Cheated : the UNC scandal, the education of athletes, and the future of big-time college sports

by Smith, Jay M.,

Format: Print Book 2015
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction GV691.U57 S65 2015
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
Call Number  GV691.U57 S65 2015
In 2010 allegations of an utterly corrupt academic system for student-athletes emerged from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus, home of the legendary Tar Heels. As the alma mater of Michael Jordan, Larry Brown, Marion Jones, Lawrence Taylor, Rashad McCants, and many others; winner of forty national championships in six different sports; and a partner in one of the best rivalries in sports, UNC-Chapel Hill is a world-famous colossus of college athletics. In the wake of the Wainstein report, however, the fallout from this scandal--and the continuing spotlight on the failings of college athletics--has made the school ground zero in the debate about how the $16 billion college sports industry operates.

Written by UNC professor of history Jay Smith and UNC athletics department whistleblower Mary Willingham, Cheated exposes the fraudulent inner workings of this famous university. For decades these internal systems have allowed woefully underprepared basketball and football players to take fake courses and earn devalued degrees from one of the nation's top universities while faculty and administrators looked the other way. In unbiased and carefully sourced detail, Cheated recounts the academic fraud in UNC's athletics department, even as university leaders focused on minimizing the damage in order to keep the billion-dollar college sports revenue machine functioning. Smith and Willingham make an impassioned argument that the "student-athletes" in these programs are being cheated out of what, after all, is promised them in the first place: a college education.

Paper-class central
A fraud in full
The making of a cover-up
Lost opportunities
The university doubles down
On a collision course
"No one ever asked me to write anything before"
Tricks of the trade
Echoes across the land
Conclusion: Looking to the future.

Additional Information
Subjects University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill -- Sports.
National Collegiate Athletic Association.
Cheating (Education) -- North Carolina -- Chapel Hill.
Athletes -- Education -- North Carolina -- Chapel Hill.
Universities and colleges -- Corrupt practices -- United States.
College sports -- Corrupt practices -- North Carolina -- Chapel Hill.
College sports -- Moral and ethical aspects -- North Carolina -- Chapel Hill.
College sports -- Corrupt practices -- United States.
College sports -- United States -- Administration.
Publisher [Lincoln] :Potomac Books,2015
Contributors Willingham, Mary, author.
Language English
Description xxi, 280 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781612347288
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