ACADEMIC-ATHLETIC SCANDAL


2/21/2018 10:16pm

North Carolina forward Kennedy Meeks (3) dives for a loose ball against Louisville on Feb. 23, 2017.

NCAA upholds decision to strip Louisville of 2013 men's basketball national title

After the former director of basketball operations at the University of Louisville paid for prostitutes and lap dances for players and recruits, the NCAA stripped the university of their 2013 men's basketball national title. The NCAA upheld its decision to remove the title after Louisville appealed the original decision. Louisville plans to move forward in an honest and positive way.


10/24/2017 9:41pm

The 'Academic-Athletic' scandal leaves academic reforms in its wake

UNC's academic scandal recently came to a close, but its effects are ongoing. In response to the academic irregularities that were brought to light in 2011, the University instituted several policy reforms. The reforms are described as "extensive steps in the long journey to bring a painful chapter in campus history to a proper conclusion."


10/16/2017 12:24am

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A chapter closes, six years later

The cost of the University of North Carolina's athletic-academic scandal neared $18 million, spanned more than six years and ultimately raised more questions than it answered — as the NCAA's Friday decision has left some wondering what it means to be a student athlete.

10/13/2017 10:41am

UNC Chancellor Carol Folt walks into the meeting room for the NCAA allegation hearings at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Conference Center in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday morning.

NCAA says UNC did not violate bylaws

After a years-long investigation and back-and-forth with the NCAA, the organization announced Friday that it could not determine UNC’s 'paper courses' constituted an NCAA violation. 


8/17/2017 7:50pm

UNC Chancellor Carol Folt walks with Mark Merritt, vice chancellor and general council of UNC, through the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. during a lunch break on Wednesday afternoon.

The scandal's newest chapter

Nashville, Tenn. — Six years and three notices of allegations since the first reports of a possible athletic-academic scandal at UNC, the NCAA held a Nashville-based hearing on Wednesday and Thursday — one with coaches and university representatives on the roster. 


8/16/2017 3:02pm

UNC Chancellor Carol Folt walks into the meeting room for the NCAA allegation hearings at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Conference Center in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday morning.

Quick hits from UNC's NCAA hearing: Day 1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — North Carolina’s highly anticipated hearing in front of the NCAA Committee on Infractions began today in Nashville, Tenn. The hearing is closed to the public, but assistant sports editor James Tatter is on the scene with some updates from the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.


7/25/2017 5:44pm

UNC releases NCAA correspondence

On the afternoon of July 25, UNC released correspondence between the University and the NCAA following UNC’s release of their response to the NCAA’s third Notice of Allegations on May 25. 


3/10/2017 1:45pm

Deborah Crowder responds to NCAA allegations

Deborah Crowder, who was named in the second Amended Notice of Allegations from the NCAA as administering fake classes for the African and Afro-American Studies Department, has released an affidavit stating that the accusations against her are untrue.


12/23/2016 12:32pm

How the third NCAA Notice of Allegations to UNC differs from the first two

The NCAA's third Notice of Allegations for UNC-Chapel Hill was released Thursday, and Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham said he's never seen this many notices on one case. Assistant sports editor Blake Richardson compared the three NOAs and found that the latest notice differs from the first and second ones in a few key areas. Here are the six biggest differences.