University of North Carolina Academic-Athletic Scandal
An independent report in October of 2014 found that the University of North Carolina, over the course of 18 years, created fake “paper classes,” in which academic funneled thousands of student athletes, in order to keep them academically eligible at the otherwise rigorous academic institution.
This report began when more and more evidence emerged that student athletes at the school were enrolled in classes where there was little (if any) actual work involved. The school actually admitted such transgressions took place, and fired upwards of nine employees who were involved. Many people criticized the NCAA when, in the end, UNC only faced a one-year probation for the result of such transgressions.