UNC Scandal Inspires Humorists

October 27, 2014

The massive no-show courses scandal at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is attracting considerable attention from humorists. On "Saturday Night Live," the Weekend Update sketch quoted athletes at UNC as saying that the reports were "ungood" and "distrue." The New Yorker's Borowitz Report ran an article with the headline "UNC Boosters Outraged That Some Athletes Took Real Classes," and The Onion ran an infographic on "What Privileges Do Student Athletes Receive?" Among the benefits: "Early registration times allow scholar-athletes to enroll in the most in-demand fluff courses" and "At Ohio State, athletes receive complimentary transportation to and from crime scenes."


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