UNC Receives NOA

North Carolina has received its Notice of Allegations from the NCAA, multiple sources have confirmed to Inside Carolina.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The University of North Carolina has received its Notice of Allegations from the NCAA, but will not release the details of the report until a later date, according to sources familiar with the investigation.

The NCAA does not publicly announce delivery of a Notice of Allegations and member institutions are not required to release the full report. UNC is expected to announce the receipt of its NOA on Friday afternoon.

UNC announced in June 2014 that the NCAA had reopened its 2011 examination of academic irregularities after the enforcement staff determined that additional people with information and others who were previously uncooperative might be willing to talk with investigators.

That announcement coincided with new information that Kenneth Wainstein uncovered during his investigation into irregular classes in UNC’s AFAM department. His report, released in October, detailed how department secretary Deborah Crowder coordinated the classes for nearly two decades without detection. More than 3,100 students were involved and student-athletes accounted for 47.4 percent of the course enrollments.

For details on the NCAA process, read InsideCarolina.com’s two-part feature this week on the enforcement basics and the NCAA’s challenge in determining allegations in a unique case.

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12:35pm Update: UNC has now issued the following press release ...

(Chapel Hill, N.C.—May 22, 2015) – 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. “The University will publicly release the NCAA’s notice as soon as possible. The notice is lengthy and must be prepared for public dissemination to ensure we protect privacy rights as required by federal and state law. When that review for redactions is complete, the University will post the notice on the Carolina Commitment website and notify the news media. When we respond to the NCAA’s allegations, we will follow this same release process.

“Consistent with NCAA protocols, the University cannot comment on details of the investigation until it is completed.”


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