The classes never met. There were no tests. There was a final paper, but no one ever read it. At least 3,100 former UNC students will immediately recognize that college course description. The inflated grades and bogus classes uncovered in the University of North Carolina scandal suggest that the “myth of the student athlete” is more than idle rhetoric. (Of course, most of these students also took a fake rhetoric class.)

+ BusinessWeek: Fake classes for athletes were widespread: four blunt points.