UNC Scandal

UNC Scandal

How UNC basketball’s academic aide may be connected to bogus classes

In 2007, Eric Hoots forwarded ‘AFAM Papers’ to Deborah Crowder, architect of the system of bogus classes that benefited athletes, records show. He also majored in African studies, although that degree has been eliminated from his biographical sketch since his promotion to the basketball program’s director of player development.

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UNC appears before NCAA infractions committee panel

North Carolina appeared before an NCAA infractions committee panel Friday for a procedural hearing in the multi-year academic case. The meeting in Indianapolis was focused on several procedural arguments made by the school in a response five serious charges, including lack of institutional control.

Luke DeCock

Harsh words between UNC, NCAA signal new phase of scandal — DeCock

If UNC’s message could be boiled down to “get off my lawn,” the essence of the NCAA’s was “get over yourself,” dismissing North Carolina’s carefully crafted legal arguments while several times grumbling that the issues at hand involving jurisdiction and standing had already been addressed privately with the university. The all-too-obvious implication was that the NCAA saw UNC’s response as mere public posturing – and the NCAA was none too happy about that particular airing of dirty laundry.

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NCAA rejects UNC’s arguments about bogus classes

In newly released documents, the NCAA contends in its roughly 80-page response that a pattern of “willful violations” and a “blatant disregard” for NCAA regulations allow it to pursue a case beyond a four-year statute of limitations. The NCAA also said that the extent of the misconduct didn’t become known until Kenneth Wainstein’s investigation in 2014.

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UNC, NCAA will have procedural hearing on Oct. 28

An NCAA hearing will focus on UNC’s response to the amended notice of allegations it received from the NCAA amid an investigation into the scheme of fake African Studies courses that required little to no work. The hearing will not focus on “the merits or whether violations occurred,” according to an NCAA document released Friday.

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UNC system president Spellings refuses to release Nyang'oro interview transcripts

University of North Carolina system president Margaret Spellings refuses to release the transcripts of 2011 NCAA and UNC interviews with AFAM chairman Julius Nyang'oro and others involved in the academic scandal when asked by News and Observer reporter Dan Kane.
Chuck Liddy cliddy@newsobserver.com
UNC system president Spellings refuses to release Nyang'oro interview transcripts 0:39

UNC system president Spellings refuses to release Nyang'oro interview transcripts

Wainstein describes lack of oversight by UNC 2:31

Wainstein describes lack of oversight by UNC

Jay Smith, UNC-Chapel Hill history professor and outspoken critic of how UNC has handled the academic-athletic scandal 7:18

Jay Smith, UNC-Chapel Hill history professor and outspoken critic of how UNC has handled the academic-athletic scandal

Bissette: 'After Wainstein, I didn't know what else we could possibly do' 1:22

Bissette: 'After Wainstein, I didn't know what else we could possibly do'