There’s more on the the investigation of the Northern Guilford athletic programs in today’s News and Record at www.news-record.com.
This will become much more serious than the program with Joel Fleischman, the doctor, who was trying to help the good people up near Fairbanks, Alaska a few years back on the CBS network. The Northern Exposure television show ran on Monday nights and it was a comedy and it contained a ton of dry humor, but it was very entertaining to a certain degree.
There’s a lot of information starting to hit the papers, internet, and television as the investigation continues up at Northern and much of what you have seen over the past week and what you will see and hear in the days and weeks to come; if you have been reading along with us here at Greensborosports.com, then you have seen almost all of this already.
We have had the transfers and the stories behind them going all the way back to when Northern opened and I think we have been fair in our coverage of these happenings. We have talked about all of the football players that transferred into Northern. We talked about the baseball transfers. We discussed the questions surrounding the basketball program.(At times we made mistakes, but we had comebacks where we regained much-needed positive ground.)
Pretty much all of the names that you are seeing in the news now, you have seen here before. Northern has been looked into before and they have been allowed to continue to play the games.
It will be interesting to see what directions these current and more thorough investigations end up taking.
It will also be very interesting to see the end results after all of the dust has settled and it may take a while.
You still have to hope everything turns out best for the kids and that they can still enjoy playing the games. It will be especially stressful for those athletes who might have scholarship offers hanging in the balance.
The Guilford County Schools will re-open on Monday morning after the week-long Easter/Spring Break Vacation.