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NCAA notice may parse UNC scandal as books vs. balls

The department secretary who masterminded the irregular classes at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill created the shoddy curriculum to help both general students and student-athletes alike, according to an investigation led by former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein.

Art’s Angle: Why The Wait?

Maybe they’ve run out of Sharpies at UNC. You know, the thick black markers used when names and other private information are redacted from documents before they are released to the public. Why else would it be taking Carol Folt and Bubba Cunningham so long to release a “publishable” version of the NOA to the news media and public?

UNC may be on hot seat, but not Williams and Fedora

The biggest misconception about the NCAA’s ongoing investigation of UNC is that basketball coach Roy Williams and football coach Larry Fedora could wind up losing their jobs as a result of the findings and/or punishments. That’s not going to happen, nor should it. In reality, no coach is on the “hot seat” at Carolina. The school is on the hot seat and put itself in that situation from years of misconduct.

Roy Williams says he hasn't seen NCAA allegations

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams says he hasn't seen what's in the notice of allegations from the NCAA in connection with the school's academic fraud scandal. The school said May 22 it had received the notice of allegations and would release it publicly after redactions to comply with privacy laws. Williams says he believes the release will occur soon.

Beth Miller was there when women’s sports was a struggle

Beth Miller is set to retire on July 1 after 40 years at North Carolina, the preponderance as an administrator. Miller won consecutive ACC volleyball titles from 1980 through 1983 and also briefly coached softball at UNC. But she is most notable as a pioneer in shepherding women’s athletics from second-class status to relative equality in contemporary intercollegiate sports.

UNC still reviewing Notice of Allegations, release on hold

One week after receiving a formal Notice of Allegations from the NCAA, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is continuing to review the extensive document. Chancellor Carol L. Folt said Thursday that the document will not be released until next week at the earliest. “I’m committed to getting it out as soon as possible...but there’s a little bit of work to be done,” Folt said.

UNC announces upcoming creation of arts space at Carolina Square (former site of University Square)

The University and the Town of Chapel Hill will share a common core in a little over two years. A $5 million arts venue called The Core@Carolina Square will occupy a space at the heart of the new Franklin Street development, Chancellor Carol L. Folt announced May 27 at a Memorial Hall event.

Board of Governors eliminates 46 degree programs across UNC system

Thursday, the Board of Governors educational planning committee voted to discontinue 46 degree programs across the UNC System, including one at UNC-Chapel Hill: human biology. The Board voted Friday to adopt the recommendations voted on by the committee Thursday. Other schools lost more programs than UNC-CH. East Carolina University and UNC-Greensboro saw eight programs eliminated each.

The NOA and the Chicken or the Egg

Friday's announcement that UNC has finally received a notice of allegations from the NCAA means we are one step closer to bringing some resolution to the sword of Damocles that has hung over the UNC athletics program for nearly four years. While the receipt of the NOA is merely the first step in a long process, it does mean that the wheels are finally in motion for bringing some sort of closure to The Great Unpleasantness.

Bethel: UNC Should Discipline Jay Smith

For their book, Smith & Willingham appear to have gathered data from over two decades’ worth of athletes’ protected academic records. Such research methods go beyond FERPA violations. Research conducted on personal records qualifies as human subjects research.

Chansky: UNC ‘Happy’ with Notice of Allegations

UNC received its long-awaited Notice of Allegations from the NCAA Friday, and all indications are that Carolina is “happy” with what that NOA says. Sources close to the situation say that the football and men’s basketball program escaped allegations that would lead to the vacating of victories and (in basketball’s case) a national championship looking back and has not been charged with any violations that would result in a post-season ban and loss of scholarships moving forward.

A synopsis of UNC and the NOA

If the Notice of Allegations indicates there were no impermissible benefits, sport-specific allegations or player eligibility issues, that would likely be a positive for Tar Heel supporters regarding potential sanctions as they relate to banners, vacating wins or other sport-specific penalties. On the flip side, there is a good chance the NCAA will hit the school with the dreaded Lack of Institutional Control. Outside of sounding ominous, most folks really don’t know what that entails.

UNC Receives Notice Of Allegations

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today announced the campus had received a notice of allegations from the NCAA as the next phase in its investigation of academic irregularities and possible bylaw infractions. In a joint statement, Chancellor Carol L. Folt and Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham said the University had begun reviewing the NCAA’s notice. “We take these allegations very seriously, and we will carefully evaluate them to respond within the NCAA’s 90-day deadline,” the statement said.

UNC announces two initiatives to help service members and veterans

From executive development leadership courses for service members to a physician’s assistant degree program designed for returning veterans, the University of North Carolina has been dedicated to bringing education to the armed forces. May 12, Carolina announced two more impressive initiatives that will help service members and veterans succeed in the classroom — both on campus and online.

The UNC-NCAA Dilemma

There are previous NCAA cases that provide a possible precedent with UNC’s situation. The NCAA determined that Auburn University did not commit academic fraud in 2005-06 by allowing students, including athletes, to take independent study classes taught by Sociology department chair Thomas Petee and adult education professor James Witte that required minimal, if any, time in the classroom.

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