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post Mar 1 2014, 12:29 PM
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Analysis: The sentiment of the discussion, that spans over 2 days, is negative. The discussion is quite engaging and quite controversial. The users DevilDJ, Dread, Lee Corso, Pookie, were particularly engaged. It got people interested in the discussion. We find the discussion interesting and original.

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How tha fuk does Pookie's azz get 1st Place?!?!?! It's MY thread , fer cryin' out!!!!! laugh.gif

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post Mar 1 2014, 08:25 PM
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SUCK IT BYTCH. YOU BETTA RECOGNIZE!!!!!




































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post Mar 1 2014, 08:42 PM
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you get a gold star for the academic fraud thread, so there's that....
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post Mar 3 2014, 09:27 AM
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you get a gold star for the academic fraud thread, so there's that....

I demand a recount! laugh.gif
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post Mar 13 2014, 10:32 PM
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HBO crawls some unx azz. Ready for your close-up , holes...? laugh.gif

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post Mar 14 2014, 08:19 AM
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Is that Bernnie Goldberg with Ms. Willingham?

Shits about to get real. He needs to get her on O'Reilly.

Just did a screen cap and posted it on my fake facebook page

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post Mar 24 2014, 09:41 AM
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Former unc player Michael McAdoo ties counselors to no-show classes

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A key unc football player in the NCAA’s investigation into improper benefits says he was led by academic counselors to four no-show classes and that the academic environment for athletes at the university was “a scam.”

Michael McAdoo was kicked off the Tar Heel football team in 2010 because of violations related to having a tutor do improper work on three term papers. When he sued to get back on a year later, claiming a breach of contract, the university fought back: It had kept him on his athletic scholarship.

Indeed, he said, he was in a class – AFAM 280: Blacks in North carolina. It, too, like the three tied up in the NCAA investigation, never met. It was a no-show class, one that has led to a fraud charge against Julius Nyang’oro, the former African and Afro-American Studies chairman who was supposed to teach it. The class was filled with football players.

“They pretty much put me in that class,” McAdoo said of the counselors in the Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes. “They pretty much told me ... that I might want to consider that class and I really don’t have much time to think about it, so (I might) want to take that class while it was available.”

That class, and more than 200 others that are now either confirmed or suspected of having never met, are now being used as evidence in a lawsuit by attorneys representing college athletes who want a cut of the revenues when their names, images and likenesses are sold by universities.

The athletes are using the case to contest the NCAA’s claim that the athletes were getting a meaningful education in exchange for helping universities and the NCAA make millions of dollars from their exploits on the football field or basketball court.

This week, Mary Willingham, the unc learning specialist who blew the whistle on the lecture-style classes that never met, was named as a witness for the attorneys representing current and former college athletes in a class-action suit against the NCAA. The lawsuit is commonly known as the O’Bannon case, after former UCLA basketball star Ed O’Bannon. He sued after seeing his likeness being used in EA sports video games without being paid.

Willingham filed a seven-page “declaration” of support for the athletes in U.S. District Court in Oakland, Calif., this week. In her filing, she refers to her research on reading levels that created a national storm when CNN recently publicized it as part of a story on the academic preparedness of athletes in Division I college sports programs.

She had been talking about her research in emails to unc officials and in a presentation at the university for several months prior to CNN’s report.

According to her court statement, that research found that of 182 athletes screened between 2005 and 2012, about 60 percent had reading scores at fourth- to eighth-grade levels, while about 10 percent were “functionally illiterate.”

Willingham’s filing offers additional details about the academic performance of football players. She said members of this past season’s team that won the 2013 Belk Bowl took “an inordinate” number of drama classes at unc, though none had a major or minor in that field of study. They are within the school’s Department of Communication Studies, a popular major for athletes.

“They took those classes only because they are historically passable,” she wrote.

unc officials have contended the classes were not created to specifically benefit athletes because nonathletes were also enrolled and everyone received the same high grades.

McAdoo, in a phone interview Wednesday, said Beth Bridger, a former counselor for football players in the academic support program for athletes, steered him to the no-show classes. Bridger left the university several months ago and has not responded to requests for comment.

He said the counselors told the athletes they were supposed to pick their classes, but then the counselors would give them a list of classes they should take. They were all classes that counselors knew the athletes could pass, he said.

McAdoo said he was put in his first no-show class the spring semester of his freshman year. He said counselors told him, “it’s pretty much a class that you take just to get your GPA up.”

McAdoo said he never received anything less than an A-minus in the classes until he got in trouble when the university and the NCAA found that he had asked someone he thought was still a tutor to help with his footnoting and bibliography. That was for a no-show class that was supposed to teach him intermediate Swahili.

When he made the paper public as part of his lawsuit, rival N.C. State fans found numerous examples of plagiarism. The fact that it wasn’t caught by anyone in the university or the NCAA was the first clue of the no-show classes.

The NCAA violations cost him two years of eligibility at unc. He was signed by the Baltimore Ravens as a hardship case, making the league minimum, but was later cut. He is now playing for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the Canadian Football League but hopes to sign on with an NFL team next season. He did not graduate.

“I felt like I was done wrong,” McAdoo said of his time at unc. “The university didn’t stand up; they didn’t have my back. They said academics is the first thing they were going to push – ‘You are going to do academics and then play sports.’ But come to find out it just felt like it was all a scam.”

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post Mar 24 2014, 04:24 PM
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Beth Bridger is now officially outed.

Of course WaffleIron outed her 3 years ago and was laughed off PP.
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post Mar 25 2014, 11:33 PM
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Two unc football players talk about academic fraud on HBO, ESPN

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Two more football players say in national cable TV reports today that unc-Chapel Hill’s tutoring program for athletes steered them to suspect classes to help keep them eligible to play sports.

Deunta Williams, a former defensive back, said he and other football players took no-show classes within the African studies department that were advertised as lecture-style classes but actually never met and only required a paper at the end. Grades were typically good. Bryon Bishop said he was steered to African studies when he showed up at the university because it had plenty of easy classes.

Williams spoke on ESPN’s Outside The Lines program Tuesday afternoon, while Bishop is featured in an HBO Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel report that begins airing Tuesday at 10 p.m. Michael McAdoo, another former unc football player who previously spoke to The News & Observer and The New York Times about the classes, is also on the HBO report.

Williams has given numerous interviews since he received a four-game suspension during the NCAA’s investigation into improper financial benefits from agents and others nearly four years ago. While he’s been critical of other ways in which athletic demands impeded academic opportunities for athletes, this is the first time he has acknowledged being in the no-show classes.

He told ESPN that the no-shows were a crutch for the tutoring program and for coaches who wanted to keep football players on the field.

“I think the coaches knew enough to understand what was going on,” Williams said. “I think they knew about the system itself, and if a guy was in trouble the immediate response was, ‘Why not put him in a paper class where he can receive help, get an A or a B out of this class for writing a good paper.’”

Bishop graduated with a degree in African studies. He told HBO that he was steered to that major when he entered the university.

He said advisers told him to take the classes because they were easy. “To stay on course for graduation, you need to take these courses,” he recalled them saying.

HBO reports Bishop is working a low-skill job for a drug treatment facility.

“You can’t see the things that’s going on in the system until it’s over with, until it’s too late and I’m pretty much facing that now,” he said.

The HBO report also looks into academic integrity questions at the University of Memphis and Oklahoma University.

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post Mar 28 2014, 09:54 PM
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Two former hole fball players ( Wilson,Reddick ) shetting on Deunta for telling the truth. Couple of jerk-off unx fans chime in too. "R Dot K Dot C" is an alum. His posting style would lead ya to believe he played ball there. He didn't. He's just an azzwipe alum. Reddick , btw , cheated on his entrance exams to gain admittance to unx. Ironic...?
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EJ Wilson ‏@EjfrmVA

Man people out here yelling Tar Heel Born, Tar Heel Bred but selling out people who tried to help em for face time

Kevin Reddick ‏@kev_red52

@EjfrmVA boy u said that smh

EJ Wilson ‏@EjfrmVA

@kev_red52 I just couldn't believe it bruh. We all know what those classes were about smdh

Kevin Reddick ‏@kev_red52

@EjfrmVA exactly man cats have no chill

EJ Wilson ‏@EjfrmVA

@kev_red52 at all. Guess when we broke it down to family everybody didn't mean it

Travis Harris ‏@travisjharris

@EjfrmVA Deunta sold out man

EJ Wilson ‏@EjfrmVA

@travisjharris without a doubt

Travis Harris ‏@travisjharris

@EjfrmVA wonder if he got paid? I always liked him too. This hurts man.

R Dot K Dot C ‏@ChuckyCash714

I know way too many athletes that busted their tails to get where they are today. Whether they r in the league or doing other things.

EJ Wilson ‏@EjfrmVA

AMEN! “@mynameisclay: But this really sucks for the countless carolina athletes that did their thing in the classroom.” But none of us are being interviewed. I lettered 4 years at unc and left with a legit major and minor and was drafted into the NFl like many of my other teammates. I lettered 4 years at unc and left with a legit major and minor and was drafted into the NFl like many of my other teammates as opposed to bitter athletes who cared nothing about academics until they figured they could get on tv. I wish they would have interviewed people who were actually there to get an education. Ok I'm done with my rant…i think. And I have nothing against Mary Williingham because she is honestly a great person who did nothing but try to help us while she worked at unc.

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@EjfrmVA Maybe so, but she publicized data and test scores against federal law while impugning the character of all unc student athletes.

EJ Wilson ‏@EjfrmVA

@johnneick Yeah I'm not saying what she did was right but I hold no grudge with her because I know what type of person she is

R Dot K Dot C ‏@ChuckyCash714

In some cases even brothers for life. And you decide that because you slacked off and took a short cut and it didn't work. It's just sad. At the end of the day you go to battle with these folks. You drink with these folks. These are friends for life. It's a shame that those folks are going to be buried by the folks who are upset with the cards they were dealt and NOW want change.

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post Mar 29 2014, 08:10 PM
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laugh.gif laugh.gif Reddick commenting on academics. CLASSIC! laugh.gif laugh.gif

Reddick was admitted to unc, attendended unc and then went back to HS. lol
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post Apr 3 2014, 11:37 PM
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Northwestern lawsuit fuels athletics debate at unc, nationwide

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unc student-athletes made their voices heard at the Board of Trustees meeting last week , sharing their views on the controversy around unc’s balance between athletics and academics.

Recently, a ruling from Chicago gave Northwestern University student-athletes a different platform to speak from.

Last Wednesday, a regional office of the National Labor Relations Board recognized Northwestern University football players as employees with a right to unionize — a decision that Northwestern officials vowed to appeal.

The ruling, the first of its kind, states that scholarship football players are employees under federal labor laws.

The board’s regional director, Peter Sung Ohr, determined athletes had the right to unionize based on several factors. He said players spent 50-60 hours per week on football in the summer, which is more than most full-time employees.

They also performed services by playing in games and practicing during the week, and received compensation in the form of a scholarship, he said, and the players’ lives were monitored by the coaches off the field.

And the implications of this decision add to the conversation of what athletics both at unc and nationwide should look like.

Sophomore unc football player Landon Turner said the ruling can benefit athletes because it gives them an outlet for expression.

“I think it’s great to have a voice. I think that’s something that’s kind of lacking in college football and basketball right now,” Turner said.

Whether or not this decision will eventually have an impact on student-athletes at public universities like unc is still unclear because the board only makes decisions for private universities. North carolina is also a right-to-work state.

Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham said he was surprised by the decision and sees unc student-athletes as students, not employees.

At the heart of the story, he said, is that student-athletes want a stronger voice. He said the main concern unc athletes have mentioned to him is managing time, not deserving pay.

“That’s not their No. 1 driver. It’s certainly in their top five, but it’s not their No. 1 driver,” Cunningham said.


He said his top priorities for changes at unc and at the NCAA level include reconsidering the 20-hour weekly athletic activity limit , better medical care and the appropriate allocation of revenues generated from sports teams.

“Personally, I don’t think (the appropriate allocation is) in direct compensation to the student. But I think providing education and opportunities to play is where we should spend our money,” he said.

Jeremy Sprinkle , spokesman for North carolina’s chapter of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations , said the ability for student-athletes to have an organized voice through unionization is crucial.

“If they had an organized voice in how their athletic program was run, it’s possible that there wouldn’t be the academic scandals that there have been in the athletics program at unc-Chapel Hill,” he said.

Sprinkle said athletes generate wealth for conferences yet do not have a platform that advocates for their interests.

But Barbara Osborne , a unc professor who has specialized in legal issues surrounding athletics, said athletes have a voice through things like the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, an ACC student-run organization, and team captains.

“It would be foolish for football players to vote to unionize. Because what football players would get as employees is probably far less than they already get now,” Osborne said.

unc tax law professor Gregg Polsky said if future student-athletes’ scholarships are legally tied to their athletic performance, their scholarships would be subject to federal and state income taxes and federal employment taxes.

Osborne also said the ruling had some inconsistencies.

She said if nonscholarship athletes are putting in the same work as scholarship football players without compensation, the NLRB should have a problem with that, but the ruling didn’t mention it.

For some, the answer to logistical questions won’t come soon enough.

Amy Perko , the executive director of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics , said there is no time to wait for the union decision to play out in the courts.

“The commission doesn’t believe we have years to wait on some of the changes that do need to be made to treat athletes more fairly,” she said.

She said University leaders and the NCAA both have the ability to make changes more quickly, including reducing the time athletes spend on sports and changing the way athletic profits are spent.

Perko said $1 billion dollars will be made throughout the next six years for the athletic conferences by teams who win during March Madness.

“That is a ridiculous amount for winning for an association that claims education as its No. 1 priority.”

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IOW , unx players say the pay is fine. The hours , otoh , suk. laugh.gif
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post Apr 4 2014, 08:15 PM
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how are they not employees when you are paying them in guns, drugs, cash and hos????
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