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post Aug 23 2015, 05:43 PM
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Another thing...Bethel is fukked in the head. He positions himself as a defender of all the other tutors and "learning specialists" who Mary ( according to him! ) insulted by going public. What. The. Fuk? Mary ADMITTED she was one of those enablers. A crisis of conscience prompted her to blow the whistle. Thing is , if her partners in crime were/are so offended , where the fuk are they? B-Rad's sure as fuk runnin' his mouth. Why don't the rest do the same? We know why. At the very least , they're job-scared...


B-rad didn't even start working at unc until 2011. AFTER the scandal ended (supposedly). WTF WOULD HE KNOW ANYTHING THAT HAPPENED FROM 1993 UNTIL 2010??????? He was still attending college in Ohio when Marv tweeted.
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post Aug 23 2015, 08:02 PM
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First of all , unx IS a cult. I don't know what it is but once infected , the host is contaminated for life. Dauggie's brother...my own sister. One a lifelong State fan and the other could give 2 shets about sports. Both came in contact with the place and have never been the same. No reason B-Rad should be immune. Secondly , he's allowed unx to use him and he's become drunk off the attention and adulation he gets from their idiot fans. Think about it. He's a nobody doin' thankless work. Fuk , he sent an e-mail to Folt complaining about what unx was doing with regards to admitting and trying to keep these morons eligible. He fukking KNOWS they're cheating. They kick a few bucks his way and give 'im a spotlight. As pathetic as it is , the notoriety probably IS intoxicating. Awhile ago , he was anonymous. Now , he's a film auteur...a docu-maker. Michael Moore , eat your heart out. He's admitted he has an interest in film. On no other place on earth would he be able to even SNIFF what he's doing now if it wasn't for unx. Look at his alternative. He no longer works at unx. Heck , he's burned bridges there. Ya kiddin' me? A fukking "learning specialist" was allowed to publicly trash professors...tenured and otherwise. Even the academicians who signed that idiotic "move forward" document never shet on their fellow colleagues the way he did...and continues to do. He made a statement recently...something like , "if there's anything systemic going on it's a place that makes education an afterthought yada yada yada." Still placing blame squarely on the teachers. He ain't got a lot of friends there. Fuk , he's sellin' shoes! This ends and where does he go? Got a kid on the way too? He's a moron but unx has 'im by the balls. I think he really believes in what he's doin' but at this point it doesn't matter anyway. He's got no choice. Shet , how many schools wanna hire a guy who so willingly criticizes superiors and colleagues? This doesn't work out and he better get used to that gig at the mall. wink.gif
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post Aug 24 2015, 05:26 PM
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Will The NCAA Punish The University of North carolina? Past Situational Ethics say Otherwise

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While big-time intercollegiate athletics has its fair share of scandal virtually on a daily basis-see Steve Sarkisian and Baylor University for the topics du jour-the breadth and depth of the long-running athletic academic fraud scandal at one of our most prestigious Public Ivies, The University of North carolina, even shocks those of us that follow and research these types of things regularly.

To briefly recap, the athletic academic fraud at unc consisted of a “paper class” scheme that was developed in the African American Studies (AFAM) major by finding a soft spot in the curriculum, a few friendly faculty and staff, and an athletic department hell bent on keeping athletes eligible by any means necessary. Those means included many classes, some fully or mostly populated by unc athletes, which required little or no work.

This is the 10 cent version, but it gets better considering that unc was a school that held itself out as a paragon of virtue against intercollegiate athletic corruption by espousing the brand friendly “carolina Way”. It was discovered, only through the efforts of whistleblower and former athletic adviser, Mary Willingham, that athletic department advisers were actively involved in soliciting and even requesting that these classes be created to aid in athletic eligibility for several sports most notably Football, women’s basketball, women’s soccer and of course the storied Tar Heel men’s basketball program. Some of these papers were plagiarized and even graded by a department secretary whose love for the Tar Heel men’s basketball team was unparalled. The height of the hypocrisy was when a professor in the ethics department got involved by interceding in grades for athletes and altering an initial report to the NCAA to cast unc in the most positive light possible to prevent any further inquiry. I could go on–but you get the picture. I recommend checking into the Raleigh News & Observer website and articles written by the outstanding writer Dan Kane to get an in-depth overview.

This scandal was and is ugly. It will forever be a stain on one of our most notable public institutions and college sports overall. It has been called by many, including by my colleagues in The Drake Group, a consortium of faculty, staff, and others who are working toward academic integrity in athletics, the “worst academic fraud scandal in the history of college sports.” Despite all of this evidence, unc initially tried to paint this as an academic only scandal and not one the NCAA should get involved in because other students, although at a lower rate, received the same illicit benefits through the paper class system.

To me, it was sad to see the entire institution thrown under the bus to protect the athletic brand and it smacked of desperation. Amazingly, in the face of overwhelming evidence, the NCAA did not want any part of the unc case initially-which is no surprise as they will often try to dodge any problems at major athletic institutions because of the financial benefit to the organizations bottom line. In 2012, the NCAA declined to take action by accepting the academic only stance of the university and stated it was a “university matter.” To say that this did not raise the ire and suspicion of people like me who follow and critique this system is an understatement and the protest grew louder from the public and mainstream media.

Even though it is a truism that the NCAA attempts to leave curricular decisions to the institution, there is a two-step NCAA test that determines if there is academic fraud that would rise to an NCAA violation irrespective of institutional policy.

The test is

1) Did the fraud affect an athlete’s eligibility and

2) Did members of the staff (this means anyone-athletic or non-athletic) participate in it?

There is no caveat if other students received the same benefit specifically in a case like this one where it is highly unlikely that this extent of fraudulent classes would have been allowed to happen over an 18 year period but for the benefit to athletic eligibility. In the unc case, it is non-debatable that the fraud rises to the level of serious NCAA violations, but the NCAA still tried to stay out of it even in the face of extreme public pressure. It was not until the university itself decided to commission another investigation led by Kenneth Wainstein, a former general counsel for the FBI to ostensibly get to the bottom of what really happened, or to confirm what North carolina claimed all along-that it was exclusively an academic scandal that some athletes just happened to be involved in. In October 2015 with the release of the Wainstein Report, the details of the fraud and direct nexus to athletics became too clear and direct to ignore any longer. Simply put, the NCAA had to take action or get out of the enforcement business altogether. Better late than never, the NCAA announced it would return to unc only days after the release of the Wainstein report.

I am often asked why I have been so active in making sure that the NCAA at least investigates North carolina and not give them a pass for this egregious breach of conduct. I am not a graduate of a rival school. I have many friends that work for and attended unc along with being passionate Tar Heels. My issue is simple. It is about fairness. I have personally lived through and researched this process for over the past decade. I know the inner workings and many of the personalities involved. I was even invited to testify in front of the House sub-committee on the Constitution in 2004 (Congressional testimony More Congressional Testimony) to discuss the inequities and unfairness of NCAA investigations and sanctions.

I, and others, have found that the NCAA enforcement and infractions process is one of the most flawed and unfair quasi-judicial processes in existence. My personal experience includes experiencing two major NCAA investigations at Weber State and Marshall respectively-both including academic fraud issues. It is difficult to stomach other schools getting a pass for something that you were punished for. At Marshall we were raked over the coals by the NCAA Committee on Infractions for academic fraud violations that benefitted athlete’s and non-students similar to unc, but also on a much smaller scale since it included one class in one semester, yet Marshall suffered sanctions due to what the NCAA called academic fraud. I am a researcher and critic who desires answers to these simple questions. Why does one school get punished for similar violations, while others get sanctioned less, worse or many times not at all? The NCAA will claim that each case is unique and they don’t typically use precedent-of course until they do.

The only consistent thing about the NCAA enforcement and infractions process is its inconsistency. More incredulous is that it took tremendous public pressure just to get the NCAA to reinvestigate unc. Now the question is will unc actually be punished and sanctioned as they should, or will the NCAA try to give one of their very important institutions a free pass or a much less tougher road? This is a tough question to answer given past inconsistencies and I certainly have my doubts that unc will get sanctioned as they should in the form of lost titles, scholarships, post-season opportunities etc. Many will argue that the NCAA is fair and consistent, but the evidence says otherwise.

To empirically demonstrate that the critiques of the NCAA enforcement and infractions process are real with regard to selective enforcement and situational ethics, despite emphatic NCAA denials, I along with outstanding faculty members from the University of Oklahoma, Dr. Gerry Gurney and Dr. Eric Snyder performed an empirically based content analysis of past like NCAA infractions cases involving academic fraud. The article entitled NCAA Academic Fraud Cases and Historical Consistency: A Comparative Content Analysis appears in the August 2015 issue of the Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport. You can access the article for the next two weeks at this link.

We found that NCAA is very inconsistent in its rulings and certainly does often err on the side of caution when it has a case that involves a major Big 5 institution. In other words, we found selective enforcement and an appearance of favoritism toward certain schools. In cases where punishment was actually carried out on a Big 5 member, it was typically due to the media doing the work of exposing issues for the NCAA and the organization had no other choice but to implement sanctions.

It appears we have reached that point in the North carolina case. It is still an open question however if the Committee on Infractions will actually enforce and sanction unc using prior case precedent and standards, or if they will soft-pedal any punishment to continue to protect schools that significantly contribute to their bottom line. Only time will tell. We won’t hear what the NCAA decides until Spring 2016 at the earliest. Until then we are left the speculate what punishment might happen from an organization and process that has no clear direction or precedent that it operates from.

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post Aug 26 2015, 09:40 PM
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Hoping this kinda story (along with the Ridpath study ) will put some pressure on the NCAA. Let 'em know people are watching this...
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Study of past academic fraud cases suggests NCAA will go easy on unc

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Two prominent NCAA critics have published a study that suggests the association holds back on serious punishment for men’s basketball and football programs at top colleges when it comes to academic fraud.

David Ridpath, an Ohio University sports management professor, and Gerald Gurney, an Oklahoma University education professor, along with Eric Snyder, also an Oklahoma University education professor, reviewed academic fraud cases in Division I football and men’s basketball going back to 1990. They say the NCAA’s enforcement is inconsistent and reflects something known as “Fletcher’s Theory of Situational Ethics,” which speaks to decisions based on what works best in the current situation, instead of what the rules would stipulate.

The NCAA is an association of colleges that participate in sports. Men’s basketball is the prime money-maker for the NCAA, while football typically brings in the most money for schools in the five major conferences that include the ACC.

“In essence the enterprise is punishing itself for violation of self-regulated principles,” they write. “A negative investigation of the association, specifically in football and men’s basketball, can unquestionably result in loss of revenue streams, certain institutional probation and scholarship reductions, and loss of competition that negatively impacts television ratings and may violate media contracts.”

They cite cases in which the NCAA did not tackle independent studies scandals at Michigan and Auburn that involved athletes. They also compare the treatment of Arkansas State University, a member of a mid-major conference that was fined $43,500 in the case of one cheating athlete, with football power Florida State that received no fines in a case involving dozens of athletes.

Ridpath said in a Forbes essay that the NCAA’s track record suggests it will go easy on unc as its investigation into the university’s academic scandal involving fake classes proceeds. The NCAA’s enforcement division has delivered notice to unc of five major allegations, including impermissible benefits and a lack of institutional control that have yet to be heard by the Committee on Infractions.

Ridpath and Gurney are leaders of The Drake Group, an organization of academics and others pushing to clean up college sports; its board includes Mary Willingham, a whistleblower in the unc scandal. In the essay, Ridpath speaks well of The News & Observer’s coverage of the case, and it is cited several times in the study. Ridpath and Gurney have been quoted several times in our coverage.

The study in the Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport can be found here this week and next. The NCAA declined comment.

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post Aug 26 2015, 10:04 PM
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Butch Davis on ESPN2 critizicing Art Briles for taking troubled transfer w/o background check. ... Laughable given Davis' history at unc

Sasser ‏@JonSasser

@starnewsacc Butch Davis was cleared by the NCAA, The Wainstein Report, Governor Martin, and everyone else who investigated unc.

Doug Lewis ‏@beachwahoo

@JonSasser @starnewsacc Dream on Jon

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@beachwahoo @JonSasser He was being #sarcastic Doug

Jon Sasser ‏@JonSasser

@starnewsacc @beachwahoo Ken Wainstein found that Butch Davis had no contemporaneous knowledge of ongoing fraud.

Star-News ACC ‏@starnewsacc

@JonSasser @beachwahoo Oh, so he didn't hire John Blake? Okay. I stand corrected.

Jon Sasser ‏@JonSasser

@starnewsacc @beachwahoo I'm telling you what Ken Wainstein said.

Star-News ACC ‏@starnewsacc

@JonSasser @beachwahoo Go away #troll

Jon Sasser ‏@JonSasser

@starnewsacc @beachwahoo How about you not disparage honorable people on Twitter? If you lie about Butch Davis, I will point it out.

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@JonSasser @beachwahoo And thanks for playing, Butch. Nobody's lying about Butch Davis. If you seriously believe he had nothing to do with the scandal, you're delusional

Harry Ramstein ‏@HarryRamstein

@JonSasser @starnewsacc Did he do a background check on Wiley though?

Jon Sasser ‏@JonSasser

@HarryRamstein @starnewsacc unc recommended Jennifer Wiley to him. Come on, I know you know this stuff -- unlike some reporters.

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post Aug 28 2015, 08:55 AM
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Chambers is a Duke fan but posts on PP too. Guy has a way with words... wink.gif
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Posted: Yesterday 9:56 PM

Re: New Findings Likely to Delay Process /New Kane article P43

Heres another aspect to this: unc knows that by delaying, they are also prolonging their severe problems on the recruiting trail as well as suffering a bit more in terms of prolonged media scrutiny and also alumni dissatisfaction.

Yet, they persist in dragging things out. Why?

Because as bad as the certain "unofficial penalties" of poor recruiting, black eyes in the press, and angry alumni are, they know, deep down, that they deserve and ought to get hammered. Their public claims otherwise are just bluster and BS to try to spin the message and keep the gullible donating and buying unc gear (and maybe fool a few clueless recruits as well).

One does not attempt to put off or delay one's expected acquittal; one tries to delay, by any means possible, ones final march to the scaffold.


I am waiting for Li'l Carol's "Let them eat cake" moment.......
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post Aug 29 2015, 08:27 AM
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Maybe the governor(s) will issue a pardon.
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Maybe the governor(s) will issue a pardon.

Given his relationship with Art Pope , that's a distinct possibility. McCrory actually mentioned how fukked up all this was once...once. Hasn't said shet since. A PP poster said it awhile ago...political affiliation takes a back-seat to supporting unx in this state. Both sides of the aisle are in full agreement on this issue...."protect the flagship." Fukking disgusting.
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Posted: Today 2:27 PM

Re: Cheaters gonna cheat (continuing the cheat thread)

Its like the old bumper sticker slogan: Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig.

I believe it was Upton Sinclair who said something like it is very hard to get a man to understand something when his paycheck depends upon him not understanding it.

In th case of unc fans, it is very hard to get them to understand, or even acknowledge, something when their sense of identity and self-esteem depend on them not understanding it or even acknowledging it exists.
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