The University of North Carolina has received a lot of negative publicity recently due to the scandal over athletes taking “sham” courses. Athletes took these easy classes in order to stay eligible to play. I am certainly not an expert on this incident but I enjoyed reading an excellent article on the subject. Click below for the link.
The author, Walter Williams, is in my opinion a very brave man for sharing his views, even though many disagree with him.
The incident at UNC reinforces one of the lessons I believe sports teaches; sports competition is the true test and marketplace of excellence. UNC athletes can not get away with sham basketball on the court or sham football on the field. If they tried it, their opponents would clobber them. Yet they tried it and got away with it in these fraudulent classes. Fair and honest sports competition does not reward fraud.