Monday, November 10, 2014

More Litigation on the College Athletics Issue

We earlier posted about a scandal at the U of North Carolina in which fake courses were offered to athletes so they could retain their status.  We have also posted from time to time on the ongoing litigation challenging in various ways the treatment of college athletes as purely amateur students rather than professional employees of a commercial program.  [One of these is the O'Bannon case, filed by a former UCLA athlete.]

Now comes a lawsuit arising out of the North Carolina situation in which an athlete is suing on the ground that the university denied him a real education by enrolling him in fake courses.  Such a case has the potential - if successful - to affect any university that in one way or another provides a too-easy path through the required curriculum for athletes.  The case is reported in Inside Higher Ed at

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