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Additional Thoughts on UNC's Amended NOA

UNC received an amended Notice of Allegations from the NCAA on Monday and with it came a few significant changes from last year's NOA. The most prominent of those changes was the removal of the allegations regarding impermissible benefits regarding the AFAM classes, the removal of men's basketball and football and reducing the time frame to just six years. What does it all mean? (Tar Heel Blog)

North Carolina now on clock to respond in NCAA academic case

North Carolina is preparing for the next step toward a long-awaited resolution in the multi-year case centered around its academic fraud scandal. The school and individuals named for violations have 90 days to respond now that they finally know what NCAA charges they face. It's the next procedural deadline, though not one set in stone. (Associated Press)

As wasn’t predicted, the worst isn’t coming to UNC

The Raleigh newspaper in unprecedented coverage fanned the flames, the national media parroted along, and the masses declared that the appropriate punishments would be that coaches should be fired, banners brought down, scholarships forfeited, post-season bans imposed, heavy fines levied — and, for some, the death penalty for the “worst athletic scandal in the history of the NCAA.” (The Robesonian)

As the year ends, Folt looks to the future

Chancellor Carol Folt said she and her team didn’t know the exact legal implications of House Bill 2 when it was passed. “Some people think it means one thing legally, other people think it means others and that’s going to be the ground of lawsuits going forward, it’s what does it really mean,” Folt said in an end-of-year interview. (Daily Tar Heel)

Audio: David Glenn on two reasons why the UNC case is a bad fit for the NCAA

Compared to the notice of allegations handed down to North Carolina by the NCAA last May, the document the school received on Monday was slightly watered down. While the university is still facing five Level I violations and continues to sit under a cloud of uncertainty, the amended NOA was a clear sign that UNC’s attorneys were successful in disputing some of the original charges. (ACC Sports Journal)

UNC Chancellor Addresses Amended Notice of Allegations

UNC Chancellor Carol Folt said the university is “pleased to have” the amended Notice of Allegations from the NCAA. The amended allegations came in to the university on Monday morning and were released to the public later that afternoon. Folt, speaking at the WCHL Community Forum on Tuesday, said that the university is ready to move forward. (Chapelboro.com)

National perspective on UNC amended allegations focused on basketball

UNC released the NCAA's amended notice of allegations on Monday, jump-starting a case that has been stalled in procedural limbo since August. Given how consistent the NCAA is in their inconsistency, this only makes it more difficult to predict possible punishment based on precedent. Regardless, national pundits did their best to interpret the release of amended allegations. (WRAL Sports Fan)

UNC's NOA Shifts Blame Away From Academic Support Counselors

The NCAA softened its stance on the role that ASPSA counselors played in the AFAM scandal in its amended notice of allegations to the University of North Carolina on Monday. In the initial notice delivered last May, ASPSA counselors were alleged to have provided impermissible benefits to student-athletes in African and Afro-American Studies courses from 2002-2011 by way of special arrangements with faculty and staff. (Inside Carolina)

Catfishing the Banner Chasers

In the course of just over two weeks, an anonymous person tweeting from a brand new, unverified Twitter account, worked his way into the inner circle of those at the center of trying to bring UNC down based on little more than an apparent knowledge of NCAA bylaws and speaking the language a certain group of rabid fans wanted to hear. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC's Amended NOA Better Aligns with Bylaws

Without evidence to suggest the counselors’ complicity in the AFAM paper courses, the NCAA’s allegation was not based on a specific bylaw. On Monday, that revelation was evident in the removal of the original first allegation of impermissible benefits. It was replaced by a failure to monitor charge relating to ASPSA and the AFAM department. (Inside Carolina)

UNC AD Bubba Cunningham teleconference notes

UNC AD Bubba Cunningham did not want to speculate on potential sanctions. UNC men's basketball and football were not mentioned in the new Notice of Allegations, but Cunningham would not comment on whether that made him more confident that those programs were safe. UNC has 90 days to respond to the NOA. (Carolina Blue)

Takeaways from new NCAA NOA

On Monday afternoon the University of North Carolina released a new version of the NCAA's Notice of Allegations. The most recent NOA comes nearly eight months after UNC self-reported two addition violations that related to the women's basketball program and the men's soccer program. (Carolina Blue)

UNC's amended NOA doesn't mention men's basketball or football

In 13 pages of allegations and wrongdoing, North Carolina’s amended Notice of Allegations from the NCAA is more poignant for what it doesn’t include: any reference to football or men’s basketball. The long-running NCAA investigation at UNC took a significant step closer to completion on Monday when the NCAA sent a revised notice of allegations for the probe into UNC’s academic fraud scandal. (Greensboro News & Record)

UNC Amended Notice of Allegations Released; No Mention of Men's Basketball, Football

North Carolina received the document on Monday morning from the NCAA and released it to the public on Monday afternoon. The NCAA has replaced the primary impermissible benefits allegation (1a/1b) with a failure to monitor academic support (ASPSA/AFAM). The NCAA has also removed all references to the men’s basketball and football programs. (Inside Carolina)

UNC-Chapel Hill releases NCAA’s amended notice of allegations

UNC has received and released the NCAA’s amended notice of allegations resulting from a joint investigation of academic irregularities. It can be found here. The University received the amended notice on April 25, and will respond within the NCAA’s new 90-day deadline. University officials cannot comment on details about the investigation until it is completed. (UNC.edu)

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