UNC McCants admits to sham classes during 2005 Championship

BOOM!!!!


“It’s Friday, Bitches!!!”

ESPN “Outside the Lines” was able to speak with Rashad McCants about his time at UNC and specifically about the No-Show AFAM classes.

McCants told “Outside the Lines” that he could have been academically ineligible to play during the championship season had he not been provided the assistance. Further, he said head basketball coach Roy Williams knew about the “paper-class” system at UNC. The so-called paper classes didn’t require students to go to class; rather, students were required to submit only one term paper to receive a grade.

McCants also told “Outside the Lines” that he even made the Dean’s List in Spring 2005 despite not attending any of his four classes for which he received straight-A grades. He said advisers and tutors who worked with the basketball program steered him to take the paper classes within the African-American Studies program.

Well with this first hand account of what was going on by one of the very players involved I wonder what UNC’s response will be. Will they finally admit to it? Yeah, I got a good laugh from that one too.

In a statement to “Outside the Lines” on Thursday, UNC athletics director Bubba Cunningham said: “It is disappointing any time a student is dissatisfied with his or her experience. I welcome the opportunity to speak with Rashad McCants about returning to UNC to continue his academic career — just as we have welcomed many former student-athletes interested in completing their degrees.

“The university hired former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein in January to conduct an independent investigation into past academic and athletic irregularities. While these are the first allegations we have heard from Mr. McCants, I encourage him to speak with Mr. Wainstein. …

“I have gotten to know some of Mr. McCants’ teammates, and I know that claims about their academic experience have affected them deeply. They are adamant that they had a different experience at UNC-Chapel Hill than has been portrayed by Mr. McCants and others.”

Uh Oh. Guess UNC has another Rogue Player on their hands.

McCants then goes into Roy “I have no idea what’s going on” Williams’ involvement in this.

McCants said his first year he did go to class and took several legitimate, core-curriculum courses. But overall, his transcript shows he ended up with more than 50 percent of his courses being AFAM classes.

McCants said he was headed toward ineligibility during the championship season because he had failed algebra and psychology, which accounted for half of his credits, in the fall of 2004. He had two A’s in AFAM classes in addition to the F’s. He said coach Roy Williams informed him of his academic troubles during a meeting ahead of the spring semester.

“There was a slight panic on my part … [he] said, you know, we’re going to be able to figure out how to make it happen, but you need to buckle down on your academics.”

He said Williams told him “we’re going to be able to change a class from, you know, your summer session class and swap it out with the class that you failed, just so the GPA could reflect that you are in good standing.”

McCants ended up in four AFAM classes in the following semester, earning straight A’s. He said he didn’t know what Williams was getting at with the summer school class replacement reference, and he never talked with Williams about it again. The transcripts show he had received one A in an AFAM class in the summer of 2004.

“I remained eligible to finish out and win the championship, his first championship, and everything was peaches and cream,” McCants said.

He said he is sure Williams and the athletic department as a whole knew “100 percent” about the paper-class system.

“I mean, you have to know about the education of your players and … who’s eligible, who’s not and … who goes to this class and missing that class. We had to run sprints for missing classes if we got caught, so you know, they were very aware of what was going on.”

UNC may be able to attack one person at a time and call them rogue but you can’t argue against a Transcript. I wonder if Roy will continue to say no one in his program would ever do anything like that. It’s not the “Carolina Way”…or is it?

There is much more in the article so please go check it out.

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  • #52541

    1.21 Jigawatts
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    “It’s Friday, Bitches” ESPN “Outside the Lines” was able to speak with Rashad McCants about his time at UNC and specifically about the No-Show AFAM cl
    [See the full post at: UNC McCants admits to sham classes during 2005 Championship]

    #52545

    4in12
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    It will be interesting to see how they wiggle out of this one.

    #52547

    PoppaJohn
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    Suggestion to the editorial staff – start a new weekly Friday update called “It’s Friday, Bitches!!!”. That would be the best!

    BTW – great article, can’t wait for the next shoe to drop

    #52548

    PackerInRussia
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    Why don’t they just go ahead and simulate the rest of McCants classes and mail him the diploma? Surely that would help him be more satisfied with his academic experience or lack thereof. It’s gonna be hard not to be a McCants fan from now on. I eat this gourmet cupcake in honor of you, Rashad.

    #52549

    packof81
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    Bubba Cunnigham said, ” I welcome the opportunity to speak with Rashad McCants about returning to UNC to continue his academic career …”

    Translation: We wish he would have come back down here before shooting his mouth off to the press so we can straighten his ass out on a few things.

    #52551

    Deacon Blues
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    The NCAA was right, there is no LOIC. This is total “Control”

    “we’re going to be able to change a class from, you know, your summer session class and swap it out with the class that you failed, just so the GPA could reflect that you are in good standing.”

    #52552

    MP
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    Translation: We wish he would have come back down here before shooting his mouth off to the press so we can straighten his ass out on a few things.

    LOL

    #52553

    MrPlywood
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    …”than has been portrayed by Mr. McCants and others.”

    And others? More than one rogue is a trend, right?

    #52554

    bill.onthebeach
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    All I GOTT to say about that is…


    “Jump On IT! Holes…”

    #ForEighteenYears? #WeGottDis.pack! #STATEment
    #52556

    wufpup76
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    Rashad McCants vaults into the pantheon of all-time favorite Holes by simply being honest.

    (Pantheon of all-time favorite Holes isn’t really a thing, you know … just sayin’).

    #52557

    Wulfpack
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    Not only could McCants’ accusations shake the UNC basketball program to its core currently, but it could potentially lead to the school having to forfeit its 2005 national championship over Illinois if any type of hard evidence of fraud is discovered by the NCAA.

    Roy’s response is also in this article but I can’t seem to import it:

    http://m.bleacherreport.com/articles/2088244-rashad-mccants-discusses-alleged-academic-fraud-during-time-at-north-carolina?utm_source=cnn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=editorial

    #52566

    Wufpacker
    Keymaster

    As usual, Roy’s response can be boiled down to this:

    #52570

    MrPlywood
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    “A copy of McCants’ university transcript, labeled “unofficial” and obtained by “Outside the Lines,” shows that in his non-African-American Studies classes, McCants received six C’s, one D and three F’s. In his African-American Studies classes, 10 of his grades were A’s, six B’s, one a C, and one a D. The UNC registrar’s office declined to send McCants an official, signed transcript because of a May 2005 hold on its release. According to the UNC Athletic Department, McCants had university property that had never been returned.”

    Didn’t one of the recent unX baseball players have a similarly stunning academic turnaround once he took a summer full of AA Studies courses?

    #52572

    pakfanistan
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    Why do we even care? McCants isn’t saying anything we, or the NCAA didn’t already know.

    If the NCAA hasn’t done anything by now, they’re not going to do anything.

    "I want my ten dollars!" -Abraham Lincoln
    #52573

    Gowolves
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    Couple of thoughts…

    Need one more basketball player to come forward. NCAA still won’t investigate unless more come forward.

    Not surprised that dbag David Glenn made little to no mention of the latest news. Can’t stand that guy!

    #52574

    ryebread
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    Sadly, I agree. Nothing is going to happen from the NCAA.

    I do think it is fantastic. At least it is getting so obvious that the most diehard and isolated UNC people can’t deny it. That’s a win.

    #52575

    NCSU88
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    “I eat this gourmet cupcake in honor of you, Rashad.” +1 Internet to you PackerinRussia. Way to bring it full circle.

    “The UNC registrar’s office declined to send McCants an official, signed transcript because of a May 2005 hold on its release. According to the UNC Athletic Department, McCants had university property that had never been returned.” That could just be an unpaid parking ticket. Just sayin’

    “Didn’t one of the recent unX baseball players have a similarly stunning academic turnaround once he took a summer full of AA Studies courses?” That would be LHP Hobbs Johnson, now playing in the Milwaukee Brewers organization. Did not graduate.

    Man, I’ve been following this stuff, too long.

    #52576

    bill.onthebeach
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    Some of ya’ll may not be looking at this right… idk…

    One’s memory in old age is a beetch… as some here know, me included…

    The plain fact is… Uncle Roy has mucked up big time…. and the firestorm on that will far exceed anything on the academic side of the street.

    Somewhere there is at least one Coach…. who would love to “help” Uncle Roy retire…. maybe as close as eight miles… idk…
    Somewhere there is an email or something regarding no-show clases with BCC: Uncle Roy….

    Just a matter of time…

    Uncle Roy should just said… “You know that was a while back… and the years are getting kinda blurry and I can’t say one way or the other way what anybody said or didn’t say nine years ago.

    Hell fellows… anybody’s else wife tell you that you don’t remember what she said last week?? I know mine does.

    Much more… NINE f’ing years ago.

    Early odds at 2 to 1 … Uncle Roy will not be on the Hole’s bench when the season starts in late November.

    Any takers??

    Head on over to Idiot Central for the meltdown… it’s better than Lizard Lick Towing…

    #ForEighteenYears? #WeGottDis.pack! #STATEment
    #52577

    tuckerdorm1983
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    I have already been talking to my UNX friends and they say Rashad is a head case and nothing he says carries any weight.

    #52578

    DrWuffette1day
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    Different day, same strategy… Cheaters. Hansbrough’ chicken little YouTube video should have been enough evidence anyway.

    Still happy news.

    #52580

    Pack78
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    Need one more basketball player to come forward. NCAA still won’t investigate unless more come forward.

    Believe Mary Willingham has said just this week that more players will be coming forward…

    #52582

    redcanine
    Participant

    Does the NCAA have a RICO statute?

    #52584

    JohnGalt78
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    Bubba, page 10A 6.7.14 N&O…”I encourage Mr. McCants to speak with Mr. Wainstein”

    Translation: Wainstein is a tool in our pocket.

    Williams, same edition…”I have spent 63 years on this earth trying to do the right things the right way and the picture he portrays is not fair to the university or me”

    Translation: I am a victim

    John Infante, NCAA rules expert, same edition…”If UNC does not consider steering athletes toward the no show classes to be a violation of academic policies, the NCAA cannot even start the process of finding an academic fraud violation”

    Translation: They figured out how to beat the system….and they gave it a name…The Carolina Way

    #52585

    SaccoV
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    That last quote, JG78, is just mind-boggling. So logically, the university can negate any investigation of compliance by refusing to regard it as an academic violation? We allow no-show classes to our students in order to maintain eligibility which we do not consider a case of academic fraud; therefore, the governing body is not allowed to investigate us.

    #52587

    EdGrimley12
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