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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)

Failures in oversight worsened UNC academic fraud

Wainstein's report notes school officials failed to act on their suspicions or specific concerns that came to their attention. It all added up to a series of missed chances to stop the fraud and instead allowed it to escalate. Accreditation questions are now facing the university. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' Commission on Colleges had placed the campus on its watch list until this summer. (Associated Press)

Coaches removed from academics, investigation finds

When asked Wednesday how involved he was in his players’ academics, UNC coach Larry Fedora said he was only focused on his next opponent. “I couldn’t tell you what one guy’s major is.“ Fedora’s answer helps explain how there were 963 enrollments of football players and 340 of basketball players in the fraudulent paper classes offered by UNC’s Department of African and Afro-American Studies between 1999-2009. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Expert: Fallout from NCAA scandal could hurt UNC in major ways

It appears the Wainstein report could possibly rewrite the history of UNC's storied basketball program. The report revealed the paper class scheme had been going on for nearly two decades. An expert who deals with the NCAA is suggesting the fallout could cost UNC a championship banner inside the Dean Dome. (ABC 11)

UNC offered fake classes for 18 years. But that's not the only academic scandal.

The scandal is bigger than athletics. Half the students enrolled in UNC's fake classes were not athletes. They were average, everyday students. What happened at UNC is an extreme symptom of a widespread problem: nobody outside colleges really knows what, or if, students are learning. Is a B in Sociology 101 at Wellesley, which is fighting grade inflation, the same as a B in Sociology 101 at Yale? (Vox.com)

On The Wainstein Report, The Media, The NCAA, And The Alma Mater

I am not blind to the issue and am certainly not proud of it, but I was fortunate enough to attend what I believe to be the greatest institution of higher learning on this planet. It has its warts as any place does, but the friends I made, how hard I worked, what I learned and the experiences I had shaped me as a person and are second to none. (Thrown Away To Worthy)

Campus shocked by former faculty chairwoman Jan Boxill's involvement in academic scandal

It’s the irony that hurts the most. The revelations in Kenneth Wainstein’s report that former faculty chairwoman and preeminent scholar on sports ethics Jan Boxill was responsible for funneling student-athletes into bogus paper classes and making sure they received the grade they would need to stay eligible was like a kick to the stomach for her friends and colleagues who relied on Boxill to help guide the University out of the maelstrom of academic impropriety. (Daily Tar Heel)

NCAA Up Next For UNC

The NCAA expressed little interest when University of Michigan psychology professor John Hagen taught 294 independent study courses with a heavy concentration of student-athletes (85 percent) from 2004-07, according to The Ann Arbor News. David Goldfield, a UNC Charlotte history professor and former NCAA Division I Academics Cabinet member, placed UNC’s scandal in a similar category. (Inside Carolina)

Source names 9 employees who will face disciplinary action

A person familiar with the matter has confirmed the names of nine people facing disciplinary action — including at least four terminations — after they were implicated in Wednesday's report from independent investigator Kenneth Wainstein. The person could not confirm whether each employee was terminated or facing other disciplinary action because of the University's policies on handling terminations. (Daily Tar Heel)

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