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Bentley
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UNC at it again?

https://theathletic.com/1261858/2019/10/08/failure-to-disclose-the-mysterious-absence-of-critical-da...

 

UNC at it again?

After moving to The Triangle from The Pine Barrens over thirty years ago, I faced the decision of which of the three major schools to support. Choosing Duke at a time when they were at the bottom of the rankings in both football and basketball set us up for years of disappointments.
The decision to support Duke was influenced by the repeated numbers of reports detailing violent attacks and multiple arrests of UNC football players. Now, the choice was down to two, NCSU or Duke. The last several years have been good to Duke, and having the cleanest athletic programs around has been a bonus to a choice made thirty-some years ago.
After having to suffer through a multi-year investigation into their eighteen years of fake classes, who would have thought that UNC would be involved in yet another embarrassing scandal? UNC spent well over $20,000,000.00 on lawyers and public relations to skirt any meaningful consequences for their near two decades of academic fraud, which benefitted primarily UNC’s football and basketball programs; wonder how much they will spend on this latest controversy.
Not sure what is worse, knowingly submitting altered scientific data to peer-reviewed journals or putting athletes, with known brain abnormalities, in helmets and have them run into each other on the football field. Articles claim that up to 70% of UNC football players suffer from ADHD, seven times what would be the norm. What reason would a University have to do this? There has been much speculation, including a means to get away with using peds. Why do 70% more UNC football players suffer from ADHD? Why do the Thesis papers detail all the data, yet when the research was submitted to peer review journals, significant conclusion altering data omitted?
Here we go again folks, settle in for years of UNC double talk, blame-shifting and claims of just plain ignorance. They will plead to academic fraud/incompetence before they ever let a stain appear on one of their athletic programs. IMO, they have it backwards.

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Bartab
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Re: UNC at it again?

Welcome back Brantley.  Nice to see Zion doing so well.  

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Bentley
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Re: UNC at it again?


@Bartab wrote:

Welcome back Brantley.  Nice to see Zion doing so well.  


 Good to be back. Watching Zion in Cameron last year was a blast. Good kid, a physical freak, and definitely a team player. I hope his knees and ankles will be able to handle 285# for 82+ games.

 

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