Oct 232014
 
UNC academic counselors told football coaches that players needed the paper classes | The News & Observer

North Carolina’s football program had become so dependent on Deborah Crowder, the former manager of UNC’s African and Afro-American Studies department, and her use of irregular classes to keep a stream of players academically eligible over 18 years that her retirement in 2009 caused a panic among the program’s academic counselors.

Oct 232014
 
The UNC fake class investigation and the ‘the myth of the student-athlete’ | The Washington Post

The numbers alone are surprising. At the University of North Carolina, more than 3,100 students, many of whom were athletes, took phantom classes in a “shadow curriculum,” netting high marks despite the fact that the classes never met and there wasn’t any work beyond a final paper no one read.