UNC has been plagued by an academic-athletic scandal that has led to one of the biggest investigations into academic improprieties in NCAA history.
The scandal, which was fully unearthed by the Wainstein report in October 2014, revolves around the former Department of African and African-American Studies. Wainstein's report detailed nearly two decades of no-show classes that allowed many athletes to stay eligible and inflated the grades of non-athletes as well.
The investigation into UNC began in 2010, after a tweet from former football player Marvin Austin exposed potential illegal benefits. After it was revealed there were inappropriate agent contact with coaches and players, NCAA investigators and reporters examined UNC's academics more closely, eventually revealing the academic fraud within the former Department of African and African-American Studies.
Four years after a tweet by a former UNC football player incited the whirlwind academic scandal that has continued to plague the University, everything has come full circle.Read More »
Criminal law experts have called into question the circumstances surrounding the case of former UNC professor Julius Nyang’oro and the charges against him, which Orange-Chatham District Attorney Jim Woodall said might be dropped.Read More »
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It seemed like the men’s basketball program was untouchable.Read More »
Rashad McCants, former North Carolina men’s basketball player and 2005 national champion, said in an interview with ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” that he took paper classes at UNC and didn’t have to go to class.Read More »
On Friday, ESPN released an interview with Rashad McCants, former North Carolina men's basketball player and 2005 national champion.Read More »