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    After at least two years of near silence on the emerging academic fraud scandal at UNC in regards to admitting athletes and keeping them eligible, the[See the full post at: CNN: California Congressman Demands Answers From the NCAA About UNC]

    Sweet jumper

    UNX response: This is the diabolical work of a rogue congressman who is calling for an investigation by a rogue congress. Why is everybody always pickin’ on me?


    I’m delighted that all these negative reports are surfacing in the media about the tainted athletics program in CH, but nothing devastating has happened to them yet. I’m still in the camp that says nothing ever will.


    Doesn’t Congress take Fridays off???

    "Whomp 'em, Up, Side the Head"!


    Roy have a few weeks or a few months left?


    must be some WEIRD thing goin on in Californy…..a congressperson that is calling for investigation of the NCAA over a university that is the bastion of support for his party. Wonder if he done fried some brain matter (as in the egg in the pan)….

    However, he OUGHT to ask another question of the NCAA….

    Tell me, Mr. Commissioner…..WHAT is YOUR salary? Why does your Non-Profit Organization need over ONE BILLION ($1,000,000,000.00) in “reserves”? What type of rainy day are you saving for…..even Noah did not have, proportionally, THAT much cash.

    Also, whilst about your questioning, how’s bout calling Commish Swoff. His little empire has over 50 MILLION ($50,000,000.00) in reserves. If you totaled up ALL the reserves of the conferences and the NCAA, then that would probably be $2,000,000,000.00 PLUS. Now WHY, Mr. ACC Commish… YOU need that type of bread in Petty Cash?

    WAIT, Mr. ACC Commish…..we have one more little inquiry……Who was the AD that was TOLD by the venerable DEAN of BB Coaches to set up the AFAM fiasco…

    Also, WHO greased all the skids and pushed it through?

    Why, Mr. Commish….you seem a bit perplexed…..


    Make sure you wipe those machines well, Chapel Hill. Better yet, just drive down 70 and toss them off the pier.

    Might want to make sure the paper shredder is in good order as well.


    Guys we’ve got nothing to worry about now. If anybody can get things done to solve a problem, its Congress. Hands off the wheel.


    Roy have a few weeks or a few months left?

    I don’t remember the exact sequence of events but there was some point in this whole sleazy saga that Roy either got scared or got religion on the paper classes. Since he didn’t report anything, I’m going with scared. From that point forward the number of roundball players in the fake classes dropped dramatically. That pattern alone is enough to make lots of people believe that Roy absolutely knew what was going on.

    Now for those of you who think there might be meaningful penalties applied to the branch campus in Orange County, I still say you are going to be very disappointed. The NCAA has spoken on this subject already and they are not going to reverse field. They may be the only organization on Earth more arrogant than The Branch Campus.


    It may be coincidental, and it may not… that the 29th District which Representative Cardenas serves is a suburban Los Angeles area only minutes away from the University of Southern California and UCLA… both of which have “close working relationships” with the NCAA….

    Cardenas is serving his first term as a Congressman… having previously served ten years on the Los Angeles City Council.

    Needless to say… it would difficult, if not impossible, to be a successful City Councilman in Los Angeles… without building some important “Town and Gown” connections.

    And generally speaking… it’s pretty safe to say… first term Congressman are seen and not heard and don’t initiate political conversations on national issues without guidance and permission from the ‘invisible powers that be”… both in California and in Washington.

    If the first term Representative, and relatively unknown, Cardenas doesn’t have enough “national name recognition and credibility”… then perhaps this (from the CNN link) means more…

    “Kids who are walking out of these schools cannot read. They are getting degrees that are worthless,” …

    said Tom McMillen, a former congressman, Rhodes Scholar and college and NBA basketball player who now serves as secretary for the University System of Maryland Board of Regents, ….

    “I think the chink in the armor of the NCAA is that they say you’re going to get an education….

    If these kids aren’t getting an education, the whole thing’s a sham.”

    Most everybody here at SFN knows who this “well known and well respected” guy is …

    From here it looks likes the NCAA Reform Train is filling up fast… Get your tickets now … only a few first class seats left…

    #NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!

    this is my favorite quote and something that I still cant wrap my head around. I mean, who would believe that 20 years ago one man… Mr Nyangoro would set this system up all by himself. Two things in my mind are for certain, he did NOT do this alone, and he did NOT do it for free.

    “UNC has long insisted that the paper classes were solely the idea of one man — now-indicted professor Julius Nyang’oro, who was head of the African-American studies department.”


    If Congress actually gets involved, the combination of this sort of inconsistent enforcement and governance (USC, UNC, Penn State, smaller schools, Ohio State), the Northwestern lawsuit, the various lawsuits about conference realignment, the fact that football is incredibly dangerous to one’s long term health yet the NCAA and its institutions are seemingly doing nothing about it, and the fact that the “education” piece is as big of a sham as the term “student” in student athlete is enough of a cocktail to potentially bring down the NCAA.

    I for one wouldn’t mind it one bit. One of two things need to happen:
    1) Complete overhaul of the system with benefits provided to student athletes. These benefits may not be salaries, but may be part of the royalties, include disabilities, etc..
    2) Complete change of the system to return to no benefits whatsoever. Let the kids go straight to the professional leagues at any age.

    I’d actually be all for #2. Doing the first would be a situation where the more things changed, the more they stayed the same. I suspect due to all the money involved, it would be #1.

    As for UNC, nothing is going to happen to them. If Congress gets involved, knowing that being found “guilty” of inconsistent enforcement would be another nail in the coffin for them, the NCAA is going to really circle the wagons to protect how they handled the UNC case.


    It’s almost Friday in Chapel Hill and I for one want to witness the carnage when the hammer finally hits.


    To uncover the truth means to bring down UNC Basketball. That means bringing down the former UNC-CHeat AD John Swofford that was in charge when the bogus classed were established. LAST thing the NCAA wants is to give the ACC Commissioner another reason for a power conference to leave the NCAA. I don’t see why no one is connecting the dots on this. No doubt Dean Smith and Swofford the key players in the start of the bogus classes. No accident Swofford was at the NCAA investigation hearing for UNC-CHeat football, he was covering his ass!


    Bully pulpit rhetoric from a Congressman associated with USC is my guess. Odds of actual subpoena are quite slim. Better chance in the Nyugrandnasdndnl criminal case.

    But seriously, what will it take? If you would have told me 10 years ago that an employee and former player would have whistle blown in such a public manner I’d have celebrated expecting major repercussions. Crickets chirp instead.

    What will it take? Molestation it seems. Even then Penn State dropped from 9th to 34th to 51st to 44th to 25th and is currently 2nd for 2014 class (Scout rankings). Out-recruited NC State each year, even in light of the cruelest sanctions since SMU.

    Only fools play by NCAA rules.


    ” What is it gonna take…”

    That’s easy. Mass boycott of ESPN sponsers.

    Turn off the tube…find something on the radio for starts.


    “Solely the action of one man”…How about we get Buckets to set up a commission to investigate. Get it? Grassy knoll….


    I would also add Mack Brown to the list of folks with ties to this mockery of education.


    Hopeful somehow they get their due


    I was in WalMart today and until things change I will do my best to not shop there again if I can help it. I took pictures of the worst display of favoritism I have ever seen at Walmart before (but do not know how to post the pics on this site or I would show you)?: 1. Since when is the Carolina Brand a manufacturer of apparel with the likes of Russell and Fruit of the Loom (Big UNC placard next to those) ? 2. Since when does a DIShonorable Carolina Brand deserve to have their hats solely on display along with the HONORABLE US Armed Forces on an end cap hat rack of US military hats? I have absolutely had enough of this crap. Our PR people at State are amateurs! Time for all ABC’ers to boycott WalMart. If anyone can give me advise on posting the pics please chime in.

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