The Baylor Board of Regents disclosed additional details surrounding the misconduct involving football players that led to the firing of former coach Art Briles in May.
The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that 17 women filed sexual or domestic violence complaints against players in Briles' program since 2011. Among the allegations were four gang rapes.
The regents told the newspaper that Briles failed to report one incident he knew about to police and school officials. Three football players have been indicted for sexual assault or other crimes against women in the past four years.
"There was a cultural issue there that was putting winning football games above everything else, including our values," J. Cary Gray, a board member, told the Journal.
Thirteen women have filed four federal Title IX lawsuits. Patty Crawford, who served as the school's Title IX coordinator since November 2014, resigned this month, claiming the school interfered with her work.
Philadelphia law firm Pepper Hamilton, which was hired by the university to investigate the school's handing of cases, determined that Baylor did not comply with Title IX regulations and specifically cited the football program for hindering enforcement of rules and policy.
Former university president and chancellor Kenneth Starr and athletic director Ian McCaw as well as other athletic department officials resigned in the fallout from the Pepper Hamilton report.
Briles' firing has been questioned by some supporters because his handling of the players' actions was never spelled out clearly in the report. The Journal story shed some light on what happened when the decision was made to terminate him.
Briles spoke with the regents in a conference room and then began weeping. He cited scripture and expressed his remorse but did not admit to any improprieties.
"He couldn't speak he was so upset, and all of us were," Gray told the Journal. "Art said, 'I delegated down, and I know I shouldn't have. And I had a system where I was the last to know, and I should have been the first to know.'"