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  • North Carolina Receives Notice of Allegations

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    North Carolina head coach Roy Williams talks to his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame in the championship of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament Saturday, March 14, 2015, in Greensboro, N.C.  (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    North Carolina has received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA Photo/Gerry Broome)

    North Carolina has received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA. The news was first reported by Scout.com. Here’s the University’s statement:

    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.”

    UNC coach Roy Williams also commented recently on the impact this will have on recruiting:

    “It would help if the NCAA would just tell us what the allegations are. That would help because it would give us the information. It’s been a hard process, and I know that has been quite a lot of negative recruiting going on and other things that don’t make you very happy.

    “But at the same time, we made some mistakes at our university, mistakes we are not proud of. And yet it has been so sensationalized, just off the charts about what has happened.

    “We’ve lost over 30 people at the university – chancellor, athletic director, football coach, head of academic support. We’ve initiated over 75 new policies.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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