Interesting article about the extent of academic fraud at UNC. The Link The fake classes and guaranteed A's and B's had been going on for 20 years, the article says. If I remember correctly, this all started coming out when a TA blew the whistle on the fact that she'd been writing papers for athletes at the school, after being directed to. Of course, the school denied everything, admitted nothing, and made counter accusations, including firing her and blaming her for any misdeeds. Unless someone involved in the programs blows the whistle, it never comes out. In UNC's case, apparently several "probes", in quotes for their lack of seriousness, found no problems. It was only when the department chairmen was charged with felony counts of fraud, and he squealed about the misdeeds as part of getting the charges dropped, that the truth came out. I wonder how many other schools have similar joke programs and departments, designed just to keep athletes eligible. Pretty much all of them I'd wager, UT included.