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North Carolina coach Roy Williams denied allegations of academic wrongdoing Friday by former player Rashad McCants connected to the schools long-running academic scandal. [url=]Mike Williams Womens Jersey[/url] . In an interview with ESPNs "Outside the Lines" to air Friday, McCants -- the second-leading scorer on Williams first NCAA championship team in 2005 -- said tutors wrote papers for him and that Williams knew about no-show classes popular with athletes. "I thought it was a part of the college experience, just like watching it on a movie from He Got Game or Blue Chips," McCants said. "... When you get to college, you dont go to class, you dont do nothing, you just show up and play. Thats exactly how it was, you know, and I think that was the tradition of college basketball, or college, period, any sport. Youre not there to get an education, though they tell you that. "Youre there to make revenue for the college. Youre there to put fans in the seats. Youre there to bring prestige to the university by winning games." McCants also said Williams told him he could swap a failing grade from one class with a passing one from another to stay eligible during the 2004-05 season, according to the report. He entered the NBA draft as a junior after that season. "I strongly disagree with what Rashad has said," Williams said in a statement Friday. "In no way did I know about or do anything close to what he says and I think the players whom I have coached over the years will agree with me. "I have spent 63 years on this earth trying to do things the right way and the picture he portrays is not fair to the University or me." McCants comments are the latest allegations levied against UNC in an academic fraud scandal that began as an offshoot of an NCAA investigation into the football program beginning in summer 2010. Those findings centred on the formerly named Department of African and Afro-American Studies, most notably with lecture classes featuring significant athlete enrollments that did not meet and were instead treated as independent study courses requiring only a research paper at semesters end. Former UNC learning specialist Mary Willingham, who has questioned the literacy of Tar Heel athletes, has said "paper classes" were designed to keep players eligible despite many reading at below-grade levels. The fraud findings also unauthorized grade changes and possibly forged signatures on grade rolls. By 2012, an investigation led by former Gov. Jim Martin found the problems in the AFAM department ran back at least to the late 1990s. That probe found no evidence of athletic department involvement, though another probe led by former U.S. Justice Department official Kenneth Wainstein is underway. [url=]Forrest Lamp Womens Jersey[/url] . 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[url=][/url] .The league also seems to have a fairly active Twitter account that features the description “We provide a positive alternative to the hockey community and a venue for adult female hockey athletes to continue in their sport.Barcelonas players were put through their paces at Englands St Georges Park training base on Monday as they began preparations for their opening pre-season friendly against Celtic on Saturday. The La Liga champions, visiting Englands training headquarters for the second time, will spend six days at St Georges Park before flying to Dublin to take on Brendan Rodgers side at the Aviva Stadium in the International Champions Cup, live on Sky Sports 1 HD. Barcelona are preparing to face Celtic in Dublin on Saturday Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez were among the headline names in Luis Enriques 25-man squad, which included 12 players from Barcelona B and their U19 team. Barcelona are visiting Englands St Georges Park training base for the second time Messi had not been expected to makke the trip to England after being afforded an extended period of rest by Barcelona following his exertions at this summers Copa America, where he helped Argentina reach the final. [url=]Rayshawn Jenkins Jersey[/url]. However the 29-year-old, who has since retired from international football following the final defeat to Chile, cut short his break and was seen getting straight back into the thick of things on the training ground. Messi was not expected to join Barcelona in England after competing for Argentina in the Copa America Cristian Tello, Martin Montoya, Jeremy Mathieu and Arda Turan were also back in training for Barcelona, but Gerard Pique, Andres Iniesta and Ivan Rakitic were absent after being given additional time off following Euro 2016. 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