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The UNC Decision:  What Happened?
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The UNC Decision: What Happened?

October 16th, 2017 | by Dan Matheson
In August when the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill appeared before the NCAA Committee on Infractions (COI) to defend itself against allegations of NCAA violations involving “academic irregularities,” I predicted...
The UNC Infractions Case:  Answering Readers’ Questions
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The UNC Infractions Case: Answering Readers’ Questions

September 6th, 2017 | by Dan Matheson
I recently analyzed the NCAA infractions case against the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and predicted the penalties handed down by the NCAA Committee on Infractions (COI) will end up being lighter than expected by...
Will The Death Penalty Be Resurrected For UNC?
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Will The Death Penalty Be Resurrected For UNC?

April 12th, 2017 | by Matthew Monte
“For the things that happened in North Carolina, it’s abysmal. I would think that this would lead to the implementation of the death penalty by the NCAA. But I’m not in charge of that.” Harsh words from...
Attendance Issues Continue To Mire Even The Bluebloods Of College Basketball
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Attendance Issues Continue To Mire Even The Bluebloods Of College Basketball

January 3rd, 2017 | by Javier Morales
Two of college basketball’s most storied programs are helpless with fan bases that are not up to par with their blueblood status. This assertion is coming not from an outsider’s point of view. Those who are part of...
Could The Latest Challenge From UNC Spell Doom For The NCAA
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Could The Latest Challenge From UNC Spell Doom For The NCAA

August 10th, 2016 | by Javier Morales
These are troubling times for the NCAA. In the span of a week, the news wire has included stories of North Carolina challenging the NCAA’s power to have jurisdiction over academic improprieties, a federal judge ruling that...
CHEATED: Our Response To The UNC Scandal And Beyond, Part 2
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CHEATED: Our Response To The UNC Scandal And Beyond, Part 2

October 27th, 2015 | by Karen Gross
This article is is a continuation from a post last week. The original article can be found here.   Suppose we change the eligibility rules for college athletes in the moneyed sports.  Instead of having not had the current...
CHEATED: Our Response To The UNC Scandal And Beyond, Part 1
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CHEATED: Our Response To The UNC Scandal And Beyond, Part 1

October 20th, 2015 | by Karen Gross
I recently completed Jay Smith and Mary Willingham’s relatively new book, Cheated: The UNC Scandal, the Education of Athletes, and the Future of Big-Time College Sports (2015). Well, it is quite the read. Even if only half of...
The NCAA Denies All Responsibility For Academic Fraud
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The NCAA Denies All Responsibility For Academic Fraud

March 31st, 2015 | by Jeff Troxclair
Earlier this month, buried beneath the start of the conference basketball tournaments and the onset of its most anticipated, and profitable, event – the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament – the NCAA once again took the...