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UNC finally goes on defense against NCAAPart of the penalty already paid by UNC was six years of largely inaccurate media coverage, which the university’s athletics programs, especially the football and men’s basketball teams, have weathered remarkably well. But that coverage established a false narrative that continues to this day — and is why those paying attention part-time expect UNC to get the electric chair. (The Robesonian)
UNC didn't cheat 'the system'If the responsibility lies within the university as opposed to the athletic department, then what is the NCAA even doing here? It’s an athletic, not an academic, association. Granted, they do determine eligibility benchmarks, but in terms of how schools educate their students (and this is the issue here), that’s the grayest of possible areas for the NCAA. (WRAL Sports Fan)
North Carolina's tough D in infractions case another hint NCAA penalties may be softWhen the amended NOA was released in April and every reference to the men’s basketball program had been removed from the initial notice, it seemed as though this process would meander quietly to a demure conclusion. Nope. Whether it was the collapse of the punishment against Penn State football or the unique nature of its own case, UNC is behaving boldly. (Sporting News)
UNC response a stroke of genius...as long as the NCAA buys itThe Tar Heels are acknowledging that they got caught red-handed going 95 in a 35 MPH zone while pointing out to the cop that clocked them that he doesn’t have the jurisdiction to issue a ticket because the stop took place a few feet over the county line. It’s a unique strategy that could turn out to be a stroke of genius if the NCAA buys it. (Wilmington Star News)
UNC AD Bubba Cunningham -- Key quotesNorth Carolina responded to the NCAA's Amended Notice of Allegations on Tuesday afternoon. In the response the University disagree with many of the NCAA's charges including the allegation that UNC had demonstrated an institution lack of control. UNC Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham addressed and took questions from the media in a teleconference on Tuesday. (Carolina Blue)
UNC skips self-imposed penalties in response to NCAA chargesUNC is challenging the NCAA's jurisdiction to pursue charges in the school's long-running academic fraud scandal and is holding off on self-imposed penalties. The school on Tuesday publicly released its response to five potentially top-level NCAA charges, but it argued that its accreditation agency — not the NCAA — was the proper authority to handle such a matter. (Associated Press)
North Carolina disputes NCAA's amended notice of allegationsUNC disputes three allegations made by the NCAA enforcement staff in regard to its athletic and academic scandal, saying in a response released Tuesday that two do not meet the level of severity alleged by the NCAA and the third – alleging a lack of institutional control over a rogue academic department – does not fall within the NCAA’s bylaws or jurisdiction. (USA Today)
UNC Disputing Basis for NCAA AllegationsUNC has challenged the legitimacy of the NCAA’s Amended Notice of Allegations in its response released on Tuesday, claiming the document does not conform to the NCAA’s constitution and bylaws. The institution challenged three Level I NCAA allegations, including its most serious charge of lack of institutional control. (Inside Carolina)
UNC-Chapel Hill posts response to NCAA’s amended notice of allegationsUNC has released its response to the NCAA’s amended notice of allegations resulting from a joint investigation of past academic irregularities. “We carefully considered the appropriate University response based upon a thorough analysis of the NCAA’s Constitution and bylaws and all involved parties’ mutual desire to adhere to these important standards,” Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham said. (UNC.edu)
UNC to release response to NCAA's amended notice of allegations TuesdayNorth Carolina plans to publicly post its response to the NCAA's amended notice of allegations Tuesday, a day after the school’s deadline to submit the response. The delay in releasing the response, UNC announced previously, would occur so the school could review the document, redact names and protect privacy rights. (Fayetteville Observer)
UNC has endless possibilities with new ACC NetworkThe ACC is finally catching up to the SEC, BIG10, and PAC 12, and forming its own television network....The full version is still three years away, and in the meantime, the ACC and ESPN are going to partner up with digital/mobile-specific options revolving around their Watch ESPN app and ESPN3. (Tar Heel Blog)
NCAA COI Hearing Up Next for UNCThe University of North Carolina is on track for a NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions hearing in October following Friday’s announcement that the school will respond to the NCAA’s amended notice of allegations on Aug. 1. Monday marked the close of the 90-day deadline for UNC’s response after receiving the amended notice on Apr. 25. (Inside Carolina)
UNC to respond to NCAA allegations Aug. 1, release public copy the next dayThe University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill says it will respond to the NCAA's amended notice of allegations on Aug. 1. A public copy will be released the following day on the Carolina Commitment website, the school said in a news release. UNC and other parties involved in the release requested a one-week change to its release date this week. (WRAL Sports Fan)
Video: Bubba Cunningham Q&A with Jones Angell on newly announced ACC NetworkNorth Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham discusses the positives for UNC from the newly announced ACC Network.
ACC Follows ESPN into Network EraThe ACC, in partnership with longtime television rights partner ESPN, announced on Thursday a new media agreement and the launch of the ACC Network by 2019 with the channel’s digital component, ACC Network Extra, debuting next month. The agreement, which was revealed at the league’s annual media event, extends the current contract through the 2035-36 season. (Inside Carolina)