This Is A Huge Scandal

It deserves a lot more attention than it’s getting

Massive, systemic academic fraud at UNC-Chapel Hill revolving around its athletics department (particularly the high-power basketball team) has been detailed in an explosive investigation that if anything does not go far enough. Forbes reports:

An eight-month investigation by former federal prosecutor Kenneth L. Wainstein has found that more than 3100 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students – almost half of them athletes — were given credit for “irregular” (read: nonexistent) classes over an 18-year period from 1993-2011 as part of a organized scheme that allowed many to remain sports-eligible.

The Wainstein report — which the University of North Carolina (UNC) authorized and paid for — does not directly implicate any coach. […] we didn’t receive a full-throated answer from Mr. Wainstein, perhaps because he was hired by the party that stands to lose the most from a comprehensive presentment.

College big money athletics have, in large part, turned into a cancer that is destroying our universities.

4 Responses to “This Is A Huge Scandal”

  1. JeffS says:

    Sports over education. No wonder the education system is going to hell in a handbasket.

  2. Gary from Jersey says:

    I guess the “rape crisis” will take care of that.

  3. aelfheld says:

    College big money athletics have done no good to universities, but it’s Government subsidised grants, loans, &c. that have truly done harm.

  4. JeffS says:

    You do have some support from UNC students on this, Mr. B, but not for reasons that you might think.

    I say again, the education system is going to hell in a hand basket.

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