Report examines UNC athletics, academics

July 27, 2012 8:30:06 AM PDT
An investigation at UNC-Chapel Hill called for a closer look at the relationship between academics and athletics at the university.

A special faculty subcommittee released a report Thursday detailing their findings.

The report found that athletes were directed to classes in the African and Afro-American Studies department by people in the academic support program for athletes.

That academic department is linked to the NCAA investigation, and its former department chair, Julius Nyang'oro, resigned from his post as the probe began.

The panel's investigation also found Nyang'oro was involved in the problems with the courses and that football players benefitted from taking classes within the department.

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