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Probe shows UNC cheating scandal involved 3,100 students
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Kenneth Wainstein, left, lead investigator into academic irregularities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and investigative team member Joseph Jay prepare to release results following a special joint meeting of the UNC Board of Governors and the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Wednesday. - photo by Associated Press
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Bogus classes and automatic A's and B's are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina that lasted nearly two decades, encompassing about 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes. At least nine university employees were fired or under disciplinary review, and the question now becomes what, if anything, the NCAA will do next. Penalties could range from fewer scholarships to vacated wins.