This story is just ridiculous.
A summer class at UNC-Chapel Hill that lacked any instruction was enrolled exclusively with football players – and it landed on the school calendar just days before the semester started, university records show.
The records show that in the summer of 2011, 19 students enrolled in AFAM 280: Blacks in North Carolina, 18 of them players on the football team, the other a former player. They also show that academic advisers assigned to athletes helped the players enroll in the class, which is the subject of a criminal investigation.
The advisers also knew that there would be no instruction.
Other records show that football and basketball players made up a majority of the enrollments of nine particularly suspect classes in which the professors listed as instructors have denied involvement, and have claimed that signatures were forged on records related to them.
To a varying degree, these types of shenanigans take place all over college sports. There are many true student athletes, but the money involved in college football and basketball now make them virtual factories, using plenty of kids that have no business being on a college campus as a “student.” When you see Kentucky winning a national championship with a bunch of freshman who then immediately move on to the NBA, then you know that much of this is a joke.
Hat Tip: SportsByBrooks
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