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UNC and the Wainstein report: our stories

The paper classes at UNC declined in all sports over a number of years but rose in football after the coaching staff was warned of Deborah Crowder’s retirement.
The paper classes at UNC declined in all sports over a number of years but rose in football after the coaching staff was warned of Deborah Crowder’s retirement. Robert Willett -- rwillett@newsobserver.com

The long-awaited Wainstein report came out on Wednesday, bringing an end to a long independent investigation into paper classes in North Carolina's African Studies Department, classes that helped keep athletes eligible and served as GPA boosters for athletes and non-athletes alike.

Here's our collection of all of our stories on Wainstein's findings:

UNC Chancellor Carol Folt says a long-running system of no-show classes pushed by academic counselors was “an inexcusable betrayal of our values.”

There were no shortage of questions about what Roy Williams knew about all of this, and to what extent the basketball program was involved in the paper classes. Here's a story answering some of those.

From columnist Luke DeCock, some perspective on – finally – having some real answers about what actually happened and how it happened.

Outside of Deborah Crowder and Julius Nyang'oro – and maybe even including them – did anyone look worse in this mess than Jan Boxill, who requested a grade from Crowder for a women's basketball player Boxill counseled?

There was a sense of panic among in the football team's academic counselors when it became clear that Crowder was retiring.

The Wainstein report brings a sense of closure but the NCAA investigation has yet to conclude. What can we expect from it?

A frequently-asked-questions, of sorts, about the Wainstein report and what it entails.

Cynthia Reynolds, who oversaw tutoring of football players from 2002-2010 threatened to call the police on Wainstein when he asked repeatedly for an interview. She also told Crowder what grades various football players needed in her paper classes.

More to come.

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