When it was uncovered that a number of University of North Carolina athletes participated in fraudulent Afro American courses at the school, many thought that retribution from the NCAA for the athletics programs would be harsh and swift. After all, there were 54 fake classes from a as far back as 1998. That should warrant violations aplenty.
In response, UNC launched an investigation and worked with the NCAA:
The University first notified the NCAA that it had identified potential academic issues involving student-athletes in African and Afro-American Studies courses on August 24, 2011. We asked the NCAA to join us in our investigation of these issues, and they agreed to do that. A member of the NCAA enforcement staff traveled to Chapel Hill several times in the fall of 2011 and participated throughout the investigation.
OK, after all that investigating and the overwhelming evidence, the NCAA must have found something wrong with student athletes graduating with tainted degrees.
Wrong. He is the statement from North Carolina regarding the joint investigation with the NCAA:
Based on the joint review, UNC and the NCAA staff concluded there were no violations of current NCAA rules or student-athlete eligibility issues related to courses in African and Afro-American Studies. As a result, the NCAA did not add any allegations or include this issue during the University’s appearance in October 2011 before the Committee on Infractions.
The NCAA is going to let North Carolina get away with allowing student athletes to take fake courses in order to coast through school and focus on athletics. The NCAA is turning a blind eye to one of the biggest academic fraud scandals in history.