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Author Smith, Jay M., author.

Title Cheated : the UNC scandal, the education of athletes, and the future of big-time college sports / Jay M. Smith and Mary Willingham.

Publication Info. [Lincoln] : Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, [2015]
1 hold on first copy returned of 1 copy


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    796.043 SMI    Staff Reported Missing
Description xxi, 280 pages ; 24 cm
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Summary "Examines athletic-academic corruption at UNC-Chapel Hill and in NCAA athletics"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary 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. 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. 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. --Publisher's description.
Contents 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 -- Epilogue.
Subject University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill -- Sports.
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.
National Collegiate Athletic Association.
Added Author Willingham, Mary, author.
ISBN 9781612347288 hardcover
1612347282 hardcover
9781612347479 electronic publication
9781612347486 mobi
1612347487 mobi

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