06/07/2014 at 12:13 PM #52589JackWolfKeymaster
The original Outside the Lines feature on Rashad McCants (ESPN): The Flagship’s response (WRAL): Leaders in the University of North Carolina athletic
[See the full post at: Saturday Morning McCants Updates]06/07/2014 at 2:34 PM #52592PackerInRussiaParticipant
McCants’ 16 teammates signed a statement that said, “With conviction, each one of us is proud to say that we attended class and did our own academic work.”
Once again, plausible deniability for UNC. Later, they’ll just be able to say, “No, we didn’t lie. No one who signed it actually understood what it said.” Always one step ahead. Geniuses. I hope the tutoring department didn’t have to stay up late crafting one more masterpiece for the boys. Anyone check to see if the signatures were all in the same writing?06/07/2014 at 10:48 PM #52594
If this had been up earlier, I would have not posted on the OTHER article.
For a humorous side…with some sarcasm and also reality, I recommend
BobLeeSays.com. He has TWO columns….the “What he say/said?” and “The Aftermath”. Today’s “Stop the Presses” is pretty good.
The comments are some rehash….
However, the one GEM of wisdom hidden here is “Where is Wayne Weldon”. He has become the Dick Cheney and is currently in an undisclosed location.
Bob chided me to start a Pack Pride Person Posse for Wayne. I do NOT do that.
For those that might have done the Cliff’s notes reading.
Dean brought AFAM into UNC….a direct copy or CLONE of the KU department.
Swoff (I control the ref’s) of ACC Comissh fame was the AD that greased all the skids and plied (Booze, drugs, hookers, whatever…KIDDING…) the BOT and the BOG and the Faculty Senate and got it installed.
Uncle J and his chief Whiz Banged assistant were carefully selected for their “ethics and duplicity and creativity…”.
Dickie DO Nothing (Mr. Shagging Tassle Loafers) was Dean’s hand picked person and made SURE that nothing changed.
Billy G and Matt D probably did NOT have a high enough security clearance to actually know (or understand) what was happening.
ORW DID….ORW (who the KU folks say was the PERSON that was the Inspiration for the Cartoon Character, Deputy Dog, was WELL SCHOOLED in it.
ORW brought the chief Academic Controller (er, Advisor) from KU. He put in his book (or his ghostie did….) that Wayne Weldon was MORE valuable that all of his assistants.
When the feces hit the fan….WW was out of here faster that Bandit with Jackie Gleason closing in. WW “resigned” and has (at least to me) been seen since. The reasons were multiple and he is reported to have a secret Swiss bank account and will purchase the Hornets from Jordon.
WW or Wayne “keeps ORW WINNING” Weldon is TRULY the key.
It would interesting to see if someone can FIND him and ASK him….06/08/2014 at 7:39 AM #52596gotohe11carolinaParticipant
Even though I know in my heart if hearts that nothing will ever come of this, this is just too much fun. I love getting to see a unx fan squirm over every new “enlightening” story. I get giddy just seeing how they can no longer deny the truth about their program.
All this said, I’m not sure we’re using this opportunity correctly. This seems like the perfect opportunity to show the ineffectual leadership of the ncaa and how it’s led various universities into various forms of impropriety in the name of the almighty sports buck. Since we know unx is gonna walk away from this twisted wreck unscathed maybe we ought a go after the really big fish.06/08/2014 at 8:58 PM #526041990alumParticipant
Quick! Somebody locate Chris Washburn! Just wait…06/08/2014 at 9:16 PM #52605SaccoVParticipant
The hilarity continues. The full text is here. I decided to point out my favorite portion below:
“I thought that meant that a class was on paper but it didn’t really exist, and then come to find out people are using that terminology ‘paper classes’ to signify independent study courses that you do papers,” Williams said. “… I’ve been told by people that some of those are really, really good.
I took a ‘paper course’ that was really good. It gave me my Ph.D. from the University of Phoenix in Hypoallergenics. Roy (pronounced ‘Wah’ in French) is a comic genius.06/09/2014 at 1:57 PM #52618TopTenPackParticipant
You sir have a gift...http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/former-nba-player-accused-stealing-gas/ngG8d/
If you say Washburns name three times, does he go away?06/10/2014 at 1:01 AM #52634wolfpack2002Participant
Reminds me a lot of the giant denial culture surrounding Lance Armstrong for so many years. Issues themselves majorly different but Floyd Landis and Tyler Hamilton became pariahs for being the “whistle blowers”(after they themselves were caught) and were marginalized and disgraced for years until the USADA investigation and findings. Turns out all the denials, attacks on accusers, and proclamations of innocence from the Armstrong side were unfortunately(IMO) all lies. Again here we see the big powerful side defending itself making those who step forward seem like rogue attention seekers…. just a thought:)06/10/2014 at 1:21 AM #52636WufpackerParticipant
Is Washburn’s restaurant still open?06/10/2014 at 11:27 AM #52647packof81Participant
They are soooo predictable. Razz a UNC fan with this latest revelation and just after they say everyone else is doing it, they trot out Chris Washburn.06/10/2014 at 1:17 PM #52650VaWolf82Keymaster
Is Washburn’s restaurant still open?
It didn’t look open a few weeks ago.
Washburn co-owned a restaurant, Washburn’s Wings and More, that opened in Hickory in May 2011. Washburn said the Hickory location was closed around April 2013 to open the restaurant at a larger location in Conover. The new Washburn’s Wings and More location closed in February 2014.06/11/2014 at 10:17 PM #526621990alumParticipant
I hope that my sarcasm about Chris Washburn somehow surfacing didn’t get perceived as a UNC fan responding to razzing. Noooooooooooooooooooo…
He just seems to be located whenever something bad is found in Chapel Hill. In true Nostra-dumbass fashion, i did call it.06/16/2014 at 3:53 PM #52713packalum44Participant
A few unaffiliated non-NC natives seem to think the 2005 banner coming down is a given. My oh my do they have no idea how hard that might be.06/16/2014 at 4:43 PM #52715navParticipant
Nothing is going to happen with the academic scandel at UNC. Unless a document falls out of the sky and into the NCAA’s lap that was signed by Roy Williams and states that “I am sending you to this crap class just to get an A and stay eligible” then the NCAA won’t touch this.06/18/2014 at 1:03 AM #52722ancsu87Participant
“Nothing is going to happen with the academic scandel at UNC. Unless a document falls out of the sky and into the NCAA’s lap that was signed by Roy Williams and states that “I am sending you to this crap class just to get an A and stay eligible” then the NCAA won’t touch this.”
Still wouldn’t happen then. Folt would say that “there is not a smidgen of evidence this was from Roy” and then the document would crash before it could be given to the NCAA. Later it would be chalked up to some overzealous learning assistants that came from Cincinnati.
Standard PR spin control these days seems to “rogue” personnel acting on their own along with “our story is believable because … well … just because it is more believable than a conspiracy”.06/18/2014 at 7:52 AM #52724
Suggest that anyone interested in “THE REST OF THE STORY” visit BobLeeSays.com
BobLee has TWO columns or pieces on what he calls The Great Unpleasantness (TGU).
The Jun 13 Column is a recap of his lunch interview with Dr. Jay Smith….one of the Dynamic Duo of Whistleblowers at UNC. VERY interesting and insightful…..so much so that Dr. Jay told Mary about him and they ALL had lunch yesterday.
The comments are also interesting as they are a mix of UNC, NCSU, ABC and Don’t Really Care…
One person went to high school with Dr. Jay and provided some background…
Perhaps there IS hope…but who knows….
These columns fill in some gaps and also provide some tidbits….such as Investigator Wainstein HAS interviewed Wayne Weldon. THAT was a little bombshell…
http://www.bobleesays.com/06/20/2014 at 3:38 PM #52790SaccoVParticipant
The UNC Scandal is now entering chapter LXXVIII of Officer Barbrady’s chant. Link. Wainstein began investigating in ‘February’ and expects to be done with the investigation by the fall. Anyone want to find out how much Wainstein is making on this ‘investigation’?06/20/2014 at 6:50 PM #52792pakfanistanParticipant
The UNC Scandal is now entering chapter LXXVIII of Officer Barbrady’s chant. Link. Wainstein began investigating in ‘February’ and expects to be done with the investigation by the fall. Anyone want to find out how much Wainstein is making on this ‘investigation’?
I heard $922/hr.
It would take me years to crack a case like this at $922/hr.06/20/2014 at 10:14 PM #52793
If you do the math….Wainstein has TWO associates. Their combined hourly rate is almost $2,000 per hour. SO, they work 16 hours….or $32,000….TWO DAYS…..that would be ENOUGH money (in scholarships) for ONE deserving student to attend (Tuition, books, supplies, food, housing, etc….no booze) UNC for a FULL YEAR.
Think about that….Wainstein commented on the number of emails….this boy is going to have some tax issues next year.06/21/2014 at 3:04 PM #52811
I read that none of this comes from the taxpayers (and for good reason).
Roy looked silly on that espn interview with Bilas. Just keep playing dumb…06/23/2014 at 10:05 PM #52857
ESPN did yet another OTL on this but more from the angle of the loss of control head coaches seem to have as it relates to academics. Katz had a panel of Izzo, Greenberg, Herb, Jamie Dixon and the coach at Fresno State. The consensus was that they have been stripped of control (by their schools and the NCAA) and they have no contact with professors. They weren’t defending Roy, just saying they can see how you wouldn’t know everything about your players. Izzo and Greenberg agreed that there are rogue academic advisors at many institutions that are out for personal gain. It was an interesting conversation. What does peeve me is nobody took a shot at Roy (like Jalen Rose did). They didn’t take up for him either, just kind of skirted the issue. I would have expected Izzo to be the guy as he is rather uncensored.06/24/2014 at 11:03 AM #52866PackerInRussiaParticipant
^ Did they mention when they were stripped of control. Perhaps something precipitated said stripping?06/24/2014 at 11:22 AM #52869
Nothing specific. Just that this has been the trend in the past 20 or so years – to isolate athletic departments from academic units. The academic advisors are the middle men.
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