The Flagship certainly earned that banner.
For decades, UNC institutionalized rampant academic fraud that kept its star athletes eligible — all thoroughly documented.
In August 2015, within hours of the deadline to respond to the NCAA’s first (May 2015) NOA, UNC self-reported additional violations, simply a tactic to delay any potential punishment that would have kept the men’s basketball team out of the 2016 NCAA Tournament. Then, in response to the second (April 2016) NOA, UNC didn’t even deny guilt — instead, it challenged the NCAA’s jurisdiction. By the time the third (December 2016) NOA was sent, the 2017 NCAA Tournament “Redemption” was safe.
Nearly everyone associated with the University has been complicit, evidenced most notably by the $18 million cost to avoid accountability. And last night, they were rewarded for it.
Neither shame nor accountability — The Carolina Way.