Book: Tarnished Heels

The book Tarnished Heels: How Unethical Actions and Deliberate Deceit at the University of North Carolina ended “The Carolina Way” will be released in mid-June of 2014.



Comprised of over 350 pages of fact-based information and data, the book will chronicle the past four years of the university’s athletic/academic scandal.  It will show how rather than choosing transparency and ultimate responsibility in regards to the numerous questionable practices that were exposed, the school instead sought to obfuscate the media while also attempting to largely dodge accountability.  The main motivating factor behind those dishonorable actions appeared to be a desire to hold on to ill-gotten athletic accolades (and the prestige and image that came with them), all while undermining the very charges that an institution of higher-learning should ultimately stand for: education and morals.

  • How far back does the data suggest the scandal reaches?
  • How many administrators, faculty members, and coaches (both past and present) have been involved?
  • Have there been connections between UNC and the NCAA that might support an unfair degree of leniency?

These questions and many, many more will be thoroughly examined.

More information will be released via this blog in the coming weeks as the official release date nears.