Itâ€™s been a wild couple of months of activity with the kickoff of football season and all of the extracurricular activities related to the mess in Chapel Hill. Weâ€™ve been working hard to try to stay on top of everything possible; so, we were very happy to have received the following praise from George Cox of NC Stateâ€™s blog over at Raycom. (Link)
Statefansnation.com an excellent source on UNC scandal â€“ George Cox of NC State Football
September 24th, 2010 by George Cox
Our friends over at www.statefansnation.com have done a masterful job â€” better than the local print media â€” in covering the NCAA investigation and Academic scandal at UNC.
With some excellent sources, Statefans also points out contradictions and untruths (yes, lies) in the investigations as well as presenting an overview of national mediaâ€™s coverage.
And at the end of each day, thereâ€™s a nightly overview of new information or analysis.
Is the coverage unbiased? Of course not. But where is unbiased coverage in the local media â€” even with journalistic principles applied? Leaving out pertinent information or not questioning officials in high positions is equal to turning oneâ€™s head.
You donâ€™t have to be a rocket scientist to realize the attempts to downplay and to possibly cover-up or skim over the truth. However, the NCAA isnâ€™t going to be fooled by such folly, and attempts to play those kinds of games will only come back to bite.
There appears to be anything but humble pie over at UNC and that kind of arrogant attitude has been habitual for years and years â€” quite a contrast to other ACC schools.
It has once again reared its ugly head in the Tar Heel football program. From where it goes at this point is anybodyâ€™s guess.
One thingâ€™s for sure â€” the NCAA enforcement divisionâ€™s not going to cut corners on this probe which may go nationwide in scope before itâ€™s all over.
It is always nice to get some positive attention.
But, we also like to be good friends and return the positive attention to Georgeâ€™s work at Raycom. You should check it out when you have some time – and after youâ€™ve spent at least an hour at SFN on our message boards.