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NCAA steps up investigations into academic fraud




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)
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)
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Amid growing concerns over academic fraud among college athletes, the NCAA says it's investigating allegations of academic misconduct at 20 universities.

According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, the cases include allegations that student athletes received "impermissable assistance" from professors, academic advisers, or athletic trainers.

The Chronicle of Higher Education's Brad Wolverton joins Take Two to discuss the NCAA's stepped up scrutiny of possible academic violations.