Roy Williams: Fraud report a ‘very sad time’ for UNC

Williams said he was ‘dumbfounded’ by alleged unchecked fraud for nearly two decades.



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UNC’s Williams: ‘Very sad time’ after fraud report (Yahoo Sports)

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams said Friday it’s a ”very sad time” at the school after an investigation found widespread academic fraud and adds that his program ”thought we were doing the right thing.” After his team’s exhibition victory Friday night, Williams spoke for the first time in response to a report released Wednesday that outlined how fraud ran unchecked in a department for nearly two decades. It involved more than 3,100 students – about half were athletes – taking sham classes and earning artificially high grades in the formerly named African and Afro-American Studies (AFAM) department. Justice Department official Kenneth Wainstein called the system a ”shadow curriculum” running from 1993 to 2011 in AFAM.

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Mo Williams helps Timberwolves beat Thunder (Yahoo Sports)

TULSA, OK - OCTOBER 19: Andrew Wiggins #22 of the Minnesota Timberwolves fights for a loose ball against Michael Jenkins #6 of the Oklahoma City Thunder during the NBA game on October 19, 2014 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (Photo By Shane Bevel/NBAE via Getty Images)

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Mo Williams scored 19 points in the Minnesota Timberwolves’ 112-94 exhibition victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night.

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Williams lifts Raptors past Celtics, 92-89 (Yahoo Sports)

PORTLAND, ME - OCTOBER 15: Marcus Smart #36 of the Boston Celtics drives the ball to the basket against the Toronto Raptors on October 15, 2014 at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, Maine. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Louis Williams made a 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds left to give the Toronto Raptors a 92-89 victory over the Boston Celtics in an exhibition game Wednesday night.

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Lou Williams scores 21, Raptors beat Knicks 81-76 (Yahoo Sports)

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 13: Pablo Prigioni #9 of the New York Knicks handles the ball during a game against the Toronto Raptors at Madison Square Garden on October 13, 2014 in New York City, New York. (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) — Lou Williams scored 21 points and the Toronto Raptors beat New York 81-76 on Monday night in the Knicks’ preseason home opener.

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Miami Heat News: Heat Cut Reggie Williams and Chris Johnson

The first casualties are in, and they’re not all that surprising. The Miami Heat cut veteran Reggie Williams and center Chris Johnson on Monday.
The cuts mean the Heat are down to 18 players with just five preseason games left. The team needs to trim its roster to a maximum of 15 players by October 27, just two days before its season opener versus the Washington Wizards.
Williams was expected to compete with Shannon Brown for the backup shooting guard spot behind Dwyane Wade, but he never established himself during training camp or the preseason. In the three games he was on the Heat’s roster, he didn’t receive a single minute of playing time. Considering the Heat’s lack of depth at the swingman positions, it was shocking that the veteran guard couldn’t even receive playing time in coach Erik Spoelstra’s lineups.
The five-year vet was signed by Miami on August 12. He’s a career 37 percent shooter from beyond the arc and had spent stints with three different teams prior to signing wi…

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Mo Williams shines as Wolves beat Sixers, 116-110

Mo Williams has 19 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds in Wolves’ 116-110 win over 76ers



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Mo Williams shines as Wolves beat Sixers, 116-110 (Yahoo Sports)

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 10: Mo Williams #25 of the Minnesota Timberwolves prepares for the play against the Philadelphia 76ers during the game on October 10, 2014 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Jordan Johnson/NBAE via Getty Images)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mo Williams had 19 points, seven assists and six rebounds, and Zach LaVine scored 15 points for the Minnesota Timberwolves in a 116-110 preseason victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night.

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UNC, Williams looking for consistency

North Carolina, coach Roy Williams looking for consistency after up-and-down 2013-14



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Lopez, Williams sharp in Nets’ preseason opener (Yahoo Sports)

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 7: Deron Williams #8 of the Brooklyn Nets dribbles the ball against the Maccabi Tel Aviv at the Barclays Center on October 7, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) — Brook Lopez scored 20 points in his return from an injury-shortened season, and Deron Williams also had a strong return from surgery in the Brooklyn Nets’ 111-94 victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv on Tuesday night.

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