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UNC and NCAA Covering up Academic Fraud?

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:42 pm

http://mobile.businessweek.com/articles ... ism#r=most

The recent criminal indictment of an African American studies scholar at the University of North Carolina sheds dismaying light on how big-time college sports corrupt academics.


UNC and the NCAA are trying to conceal that the fraud was specifically designed to pad the transcripts of varsity athletes. The News & Observer’s reporting shows a clear pattern of both the university and the National Collegiate Athletic Association attempting to deflect attention from the connection between Tar Heel athletics and the no-show Afro-Am courses.
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Re: UNC and NCAA Covering up Academic Fraud?

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:49 pm

Just read the article...wow.
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Re: UNC and NCAA Covering up Academic Fraud?

Postby skullman80 on Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:54 pm

I'd like to say this is suprising, but it's not. Probably happens alot of places. Just awful. It's all about $$$$ not about the kids education or anything like that.
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Re: UNC and NCAA Covering up Academic Fraud?

Postby columbia on Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:55 pm

I thought this was revealed several years ago.
Is the NCAA angle that's new?
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Re: UNC and NCAA Covering up Academic Fraud?

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:57 pm

columbia wrote:I thought this was revealed several years ago.
Is the NCAA angle that's new?

Yes.
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Re: UNC and NCAA Covering up Academic Fraud?

Postby columbia on Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:59 pm

Gotcha.

The NCAA is definitely a reflection of the integrity of its membership.
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Re: UNC and NCAA Covering up Academic Fraud?

Postby slappybrown on Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:33 pm

The NCAA is a traveshamockery
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Re: UNC and NCAA Covering up Academic Fraud?

Postby newarenanow on Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:35 pm

I thought this was old news?
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Re: UNC and NCAA Covering up Academic Fraud?

Postby slappybrown on Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:54 pm

Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:
columbia wrote:I thought this was revealed several years ago.
Is the NCAA angle that's new?

Yes.
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Re: UNC and NCAA Covering up Academic Fraud?

Postby DontToewsMeBro on Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:21 pm

This story has gotten surprisingly little media coverage.
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Re: UNC and NCAA Covering up Academic Fraud?

Postby ExPatriatePen on Sat Jan 04, 2014 7:30 am

While this type of thing occurs throughout the entire NCAA, the fact the story broke at an ACC school, a conference which purports to maintain only the highest academic standards, is amusing.
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Re: UNC and NCAA Covering up Academic Fraud?

Postby pressure=9Pa on Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:33 pm

I had a friend who got a C in his calculus class freshman year at a Big Ten school depsite attending less than 1/3 of the classes. He was 6'5", 320 pounds, and wore football T-shirts and jerseys a lot. He did not actually play on the football team, but the prof assumed he did.
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Re: UNC and NCAA Covering up Academic Fraud?

Postby dodint on Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:36 pm

College Football is academic fraud. But as long as the money keeps rolling, who cares, right?
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Re: UNC and NCAA Covering up Academic Fraud?

Postby Shyster on Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:03 pm

Personally, I've always assumed that any class or department with the word "studies" in its name is an academic fraud.
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Re: UNC and NCAA Covering up Academic Fraud?

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:30 pm

In a related story, some college athletes have a reading level equal to or lower than a 5th-grader.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/07/us/ncaa-a ... ?hpt=hp_t1
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Re: UNC and NCAA Covering up Academic Fraud?

Postby Dickie Dunn on Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:58 pm

Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:In a related story, some college athletes have a reading level equal to or lower than a 5th-grader.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/07/us/ncaa-a ... ?hpt=hp_t1


I remember this story http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/otl/news/story?id=4737281 from ESPN a few years ago. Antonio Cromartie (he of 12 kids with 8 women) was really the only named player in the piece. Functionally illiterate.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/12/13/chargers-cromartie-singled-out-in-espn-report-on-florida-state/
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Re: UNC and NCAA Covering up Academic Fraud?

Postby relantel on Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:57 pm

the NCAA didn't want to touch UNC with a 10 foot pole. Just another feather in their headdress of bumbling.
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Re: UNC and NCAA Covering up Academic Fraud?

Postby pensfan1989 on Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:47 am

We can't have kids selling the free stuff they get so they can pay their bills, but it's ok for student athletes to not be able to read.
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Re: UNC and NCAA Covering up Academic Fraud?

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:03 am

UNC: "We failed students for years"

http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/28/us/ncaa-a ... index.html

How in the hell did they not receive any sanctions?
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Re: UNC and NCAA Covering up Academic Fraud?

Postby DontToewsMeBro on Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:51 am

Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:UNC: "We failed students for years"

http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/28/us/ncaa-a ... index.html

How in the hell did they not receive any sanctions?


Because nobody cares about it.
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