Timeline of the UNC football scandal

October 1, 2013 8:16:46 PM PDT
The whole UNC football scandal has been a long and winding road with investigations of improper payments from sports agents, and academics on campus.

Austin Tweets

It dates back to 2010, and a Twitter post from Carolina player Marvin Austin. He was tweeting about an expensive night at a nightclub in Miami Beach.

NCAA Investigation

By July 2010, the NCAA launched an investigation of the UNC football program focused on "impermissible benefits" from sports agents.

During the 2010-2011 football season, 14 players missed games because of investigations at UNC and the NCAAA.

Blake/Davis Out

In September 2010, Associate Head Coach John Blake resigned because of questions about receiving money from an agent in California. In July 2011, UNC fired Head Coach Butch Davis.

Formal Sanctions

In March 2012, the NCAA issued formal sanctions against the Carolina football program.

UNC Faculty Investigation

In May 2012, UNC released a faculty investigation revealing problems in more than 50 African-American studies' classes -- classes 'popular' with athletes.

University Programs Investigated

In August 2012, UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp announced that the university would study the athletic and academic programs on campus. At the same time UNC appointed former Gov. Jim Martin to investigate the African-American studies classes.

No Show Classes

In December 2012, Martin concluded there were 200 "no show classes," and more than 500 "unusual" grade changes going back to 1994.

Thorp Resigns

In February of this year, Chancellor Holden Thorp announced his resignation. He's now the provost at Washington University in St. Louis.

UNC Football Investigation

Now comes the criminal phase of the scandal.

We should learn in the next few days the names of the five people facing criminal charges in Tuesday's indictment.    

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