John Skipper’s ESPN to feature UNC Scandal on OTL tonight

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Will wonders ever cease?

Outside the Lines will run a report this evening on ESPNnews at 6pm. The question will be if the report will be designed to genuinely ask questions and seek truth, or will it be designed to run interference for the precious Tar heel basketball program which has sent dozens of key players through the African American Studies Department over the last 20+ years.

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When watching the report, please never forget who “Tarheel of the Year” was year –

Tarheel of the year - John Skipper

…and what his biases may be…

John Skipper on Dean Smith

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  • #36856

    StateFans
    Keymaster

    Will wonders ever cease? Outside the Lines will run a report this evening on ESPNnews at 6pm. The question will be if the report will be designed to g
    [See the full post at: ESPN to feature UNC Academics Scandal on OTL tonight at 6pm]

    #36858

    tractor57
    Participant

    I have no faith that ESPN will do anything of use.

    #36860

    MrPlywood
    Participant

    Someone should let Skipper know that there’s a big difference between “earning” your degree and “receiving” your degree.

    And they’re still beating that drum, with Hairston’s latest quote: “I am excited to continue to pursue my degree at UNC while also pursing my dream of becoming a professional basketball player,” Hairston said.

    #36864

    bill.onthebeach
    Participant

    …57…

    I’m with you… will be watching closely to gauge the direction of the eSPIN…

    And then perhaps…. the reSPIN tomorrow might be even more interesting…
    when the radio guys use this to fill in an otherwise slow news day.

    And it may not matter… noise is noise and there is no such thing as bad noise, especially in this case.

    -- bill.onthebeach
    #36865

    tmb81
    Participant

    I am anticipating this will be a variation of the EDI excuse with rehashes of other notable cases, e.g. Dexter Manley. It would surprise me if new information is presented, or if an embedded reporter is working the story. This is their “golden goose” after all.

    #36866

    MrPlywood
    Participant

    I can hear the victim angle now…

    “Even the hallowed University of North Carolina, the flagship of the UNC system with standards so high the institution became known as the nation’s preeminent ‘public Ivy’, has succumbed to the unending pressure of the need to succeed on the playing field. The reputation of this fine center of higher learning has been compromised and sullied by a few wayward rogues and is a wake-up call to the UNC system, if not the entire country’s educational system. Our thoughts and prayers go with the hardworking administrators, professors and coaches at UNC who over the years have strived to do things the right way, ‘The Carolina Way’.”

    #36867

    Alpha Wolf
    Keymaster

    “I think my job has been in danger since the original scandal broke out here.” Mary Willingham. She also thanked Dan Kane for excellent coverage.

    “It’s just wrong.” Mary Willingham.

    #36868

    Alpha Wolf
    Keymaster

    “I worked in the department from 2003 to 2010…and I am very familiar with the paper class program.”

    “Yes, we directed [athletes] to the paper class program….the administration knew they existed.”

    “It is..not reflected in the university report.”

    Mary Willingham.

    #36869

    Alpha Wolf
    Keymaster

    “The team and the players are insulated [from the scandal]” C.L. Brown, the Drake Group

    #36871

    Alpha Wolf
    Keymaster

    “The NCAA are looking away, they have punished other schools for much less” … “they have not taken action to investigate academic fraud at North Carolina and have accepted the whitewash report from the [university.]” David Ridpath, professor at Ohio University

    #36873

    StateFans
    Keymaster

    damn

    #36874

    SaccoV
    Participant

    Well, kudos is deserved to ESPN for running the real story. Also, I hope that Dan Kane has trademarked his name because it was used so many times during this broadcast that he deserves royalties!! ‘Proud’ Mary and ‘Citizen’ Kane walked the dog on Roy (whose name now must be pronounced with the French ‘wah’) and Bubba C!!

    #36875

    elvislives
    Participant

    They had enough material and guests (5 people total) to have presented a full hour on the topic. Hopefully this will “leave them wanting more”…

    #36876

    idrive67elky
    Participant

    Will this be replayed later (without editing), or available online or on watchespn? 6pm is a hardhard time to catch.

    #36877

    elvislives
    Participant

    Try this

    http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/

    EDIT – Since it just premiered at 6PM ET it might take a minute for them to post the link.

    #36878

    tractor57
    Participant

    “video no longer available”

    #36880

    bill.onthebeach
    Participant

    Hackers…. huh ???
    Or the coverup…

    NOT FOUND: http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=10292643

    The URL you requested does not exist, but you may be interested in the content below.

    -- bill.onthebeach
    #36881

    MrPlywood
    Participant

    Alpha are those quotes from the show? I get most ESPN online content up here, but have a feeling this one will be blocked. TSN might actually run this show.

    #36882

    wilmwolf80
    Participant

    It was a hard hitting piece, but its impact is still questionable. I, for one, am not going to pat them on the back just yet. They are several years late to this story, and airing one ten minute segment on ESPNnews at 6PM is FAR from giving this story the attention it deserves. I understand why people are happy that this has come out, I’m just not willing to throw the party just yet.

    #36883

    Wulfpack
    Participant

    You can also now download the podcast on itunes. Good piece.

    #36884

    elvislives
    Participant

    Outside the Lines will post the link to the video by Friday. *rimshot*

    While you guys wait for the video, they did post the podcast if you’re dying for the audio.

    http://espn.go.com/espnradio/play?id=10293968

    #36885

    JKL
    Participant

    FOR THE LIFE OF ME… I cannot understand what else the NCAA needs to come down on UNC for the academics scandal!

    Exhibit A – Afro American department guilty of offering fraudulent, no show classes and hundreds un-authorized grade changes. Men’s BBall and Football players make up a disproportionately large percentage of enrollments.

    Exhibit B – Former academic advisor for athletics “Yes, we directed [athletes] to the paper class program….the administration knew they existed.”

    I don’t see this going away for UNC without the NCAA ruling/ commenting publicly. Regional news is one thing, but there’s too much national press for this to just go away.

    #36886

    Wulfpack
    Participant

    Roy Williams said “it is not my world” to determine whether his players can read or not. Sad state of affairs, folks.

    #36887

    tractor57
    Participant

    And Valvano was fried over some shoe sales …

    #36893

    choppack1
    Participant

    Finally ESPN acts.

    There are a lot of local journalists and “leaders” in this state who had a chance to show some integrity and blew it. Thank you Dan kane and jay smith and Mary willingham and even Bob Lee…as for everyone in leadership positions at our fine school with exception to tob, shame on you.

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