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More on the academic fraud investigation at North Carolina.
http://collegebasketballtalk.nbcspor...r-read-a-book/


University of North Carolina reading specialist Mary Willingham has worked with Tar Heel athletes who, she says, told her they had never read a book and could not identify what a paragraph was, the News & Observer is reporting.

“members of the men’s basketball team took no-show classes until the fall semester of 2009, when the team was assigned a new academic counselor. The new counselor was appalled to learn of the classes, and wanted no part of them.” At that time, enrollment of basketball players in those classes stopped, but enrollment for football players continued.

“numerous football and basketball players came to the university with academic histories that showed them incapable of doing college-level work, especially at one of the nation’s top public universities.”
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:02 PM
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The allegations of academic fraud at North Carolina are not going away.
Recently some emails emerged that apparently were conveniently not found by the former governor Jim Martin, when he did an investigation for the University of North Carolina. Some of the emails strongly suggest there were professors who were trading favors to help athletes get good grades in their classes in exchange for free tickets to games, and perks like standing along the sidelines at football games, etc. There were some advanced classes which were populated mostly by athletes, and in which nearly all of them got A's.
http://www.cbssports.com/collegebask...pt-environment
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here's a pretty interesting survey - 96% of coaches say it is not reasonable to expect their stars to turn down chances to nab impermissible benefits..
In other words - they fully expect their players are cheating and there's nothing that they can do...
http://www.cbssports.com/collegebask...king-the-rules
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one of ESPN's most knowledgable writers calls on the NCAA to discipline North Carolina - in fact he pretty much labels UNC a renegade program...
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a new player in this whole scandal has just been indicted...

one of the UNC "tutors" is said to have paid thousands of dollars in cash and goodies to players and funneled them to pro agents

Jennifer Miley (Thompson) heard her indictment read today in court


http://www.charlotteobserver.com/201...l#.Uk3KhIakqDo
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:56 PM
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here's yet another of the North Carolina tutors who makes news because of what he says in an open letter to basketball coach Roy Williams..

"Tutor on UNC decision: 'Disgraceful'"

A longtime North Carolina athletics tutor left his job Friday, and he didn't go quietly.

An athletic academic tutor at North Carolina has resigned, citing Roy Williams'
decision to keep P.J. Hairston on the team after several offseason incidents,
including a June arrest for misdemeanor marijuana possession and driving
without a license.

Jack Halperin, who worked with UNC athletes for 23 years, announced his
departure in a letter of protest directed at North Carolina basketball coach
Roy Williams. The letter, published in the Daily Tar Heel, calls Williams'
decision not to dismiss star guard P.J. Hairston this summer "disgraceful."


"Roy, after 23 years as an academic tutor, and after going through the
devastating football scandal, I am resigning in protest of your disgraceful
decision to allow P.J. Hairston to remain on the team," Halperin's letter read.
'If I were arrested driving with no license, illegal drugs and a gun in a felon's
car, my employment at this university would end immediately. Hairston's
[Daily Tar Heel] headline quote was, 'I will play this season.' Since when does
the criminal decide his fate?"



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More proof of cheating and academic fraud at North Carolina...

UNC basketball player Rashad McCants comes out & says someone else did his work & his papers for him...and that his classes were shams just to produce passing grades.
http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/...d=sportscenter
http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/...k-sham-classes
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Death penalty!!!!!!!
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NCAA taking down UNC over rules violations/criminally dumb players?

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More proof of cheating and academic fraud at North Carolina...

UNC basketball player Rashad McCants comes out & says someone else did his work & his papers for him...and that his classes were shams just to produce passing grades.
http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/...d=sportscenter
http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/...k-sham-classes

Interestng talk among Illini fans...
Of course, North Carolina won the National Championship in 2005 while Rashad McCants was on their team - and now McCants is admitting he was committing academic fraud - and should have been disqualified.

If that happens (and since it's UNC we're talking about and it probably won't happen) - then most will remember who finished 2nd and lost to North Carolina in the title game...
http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=254000063

It was the Illini - with UNC winning 75-70 in a game that Rashad McCants played 31 minutes and scored 14 points.
If their title is vacated, then does that make Illinois (under future Bradley opponent K-State's current head coach) & Bruce Weber the real National Champions?
http://www.news-gazette.com/sports/i...shoot-top.html
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There are plenty of examples of teams having their championships vacated in various sports at many levels, including USC's football national championship in 2004. I am not aware of a single example where they elevated the 2nd place team to the champion. So it won't happen here.
NCAA Championships vacated-
http://sportsdelve.wordpress.com/201...championships/
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Old 10-22-2014, 01:22 PM
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well - after yet another review - there's overhwhelming evidence North Carolina cheated and allowed athletes to play while attending fraudulent classes...

so how many more years 'til anyone actually gets penalized??
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...raud/17717243/

Findings prove HUNDREDS of basketball players & FB players were given credit for NON-EXISTENT classes and thus were obviously playing while ineligible - so will UNC have to forfeit their entire last two decades of wins & titles??

come on now, NCAA, please be fair & consistent - the penalty MUST include forfeiture of all games, championships, awards, and revenue gained while using ineligible athletes who have cheated!!
Not to mention your entire athletic department should be given the death penalty!

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well - after yet another review - there's overhwhelming evidence North Carolina cheated and allowed athletes to play while attending fraudulent classes...

so how many more years 'til anyone actually gets penalized??
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...raud/17717243/

Findings prove HUNDREDS of basketball players & FB players were given credit for NON-EXISTENT classes and thus were obviously playing while ineligible - so will UNC have to forfeit their entire last two decades of wins & titles??

come on now, NCAA, please be fair & consistent - the penalty MUST include forfeiture of all games, championships, awards, and revenue gained while using ineligible athletes who have cheated!!
Not to mention your entire athletic department should be given the death penalty!

They don't have to get the death penalty. They are part of that elite group of schools who are going to go there own way because they want to set heir own rules. The hell with everybody else. Right North Carolina!
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Old 10-29-2014, 04:11 PM
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UNC has already spent $1 million on PR to cover up and spin this scandal!
http://www.cbssports.com/collegebask...ademic-scandal
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Old 10-31-2014, 05:26 PM
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even tho dozens of his players were credited with passing grades for courses that did NOT exist - and that they SHOULD have been ineligible and yet played..
and even though other schools (like Bradley) have been hammered for issues way beyond their control just because they were still expected to be on top of it...

nonetheless - UNC's Roy Williams says he is completely innocent and cannot be blamed for their massive scandals
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/201...l#.VFQLn_nF9ng
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I have not read all the details on this situation but I can kind of see where Roy is coming from. This scam started before he was head coach and by the time he got there was just standard operating procedure. A coach might be wary if all of his players started getting perfect grades in a brand new class. But if he shows up and his players are enrolled in a decades old course, he might not start sniffing around.

So maybe not completely innocent so much as understandably ignorant.
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looked the other way -
...surely I'd know if my kids were taking multiple coursed titled "Afro-centric" or Afro-American" and getting A's in all of them - especially when some of his own players were actually reporting this and that other people wrote papers for them..

Read about McCants - he took 18 different African-American classes and got a B+ average in them all - while his other 10 classes he got D-average....
pretty suspicious

plus basketball coaches were present at presentations where this was discussed:
"We put them in classes that met degree requirements in which
-- They didn't go to class
-- They didn't take notes, have to stay awake
-- They didn't have to meet with professors
-- They didn't have to pay attention or necessarily engage with the material"

..so they probably just fell asleep...
Like I say - even if he didn't know he should be held accountable as he should have known - that's what NCAA said to our people about the Star Trucking overpay
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More details emerging from the "phony classes" scandal at North Carolina. Multiple players from the UNC National Championship team of 2005 took lots of phony classes just to stay eligible, and get good grades-
http://collegebasketballtalk.nbcspor...nal-title-run/

Looks like the Afro-American and African studies program is going to get a lot more scrutiny, since many of the "no-show" classes that players got A's in were in that curriculum.
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Old 12-13-2014, 09:43 AM
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Here is an interesting timeline for this current scandal at North Carolina, where multiple players in multiple sports were guided to non-existent courses and given good grades even though they never studied.
Recall - when the NCAA had allegations of wrongdoing at Bradley - as minor as they were - they swooped onto campus, did a major investigation, and penalized Bradley - all within a span of 2-3 months!!!

With North Carolina it is now going on a decade and more....http://www.wsj.com/articles/report-d...&mg=reno64-wsj

-Blatant cheating was occurring over a course of many years - perhaps back to the 1990's
(all the way to when Julius Peppers was in school there - LINK - but this article says they started at least as far back as 1993 - LINK)
Then in mid-2010, NCAA caught wind of these phony classes and athletes getting phony good grades
http://content.usatoday.com/communit...1#.VIxY7SvF9ng

-as the investigation expanded in 2010 - players were also found to have taken illegal benefits and been paid by agents
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/4...ded-for-season

-then at the end of 2010 - the NCAA suddenly stopped bothering and claimed everything was OK and imposed a little bit of penalties
http://alumni.unc.edu/article.aspx?sid=7889
North Carolina tried desperately to clean up everything including firing the FB coach -
http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/06/...legations.html
http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-foo...s-fired-by-unc
...then just to try to get the media off their backs - again in 2012 NCAA issued a report saying there was NOTHING WRONG at North Carolina!
http://content.usatoday.com/communit...9#.VIxYQivF9nh

-but even as the NCAA looked the other way - various news organizations kept finding and reporting far more massive cheating - literally on an industrial scale and widespread throughout many programs
http://espn.go.com/college-sports/st...aa-stays-quiet
http://www.sbnation.com/college-bask...nts/in/1336310

-Finally NCAA was embarrassed that they HAD TO reopen their investigation...
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/01/sp...uiry.html?_r=0

-NOW we are approaching almost FIVE YEARS since the violations were first made public -
five years and NCAA is still just gathering facts...
There are now so many ramifications, and more unfolding every week - that the story will likely never end - players coming forward saying they got credit for phony classes, professors also admitting it happened.
So many violations have already been proven beyond doubt but...
http://www.sbnation.com/2010/7/15/15...ation-football

-but NCAA has still not acted. Now even some members of congress are asking why is it taking so long?
Why is NCAA stalling and not acting?
Why are they doing the same thing as they did with Reggie Bush - waiting so long that everyone involved is long out of college and nobody remembers the actual facts of the cheating?
They are obviously waiting so that their plan of going easy on UNC goes over softer in the press.
http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/12/...p=/99/102/110/
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