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Bethel: UNC's Lack of Institutional Control Not an Athletics-Driven Scandal

As expected, the NCAA has accused UNC of lacking institutional control. Anyone surprised by that allegation has not been paying careful enough attention. However, contrary to the news media’s narrative, UNC’s lack of institutional control (LOIC) was not the result of a corrupt Athletics department. Rather, UNC’s LOIC was the result of a complacent Arts & Sciences (A&S) administration. (Coaching the Mind)

Jack Williams, Former UNC Sports Information Director, Passes Away

Jack Williams, former sports information director at Carolina, passed away last weekend in Wilmington. Williams served as the Tar Heels’ SID from 1966 to 1975. He came to Chapel Hill after working at various newspapers in the state and Atlanta. Williams, a native of Durham, was a 1952 Carolina graduate. During his newspaper career he was sports editor of The Raleigh Times, The Durham Morning Herald and The Chapel Hill Weekly. (GoHeels.com)

National perspective on UNC allegations focuses on basketball

The NCAA allegations were wide in scope, but offered little in specifics when it came to individual players from individual sports. Given how consistent the governing body is in their inconsistency, this only makes it more difficult to predict possible punishment based on precedent for the Tar Heels. Regardless, national pundits who have covered previous NCAA scandals did their best to interpret the 59 pages of allegations and supplemental documents. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Four Things We Learned From the NOA

The NCAA avoided the third rail of academic fraud: Bubba Cunningham said after the release of the NOA that there really wasn't anything surprising in there, and he is correct. The payoff of the NOA was going to be how the NCAA viewed the scandal, and they chose to go the impermissible benefits route. Frankly, that was really the only card they had to play. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC's NCAA allegations, what they say, what they don't

North Carolina is in what what feels like the longest game in the world, athletics director Bubba Cunningham said Thursday. And the Tar Heels are at halftime. With the public release of the NCAA’s notice of allegations, UNC comes closer to figuring out what damage two decades of alleged academic fraud will run with the NCAA. Sort of. (Greensboro News & Record)

NCAA gets 'A' for building case, but punishing UNC doomed to fail

That the NCAA’s understaffed enforcement division was handed one of the more complex cases in its undistinguished history and managed to concoct a coherent list of charges was a massive accomplishment for its personnel. It is not the document some of UNC’s rivals and the indefatigable anti-athletics movement might have dreamed of, but neither is it the capitulation that seemed likely. (Sporting News)

Statements On NCAA Notice Of Allegations From Fedora, Hatchell, and Williams

Everyone who loves Carolina is truly saddened by these allegations. We aspire to and work toward meeting higher standards than the actions that warranted this notice. Our university and numerous outside groups have looked at every aspect of our academic and athletic life. As a result, Carolina has implemented scores of new processes and checks and balances that have undoubtedly made us a better university. Hopefully, we will never again receive such a notice. (GoHeels.com)

Examining UNC's Notice of Allegations

Given the context of the allegations, there’s really no way to predict what penalties or sanctions will stem from this report. The two charges of lack of institutional control and providing impermissible benefits open the door for just about any penalty. The NCAA’s framing of the case as a machine for providing impermissible benefits is an interesting angle. (Carolina Blue)

The 5 Allegations Levied By The NCAA

It is alleged that beginning in the 2002 fall semester and continuing through the 2011 summer semester, the institution provided impermissible benefits to student-athletes that were not generally available to the student body. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Bubba Cunningham Press Conference Notes

The following are notes from UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham's teleconference held Thursday afternoon following UNC's release of the NCAA's NOA earlier in the day. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

NOA: But What Does It All Mean?

The NCAA levied five charges against North Carolina. The most serious charge, #AsExpected, is the dreaded Lack of Institutional Control. This stems for the schools failure to monitor the activity of some of our favorite characters in this saga, namely Jan Boxhill and the African-American Studies department, over the past 18 years. The charge is not directed at one specific sport and is as big of an indictment on the academic side of the school as it is the athletic department. (Tar Heel Depot)

UNC-Chapel Hill releases NCAA notice of allegations

The University has released the notice of allegations from the NCAA. The University posted the 59-page notice and hundreds of pages of exhibits on the Carolina Commitment website after review by the Public Records Office to protect privacy rights mandated by federal and state laws. Carolina received the notice of allegations on May 20, 2015, and will respond within the NCAA’s 90-day deadline. (UNC.edu)

UNC announces new working groups to oversee ethical behavior

Following the release of the report by Kenneth Wainstein, Chancellor Carol L. Folt announced several initiatives to prevent the recurrence of academic irregularities and to strengthen Carolina. To that end, two working groups were formed in May 2015—the Policy and Procedures Working Group and the Ethics and Integrity Working Group, charged with reinforcing ethical high-integrity behavior throughout the University. (UNC.edu)

Dave Glenn breaks down what’s in store for UNC (audio)

David Glenn spent a segment of his show discussing the UNC scandal and what type of punishment may be in store for the Tar Heels. Dave explained that anyone expecting a harsh punishment for Carolina may be in for a surprise, based on the other litigation that the NCAA is currently involved in defending. (ACC Sports Journal)

The Notice of Allegations Watch Begins in Earnest

If you had Thursday in the Notice of Allegations Public Release Pool then you are probably going to collect. UNC received the notice of allegations from the NCAA back on May 21st and announced to the world it had received it on May 22nd. UNC also announced at that point it would release the document when it was good and ready. So what can we expect from the NOA's release? (Tar Heel Blog)

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