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Academic scandal leads to more oversight by faculty committee

In light of the NCAA's investigation into UNC's athletic-academic scandal, UNC's Faculty Council is tasked with determining how academics and athletics at the University should interact going forward. Within the council is the faculty athletics committee, which recently announced new changes to the athletics department in light of the scandal. (Daily Tar Heel)

Closing the Book on The Great Unpleasantness

It’s been about 10 days since the NCAA Committee on Infractions released its findings that UNC would not be sanctioned by the organization for the AFAM paper classes scandal. The passage of time has allowed most of the molten-lava hot takes to cool enough to take a reasoned look at the ruling and its aftermath and to begin to bring this saga to an end. (Old North Blog)

The Graham Plan for Intercollegiate Athletics, 1935

UNC president Frank Porter Graham’s plan for intercollegiate athletics was developed by Graham and colleagues at a 1935 meeting of the National Association of State Colleges. It was intended to suppress corruption and de-emphasize the role of athletics in university life. It limited athletic recruiting, abolished athletic scholarships, and forbade post-season play. (UNC.edu)

Aerial Glimpse of UNC's Massive Construction Project

The giant UNC athletics construction project began in the spring of 2017 just after Carolina football's spring practice wrapped on Navy Field and other Olympic sports concluded for the season. The project is a large undertaking. North Carolina football is adding a state-of-the-art indoor facility with 120-yard synthetic field and two full outdoor practice fields. (Inside Carolina)

Accrediting agency won't reopen investigation into UNC academic scandal

The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the accrediting body for UNC, told WRAL News Monday that it had reviewed the NCAA's findings against UNC and did not find anything there that would prompt another investigation. Dr. Belle S. Wheelan, SACS president: "I have read the report and I find nothing in it to cause use to reopen the investigation." (WRAL.com)

NCAA follows own rules, accepts that UNC athletics didn’t break theirs

There is no way to accurately measure the damage done to the academic and athletic reputations of one of the nation’s most esteemed public universities, but we will minimize it by calling it Milky Way-like. How many times in the last five years did UNC get dragged through the cow pasture by television commentators during athletic events who depended on the reporting of others? (The Robesonian)

Chansky’s Notebook: Call It Time Served

Did UNC get off scot-free by the NCAA? Hardly. I know there is outrage in corners across North Carolina, and college athletics in general, by the NCAA’s decision not to sanction North Carolina because it could not prove any of its bylaws were violated. It’s funny how people who understand exactly what happened still think UNC should have been punished. (Chapelboro.com)

After UNC's exoneration, I’m done feeling ashamed

In the end, the mantra was adopted that UNC had to be punished athletically because that's the only way to properly make them feel pain. You wouldn't listen, and turned this into what you wanted, not what was right, so we were done being sorry. I'm proud of what the University has done to turn it around. It’s time for all of us to move on. (Tar Heel Blog)

David Glenn on NCAA-UNC: "The NCAA must point to specific by-laws"

On Friday, the NCAA made public its investigation into the long-running academic fraud scandal at North Carolina. The University suffered no major penalties; as the infractions panel could not conclude violations in the UNC case. David Glenn addressed why the ruling came down like this on The David Glenn Show later on Friday. (ACC Sports Journal)

If you think North Carolina got off easy, you need to see the bigger picture

In June 2015, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools announced it was placing UNC on a year’s probation, citing compliance violations in the areas of integrity, control of athletics, program content and other academic matters. For one of the nation’s top universities to have its accreditation placed under scrutiny is like having the bank threaten to foreclose on your home. (Sporting News)

UNC set to move past academic probe, not celebrating ruling

The long-running NCAA academic case has ended with UNC facing no penalty. Still, even with what had to be the best possible outcome — a weight being lifted that has loomed over the Chapel Hill campus for years — school officials greeted the news more with cautious relief than exuberance. "This isn't a time of celebration," chancellor Carol Folt said Friday. (Associated Press)

Sankey's Wainstein Report Play Comes Undone

Greg Sankey did not share his role in admitting the Wainstein Report into evidence with media on Friday, although he acknowledged UNC was right to question the report’s accuracy. Without the Wainstein Report to rely on or any applicable bylaws available to punish UNC, the COI hearing panel was unable to levy any sanctions against the school. (Inside Carolina)

NCAA Was Right to Not Levy a Heavy Punishment

I completely understand the NCAA’s decision. The job of the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions is not to be outraged or decide when something is morally wrong. The committee is supposed to determine if NCAA violations have occurred and then, what penalties should be administered. And if you look closely you can understand why the NCAA did what it did. (Sports Illustrated)

Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt on NCAA decision

Today, we received the decision from the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions in our case resulting from academic irregularities that ended more than six years ago. The hearing panel found no NCAA bylaw violations by the University. We believe this is the correct—and fair—outcome. I am grateful that this case has been decided and the University can continue to focus on delivering the best possible education to our students. (UNC.edu)

Infractions panel could not conclude academic violations in North Carolina case

A Division I Committee on Infractions hearing panel could not conclude that the University of North Carolina violated NCAA academic rules when it made available deficient Department of African and Afro-American Studies “paper courses” to the general student body, including student-athletes. The panel found two violations in this case – the former department chair and a former curriculum secretary failed to cooperate during the investigation. (NCAA.org)

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