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Everett Withers Responds To UNC Academic Fraud Report
James Madison football head coach Everett Withers responded to a University of North Carolina report regarding the school's academic fraud on Thursday night. "In a report issued yesterday by UNC's outside counsel, it was stated that I was unwilling to...

The UNC fake class investigation and the ‘myth’ of the student-athlete
Student-athletes gliding through school unencumbered by academic rigor is an issue often reported, but one that persists at numerous institutions. It represents another way that universities take advantage of their student-athletes. Not only are athletes forbidden from profiting from the...

Honest Shame
College sports produce collective emotions. That’s one of the main reasons they are so popular and attract such committed, loyal followers. The collective emotion Tar Heel fans are feeling this week is shame. And while what happened at the University...

Failures in oversight worsened UNC academic fraud
Wainstein's report notes school officials failed to act on their suspicions or specific concerns that came to their attention. It all added up to a series of missed chances to stop the fraud and instead allowed it to escalate. Accreditation...

Coaches removed from academics, investigation finds
When asked Wednesday how involved he was in his players’ academics, UNC coach Larry Fedora said he was only focused on his next opponent. “I couldn’t tell you what one guy’s major is.“ Fedora’s answer helps explain how there were...

Expert: Fallout from NCAA scandal could hurt UNC in major ways
It appears the Wainstein report could possibly rewrite the history of UNC's storied basketball program. The report revealed the paper class scheme had been going on for nearly two decades. An expert who deals with the NCAA is suggesting the...

UNC offered fake classes for 18 years. But that's not the only academic scandal.
The scandal is bigger than athletics. Half the students enrolled in UNC's fake classes were not athletes. They were average, everyday students. What happened at UNC is an extreme symptom of a widespread problem: nobody outside colleges really knows what,...

On The Wainstein Report, The Media, The NCAA, And The Alma Mater
I am not blind to the issue and am certainly not proud of it, but I was fortunate enough to attend what I believe to be the greatest institution of higher learning on this planet. It has its warts as...

Campus shocked by former faculty chairwoman Jan Boxill's involvement in academic scandal
It’s the irony that hurts the most. The revelations in Kenneth Wainstein’s report that former faculty chairwoman and preeminent scholar on sports ethics Jan Boxill was responsible for funneling student-athletes into bogus paper classes and making sure they received the...

NCAA Up Next For UNC
The NCAA expressed little interest when University of Michigan psychology professor John Hagen taught 294 independent study courses with a heavy concentration of student-athletes (85 percent) from 2004-07, according to The Ann Arbor News. David Goldfield, a UNC Charlotte history...

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