UNC’s ar­gu­ments in aca­demic case ‘without merit’

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS -

The NCAA says North Carolina’s ar­gu­ment that the gov­ern­ing body lacks ju­ris­dic­tion in the school’s on­go­ing mul­ti­year aca­demic case is “without merit.”

In a Sept. 19 fil­ing re­leased by the school Tues­day, the NCAA en­force­ment staff pushed back against the school’s pro­ce­dural ar­gu­ments in re­sponse to five se­ri­ous charges by say­ing all the ar­gu­ments lacked merit.

UNC had ar­gued that its ac­cred­i­ta­tion agency — which put the school on a year of pro­ba­tion that ex­pired over the sum­mer — was the proper au­thor­ity to han­dle such a mat­ter in­stead of col­lege sports’ gov­ern­ing body.

UNC also ar­gued that there was an ex­pired four-year statute of lim­i­ta­tions and a March 2012 rul­ing in an ear­lier case should have pre­cluded some of the cur­rent charges.

In ad­di­tion, the school said that some ma­te­rial from an out­side in­ves­ti­ga­tor’s re­port into aca­demic ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties on the Chapel Hill cam­pus shouldn’t be used be­cause in­ter­views weren’t per­formed to NCAA pro­to­cols.

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