UNC-CH is in the midst of an NCAA investigation into a system of fake classes taken by thousands of students, roughly half of them athletes, that spanned three decades. As the university awaits its punishment, the News & Observer explains how the 'public ivy' got here.
UNC academic scandal explained
Wainstein discusses lack of evidence regarding UNC basketball player Rashad McCants
Mary Willingham and Jay Smith on UNC academic fraud
Agent pleads guilty to giving money to UNC football players
Agent sentenced after pleading guilty to giving money to UNC football players
Roy Williams on NCAA allegations: I know we did nothing wrong
UNC system president Spellings refuses to release Nyang'oro interview transcripts
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
Mitchell: 'They didn't know how to investigate'
Bissette: 'After Wainstein, I didn't know what else we could possibly do'
Thorp says UNC will put academic standards in place that will be 'national news'
Mitchell talks about being accused of being a mole for The News & Observer
Terry Watson, who was charged with 13 counts of of athlete agent inducement involving UNC football players, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 30 months of probation and a $5000 fine and was banned from any connection to sports agency during his probation.
Terry Watson is sentenced to 30 months of probation and banned from doing any work in connection with sports agency during that time. Watson acknowledged giving nearly $24,000 to former UNC football players Greg Little, Marvin Austin and Robert Quinn to get them to sign with his agency while they still were college players with the UNC Tar Heels. In his deal with prosecutors, Jones acknowledges that he provided $725 to Quinn in an attempt to get him to sign with Watson.
North Carolina head coach Roy Williams talks about the allegations against UNC during press conference Sunday, April 2, 2017, before the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship national championship game at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ.
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.
Investigator Kenneth Wainstein describes a lack of oversight by UNC while outlining his investigation into academic issues and athletics. Wainstein was presenting his findings during a 2014 press conference held by UNC.
VIDEO: Smith talks about the effectiveness of dozens of reforms UNC has introduced in the wake of the scandal and his reform group's unsuccessful efforts to obtain data from UNC officials to track the academics of special-admit athletes.
During an interview with News & Observer reporters, then-UNC chancellor Holden Thorp says UNC will raise academic standards for athletes and make changes that will make national news and that academics will come first.