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Video: UNC AD Bubba Cunningham Responds To NCAA's 3rd Notice of AllegationsUNC Athletics Director Bubba Cunningham responds to the NCAA's 3rd Notice of Allegations that the University received on December 13th. Cunningham says that the committee on infractions has not been consistent in how bylaws have been applied in UNC's case.
UNC AD Bubba Cunningham: "Follow the Bylaws"North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham spoke with reporters following the release of the second amended notice of allegations on Thursday. "We’re not going to speculate on the merits of the case, but I can talk about the process, and we believe that the process has gotten off track and we have serious concerns about that. Here’s how:" (Inside Carolina)
NCAA COI Chair Greg Sankey's Intervention Into UNC CaseCommittee of Infractions chairman and SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey’s unprecedented entry into the NCAA enforcement and hearing process resulted in a third notice of allegations for UNC in a 20-month window - without the introduction of any new evidence. Three days after receiving UNC’s request to supplement the record, Sankey denied the documents' inclusion. (Inside Carolina)
Carolina comments on, releases NCAA’s third notice of allegationsIn this third version of the case's notice of allegations, UNC is facing essentially the same overall allegations as the original notice, with some modifications. The specific reference to the football and men's basketball program returned: "Many at-risk student-athletes, particularly in football and men's basketball, used these courses for purposes of ensuring their continuing NCAA academic eligibility." (Inside Carolina)
Chansky’s Notebook: Here We Go AgainThe investigation into UNC’s academic and athletic scandal took an unprecedented turn this week when the NCAA issued yet a third Notice of Allegations, which amended the second NOA, which had amended the original NOA. This latest notice won’t be released by UNC until later this week, but it apparently reinstated several specifics that had been removed from the second NOA. (Chapelboro.com)
The NCAA’s Protocol Problem with UNC InvestigationFollowing orders from the Committee on Infractions, the NCAA enforcement staff has reinstalled the impermissible benefits charge, albeit with stronger language and a different basis for its allegation: the Wainstein report. UNC’s resolve in holding the NCAA to the bylaws its own membership constructed will potentially be a determining factor in the outcome of this case. (Inside Carolina)
NCAA Issues UNC New ANOANorth Carolina has received another notice of allegations from the NCAA, according to multiple sources close to the situation. This new notice - the third notice of allegations in the case - could be announced as soon as this week. Sources confirm this new version reinstates aspects of the original first notice that were then altered for the amended notice. (Inside Carolina)
UNC to make major changes to its general education requirementsThe College of Arts and Sciences will begin making major changes to UNC’s general education requirements in the next few months — but the changes aren’t expected to take effect until 2019. Kevin Guskiewicz, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, created the Dean’s Advisory Committee. (Daily Tar Heel)
UNC in the process of undergoing Title IX compliance reviewUNC is in the process of assessing its compliance with Title IX — a process completed every five years. Nicki Moore, senior associate athletic director, said the process of reviewing for Title IX compliance is not required, but UNC is completing the review as risk management. “This is essentially like an audit. It’s a way of assessing where our areas of risk might be." (Daily Tar Heel)
Bethel: The N&O Continues Failing to be the Newspaper We NeedLet me tell you about one of most noble athletics staffers I’ve ever met. His name is Eric Hoots, and he’s the Director of Player Development for the UNC men’s basketball team. Eric attended UNC and got a job as a video assistant for the team after he graduated. Over the past 12 years, he’s worked hard and with integrity to get to the position he has now. (Chapelboro.com)
UNC meets with NCAA panel in multiyear academic caseNorth Carolina appeared before an NCAA infractions committee panel Friday for a procedural hearing in the multiyear academic case. Athletic director Bubba Cunningham told The Associated Press the meeting lasted about five hours in Indianapolis but wouldn't comment on details. "We are now looking forward the next phase of the process," said Cunningham. (WRAL Sports Fan)
Chansky’s Notebook: High Level Posturing?After the NCAA submitted an amended Notice of Allegations, UNC issued what has been called the strongest response ever written. Basically, UNC said it had issues with double jeopardy over evidence the NCAA had years ago and was concocting charges from the Wainstein Report after a statute of limitations had expired and that many of those charges were outside the NCAA’s jurisdiction. (Chapelboro.com)
UNC has jurisdictional hearing with NCAA on FridayUNC on Friday will meet with the NCAA for a jurisdictional meeting -- and not a Committee on Infractions hearing -- a team spokesperson told ESPN on Wednesday. In its response to the NCAA's notice of allegations, the university argued that the NCAA did not have the right to punish the school for academic issues because it was not in the national organization's purview. (ESPN.com)
NCAA rejects UNC's arguments in academic scandalNew documents made public Tuesday by UNC Chapel Hill show that the NCAA has looked at the various arguments the university is using to defend itself in an academic scandal and found "each without merit." The release comes just days before UNC officials head to a preliminary hearing in front of the NCAA's Committee on Infractions Friday in Indianapolis. (ABC 11)
UNC AD Bubba Cunningham Receives Second 10 Percent Pay Bump of 2016UNC athletics director Bubba Cunningham has received a pay bump after it appeared Cunningham was ready to move to the University of Florida in early September. The News & Observer is citing a university record that was released on Friday in reporting Cunningham’s salary has been increased to $705,853 annually. (Chapelboro.com)