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North Carolina now on clock to respond in NCAA academic case
North Carolina is preparing for the next step toward a long-awaited resolution in the multi-year case centered around its academic fraud scandal. The school and individuals named for violations have 90 days to respond now that they finally know what NCAA charges they face. It's the next procedural deadline, though not one set in stone.
As wasn’t predicted, the worst isn’t coming to UNC
The Raleigh newspaper in unprecedented coverage fanned the flames, the national media parroted along, and the masses declared that the appropriate punishments would be that coaches should be fired, banners brought down, scholarships forfeited, post-season bans imposed, heavy fines levied — and, for some, the death penalty for the “worst athletic scandal in the history of the NCAA.”
As the year ends, Folt looks to the future
Chancellor Carol Folt said she and her team didn’t know the exact legal implications of House Bill 2 when it was passed. “Some people think it means one thing legally, other people think it means others and that’s going to be the ground of lawsuits going forward, it’s what does it really mean,” Folt said in an end-of-year interview.
Audio: David Glenn on two reasons why the UNC case is a bad fit for the NCAA
Compared to the notice of allegations handed down to North Carolina by the NCAA last May, the document the school received on Monday was slightly watered down. While the university is still facing five Level I violations and continues to sit under a cloud of uncertainty, the amended NOA was a clear sign that UNC’s attorneys were successful in disputing some of the original charges.
UNC Chancellor Addresses Amended Notice of Allegations
UNC Chancellor Carol Folt said the university is “pleased to have” the amended Notice of Allegations from the NCAA. The amended allegations came in to the university on Monday morning and were released to the public later that afternoon. Folt, speaking at the WCHL Community Forum on Tuesday, said that the university is ready to move forward.
National perspective on UNC amended allegations focused on basketball
UNC released the NCAA's amended notice of allegations on Monday, jump-starting a case that has been stalled in procedural limbo since August. Given how consistent the NCAA is in their inconsistency, this only makes it more difficult to predict possible punishment based on precedent. Regardless, national pundits did their best to interpret the release of amended allegations.
UNC's NOA Shifts Blame Away From Academic Support Counselors
The NCAA softened its stance on the role that ASPSA counselors played in the AFAM scandal in its amended notice of allegations to the University of North Carolina on Monday. In the initial notice delivered last May, ASPSA counselors were alleged to have provided impermissible benefits to student-athletes in African and Afro-American Studies courses from 2002-2011 by way of special arrangements with faculty and staff.
Catfishing the Banner Chasers
In the course of just over two weeks, an anonymous person tweeting from a brand new, unverified Twitter account, worked his way into the inner circle of those at the center of trying to bring UNC down based on little more than an apparent knowledge of NCAA bylaws and speaking the language a certain group of rabid fans wanted to hear.
UNC's Amended NOA Better Aligns with Bylaws
Without evidence to suggest the counselors’ complicity in the AFAM paper courses, the NCAA’s allegation was not based on a specific bylaw. On Monday, that revelation was evident in the removal of the original first allegation of impermissible benefits. It was replaced by a failure to monitor charge relating to ASPSA and the AFAM department.
UNC AD Bubba Cunningham teleconference notes
UNC AD Bubba Cunningham did not want to speculate on potential sanctions. UNC men's basketball and football were not mentioned in the new Notice of Allegations, but Cunningham would not comment on whether that made him more confident that those programs were safe. UNC has 90 days to respond to the NOA.
Takeaways from new NCAA NOA
On Monday afternoon the University of North Carolina released a new version of the NCAA's Notice of Allegations. The most recent NOA comes nearly eight months after UNC self-reported two addition violations that related to the women's basketball program and the men's soccer program.
UNC's amended NOA doesn't mention men's basketball or football
In 13 pages of allegations and wrongdoing, North Carolina’s amended Notice of Allegations from the NCAA is more poignant for what it doesn’t include: any reference to football or men’s basketball. The long-running NCAA investigation at UNC took a significant step closer to completion on Monday when the NCAA sent a revised notice of allegations for the probe into UNC’s academic fraud scandal.
UNC Amended Notice of Allegations Released; No Mention of Men's Basketball, Football
North Carolina received the document on Monday morning from the NCAA and released it to the public on Monday afternoon. The NCAA has replaced the primary impermissible benefits allegation (1a/1b) with a failure to monitor academic support (ASPSA/AFAM). The NCAA has also removed all references to the men’s basketball and football programs.
UNC-Chapel Hill releases NCAA’s amended notice of allegations
UNC has received and released the NCAA’s amended notice of allegations resulting from a joint investigation of academic irregularities. It can be found here. The University received the amended notice on April 25, and will respond within the NCAA’s new 90-day deadline. University officials cannot comment on details about the investigation until it is completed.
NCAA Sends UNC's Amended Notice of Allegations
UNC has received a new document from the NCAA outlining violations connected to the school's long-running academic fraud scandal, a person with knowledge of the investigation said Monday. The arrival of the new Notice of Allegations jumpstarts a case that has been stalled in a procedural limbo since August. UNC hasn't made a formal statement about the second notice's arrival.