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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.”
James White, a 6-foot-8, 223-pound graduate transfer from Arkansas-Little Rock, committed to Georgia Tech and will be immediately eligible.
“The reason I chose Georgia Tech, with the team they have all they need is just one more piece,” White told SNY.tv by phone. “The games that they lost, they lost a lot of close games by two points, a lot of close games. So I just thought it was experience. And so for next year, I think they have the mindset of winning. And I just want to be a part of something like that.”
White, who plays both forward spots, also considered Georgia, Oklahoma State, Alabama and Boston College.