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UNC's slow-moving football scandal has its roots in decisions made 60 years ago

Fast-forward nearly 60 years, and one can easily see that the basic tension—or contradiction—at the heart of the ACC has yet to be resolved. The founding ACC presidents, at least in the Big Four, wanted to have big-time sports and the "cathartic" benefits they bring, without compromising the academic mission of their universities. Today's college presidents say much the same thing, but fewer people are inclined to believe them. (Independent Weekly)


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