According to an official report by former U.S. Justice Department official Kenneth Wainstein released Wednesday, there was more academic fraud than previously reported by the NCAA or the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Athletes involved in the academic fraud number in the thousands and Wainstein’s report spotlights the depth and scope of what transpired at UNC from 1993-2011.

Here’s 8 fast facts on UNC’s academic fraud scandal:

1. At least 9 university employees have been fired or are under review.

2. Most of the athletes involved were members of the basketball or football teams.

3. UNC’s basketball program won 3 titles during the years of the scandal (1993, 2005, 2009).

The North Carolina Tar Heels celebrate with the championship trophy after defeating the Michigan State Spartans 89-72 on April 6, 2009.  (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

DETROIT – APRIL 06: The North Carolina Tar Heels celebrate with the championship trophy after defeating the Michigan State Spartans 89-72 during the 2009 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship game at Ford Field on April 6, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

4. Roughly 3,100 students enrolled in classes they didn’t have to show up for.

5. These classes have become known as the “shadow curriculum” and were part of the Afro-American Studies department from 1993-2011.

A helmet of the North Carolina Tar Heels.  (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

CHAPEL HILL, NC – OCTOBER 17: A helmet of the North Carolina Tar Heels during their game at Kenan Stadium on October 17, 2013 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

6. At the center of the scandal are former department chair Julius Nyang’oro and retired office administrator Deborah Crowder, who started the classes to help struggling athletes.

7. Certain courses only required one research paper and high scores were given regardless of quality of work.

8. Guidance counselors were recommending these courses to struggling athletes to remain eligible to play.

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