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  • mattb1505 Mar 19, 2013

    OK. So all of yall are ignorant. Thats a given. Everything that has anything to do with the problems at UNC will be gone in a couple months. Thorpe is gone then, so yall will have to find some other obscure link to butch davis to continue this ridiculous argument.

    After the steroids incident, i thought you d***-*** ******* would realize you werent immune to NORMAL collegiate problems. Guess i should have known better than to believe the s from raleigh could have been satisfied.

    I was a baseball player at state and that dan kane has already given me the green light to tell him my story. Not that i believe in a million years he would use it against you . But, for your sakes, i hope you are really not that naive to think that yall dont do anything wrong when it comes to athletics and eligibilty.

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Mar 15, 2013

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    No one ever said that.

    Secondly, Dean Smith went HARD after Washburn. The difference is, had he chosen Carolina, he'd have a UNC diploma right now. I think UNC includes those in their offer packages that they send out.

  • MR EVANS Mar 14, 2013

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    For the State fans who say that your teams never had academic problems. Two words Chris Washburn. Sex scandal ....... two words Percy Morman Drugs.......two words Entire Program

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Mar 14, 2013

    Che

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    LOL

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Mar 14, 2013

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    When you realize that these "mistakes" were PLANNED, then you will have taken the first step to recovery. :)

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Mar 14, 2013

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    I was making a joke -- you OBJECT, as in a court of law, to him using IMMATERIAL, as in a court of law.

    Get it? A little weak, probably.

    Lighten up, Francis!

  • unc70 Mar 13, 2013

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    As a UNC fan, I am embarrassed. And I haven't been denying anything. And the facts are starting to appear regarding the criminal investigations. I have a couple threads in Blue Heaven looking at what we have learned this week from the new facts, the criminal evidence.

    The UNC scandal is bad, though not the worst ever as some claim. And not that it matters in this case, but the State scandals in the 1950's (prior to the point shaving and Dixie Classic scandals ) were really bad. You don't get put on four years probation in all sports for nothing. Those were the harshest sanctions until SMU.

  • early exit Roy Mar 13, 2013

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    It doesn't matter if state is ranked #18 in problems or what. The problem is your school has created the largest scandal or maybe a better term is fraud in the history of college athletics. Your academics are below standards, I mean when you don't go to class and you get a diploma, that is fraud. But you are like dems, you will continue to deny and lie instead of acting like a grown mature adult and accept the FACTS. You still want to blame everybody else. If I was a unc fan I would be embarrassed also.

  • Elvisisdead Mar 13, 2013

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    If people think this same stuff isn't happening, or hasn't happened on some level at virtually every big time athletic programin the country, they are fooling themselves.

  • Elvisisdead Mar 13, 2013

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    The only response I can think of would never make it past the auto-censor.

  • Spirit of Evilash Mar 12, 2013

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    Quit it Ken. Your common sense laden post will only get Badger and The Red Rage and Blue Hate cults in a froth...they need these headlines to have a reason for existence.

    BTW, good work on the post.

  • rsmith6120 Mar 12, 2013

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    Agree with you and Ken here. This indeed is a widespread problem that we are only seeing the tip of the iceberg. I am willing to bet over the next few weeks there will be heads popping up from several conferences. Rivalry aside, I hate seeing talent get hammered for the ill and unwise decisions of the few.

  • unc70 Mar 12, 2013

    I wonder if SoS has looked at phone records involving Rosenhaus, Katz, et al. We know they have for Michael Johnson, Greg Little's friend and now an employee of Rosenhaus Sports.

    Drew Rosenhaus is a Duke Law grad.

  • StunGunn Mar 12, 2013

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    Good points Ken. It does look to be a "tip of the iceberg" type of situation at Carolina. I'm not sure the investigation will go any further than NC, but it would be very interesting, to say the least, to uncover the sausage factory that college football is now and probably has been for a long time. Unfortunately, people are focusing on UNC, and don't seem interested in seeing how widespread this situation may be.

    Thanks for your kind words yesterday - much appreciated.

  • unc70 Mar 12, 2013

    Ken, I agree that this is systemic. While the initial revelations involve UNC, SoS Elaine Marshall and her investigators have been uncovering lots of connections to this whole shady world. A lot of prominent players, agents, and schools should be very nervous at the moment. EM is a straight shooter and tenacious.

    A couple of non-UNC examples mentioned in passing in the search warrants:

    Brandon Spikes, Univ of Florida and 2 BCS NCs, Patriots

    Chris Culliver, Univ of South Carolina, 49ers

    Michael Johnson, Tulsa and NC Central, Rosenhaus Sports Representation

    All three of these players are mentioned probably because they went to high school, etc. in NC, making it easier for NC investigators to access their records. Once they have phone and other records of UNC and other players, they can look for patterns of contact with other sports agents, and on and on.

    Johnson is a very interesting case. He is Greg Little's good friend, and his phone was used to arrange for the package that was sent to Wiley's address. Johnson is now a sports agent himself. He and Rosenhaus better be squeaky clean. And you don't get any more prominent than Rosenhaus! But we already know they aren't clean. Rosenhaus was thrown out of Kenan by Butch Davis, and Katz reportedly provided access to parties in Miami to UNC players. Reported in 2010.

    I am sure these are just the tip of the iceberg. Haven't seen PP following those leads.

    ETA Remember that Urban Meyer was the Florida coach back then!

  • Honesty first Mar 12, 2013

    I had a grade changed at UNC over 30 years ago. I turned a paper in late at the end of a semester which caused my grade to change. Report me!

    TBK Returned....... are half of your posts in this one thread. With 3 and 4 consecutive posts, I am worried that you can not have but one thought at a time. Obvious to all you have no job.

  • Ken D. Mar 12, 2013

    First, I want to point out that this is a news story, not a smack talk forum. And while this particular story deals specifically with UNC football, it is also part of a larger, national story about the nature of "amateur" football in major universities, and the relationship between star players, boosters and agents.

    Some here have remarked that this investigation turned up primarily UNC players as rule breakers. They infer from this that the problem is somehow mostly unique to UNC. These tend to be fans of other local programs. But this misses the bigger point, which is that this story is exposing a system for getting around NCAA rules. Watson and Jones are a part of that system. We have uncovered strong evidence of that. But the story - indeed, Watson and Jones themselves - also identifies these guys as relatively minor players.

    Why are they targeting UNC players? Because they are in competition with bigger fish, and they don't have the resources to compete effectively for the players that the more successful programs attract. These guys are the junior varsity, and so is UNC by extension. It's the same thing as as a mid-major team having a recruiting strategy that tells them to leave the five-star kids to the power conferences, and go after players they have a chance to actually sign.

    The absence of players from schools other than Carolina doesn't mean other schools are squeaky clean. It just means they have different agents and boosters not subject to subpoena by the NC Secretary of State. But this story also shows that, even though the NCAA doesn't have the resources to develop evidence like this, states do. If they want to.

    If the success of this investigation spurs other states to want to, the full scope of this nationwide problem will become clearer. And when it does, the NCAA and its member schools will have to start facing the hypocrisy that is big time college football. That can only be a good thing.

  • StunGunn Mar 12, 2013

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    I get what you're saying about paying players, but that's another issue entirely, and a complicated one at that. I don't agree that it's only here in NC, specifically in the Triangle, that people care about the scandal, it's been on ESPN recently. I also understand that the more clicks a story gets here, the more $$$ WRAL gets, but this IS news, no matter how old, there are new aspects to the situation. I'd love to see the last of this, but it's far from over, unfortunately.

  • Lumpy Mar 12, 2013

    I just want to know why UNC gets to go through all of this on their own time table? I believe what happened there is certainly a widespread problem in college athletics. But Why does UNC get to determine what is and isn't an athletic scandal just because regular students got fake grades too? When that happened in the online class at FSU, the NCAA said it didn't matter because athletes benefitted. Why the double standard? Why did John Swofford make a personal appearance as ACC commissioner on behalf of UNC in Indianapolis to answer for wrongdoings, but does nothing on behalf of Miami, FSU, or Georgia Tech. Other schools, like Ohio State, get an NCAA satellite office set up on campus the second a kid gets a free tattoo for scoring a touchdown. But the NCAA twists itself in knots trying to explain why having entire departments set up to give athletes passing grades is really none of their business. Now the identification of the money man comes out. I'm not saying that UNC is the only school to have an illegal booster or to pay a kid, but it sure seems like they're one of the few schools that the NCAA doesn't mind when they do.

  • vile garbage Mar 12, 2013

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    No, I'm saying they should be paid in the first place. No excuse for these guys, I agree. I'm just saying in general and then players wouldn't be as tempted.

  • shakennotstirred Mar 12, 2013

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    Ignorant becomes you vile... So it's ok for people to break the rules and laws as long as they are getting paid and not getting caught. These athletes were not forced to get a free education and publicity and 4 more years of not becoming a responsible working adult. They were tickled to death to be a kid for a few more years. Only thing is, there were "company" stipulations and they didn't live up to those things. Yet you still want them to get MORE than they agreed to even though they blatantly broke the rules. I assume you are stealing from your company and feeling entitled to much more than you agreed to if you even have a job. I could care less if the NCAA decides to pay players more than the 100's of thousands these guys are getting for 4 years now (do the math). But, for now, follow the rules. UNC broke the rules repeatedly to get an UNFAIR advantage. That's what these scandals are about, not whether today's youth are entitled to more than all previous generations. Kind of like today's adults with half the population on government assistance and wanting much more while doing the minimum to earn it...

  • vile garbage Mar 12, 2013

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    Dude NOONE cares outside of NC. Trust me. It's the media here feeding the heavily populated Wolfpack supporters for ratings. How many years ago was this? If they would pay players instead of trying to keep all the revenue they bring in alot of this would never happen across America. I don't blame ANYONE that tries to get paid for an ability they have that is worth money. If it's a UNC football player or a dump truck driver. I don't want to hear that "we give them a scholarship" trash because they give you MILLIONS a year in revenue. If you don't beleive that then why dosen't UNC just dump athletics altogether? It dosen't seem like it's worth the trouble...oh but thats right, they makes millions of dollars a year from these kids. So who's beating who?

  • StunGunn Mar 12, 2013

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    '70, you bring up excellent points. I don't know how much of the latest info was known but not released until now, but what I wonder is how far up the chain of command this corruption was known - and tolerated. It was easy to blame Austin. Then, Blake, then Butch, Baddour, all the way up to Thorp. Was Butch told he had "free rein" when he was hired - was he told, possibly from some fat cats or BOT's to do whatever it takes, just win?

    I agree that there are a lot of other shoes waiting to drop, and not just in NC, although a lot of people aren't interested in the big picture; Chapel Hill is as far as their interest goes.

  • unc70 Mar 12, 2013

    I have now finished reading the probable cause statements posted on the SoS site. I am less concerned about certain things speculated upon in this thread, at the N&O, and PP. Much of the NCAA issues regarding the UNC athletes was known early. But there are a lot of other shoes waiting to drop everywhere. -- in NC and elsewhere. The version as told by Kane, et al stills seems to be missing the bigger picture. You need to read the actual legal documents to understand, not rely on the media or blogs.

  • unc70 Mar 12, 2013

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    Agree. Plus UNC at all levels should have been proactive in having AFAM under extra scrutiny because of its high visibility, the natural tendency for it to have high percentages of AA students in its classes and with the high rate of AA on the football team, and with the various ways race and racism affect the situation.

    I and most of the alums I know were concerned by the level of commercialism and the bending of academic requirements that everyone knew about openly at UNC and elsewhere. By the arrival of BD that concern became alarm. Our worst fears have been realized.

    The interesting questions now are how much of what is today's "news" was already known but not made public earlier in order to protect ongoing investigations in NC by the NC Secretary of State, the Orange DA and the SBI, by the NCAA, and by authorities in other jurisdictions. The unsealing of these documents now strongly suggest they are establishing the evidentiary basis and foundation needed to support other soon-to-be-announced legal actions.

  • kornfan2448 Mar 11, 2013

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    Took almost 16 pages to find a comment I could agree with.

  • Objective Scientist Mar 11, 2013

    UNC made several mistakes. The first primary one was ignoring - taking a "head in the sand" approach when there were some obvious warning signs 10-15 years ago. Another was hiring Butch Davis, and another was recruiting-admitting players the like of Marvin Austin and Greg Little. To say those mistakes were "costly" is the understatement of the century! And Carolina "fans" who still think Davis should not have been fired - are absolute IMBECILES! Fans like those who want to win at any cost - we can do without!

  • personality Mar 11, 2013

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    And NC State finished where in the conference in basketball this year?

    And your football team?

    What else?

  • JohnnyVoodoo Mar 11, 2013

    Let's simplify this shall we? ... to sum it all up, carowhina tarhole fans are nothing more than little crybaby puzzies who bich and complain about everything and anything that doesn't go their way...especially when their beloved team gets spanked or embarrassed. In addition, tarhole fans live in the past and believe all their bullsht history or tradition krap entitles them to an automatic win just by stepping on the court. Newsflash ...it don't. You might have "LeHigh" with Duke, but Duke has "SWEEP" on your punk az. *lol*

  • rsmith6120 Mar 11, 2013

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    THIS!

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    I am rolling in the floor laughing on that reply.. Such sarcasm in my laugh also.. IIRC..I think you've stuck your foot in your mouth before on another thread that opened up replies such as this..

  • bombayrunner Mar 11, 2013

    They didn't do nuffin

  • redwolfone Mar 11, 2013

    Thanks UNC. The gift that keeps on giving. You still suck!...No, now you will always suck.

  • Dpanther12 Mar 11, 2013

    Wow...are there no limits to their corruption?

  • Jewelry-EricLeak Mar 11, 2013

    If I were a fan of any team in the SE I'd be a little worried that a player from my team might be on "Watson's List"........ Amerson........

  • rherring23 Mar 11, 2013

    Nothing to see here folks, so move along. Lol, Lol, Lol, Lol, Lol, Lol, Lol

  • rherring23 Mar 11, 2013

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    I do remember that last week they announced that the investigation had turned up grade changes as far back as 18 years ago. I do think that is years. Lets see what else turns up 18 years ago or even longer before this is over with.

  • masontom56 Mar 11, 2013

    Hear that..."gurgle, gurgle"

    Sounds like a flagship sinking.

  • vply2000 Mar 11, 2013

    During part of the time he was in contact with UNC football players, Watson wasn't even a legal agent in North Carolina. He attempted to register as an agent with the state, but his first check bounced.

    Too funny! Will JW now get out from under the bus that her UNCheat friends threw her under?

  • gmiller2 Mar 11, 2013

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    No I am objecting because you State meat heads don't even get my original point plus, no one made you judge and jury of the message board. It is a message board, where opinions are expressed, just because you don't agree doesnt make it immaterial. The point of my original message wasnt an excuse or to say what happened wasn't a big deal, it was to point out that if this is happening at UNC then it has to be wide spread. It was a general statement on college athletics. It wasn't to dismiss what happened at UNC. I know small State brains don't comprehend things whenever UNC is involved they go on brain lock down, but take a chill pill and realize this is a message board where people might express things you don't agree with. However, if you don't agree with my original point, you need your head examined. It was immediately assumed that I was making excuses for what happened, which I wasn't, it was inexcusable and embarrassing.

  • Objective Scientist Mar 11, 2013

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    To add 'one more thing' re: "The money is being generated. Who exactly to you think should be receiving it?"

    If you "subtract" coaches, athletic dept administrators, athletic dept staff... the balance is "received" by the athletes. They receive it in the form of everything I said earlier... tuition, fees, housing, food, best possible equipment and facilities to practice/play in, first-class travel, coaching by the "best in the business" (at least their salaries suggest that!), etc., etc. I have no problem with a reasonable amount of "spending" or "pocket money" for incidentals, etc., but not hundreds of thousands of dollars. IMO-- too much money is spent on athletics. How many of our current head coaches would choose to do something else if their salaries were 'only' 2-3-4 hundred thousand instead of 1-2-3 million? I know of instances in which taking a bus to an away game would take NO MORE time than flying, and cost much less... but a plane is chartered so recruits can be told the team always "FLYS" to away games. Also, it is unbelievable the number of athletic dept administrators who travel to "away" FB and BB games! There is NO WAY that is necessary! Long story short... there is a lot, a LOT of "Fat" in an athletic dept budget! I could go on and on and on... with this, but I'm already spending too much time on it. Those are only SOME of my thoughts on such matters. Adios for now....

  • ncstateforever Mar 11, 2013

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    Maybe the answer is to do away with athletic scholarships and just use student athletes.

  • Objective Scientist Mar 11, 2013

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    How many people in general - how many intercollegiate FB-BB players regard what they do as a "job"? No doubt a few do, but I'd bet most do not view it that way. It's the "talking heads" on TV and in the bars and "hangout spots" that argue/debate that matter more than anyone. Nevertheless, UNC's Athletic Dept budget is something around $75 million... approximately $75 mil is generated and approximately $75 mil is spent - more or less a "balanced budget". If what you think is "right" would be done - paying players, at least on the FB and BB teams, the one's who "make the money". How much should the players be paid? I've seen some who would pay players hundreds of thousands of dollars. If there were to be ~100 athletes paid, and each was paid $100,000 - the cost would be $10 million. If the budget is currently balanced, more or less, from where does that money come? Do we cut staff? Do we cut "frills" from the program? Does the BB team stay at a 3-star hotel instead of 5-star? Do we cut coaches and athletic dept administrators salaries? Or, to we raise ticket prices? Increasing the ticket price for Kenan stadium by 50% for 7 home games, assuming a sell-out for each game would raise ~$10 million. Do we put the player's salaries solely on the backs of the "fans"? Furthermore... are we totally abandoning ANY notion of intercollegiate athletes being "amateur" athletes? Who decided that our institutions of "higher education" MUST provide multi-million dollar athletic events as "entertainment"? How does all of that "fit" into the mission, goals, objectives of "higher education"? Do you have answers to just those few questions, not to mention the many, MANY more that surround such issues?

  • uBnice Mar 11, 2013

    @anti-Mako II: The education is not free. If your kids were to sign an athletic scholarship for Div I it would be because they put in untold hours on the athletic field and would have to continue to put in untold hours to keep the "scholarship". It is anything but free. It is a job.

  • uBnice Mar 11, 2013

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    They should get paid because they are working a job. The job is a very, very physical one for which they are averaging at least 30 hours a week. Brutal. If they are injured they get no workman's compensation. The education is not free, if they get an education at all.

    They cannot go to school if they do not play. They also have to sign a waiver of all rights to the finances.

    And many of them do not graduate, particularly the African American players who dominate as stars. They leave school broken, no education, no skills, and no resources. So the perks that you mention are only temporary. And they pay for the perks because they generate the money to make it happen. It is exploitation. The WRAL columnist Gold wrote about the ridiculous exploitation and Rick Reilly of ESPN has recently written about the "Selling of Johnny Football".

    And yes, it is the combined players because it takes all of them to make the team go, from the bench players up to the selected stars.

    As you state, the money "goes to pay for the ridiculous coaching salaries, the athletic department staff - from secretaries to equipment people to athletic trainers, etc., the cost of building and maintaining facilities". So why is it they can get paid but not the people who are generating the money, the players?

    The money is being generated. Who exactly do you think should be receiving it?

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Mar 11, 2013

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    So, you're OBJECTING to his use of the word IMMATERIAL because this is not a court of law?

  • unc70 Mar 11, 2013

    CamelWolfCat,

    The linked document needs to be read carefully. Notice things like the involvement of coaches, assistant AD, and the head of the Wolfpack Club.

    Now notice what is missing: Cooperation by NC State in the investigation. Several statements on cooperation by the ACC, but not by NC State. The terms used by the NCAA have changed some over the years, but you should be able to figure things out. It was bad at State, real bad. It wasn't about $80; you don't get four years probation in all sports for that. You need to understand all this (1+4 years probation) to understand why the responses to the point shaving and the Dixie Classic were so strong.

    As I said, this is all tangential to the current problems in CH.

  • gsms69 Mar 11, 2013

    THOSE UNC PLAYERS WOULD MAKE GOOD TYPICAL POLITICIONS.

  • gsms69 Mar 11, 2013

    NO WONDER THEY BEAT STATE ALL THOSE YEARS AUSTIN WAS THERE. OH, THEY STILL DID NOT BEAT STATE WHILE HE WAS THERE?

  • truthmatterstome2 Mar 11, 2013

    WRAL seems to forget that Austin is from Washington, DC where taking money from those who want to get more influence is not only a way of life,but a requirement of all elected officials. Austin, to this day, probably doesn't understand why anyone thinks he did something wrong! The point is that the UNC problem is the result of the public accepting- even expecting graft and corruption when big money or big government is involved.

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