......But no coverage of this huge story on the evening news broadcasts....why not?
The University of North Carolina cheating scandal is unprecedented in size and in terms of the duration of the offenses. The scheme also included many accomplices in the schools administrative ranks. According to this Forbes article, the scandal began in the early 90s during the dominant basketball years of coach Dean Smith--although Smith was not personally implicated.
Allegedly, 9 staffers from the University will be fired. We'll see if that really happens.
Locally we have recently seen the lengths folks will go to in order to field competitive teams. Rules will be broken and liberties will be taken in order to win. And we've seen other college scandals before revolving around athletics. I wonder if thorough examinations were made at all the universities in the country-if similar sorts of schemes would be found all over the place?
Pretty sad but I bet this is common. At least UNC decided to take a deep dive on this to get to the bottom of it.
From the Forbes article:
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