UNC Academic Scandal: Former Tar Heel Mike Ingersoll speaks on accusations

Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Mary Willingham has certainly put a spotlight not only on herself but the University of North Carolina in recent days after making accusations against the school and their athletic programs. UNC disputes her evidence and seems intent on proving it’s inaccurate.

Despite claiming that at North Carolina the athletes don’t have to work to earn a grade, had other people do their work to earn a degree, and skipped classes; the David Glenn Show on 99.9 ESPN Radio revealed that Willingham’s reports actually reveals something quite contradicting of her accusations. Willingham claims that UNC student-athletes test scores show them at an 8th grade reading level, but show host David Glenn said the report actually shows of the public universities in the state of North Carolina with a football program, UNC’s average scores were above and beyond any other program in the state. It wasn’t even close in comparison to the next best school – North Carolina’s scores were that much better.

After days of national attention on accusations former North Carolina right tackle Mike Ingersoll took his thoughts and experiences to his Facebook account.

“I went to Carolina. It was a dream of mine since I was a little kid, and my scholarship for FOOTBALL made that a reality, and I am forever grateful. I did all my work, wrote all my papers, and went to all my classes – for BOTH majors.

I’m more proud to be a Tar Heel than anything else I have done in my life. And I am tired of my degree being dragged through the dirt. So are my teammates.

Go Heels.”

Ingersoll built a reputation as a consistent tackle at UNC. He was a two-year start for the Tar Heels in his junior and senior seasons.

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Topics: Academic Scandal, Basketball, Football, Mike Ingersoll, North Carolina Tar Heels

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  • Elle

    One look at Julius Pepper’s transcript and you have confirmation that /some/ athletes got a free pass. When you go through four years of university and enroll almost exclusively in remedial courses (only two in the 100 -level and none above that), something is wrong. When you have a 1.8 cumulative GPA and remain academically eligible — and athletically eligible — something is wrong. Mary Willingham isn’t to blame for these perceptions; the university is.

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