Posted by Laura Keeley on March 24, 2014
If you’re familiar with the News & Observer at all, you’re most likely aware that my colleague, Dan Kane, has exhaustively reported on the academic scandal at North Carolina, the one with fraudulent no-show classes designed to keep athletes eligible. I’m not going to rehash his work— check out this landing page if you need an introduction or a refresher.
Living in this area makes it easy to stare at the tree and miss the forest—UNC is not the only school that has compromised its academic standards in attempts to keep athletes eligible. In reality, there is a nationwide failure to properly educate the athletes colleges have recruited for athletic purposes.
HBO’s Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel will tackle this issue Tuesday night at 10 p.m. in approximately a 14-minute segment titled Gaming the Sys tem, a look at NCAA student-athlete academic reform ( watch the trailer here). Yes, UNC is included. But so are several other prominent schools, too.
Posted on March 21, 2014
Replay our updates and commentary from the NC Central Eagles taking on the Iowa State Cyclones in the NCAA nightcap at AT&T Center in San Antonio.
Posted on March 16, 2014
Duke, UNC, NC State, NCCU? Is your team in the NCAAs? Where are they headed? Follow Selection Sunday with our gathering of Twitter updates and commentary.
Posted on March 15, 2014
Replay the action with our updates, commentary and photos from the Duke Blue Devils facing the NC State Wolfpack in the second ACC semifinal at the Greensboro Coliseum.
Posted by Luke DeCock - staff columnist on March 11, 2014
The ACC and Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association do not disclose individual ballots in all-ACC voting, which is baffling. No one should be voting who isn't willing to stand behind their ballot. Here's mine, with explanations for some of my decisions.