Always hear the rumors about athletes getting special passes when it comes to academics, but here is a particularly egregious and well-rooted example: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/college/2014/10/22/north-carolina-academic-fraud/17717243/
For me, the most amusing part of the story is how the university releases public statements that the whole system was due to the unfortunate actions of a few unscrupulous souls. Right... I'm sure nobody knew but the 2 or 3 folks in the responsible department. I'm sure absolutely NOBODY in the extremely forthright and squeaky clean athletics department knew anything, because athletes are warriors and warriors are HONORABLE. Pfffhhh... And also nobody in the executive leadership of the school who so carefully tracks the financial success of the athletics department. I say eliminate the basketball and football programs and implement mandatory table tennis and badminton.