BLS: One Sword of Damocles “Lifted” from UNCCH…

    Sword Damocles
    June16/ 2016

    UNC Old WellONE of Damocles’ Two Swords was lifted today from o’er the still haughty head of “that branch of The UNC system located in Chapel Hill” a/k/a UNC-CH. 

    The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (try to say THAT with a mouthful of saltine crackers!) has lifted its lingering probation over the beleaguered Chapel Hill institution.

    While this news is certainly disappointing to both hard-core and casual AnybodyButCarolina (ABC) zealots, it was not surprising.

    This “lifting” is NOT saying that UNCCH did not “do what it did”.

    It IS saying that SACSCC is convinced that UNCCH is NOT “doing what it did” any longer….. and has no intentions of ever doing “what it did” again….. or at least not being caught if it does.

    Today’s ruling also does NOT prevent any ABCer with an Internet connection or a loud voice from continuing to yell or type “UNCheats”…. “Swahili”…. or any other word or phrase association with The Great Unpleasantness.

    Every ABCer has that “Inalienable Right” until (1) Hell Freezes Over; or (2) Ol’ Roy can whistle The Colonel Bogie March from Bridge Over The River Kwai while riding a unicycle.

    FYI: This Inalienable Right To NEVER Let It Go is known as The I’m Amphibious Rule because…. well, you know why.

    Had the now-lifted probation NOT been lifted and/or harsher sanctions been imposed, UNCCH would have been academically castrated down to Chapel Hill Community College.

    That would have meant new letterhead, new business cards and a complete new campus-wide signage program. Needless to say everyone in Chapel Hill except the local printers and signage companies are rejoicing today.

    re: That Other Sword….

    Today’s news has absolutely NO CONNECTION WHATSOEVER to whatever The NCAA might or might not do or not do about The Great Unpleasantness….

    Or what day “pigs might fly” and that finally be resolved.

    ABCers’ hopes and dreams of rafters and banners coming down is still “on the table” and as likely or not as those dreams have ever been. Likewise possibilities of NCAA imposed sanctions on recruiting, post-season play, TV appearances and whether The Rat will ever reopen. All those possibilities are still “out there”.

    UNCCH’s ability to continue recruiting “student-athletes” as obviously unprepared to do college-level academic work as the other Power Five schools are doing is not affected.  Hopefully they will not be quite like the ones Baylor was recruiting.

    That afore-mentioned Inalienable Right of ABCers will remain inalienable when/if The NCAA Ruling ever comes down too.

    That Damn Dan Kane will probably write an article about the above ruling today.…. and Dan will be cussed again by everyone in Chapel Hill because he did.Pretty Spellings

    There IS an Unconfirmed Rumor circulating that a key provision in today’s “lifting” is that Margaret Spellings must be declared UNC System President For Life and anyone protesting her in any way must “eat a bug”.   That is still Unconfirmed….




    Accrediting agency lifts probation for UNC

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — One of the lingering shadows from the academic scandal at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill lifted Thursday when Chancellor Carol L. Folt notified the campus community that UNC had fulfilled the terms of a one-year probation imposed by he Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

    SACS, UNC’s regional accrediting body, asked university leaders to demonstrate over the past 12 months that changes implemented as a result of that scandal were working.

    SACS’ review came after a report that found that UNC student-athletes were steered towards no-show classes by academic counselors for a period of 18 years from 1993 to 2011. Investigators found 169 student-athletes whose grades in such classes kept them eligible to play. Of the 169, 123 were football players, 15 were men’s basketball players, eight were women’s basketball players and 26 played in one of the Olympic sports.




    FYI:  It only took “my buddy” Art less than twelve hours to taunt ABCers – “go bay at the moon” – over this announcement.  LINK.


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    • Bob Kennel Reply
      3 years ago

      Good to hear from Porgie. We sit behind each other at State football, and he gives me all the Kinston inside stuff including your unspoken school nickname:+)). Had a good discussion with Coach Frank Mock’s widow last week on her 99th birthday. Bright as a penny and invited George Whitfield and me to come visit her at her continuous home from the ’50’s shortly after the 4th of July. Come on with us and we could visit William Barber at his Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro (as well as Wilder’s Church of the Holy Pig for lunch).
      Noticed that the UNC-CH probation removal was written by the UNC System reporter Jane Stancel (a Virginia grad) rather than Dan Kane. Waiting for more to come.

      • BobLee Reply
        3 years ago

        Appropriate that Stancil cover it. I would expect a DK follow up piece. …. Let me know the date of your visit.

      • Doug Reply
        3 years ago

        Mr Mock also taught the Sunday School class my mom and dad attended at Queen St. UMC. After he died the class was named after him. I only knew him as the GHS Principal. Students just knew he was totally in charge and wouldn’t tolerate any foolishness.

        • BobLee Reply
          3 years ago

          He suspended me once for 1/2 day for stuffing a kid in a trash can. I thought it deserved at least a full day.

          • Doug Reply
            3 years ago

            My Junior year a friend started a scuffle with a New Bern student after the football game. Mr Mock calmly walked up and the confrontation ceased. He told the kid to be in his office at 8 on Monday and to bring his parents. Ruined his weekend and earned him a two day suspension and a stint of yard work at home.

    • Porgie Reply
      3 years ago

      Debbie has informed us that we cannot put “UNC-Cheats” on the plaques in the Reynolds renovation project. So i will invoke the “I’m Amphibious Rule” and post it here. Speaking of “Amphibious”, spent the last 2 days in K-town with the 2 grandsons and wife. Enjoyed a day at the Woodsmen of the World water park. Great facility !! Showed them the ’64 and ’65 team pictures and how I was surrounded by my teammates who ‘helped’ me with that ’65 championship. The 15 year old asked how playing only 2 minutes a game was I able to ‘lead’ the team to any kind of win. Bunch of smarties- get no respect from them. Heard from a good source there that no amphibious sightings have been made but one from the above mentioned school does appear on a regular basis. and the next newest K-town millionaire is holding an event there next Thursday but he will be in NY.
      My quiz answers are B,B,C,C,B,B,C,C,A,C.

      • BobLee Reply
        3 years ago

        Ingram did all the ESPN talk shows in Bristol yesterday. VERY polite and well-spoken… “a good kid” despite the kinda-weird hairdo.

      • DrVinnyboombatz Reply
        3 years ago

        Porgie made a 90.

    • unctarheel1984 Reply
      3 years ago

      I have it on good authority assurances were made that all cell phones will be collected at the outset of any future bacchanalia and there will be no recurrence of “Marvin hit SEND”. That seemed to satisfy the SACS Commission, academics issues aside.

      • BobLee Reply
        3 years ago

        I think John Blake set that up.

    • Doug Reply
      3 years ago

      Once the NCAA finally does nothing to UNC, ABC’ers can still hold candlelight vigils. light votive candles, and wear red, purple, black, gold, and royal blue rainbow lapel ribbons expressing support for their cause. Will the NC State Memorial Tower be lit in those colors to symbolize dissatisfaction? Will the president refuse to say UNCCheats just as he refuses to say radical Islamic terrorists? All burning questions of the day.

      • BobLee Reply
        3 years ago

        NOTHING will ever stop Candlelight Vigils…. Moments of Silence…. Lapel Ribbons …. or #HASHTAGS. Dean AND Choo Choo would haunt anyone who even suggested such.
        PLUS, The votive candle is more sacred in Chapel Hill than that goofy Helms banner.

        • DrVinnyboombatz Reply
          3 years ago

          Since SACS has lifted the probation, now is a good time for a TGU pop quiz.

          Question 1) According to the first report sent to SACS by UNC, the fraud began in what year?
          A. 1989 B. 1993 C. 2002
          Question 2) The first book published exposing this scandal was____________.
          A. Hard Work by Roy Williams B. Tarnished Heels by Rob Anderson C. Cheated by Jay Smith and Mary Willingham
          Question 3) The first athletic team to enroll players into fake classes was__________.
          A. Baseball B. Women’s soccer C. Men’s basketball
          Question 4) Which US President did the PR firm that UNC uses also work for?
          A. Nixon B. Reagan C. Clinton
          Question 5) Which basketball player from the 2005 National Championship team go on the air at ESPN and admit that he took all fake classes during the semester of the title run?
          A. Tyler Hansbrough B. Rashaad McCants C. Sean May
          Question 6) Which football player was forced to take Swahili rather than Spanish( which was good at in high school)?
          A. Devon Ramsey B. Duenta Williams C. TJ Yates
          Question 7) In Dean Smith’s final 8 years as head basketball coach, how many fake classes were taken by his players?
          A. 2 B. 26 C. 54
          Question 8) Which head basketball coach had the most players take fake classes?
          A. Dean Smith B. Matt Dougherty C. Roy Williams
          Question 9) Who was the Director of Athletics at UNC when the fake class scam began?
          A. John Swofford B. Dick Baddour C. Bubba Cunningham
          Question 10) Who was the former basketball player from Greensboro that used to live in a house owned by Roy Williams?
          A. PJ Hairston B. Ray Harrison C. Will Graves

          I will post the answers later if the demand is high enough.

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