The biggest sports story of this past week took place in virtual obscurity.

It was not your fantasy football draft or the injury to your favorite team’s left tackle. It was not a dramatic game-winning home run or debilitating blown save. It was the University of North Carolina defending itself for 15 hours over two days in Nashville, Tennessee, before the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions concerning academic fraud.

The University of North Carolina is not denying there has been widespread academic fraud in its’ Department of African and Afro-American Studies (AFAM). They are simply arguing the NCAA has no jurisdiction in the case. They may very well be right.