Regarding the Feb. 5 sports article “ Fedora says competitors ripped UNC”: UNC football coach Larry Fedora noted other recruiters were ripping UNC rather than discussing the merits of their own programs.
I would suggest that advisers to skilled high school student-athletes would have been delinquent in their duties if they had not reminded the students that the NCAA has yet to notify UNC of the sanctions it will impose because of the university’s use of bogus classes to keep recent skilled athletes academically eligible. Should those sanctions restrict UNC’s bowl eligibility, the NCAA will punish the innocent students rather than the adults employed by the university who should be acting like de facto parents. Remember what happened at Penn State.
That UNC had a good recruiting year said something about the persuasiveness of its recruiters. I hope the students and their parents know more about the risks than the rest of us do.
Anthony Waraksa, Durham