The Coast is Clear….UNC/The North Carolina Tar Heels have been cleared in the Academic Fraud Case brought on by the NCAA and today is a “happy day” in Chapel Hill and the Basketball Banners will stay up/put and they put 18 years into this investigation and now, “The Coast is Clear”…
The Atlantic Coast Conference is probably pretty happy with this result too and if you CLICK HERE you can see the document detailing the investigation’s results….They call it the “University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Public Infractions Decision” and it is dated October 13, 2017…..
The NCAA ruled that the courses were the same for the entire student body when it came to the African American Studies classes…The classes were available to any student, so according to the NCAA, that proved no student at UNC had an unfair advantage and that the athletes were not getting over on the non-athletes, everybody could take and complete those AFRAM classes, so in a way, any student, athlete or non-athlete could participate in the African-American studies classes and get in there while I guess you could say, the getting was good to get those grades that you needed/had to have….
Quite a long investigation to find that nothing was wrong or rotten in Denmark, but the song is over and I guess you have to say, for the UNC Athletic Department, “time to move on and play another day”…….
The gist from Brant Wilkerson-New at the News and Record gives you a similar summary:
In a report released on Friday morning, UNC was cleared of wrongdoing by the NCAA in an academic scandal that lasted more than 18 years, with more than 3,100 students enrolling in bogus classes in the African and Afro-American Studies department.
While the NCAA argued that the courses were geared toward keeping student-athletes eligible, the university countered that the irregular courses were available to all students.