ZOMG! University Athletes Cheat to Stay Eligible! News At Eleven! (Where’s My Red Flasher Gif…?)
Bill Quick

A’s for Athletes, but Charges of Fraud at North Carolina – NYTimes.com

Handed up by an Orange County, N.C., grand jury, the indictment charged Nyang’oro with “unlawfully, willfully and feloniously” accepting payment “with the intent to cheat and defraud” the university in connection with the AFAM course — a virtually unheard-of legal accusation against a professor. 

The indictment, critics say, covers just a small piece of one of the biggest cases of academic fraud in North Carolina history. That it has taken place at Chapel Hill, known for its rigorous academic standards as well as an athletic program revered across the country, has only made it more shocking.

Heh.  As if this sort of crap hasn’t been going on all across the country for the past several decades.  In fact, I have to confess I was even a part of it.  As a Sigma Chi pledge at Indiana University, I wrote dozens of papers for frat house jocks of all kinds – and not one was ever even questioned.

But hey, shocker!  University athletes getting free academic rides.  Who could ever have imagined something like that?

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I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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ZOMG! University Athletes Cheat to Stay Eligible! News At Eleven! (Where’s My Red Flasher Gif…?) — 1 Comment

  1. “As if this sort of crap hasn’t been going on all across the country for the past several decades.”

    Around ’74 I signed up for a geology class. All classes were filled except one, taught in a different location. Same class, a geology prof, just taught in a different building. First day seemed normal, except about 1/3 of the class consisted of males larger than me. Highly unusual to find that anywhere outside the football dorm…

    Second class, grading was explained: At the end of the year you meet with the prof to discuss your grade. OK, somethings up. I did not attend another class. Went to the year end meet with the professor to discuss the grade.

    Prof: So, young man, what grade do you think you deserve?
    Barry: An A.
    Prof: Why?
    Barry: I never had an A in this class before.
    Prof: OK.

    I received an A. I suspect those other large dudes did as well.

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