one event, there’s a lot in your favor.

 See all articles by: PHOENIX STAFF