Regarding the Carolina’s Blind Side series: Thanks to Dan Kane for his diligence in covering the athletic scandal and academic fraud perpetuated by UNC-CH over the past two decades. State taxpayers deserve to know what’s going on at their flagship university.
Kane mentioned UNC-CH’s lawyered-up response to the NCAA’s Notice of Allegations: “The NCAA has no jurisdiction, because it has no say over the content and rigor of classes.” This is infuriating and an insult to the intelligence of the people UNC-CH claims to serve. It’s a distraction, sleight of hand ... a lie.
The issue is not the “content and rigor of classes.” This isn’t about “easy classes.” There were no classes! That’s the issue.
Before anyone can ever discuss any “content” or “rigor,” there must first be a class.
UNC-CH’s crime is that there were no syllabi, no instructors, no classrooms, no classes. At most the “student” turned in a “paper” often written by a tutor, often plagiarized, to a secretary who filed it without looking at it and assigned a grade. Eligibility maintained. Ask Rashad McCants: Dean’s List! Never went to class nor did any work. Just played ball and won championships. The Carolina Way.