The basketball team is in the Final Four, a championship so close as to put the campus into a state of vibration. And Roy Williams, their down-home coachfinds himself celebrated for hill-country wit and hoops acumen. Rival coaches bow as his acolytes.
But there will be no penalties, the organization said, because no rules were broken. In a ruling that caused head-scratching everywhere except Chapel Hill, the N.
Other students at North Carolina had access to the fraudulent classes, too. The N. It appeared to be a stark subversion of the N.
The scheme involved nearly laxly administered and graded classes — frequently requiring no attendance and just one paper — over nearly two decades in the African and Afro-American Studies Department.
They were mostly administered by a staff member named Deborah Crowder.
In many cases, athletes were steered to the classes by athletics academic advisers. In its notice of allegations, which is the N.
Wainstein — and emails in which advisers requested spots for athletes.
The university cited instances in which similar misconduct was alleged at Auburn and Michigan, and the N. The panel said it had to take North Carolina at its word.
Critics of the N. Thomas, a lawyer at Mintz Levin who advises colleges and universities on N.
But guess what? This is something the schools have always self-regulated. Kevin Draper contributed reporting.