Through three years of allegations, investigations and revelations regarding an athletics program's corruption of a university's academic mission, UNC-Chapel Hill officials have treated one embarrassment after another as a public relations problem. Now, following some serious assertions by former basketball star Rashad McCants, they continue to deal in issuing statements, hoping perhaps that they can simply ride out problems that seem to be growing only deeper. Chancellor Carol Folt, relatively new to the job and never before in a position overseeing a huge athletics enterprise, should have responded to McCants' assertions forcefully and dramatically. The statement was a disappointing reaction, or nonreaction, on her part. ...