• UNC used an insane slide to defend fake classes for athletes

    8 days ago - By Chron

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    A 2014 report detailing the extent of the scandal involving fake classes at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill includes a slide from a presentation made to the school's football coaches defending and encouraging the "paper classes" - in which all students had to do to pass was write one paper.
    The NCAA announced on Friday that it "could not conclude" that UNC violated academic rules after a years-long investigation into the academic scandal, saying the university will not be sanctioned.
    In the report, the NCAA also made note of a slide shown to the...
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  • Frat boys may have helped save UNC athletics from any NCAA sanctions over its academic scandal

    8 days ago - By Chron

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    The NCAA announced on Friday that it "could not conclude" that UNC Chapel Hill violated academic rules after a years-long investigation into an academic scandal, saying the university will not be sanctioned.
    Part of what may have saved UNC from punishment was an argument that certain benefits for student-athletes were also available for non-student-athletes.
    The NCAA report said the existence of "paper courses" - which never met and only required one final paper - was widely known around the school.
    "The panel cannot conclude that extra benefit violations...
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  • NCAA will not sanction UNC athletics for role in academic scandal

    NCAA will not sanction UNC athletics for role in academic scandal

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

    The NCAA on Friday announced that it "could not conclude" that UNC Chapel Hill violated academic rules after an investigation into an academic scandal that spanned over three years.
    The investigation stemmed from allegations that UNC had a system in which students took an African Studies course that never met, had little instruction, and required only one paper that received high marks, regardless of quality.
    The courses were allegedly designed to keep student-athletes eligible. According to a report issued after an eight-month investigation by U.S. Justice Department in 2014, the fake...
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