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New Headaches for UNC: Fake Classes Scandal Won't Go Away

New Headaches for UNC: Fake Classes Scandal Won't Go Away
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The worst academic scandal presently roiling the $16 billion college sports industry just won’t go away, and that’s very bad news for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Following the school’s belated admission last month about the pervasiveness of no-show classes to keep athletes eligible, UNC has been hit with a fresh lawsuit by a former star football player and revelations about the heavy dependence of its 2005 national championship men’s basketball team on the phony courses.

First some background from my dispatch last month: