Chansky Taunts ABCers …..

    Baying atMoon
    BobLee
    June17/ 2016

    How long would it take “my buddy Art” Chansky to chide ABC Nation re: The SACS Probation being lifted yesterday afternoon?

    Those of you who mighta guessed “as quick as Artie’s laptop can boot up” ….. YOU WIN!   From his super-secret bunker deep in the catacombs of The Rathskellar along Franklin Street’s Amber Alley….

    There is certainly no love lost twixt Irrascible Art and anyone who dares defame his Alma Mater …. and those who do indeed “dare to defame Art’s Alma Mater”. So this latest “TAKE THAT” will not see any shift in size of those respective warring factions.

    (1) Artie is waaaay too much of a “washed in the C-blue blood / Dean Disciple / TruBlue-Believer for my tastes… and
    (2) He is likely correct that the more rabid ABCers are indeed “baying at the moon” in displeasure today.

    As to his bold prediction that The NCAA will simply “wrist slap” his beloved Alma Mater of any blame for its elaborate multi-year Eligibility Scheme…. I don’t see it coming down quite that cleanly. But, we’ll see…. someday I reckon.

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    Chansky’s Notebook: Baying At The Moon

    By Art Chansky Chansky

    June 17, 2016

    More bad news for the ABC crowd.
    Those who love to hate UNC and its athletic program received another dose of reality Thursday when the university came off its probation handed down by the Southern Association of Colleges, whose cumbersome complete name goes by the acronym of SACS. This must be a real bummer for those people who have reveled in Carolina’s pain of the last five years, another sign that the academic and athletic scandal is finally coming to a close. Trust me, there is no glee in Raleigh.

    Officials from SACS came to campus before its semi-annual meeting, and it was apparent to anyone who studied the situation that UNC would be cleared. More than 70 reforms had been made BEFORE the ill-advised Wainstein Report brought the NCAA back to Chapel Hill and, ultimately, led to the SACS probation. But UNC double-downed on its effort to show the world that the AFAM scandal was a small subset of the university and that, in fact, Carolina is closer to having a model academic system than most of the colleges in the South. (!!! YIKES)

    The News & Observer advanced the SACS visit last Sunday by rehashing the scandal and spent too much of the story posing the possibility that UNC would lose its accreditation altogether. If the N&O had done proper reportage, it would have focused on all the reforms published on UNC’s new ethics and integrity website and forecasted that the probation period was ending. Instead, it said pick one: Carolina is cleared, the probation remains for at least another year or the school’s accreditation would be stripped completely, which was a virtual impossibility. Typical sensationalism.

    The next bit of “bad” news will be when the NCAA Committee on Infractions finally rules in a next few months. The recently amended Notice of Allegations portends what will happen there, too: a hefty and deserved fine for the university citing a lack of monitoring and oversight; NCAA probation for women’s basketball and something for the rest of the athletic program that will be insignificant and lift the cloud that has hovered since 2011.

    Hear for the sound? It’s the ABC crowd baying at the moon.

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    Some cool changes are in the works around here

    …. about two weeks, maybe sooner.

    BobLee
    • oldwuf vet Reply
      3 years ago

      Man, Art must be on a constant IV Infusion of the “Carolina Way” serum. But he and his ilk are just what we would expect; unrepentant, no contrition, forever arrogant and pretentious. They sorta have a right to be proud; they have largely gotten away with a more than 20 yr, organized program of academic fraud and athlete compensation while achieving several national championships. Impressive. I do miss the days when “shame” was still a thing….

      • BobLee Reply
        3 years ago

        I have maintained from Day One (Marvin hits SEND) that the stereotype “obnoxious UNC Fan” that is the bain of every ABCer’s existence will NEVER CHANGE regardless of the NCAA verdict. Even a Death Penalty will not deter them. A true hard-core fan never lets reality interfere with his right to boast / brag.

    • WildatHeart Reply
      3 years ago

      As big as basketball is at that place I don’t think the scandal was just a “small subset” of the university. As far as “Carolina is closer to having a model academic system than most of the colleges in the South”, well you know they are always claiming to be the “leader” in everything. The fact remains, it went over 18 years unchecked.

      • BobLee Reply
        3 years ago

        I’m sure the “model academic system ……” will provoke a few retaliatory comments. Mr Kennel will “pitch a fit” FOR SURE! 🙂

      • DrVinnyboombatz Reply
        3 years ago

        Could Art pass yesterday’s quiz without getting a tutor to take it for him?

        • BobLee Reply
          3 years ago

          Hehehehe…..

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