UNC Athletes Were Reportedly Directed Into Questionable Classes

A report by a special subcommittee at the University of North Carolina determined that North Carolina Tar Heels athletes were guided into questionable classes in the African and Afro-American Studies department by academic advisers.

In a report released Thursday, a faculty subcommittee at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that Tar Heel athletes told interviewers that they were directed to classes in the African and Afro-American Studies Department by staffers in the Academic Support Program for Student Athletes.

The African and Afro-American Studies Department has come under question recently with a report that former football players took an un-instructed summer class. The class was taught by Julius Nyang'oro, who was also the chairman of the African and Afro-American Studies Department. Nyang'oro retired on July 1 as a result of the investigation.

UNC is currently on probation and will serve a one-year bowl ban this season for previous academic infractions.

For more on UNC football, visit North Carolina blog Carolina March.

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