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UNC will meet with NCAA Infractions Committee soon

There’s finally been a bit of movement in the NCAA’s investigation into the UNC academic scandal.

According to Jeff Gravley of WRAL, UNC’s hearing with the NCAA Committee of Infractions will take place August 16-17 in Nashville. The NCAA has requested that basketball coach Roy Williams, football coach Larry Fedora, and women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell attend.

In case you need a refresher, UNC has been charged with five Level 1 infractions, including a lack of institutional control and failing to sufficiently monitor its academic support program for athletes. The scandal centers around classes in the African and Afro-American Studies (AFAM) department that required no class time and only a paper or two to pass. UNC’s defense is that both student athletes and normal students benefitted from the courses, therefore it shouldn’t be considered an NCAA matter; however, in its correspondence today, the NCAA soundly debunked that theory.

“The issues at the heart of this case are clearly the NCAA’s business,” the NCAA wrote. “When a member institution allows an academic department to provide benefits to student-athletes that are materially different from the general student body, it is the NCAA’s business.”

So, I should go cover the meetings, right?

[WRAL Sports Fan]

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16 Comments for UNC will meet with NCAA Infractions Committee soon

  1. Catcasey1
    3:45 pm July 25, 2017 Permalink

    Yes please

  2. Shoulderstrap
    4:03 pm July 25, 2017 Permalink

    i think we’d all like for you to go, but as we all know they won’t do anything. It’s NC.

  3. ncaa is in on it
    4:22 pm July 25, 2017 Permalink

    If they dont loose atleast one National championship then whats the point of the NCAA? UNC should not have been allowed to even be in the last couple of tourneys with pending death penalty. If it were UK they would have been dealt death blow years ago.

    • foamfinger
      4:57 pm July 25, 2017 Permalink

      Definitely need to lose at least their latest National Championship. Plus, their defense of the classes being offered to everyone is moot since at least one ex-player has publicly stated that he had a tutor write papers and take quizzes for him.

    • TBW3011
      5:45 pm July 25, 2017 Permalink

      Honestly the latest title is the safest. It didn’t occur during the timeframe of the academic fraud and non of those players took part in the fraud. It’s the previous titles that should come down.

  4. ncaa is in on it
    4:24 pm July 25, 2017 Permalink

    Think about UNC’s run thru the tourney. The extreme luck or lack of calls to all the calls they got to win the championship…….tells my they won’t do shit to them.

  5. kcochran
    4:27 pm July 25, 2017 Permalink

    Absolutely! They preach “student-athlete” all the time. They need to make sure the “student” part is actually going to a legit class!

  6. TBW3011
    5:44 pm July 25, 2017 Permalink

    That response by the NCAA sounds very similar to its response to the absurd “the hookers were cheap” argument Louisville tried to put forward. NCAA basically GTFO with those ridiculous arguments.

    • Mathlete
      7:53 pm July 25, 2017 Permalink

      Committee on Infractions is clearly on team nf

  7. Rowdy TX CAT
    6:05 pm July 25, 2017 Permalink

    Like school on Saturday…

  8. dgtuk
    6:17 pm July 25, 2017 Permalink

    I thought the main “incredibly ironic” argument that the Jay Bilas’ of the world were making is this wasn’t a benefit offered just to athletes (i.e any student could take these fake classes) so it was not an EXTRA benefit.

    That logic seemed a bit perverse to me but based on the NCAA quote above they may not see it that way. Interesting.

  9. runningunnin.454
    6:27 pm July 25, 2017 Permalink

    They won’t vacate any titles…or do much of anything. Duke and NC are the fair haired boys of NCAA basketball. They might lower the boom on the lacrosse team.

  10. StuckinLville
    7:09 pm July 25, 2017 Permalink

    They have every right to be involved. What they didn’t have a right too was the Penn State stuff.

    • Aar
      8:48 pm July 25, 2017 Permalink

      How is statutory rape by a coach inside athletics facilities and an athletic department covering it up not under the NCAA’s purview?

  11. Kat4Life
    8:50 pm July 25, 2017 Permalink

    This will not be settled by the NCAA, as UNC will appeal all the way to the Supreme Court if they need to. The NCAA’s tough talk now is moot, they too know UNC will aggressively appeal and counter any ruling not in it’s favor. Here’s what I think will happen….(1) NCAA hammers UNC with some major infractions and penalties, including the vacation of games and titles; loss of scholarships, tourney ban, and TV ban……(2) UNC immediately appeals and begins socializing the notion of taking this situation to the federal court system…….it eventually ends up in the hands of a federal judge, UNC gets punished, but nothing nuclear……

  12. WizardWCN
    9:58 am July 26, 2017 Permalink

    The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) needs to walk in to that meeting and pull unc accreditation. And then make it retro active to all the years unc has had the class.