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Football-centric UNC academic scandal deepens, but Tar Heel hoops mentioned again

Jun 9, 2012, 12:36 PM EDT

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The majority of the recent academic scandal at North Carolina has centered around the possible misdeeds of the football program, but a new report, released Saturday, keeps UNC basketball from completely disassociating itself from the situation, at least for now.

According to the Raleigh News & Observer, the scandal centers around the legitimacy of a particular summer course, AFAM 280: Blacks in North Carolina, and the conduct of one professor, Julius Nyang’oro, the longtime chairman of the African and Afro-American Studies Department.

Roy Williams spoke last month on the issue, quick to defend his players in the face of an investigation.

“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 told the N&O through an athletic department spokesman.

Now, according to this newest report, records show that the legitimacy of nine classes are of particular interest and the professors listed for these classes have denied involvement, claiming their “signatures were forged on records related to them.”

The classes in question included a majority of football and basketball players.

“I just think this has uncovered some information that quite frankly, the university, we’re not proud of,” athletic director Bubba Cunningham told the paper. “But we’ll continue to work to ensure that it doesn’t happen going forward.”

To read the entire report, click here.

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at JohnnyJungle.com, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

  1. imforbigblue - Jun 9, 2012 at 4:21 PM

    Lol do t worry your UNC the NCAA won’t do shit to you just like dUKe but if this was UK it would be all over ESPN and everything

  2. ncarolinarn7 - Jun 10, 2012 at 1:28 AM

    I thought it was a required course is why I took it! Honest. ;)

  3. bcjim - Jun 10, 2012 at 6:43 AM

    Does seem like the msm is not exactly going out of their way to publicize this abomination.

  4. seanb20124 - Jun 10, 2012 at 9:11 AM

    When you see the majors of most of these kids, it is certainly the dumbing down of America.

  5. wufwuf1 - Jun 10, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    Roy said, “…and they did the work that was assigned to them,” Funny thing is though, No work was assigned and the classes never met. The class where McAdoo plagiarized the paper, and led to the uncovering of all this rot is not even considered one of the “questionable” classes by UNC. How the fans of all the colleges hat have taken steep penalties can sit and watch amazes me.

  6. rendernc - Jun 10, 2012 at 3:45 PM

    “I just think this has uncovered some information that quite frankly, the university, we’re not proud of,” athletic director Bubba Cunningham told the paper. “But we’ll continue to work to ensure that it doesn’t happen going forward.”

    Ensuring bogus classes don’t happen again, or ensuring information is uncovered that could embarrass the university?

  7. imforbigblue - Jun 10, 2012 at 9:27 PM

    But watch no players will be in trouble or miss any playing time. Where bob knight now calling out old Roy for his kids missing classes? Again if this was UK everybody would be calling for Cals head and calling UK cheaters

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