North Carolina appears to be in trouble and headed for a severe punishment, as they have been the center of a brewing academic scandal.
They have recently been charged with five NCAA violations, including players receiving improper benefits that consisted of players receiving help that non-athletes would not get.
Grades were also allegedly recommended for some of the student athletes’ papers.
There were also reportedly classes for these athletes that were not being ran as lectures, despite the schedule listing them as such.
Instead, they were independent studies while there was no designated class time, and only one or two research papers were required to be turned in.
A 59-page report of these allegations have been released in detail. The NCAA is sure to not take kindly to these allegations, and North Carolina may receive a punishment as harsh as USC or Penn State.
USC had received a two-year ban from bowl games with scholarship reductions after running back Reggie Bush was discovered to have received improper benefits.
Penn State was hit with a bowl ban as well after former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was discovered to have been guilty of molestation.