Cheated: The UNC Scandal, the Education of Athletes, and the Future of Big-Time College Sports

Cheated: The UNC Scandal, the Education of Athletes, and the Future of Big-Time College Sports

Jay M Smith, Mary Willingham


In 2010 allegations of an completely corrupt educational process for student-athletes emerged from the college of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus, domestic of the mythical Tar Heels. because the alma mater of Michael Jordan, Larry Brown, Marion Jones, Lawrence Taylor, Rashad McCants, and so on; winner of 40 nationwide championships in six diversified activities; and a associate in a single of the simplest rivalries in activities, UNC–Chapel Hill is a world-famous colossus of school athletics. within the wake of the Wainstein record, even though, the fallout from this scandal—and the ongoing highlight at the failings of school athletics—has made the varsity floor 0 within the debate approximately how the $16 billion university activities operates.
 
Written through UNC professor of heritage Jay Smith and UNC athletics division whistleblower Mary Willingham, Cheated exposes the fraudulent internal workings of this recognized collage. for many years those inner platforms have allowed woefully underprepared basketball and soccer gamers to take pretend classes and earn devalued levels from one of many nation’s most sensible universities whereas college and directors regarded the wrong way. In impartial and punctiliously sourced element, Cheated recounts the educational fraud in UNC’s athletics division, whilst college leaders excited by minimizing the wear and tear with a purpose to continue the billion-dollar collage activities profit computing device functioning. Smith and Willingham make an impassioned argument that the “student-athletes” in those courses are being cheated out of what, in any case, is promised them within the first position: a school education. 

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