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Massive cheating scandal at UNC involved athletes

Kenneth Wainstein, lead investigator into academic irregularities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, holds a copy of his findings following a special joint meeting of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The findings revealed academic fraud involving more than 3,100 students. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — 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.

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Probe reveals scope of academic fraud at UNC

Kenneth Wainstein, lead investigator into academic irregularities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, holds a copy of his findings following a special joint meeting of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The findings revealed academic fraud involving more than 3,100 students. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A scandal involving bogus classes and inflated grades at the University of North Carolina was bigger than previously reported, encompassing about 1,500 athletes who got easy A’s and B’s over a span of nearly two decades, according to an investigation released Wednesday.

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Panthers’ Newton stays positive amid obstacles

Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton puts a towel on his head during the second half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton is staying positive — and productive — even though the obstacles seem to keep piling up in front of him.

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Rivera: NFL says Luke Kuechly wrongly ejected

Carolina Panthers' Luke Kuechly is confronted by back judge Steve Freeman during the second half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. Kuechly was ejected from the game. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera says the NFL has informed him that Luke Kuechly was wrongfully ejected from Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers for contact with an official.

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Auburn’s Pearl wary of 1st game back at Tennessee

Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl answers a question during a news conference at the Southeastern Conference NCAA men's college basketball media day in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Auburn coach Bruce Pearl is excited about his return to the Southeastern Conference. He’s worried, though, about his evitable return to Tennessee.

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