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Former UNC student on academic scandal: 'Nothing fake about the work I did'

The next time you think about UNC’s AFAM scandal, you must also see my face, the face of a 54-year-old working full-time and studying full-time on a quest of to fulfill a life-long dream of a college degree from UNC. In fact, if you take the time to listen to something other than media sound bites, you may discover this “shadow curriculum” was not created simply to keep athletes eligible.

UNC academic case finally reaches NCAA infractions hearing

It has taken more than two years for UNC to appear before an NCAA infractions committee panel since initially being charged with five top-level violations amid its long-running academic scandal. The two-day hearing begins Wednesday in Nashville, Tennessee. The panel will determine whether the school faces penalties that could include fines, probation or vacated wins.

What to expect as UNC meets with NCAA infractions committee

The NCAA would like to harshly punish UNC for infractions it has no authority over. No bylaws were in place that pertain to academic fraud during the decades the university has admitted to wrongdoing. Semantics be damned. Ultimately the infractions committee would like a resolution that sends a message to the rest of its members while reminding everyone who is boss.

Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt on recent events

Sadly, the tragic and deplorable events at the University of Virginia and in Charlottesville over the weekend have taken precedence not only here at Carolina, but at colleges and universities across the nation. The scenes of violence, torch- and gun-bearing protestors, and people wearing KKK and Nazi symbols and shouting hateful slogans were terrifying and have no place on our campuses or in our society.

UNC Set to Appear Before NCAA Committee on Infractions

It’s been more than three years since the NCAA reopened its investigation into academic irregularities in UNC’s African and Afro-American Studies department. After multiple delays, a controversial procedural hearing and three notice of allegations, UNC is set to make its case to a panel of the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions on Wednesday in Nashville, Tenn.

Byerz Beware

As UNC heads to Nashville this week for its showdown with the NCAA’s committee on infractions, the musings of the latest anonymous Twitter savant will be relevant for observers of the case. An anonymous Twitter account going by the handle Walter Byerz has become the leading voice of the UNC True Blues in their defense against the violations with which the NCAA has charged UNC.

Bethel: NCAA Setting Dangerous Precedent in UNC Case

When the NCAA alleges that the access to and assistance with the paper classes “alleviated the academic responsibilities for students that help them develop both as learners and adults,” the NCAA is stepping outside its purview and setting a dangerous precedent. As Jay Bilas remarked, “They’re breaking their own rules to try to punish North Carolina.”

Former UNC student on academic scandal: 'Nothing fake about the work I did'

John Nance remembers proudly the day in 2007 when he accepted his degree from UNC. In the course of his time there, he took an independent study class offered by the African and African-American Studies department. “I just felt the coverage of the scandal and everything was maybe a little one-sided, and the portrayal that it was a class for athletes was nowhere near accurate,” Nance said.

How Bubba Cunningham and UNC Learned To RISE Above Crisis

UNC athletics director Bubba Cunningham was cognizant that one could not just simply walk into an organization with almost a century of deeply rooted ideology and expect to change its culture overnight. Instead, he had to discover a pragmatic solution in which the core principles that defined the university were counterbalanced against the need for change.

Audio: Jay Bilas on UNC - According to NCAA rules, this is not academic fraud

ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas joined The David Glenn Show. Bilas and DG discussed a variety of topics: amateurism, UNC vs. the NCAA and the possible reclassification of Marvin Bagley. Bilas went in-depth on the NCAA’s case against UNC: “You don’t have to be a legal genius, which I’m certainly not, to spot that the NCAA has no jurisdiction here.”

Chansky’s Notebook: Uninformed Opinion

If John Feinstein and the NCAA agree, they are both wrong. Best-selling author John Feinstein weighed in on the UNC academic scandal last week on with another lazy rewrite, which Feinstein has done for years after the self-righteous Dukie got rich and famous for his tell-all book on Bobby Knight, who hasn’t spoken much to him since.

Chancellor Folt receives 12th Person Award from North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center

From the moment she first learned about the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center three years ago, UNC Chancellor Carol L. Folt has been an avid backer of the center. The center recognized that support on July 27 as it presented Folt with the 12th Person Award, named after Phil Ford – who wore No. 12 for the men’s basketball team in the 1970s.

Q&A with UNC Athletics' Mike Bunting

Mike Bunting serves as UNC's associate athletic director for facility planning and management, which means that he's currently very busy. UNC athletic facilities are undergoing massive renovations this year, impacting track and field, soccer, football, field hockey and lacrosse. Rachel Jones spoke with Bunting about the renovations and what they'll mean for the future.

UNC, NCAA meeting to include Roy Williams, Larry Fedora

An August meeting between the NCAA and UNC in Nashville will include football head Larry Fedora and men’s basketball coach Roy Williams. In a letter addressed to Chancellor Carol Folt, the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions set aside two days beginning August 16 to speak with representatives from UNC. The University released the letter Tuesday.

UNC, NCAA Sparring Over Bylaw Interpretation

The NCAA acknowledged in procedural documents released publicly on Tuesday that determining the legitimacy of the University of North Carolina’s irregular AFAM courses is beyond its jurisdictional scope and that its allegations against the institution are focused on the arrangements that were afforded to student-athletes with regard to those courses.

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