UNC’s arguments in academic case ‘without merit’
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.