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Hey UNC Banner-Chasers and Accreditation-Revokers, Sit Down and Shut Up

To the Banner-Chasers and the Accreditation-Revokers, I have a plea from all of us who are concerned about the academic fraud: “Sit down and shut up!” This issue is too important for hyperbole from the sports media, higher education leaders, or holier-than-thou critics. Let’s rationally examine the issues involved, the culture that supported them, and address needed reforms. (Higher Ed Professor)

Ex-UNC chancellor Moeser: Wainstein report 'shocking'

The former chancellor at UNC during the academic scandal said Monday he was shocked by what investigator Kenneth Wainstein found. Wainstein delivered his report Wednesday in Chapel Hill, detailing problems that stretched over 19 years. James Moeser was chancellor at Carolina from 2000 through 2008 and said what Wainstein found "was shocking to me." (WNCN)

Emmert calls North Carolina report 'troubling'

NCAA President Mark Emmert says the findings of a report into alleged academic fraud at the University of North Carolina are ''deeply troubling'' and ''absolutely disturbing.'' The 20-minute interview with The Associated Press marked the first time he has commented publicly since Kenneth Wainstein's report was released last Wednesday. (Yahoo! Sports)

Wainstein report renews student-athlete pay debate

The findings of an independent investigation into an academic scandal at UNC is renewing the debate over whether student-athletes should receive compensation beyond scholarships. ESPN commentator, and Charlotte attorney, Jay Bilas, told WNCN on Sunday the scandal "further points out the fact that this game is about money and education has suffered from that." (WNCN)

Video: Kenneth Weinstein interview

Gwen Ifill talks to former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein about the investigation that unearthed the fraud and why it lasted so long. (PBS)

Butch Davis, Mack Brown address UNC scandal

Former North Carolina football coaches Butch Davis and Mack Brown both vehemently denied any knowledge or involvement in the academic fraud scandal at UNC. Davis and Brown both spoke on the issue for the first time in an interview Saturday that aired at halftime of ESPN2's Rutgers at Nebraska game. Both Davis and Brown are ESPN analysts. (ESPN.com)

Vikings' Jabari Price, a UNC graduate, 'shocked' at academic findings

Vikings cornerback and UNC graduate Jabari Price said he was "shocked'' when an independent investigator released a report this week that many athletes had taken fake "paper classes'' over the past 18 years to remain eligible at the school. Price played for the Tar Heels from 2010-13. He said Friday he never knew anything about such classes until having read media reports. (St. Paul Pioneer Press)

The Seemers and the Schemers: The Wainstein Report and UNC’s Repeat Performance

I sat in the room with my husband, John Shoop (the Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach at UNC from 2007-2011), when he was interviewed by Jay Joseph, one of the attorneys on the Wainstein team a few months ago. The testimony that is printed in the report attributed to John is only a fraction of what he actually said. And some very important things were redacted from his account. (Rev. Marcia Mount Shoop, Ph.D.)

Cunningham: There is a lot of work ahead of us (audio)

University of North Carolina Athletic Direct Bubba Cunningham joined Adam and Joe to discuss the results of the Wainstein Report. Cunningham said, "the length and number of classes probably surprised me the most." (WRAL Sports Fan)

Another way at UNC

The eight-month investigation by Kenneth Wainstein found, as did seven previous investigations, that the bogus courses were not created to keep athletes eligible, and that coaches at UNC did not steer athletes in need of a parachute toward those classes — a narrative that has been pushed by major media in this state, both implicitly and explicitly. That doesn’t allow UNC athletics to wiggle of the hook. (The Robesonian)

Art’s Angle: You Know Who You Are

The Wainstein report is filled with testimony from people who knew enough to blow a whistle and others who were so uninformed or uncaring that, when asked, they said Crowder was a faculty professor. How can that possibly happen, Mr. Chancellor, Mr. Athletic Director, Mr. or Ms. Dean; Professor, Teaching Assistant, Academic Advisor, Tutor or anyone hanging around long enough to smell something fishy? (Chapelboro.com)

Thursday Q-and-A with UNC athletics director Bubba Cunningham

Bubba Cunningham: "After the press conference, we had an open forum with faculty, staff and students. We also had a meeting with head coaches. We had a meeting with student-athletes. We had a meeting with staff. We've tried to be as available as possible for people to ask questions and try to understand what the implications are for the institution and for them personally." (Fayetteville Observer)

Everett Withers Responds To UNC Academic Fraud Report

James Madison football head coach Everett Withers responded to a University of North Carolina report regarding the school's academic fraud on Thursday night. "In a report issued yesterday by UNC's outside counsel, it was stated that I was unwilling to participate in their investigation. This is simply not true," Withers wrote. (WHSV.com)

The UNC fake class investigation and the ‘myth’ of the student-athlete

Student-athletes gliding through school unencumbered by academic rigor is an issue often reported, but one that persists at numerous institutions. It represents another way that universities take advantage of their student-athletes. Not only are athletes forbidden from profiting from the lucrative sports in which they participate, but they’re sometimes guided into courses that don’t prepare them for a life outside sports. (Washington Post)

Honest Shame

College sports produce collective emotions. That’s one of the main reasons they are so popular and attract such committed, loyal followers. The collective emotion Tar Heel fans are feeling this week is shame. And while what happened at the University of North Carolina over a stunningly prolonged period was not okay, it is okay to feel and express shame that it happened. (Inside Carolina)

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