Old Mossy Horns
I think you missed my entire point.
I was making the argument that it is probably better for an athletic department to cheat than to tweak your academics for the entire university to keep athletes eligible.
For the 50,001th time, the AFM program was designed to keep athletes eligible. Since other students who were not athletes took the classes, it wasn't a benefit specifically for athletes. What other major university has been put on probation recently by its accreditation agency?
"A year ago, the accrediting body leveled its most serious sanction at UNC following the long-running academic and athletic scandal in which 3,100 students were enrolled in no-show classes during a two-decade period. The organization’s board handed down 12 months of probation for failing to meet seven accreditation standards, including academic integrity and control of athletics."
Mary Willingham's background has nothing to do with what was going on at UNC at that time. It is a good tactic to try and discredit a witness but it usually dissolves under the slightest analysis. Did the college she went to get put on probation by its accreditation agency?
Universities don't spend $21,000,000 on legal services if they haven't done anything wrong. Why is it so hard for UNC fans to say what the athletic department and university did is wrong? It's not like they are responsible. I just don't understand. For people to say UNC did nothing wrong is extremely disingenuous.
If NC State's students don't go to class and fulfill their academic requirements of being a student athlete then they shouldn't be allowed to play. And NC State should not cheapen its academic program to keep athletes eligible. Universities exist to educate students and not produce profitable athletic programs. I know that is foreign concept in today's world but it is the way it is.
no it was not designed to keep athletes eligible. read alt's post above. and I never discredited Mary willingham.. I merely stated a fact that she took the same type of class at her college as did the public radio announcer. As to UNC spending the amount you posted , they did so because the athletic department had done NOTHING WRONG and if they would have caved in to the NCAA they would have lost more than that amount. I know it hurts haters to understand this but do you really think UNC athletics would have received no penalty if they had done Wrong?? The answer to that is YES. if the NCAA had found unc guilty of anything no matter how small UNC would have had several sports put on probation.