It’s Friday! UNC-CHeats announces receipt of NOA

baddourUNC-CHeats officials publicly acknowledged today — the Friday afternoon of Memorial Day weekend when nobody in the world is paying attention to anything — that they have received the NCAA’s Notice of Allegations.

Generally speaking, the strategic release of bad news like this on Fridays is to be expected. But, it makes the behavior no less disappointing after Chancellor Folt has proclaimed that UNC was going to be more transparent with the citizens of North Carolina on multiple occassions over the last year+.

What is interesting, however, is that SFN heard rumors that UNC had received (or was expecting to receive) the NOA almost two full work weeks ago – back on Monday, May 11th; and, we’re providing some benefit of the doubt since Brandon Ingram stated in mid April (almost exactly a month ago) that he had been told that UNC had received the NOA on April 17th. On Wednesday, May the 13th we tweeted a little tease about this when we learned that Roy Williams’ ‘anonymous’ good deed for a high school student had somehow become nationally known news.

It’s not the end of the world, but it will be interesting to see how long UNC has been sitting on the news that they received the NOA.

Dan Kane and Jane Stancill do a nice job of breaking down the situation in this article….but, I do have an issue with the accuracy of one of the statements in their article:

Wainstein’s report in October found that the fake classes began in 1993 after counselors in the Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes complained to Crowder that Nyang’oro’s independent studies were too demanding.

Correct me if I am wrong…but, that is NOT what Wainstein’s report actually found. UNC’s AFAM degree programs started in the 1992-1993 academic year, so I think one could accurately state that fraud within that actual program in 1992-1993, but NOT that ‘fake classes’ at the University started in 1993.

This is one of the biggest ‘wins’ that UNC has pulled by getting the media to accept this. UNC paid for the ‘indepedent’ Wainstein report and set the scope & timeline of the review. They chose 1993 so that they could limit the investigation to just the AFAM department (which started in 1992-1993 and immediately saw SEVEN upper classmen from UNC’s 1993 National Champion basketball team mysteriously transfer into the major).

WHO KNOWS what academic fraud and fake classes existed BEFORE the African American Studies!?!? Rumors of similar set ups in UNC’s Portuguese ‘classes’ and geography ‘classes’ had existed for decades before 1993. So, in future articles, I would love to see more specific wording about this because nobody actually knows when the overall academic fraud began.

Carolina WayI have been told that PER UNC’s second response to SACS and exhibits in the Wainstein Report that UNC has reported that total fake enrollments by athletes, all semesters from Fall 1989 through Summer 1998 broke down as follows:

Men’s Basketball – 63
Football – 37
Women’s Basketball – 4
All other sports combined – 0

In fact, 22 of the first 25 fake enrollments by athletes were by Dean Smith players, and in Dean’s last 8 years in Chapel Hill the fake enrollments have been reported by UNC as follows:

Men’s Basketball – 54
Football – 26
Women’s Basketball – 2
All other sports combined – 0

Summer fake enrollments (1990-1998)
Men’s basketball = 30
All other sports combined = 6

Total Summer fake enrollments (1990-2011)
Athletes – 728 fake enrollments (52.4%)
Non-Athletes – 661 fake enrollments

So, since UNC’s own reporting on the topic is going back to 1988 and 1990, why is even the BEST media on this topic falling for the misdirection that UNC’s spin machine has been wielding for years?

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    Classic way to dump news which you wish you did not have to dump. Will it be of any consequence? On that we shall see.


    It is Friday indeed. Interesting points about U*NC themselves even saying this academic fraud goes back at least to the late 80s. Let’s see if Kane runs with that soon.

    Sweet jumper

    Take those banners down!!!!!!!


    Take those banners down!!!!!!!


    It doesn’t take College of Engineering logic, simple application of Occam’s Razor will do.

    Roy knew. Dean knew. SWOFFY KNEW.


    The Cheaters Vice Chancellor for “university” development, David Routh said in blast email to the entire cheating community that the school would respond vigorously to the NOA…..saying “rest assured, we will vigorously pursue a FAIR and JUST outcome for the CHEATER (sic) community. We will follow up with you when that release (NOA) occurs to share points you can use in conversations with fellow alumni, colleagues, friends, neighbors and family to both inform and remind them about key facts (from UNCheat’s perspective)”.

    Translation (not that one is needed):

    These charges are bogus. They are lies. We are awesome. This is unfair. We don’t deserve any of this BS. We’re picking the report apart and will get back to you with our spin, otherwise known as talking points so that you idiots can create a drum beat of smoke screens and mirrors to, if for no one else, continue the Flagship myth that is The Carolina Way, amoung yourselves….cause you are the only ones stupid enough to still believe we are not the biggest bunch of cheating MF’s in the history of the universe.

    Alpha Wolf

    This may have been missed by a lot of UNC fans on their way to their weekends, but they’ll come home to some serious post-holiday blues…back to work AND the NCAA raising the hammer over their team.

    Gotta love it.


    Interesting that the 1st NOA issued, was detailed to the public on day one.

    Yet, the 2nd NOA, in 5 years, has been bunkered.


    I think the broad nature of the letter does not bode well for the heels. Those saying that basketball and football aren’t mentioned are sadly mistaken. Therein lies a whole lotta legal speak and allegation talk to go around the entire athletics department.

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