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August 31, 2012, 12:22 PM
So UNC can make bogus classes for a bogus degree, funnels athletes into those classes to keep them eligible for over a decade, and the NCAA finds nothing wrong because UNC holds the NCAA's hand during th investigation and only looks back to 2007 even though someone posted Julius Pepper's transcript online from 2001.

I'm flabbergasted.
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August 31, 2012  12:34 PM ET
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You can look for articles on the fraud on ESP, but you won't find any. John Skipper, President of ESPN, is a UNC grad. The NCAA would have to admit that people are cheating in their own tournament, impacting their own bottom line.#Tinfoilhat

Two high level of a department were fired over this. I am thinking a dept head and an assistant dept head.

August 31, 2012  12:36 PM ET

When did the NCAA release their report?

August 31, 2012  12:37 PM ET

So the NCAA ignores academic issues, the reason it was created, but goes after legal issues. Why am I not surprised?

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August 31, 2012  12:41 PM ET
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I'm flabbergasted.

Flabbergast won't begin to describe the outrageous hypocrisy that's going to be leveled at the NCAA once again.

So UNC fired Butch Davis for nothing after all, huh? What a sick bunch of BS!

August 31, 2012  12:41 PM ET
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So the NCAA ignores academic issues, the reason it was created, but goes after legal issues. Why am I not surprised?

Logic!

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August 31, 2012  12:49 PM ET
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So UNC can make bogus classes for a bogus degree, funnels athletes into those classes to keep them eligible for over a decade, and the NCAA finds nothing wrong because UNC holds the NCAA's hand during th investigation and only looks back to 2007 even though someone posted Julius Pepper's transcript online from 2001. I'm flabbergasted.

Colleges and universities should not lose sight of their mission which is to educate. A Tier 1 (academic) institution should be doing all it can to increase it's academic stature and not rest on it's laurels. Institutions that are working hard to achieve Tier 1 status should keep that focus and not lose it because of something as elementary as football.

Football is spectator entertainment and college football has overtaken the NFL in popularity because of it's unique fan culture and storied history. However we shouldn't expect every institution to dumb down it's standards in order to run a business on the side, which is what CFB is fast becoming.

Bogus classes and bogus degrees shouldn't be happening at a Tier 1 institution.

August 31, 2012  12:49 PM ET

It's the mark of the NCAA's new leadership, Mark Emmert.

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August 31, 2012  01:22 PM ET
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http://tinyurl.com/9u8cdxh

From the article:

An internal campus review released in May disclosed that 54 courses in African studies, many heavily attended by athletes, were no-show classes with little or no faculty supervision.

That internal review was provided to the NCAA in May. On Aug. 23, the university???s attorney and a senior associate dean updated NCAA enforcement staff, who reaffirmed that no NCAA rules appeared to have been broken, the university said.


That has got to be the most ridiculous, boiled-down-to-its-core biggest farce propogated by this thing they call the upholder of college sports integrity. Guessing they are saying it didn't have any effect on the players' elilgibility via grades/GPA? Really?



Do these things cause the university to lose any academic accreditation? As an institution of higher learning, not as an NCAA member institution?

August 31, 2012  01:24 PM ET
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You want a degree in that? I'm taking orders. Please send $99.95 to PSUinSTLUNC Diploma OrderSt. Louis, MODon't worry, I'll fill in the blanks.

hmmmmm. what to order, what to order...


I'll take an MD, with a PhD in microbiology and genetics on the side, please. Hold the tuition loan balances, thanks.

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August 31, 2012  02:02 PM ET
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Yes, UNC fired their coach and found the fake classes on their own. Both events were reported publicly.And the NCAA found nothing wrong. Yes, that pretty much sums it up.

Hey, there were no free sleepovers on couches and no free hotdogs so how bad could it have been anyway?

August 31, 2012  02:13 PM ET
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Hey, there were no free sleepovers on couches and no free hotdogs so how bad could it have been anyway?

Did anybody check for free shoes being passed around? textbooks? The Noles and Bammers wanna know.

August 31, 2012  02:14 PM ET
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Hey, there were no free sleepovers on couches and no free hotdogs so how bad could it have been anyway?

Wham! I wonder if the NCAA is gonna try to balance their lopsided infractions committee by hammering the Canes? All along I thought Miami would get hit with the same sanctions as Ohio St. got and I thought UNC was going to be dealt with much harsher.

How does the NCAA spin this non-action against UNC, how do they justify their disregard for the goings on at UNC to the satisfaction of all the other campuses under their scrutiny?

August 31, 2012  02:23 PM ET
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Wham! I wonder if the NCAA is gonna try to balance their lopsided infractions committee by hammering the Canes? All along I thought Miami would get hit with the same sanctions as Ohio St. got and I thought UNC was going to be dealt with much harsher.How does the NCAA spin this non-action against UNC, how do they justify their disregard for the goings on at UNC to the satisfaction of all the other campuses under their scrutiny?

Except for Penn State, NCAA has been harsher with private schools versus public schools.
Examples USC and SMU

 
August 31, 2012  02:23 PM ET
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Except for Penn State, NCAA has been harsher with private schools versus public schools. Examples USC and SMU

Da U be private. Banhammer.

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