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ACC commish John Swofford saw no red flags during UNC tenure

  Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford said Wednesday there were no red flags indicating academic fraud was being missed or ignored at North Carolina while he was the school's athletic director. Swofford made the comments at the league's basketball media day, a week after an outside investigation detailed wide-ranging fraud in a UNC academic department popular...
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Swofford: No academic fraud concerns while at UNC

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford said Wednesday there were no red flags indicating academic fraud was being missed or ignored at North Carolina while he was the school's athletic director. Swofford made the comments at the league's basketball media day, a week after an outside investigation detailed wide-ranging fraud in a UNC academic...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina, Swofford under siege during academic probe

CHARLOTTE - In the irony of ironies, North Carolina junior point guard Marcus Paige had his ACC Operation Basketball availability moved back six hours since it conflicted with a political science exam Wednesday morning.

North Carolina’s Marcus Paige Scouting Video

See scouting video of North Carolina’s junior point guard, Marcus Paige, from Draft Express. [Draft Express] The post North Carolina’s Marcus Paige Scouting Video appeared first on Diehardsport.
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Roy Williams: Academic case 'a pain'

The specter of another NCAA probe has taken its toll on North Carolina coach Roy Williams. "If this were my first 16 months of coaching, you wouldn't see a 17th month," Williams said. "It's been a pain in the rear end, but I believe in this university. Nobody knows what's going to happen with the NCAA, but I feel strongly, strongly that we did things the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Academic fraud at North Carolina

The debacle in North Carolina poses a real problem for the NCAA. The North Carolina basketball program is one of the premier brands in college basketball, but the NCAA makes billions with the NCAA Tournament. The NCAA slammed Ohio State and USC over tattoos and improper benefits, but here we have a situation where football players, basketball players and other athletes were funneled...
Via The Scores Report
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The 10 Easiest Classes for North Carolina Athletes

Term Paper Writing 405 Requirements: Students must write the word “term” on a piece of paper and give it to their professor by the end of the semester. Sham Class Design 110 Requirements: Students take 10 minutes to design a sham college-level class that would allow student-athletes to receive three easy credits. Light Blue and Argyle In Society 310 Requirements: Students...
Via Sports Pickle
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Results Of Probe Into North Carolina Shows Number Of Athletes Took Controversial ‘Paper Classes’

The results of the probe into the University of North Carolina academics were announced today, and it did not do the school’s athletic department any favors. The probe revealed that 3,100 students out of a total 97,600 that were enrolled at UNC from 1993 to 2011 took the school’s controversial “paper classes,” with nearly half of those students being athletes, namely football...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: UNC’s Larry Fedora Gives Inspiring Post-Game Speech, Tar Heels Celebrate Win Over Georgia Tech

UNC, one of the preseason favorites to win the ACC Coastal Division, had another very slow start to its season, but if its upset of Georgia Tech is any indication, the Tar Heels may still have time to rebound and get into the race. UNC, which entered the game 2-4, knocked off the then 5-1 Yellow Jackets at home 48-43, the program’s first win since a September 6 game against San...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The North Carolina Hangover

Notre Dame’s 50-43 victory over North Carolina was like nothing we have seen before from this Irish team. A fully full on shootout- and in Notre Dame Stadium no less. North Carolina is not a good football team, yet Brian Kelly had warned everyone that the Tar Heels had some athletes and this would be exciting. I’m not sure anyone really took that to heart until Saturday afternoon...
Via Subway Domer
16 days ago  |  Discuss

College Basketball 2014-15: North Carolina Tar Heels Team Preview

College basketball season is creeping up fast, and Athlon Sports is counting down to Midnight Madness and the start of practice on Oct. 17. ...
Via Athlon Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: North Carolina’s Field Looks Awesome For Military Appreciation Day

It’s Military Appreciation Day for the North Carolina football program Saturday.  That means the Tar Heels will be wearing special camouflage helmets for their contest against Virginia Tech. It also means the field at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill, North Carolina has a red, white and blue theme. Check it out:  Field painted up for Military Appreciation Day in Kenan. #GoHeelsGoAmerica...
Via College Spun
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: North Carolina’s Wearing A Camouflage-Themed Helmet Against VT For Military Appreciation Day

The North Carolina football team is in need of a win, desperately. So too, though, is Virginia Tech.  The two ACC programs will meet on the field this Saturday in Chapel Hill. North Carolina, 2-2, is coming off back-to-back losses to East Carolina and Clemson. Virginia Tech, 3-2, defeated Western Michigan last Saturday following two consecutive losses to Georgia Tech and ECU. ...
Via College Spun
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: North Carolina Football’s Helmet Will Feature A 3D ACC Logo, New State Decal

The North Carolina football program begins its 2014 season this Saturday, when the Tar Heels take on Liberty at 6 p.m. E.T.  North Carolina will start its new campaign with slightly different looking helmets. The Tar Heels have made a couple minor changes to its lids, as North Carolina’s helmet will now feature a 3D ACC logo at the top of the face mask and a new North Carolina...
Via College Spun
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

North Carolina Academic Scandal Growing Uglier by the Day

North Carolina could be in serious trouble soon in light of recent allegations from former Tar Heels forward Rashad McCants that he took fake class to stay eligible while at UNC. In an interview with ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” with Andy Kaz, McCants reiterated his accusations of tutors writing papers and players receiving high grades in classes where they were never required...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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