[caption id="attachment_34435" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="OSU officials are trying to squash an internet rumor that basketball coach Craig Robinson's job was saved by stimulus funding."]OSU officials squashed a widespread internet rumors that Robinson would be fired.[/caption]

Have you heard the one about shady White House dealings that saved a college basketball coach’s job? The eMail rumor about Oregon State University coach Craig Robinson—President Obama’s brother-in-law—was read by millions on the web in March, serving as the latest example of how viral internet gossip can catch university officials off guard.

An eMail message charging that the...

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