2 ex-UNC athletes sue school, NCAA over academic failures

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Two former University of North Carolina athletes have filed a lawsuit against the school and the NCAA, saying neither is doing enough to ensure athletes receive a quality education.

The lawsuit names former women’s basketball player Rashanda McCants and former football player Devon Ramsay as plaintiffs but seeks class-action status. It was filed Thursday afternoon in Durham County court, making it the second lawsuit to emerge in the wake of UNC’s long-running academic fraud scandal that heavily involved athletes.

The first was filed by former football player Michael McAdoo in November in U.S. District Court in Charlotte against the school. This one, however, expands the scope beyond the Chapel Hill campus to include the governing body for major college sports.