Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Academics for athletes at UNC

Now the scandal has reached the Daily Mail.

It is hard to make the case that the NCAA is not exploiting these young men, a case that it wants to make to stave off unionization / payment / insurance claims, when things like this go on. In that sense, UNC is generating a huge negative externality for other universities that take the scholar side of scholar-athlete more seriously, even for the football and basketball players.

More broadly, this is pretty sad stuff for all involved. Mary Willingham, the administrator who blew the whistle, deserves a lot of praise.

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