I honestly don't even know where to begin. It's insane. UNC** is more protected than any institution in U.S history.
*educational institution I meant to say.
I'll pull some articles together later, the craziest part is that they're essentially facing zero sanctions for decades of academic malfeasance via their African American Studies program. The program had verified no show classes, and a huge number of bball players were involved. The NCAA allowed them to pawn it all off on the fball program.
As a fan of a program that was taken to the woodshed for previous infractions (deservedly so), the favoritism shown UNC and Duke is pretty infuriating.
I know what you mean. My school (Marshall) had our football program decimated for a much lesser scandal. It is really frustrating to see UNC getting a finger wag and slap on the wrist when many other schools have been nailed to the wall.
Wait College sports might be tainted?
Wait a UK fan is complaining about UNC!!
Wait I find it all funny!
The other part to the story is PJ Hairston, who received numerous automobiles to rent through a UNC booster. I really hope this story blows up like Ohio State with Tressel to where the NCAA can't turn a blind eye to it.
And then Memphis gets a Final Four stripped because Derrick Rose doesn't respond to a letter of inquiry from the NCAA. The NCAA is okay with Lance Thomas refusing to talk since he's no longer a student but D. Rose's "refusal" is seen as a tacit admittance of guilt.
But Duke skates again and again. Hell, the Maggette situation was as clear cut a case of impermissible benefits as you could ever imagine.
Haven't even gotten into the Wheels for Heels program yet.
Can you imagine if all this crap was going on at UK? Thameltoe would be living in Lexington, Goodman would be tweeting incessantly, Forde would be writing a book, and the NCAA would be working on nailing us to the wall. The silence is deafening.
The Wooden/gilbert era at UCLA is the best example of a Cheating school getting off Scott free .
I was in the ORG once, best 6 months of my life.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2010-2014!
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