There is a very good article on this topic by Joe Ovies at WRALSportsFan.com and he calls it, ‘The Gift that keeps on Giving’….Andrew Carter at the Charlotte Observer has it broken down and the heart of the matter was academic fraud, in the African studies programs at the University of North Carolina……..There were grades that were changed, signatures that were falsified, cases where the professor/instructor was never even in the classroom and more….Nearly 245 Tar Heel football players are said to have been involved in these classes and right round 25 basketball players….
Read on from Andrew Carter at the Charlotte Observer…..www.charlotteobserver.com…
CHAPEL HILL North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams defended his players who were enrolled in classes at the center of an internal university investigation of academic fraud and improprieties.
“The players were eligible to be enrolled in those classes, as were non-student-athletes, and they did the work that was assigned to them,” Williams said through an athletic department spokesman Tuesday.
On Friday, North Carolina released results of an investigation that found widespread academic fraud in 54 classes offered by the Department of African and Afro-American Studies. The investigation found evidence of unauthorized grade changes, no-show professors and an absence of instruction in dozens of classes.
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