“Everybody does it.”
The problem with this is that it’s the wrong argument. Sure, it’s fair to suggest that “everybody” gives scholarships to academically-unqualified athletes. But the details — especially intent — matter. When a program gives an unqualified athlete a scholarship, it’s the university’s duty to ensure, at minimum, the athlete leaves with basic reading and writing skills. It’s not unfair to say that almost “everybody” does this.
The difference is that for the past two decades The Flagship has institutionalized academic fraud to keep those unqualified athletes eligible for football and basketball while pompously promoting their arrogant, elitist credo, The Carolina Way.
And it appears they’re the only ones doing that.