North Carolina faces se­ri­ous NCAA charges

Los Angeles Times - - BASEBALL - Wire Re­ports

North Carolina’s long-run­ning aca­demic fraud scan­dal now in­cludes five NCAA charges, in­clud­ing a lack of in­sti­tu­tional con­trol for poor over­sight of an aca­demic depart­ment popular with ath­letes and the coun­selors who ad­vised them.

The school re­leased a 59-page no­tice of al­le­ga­tions Thurs­day from the NCAA, which uses the doc­u­ment to spec­ify vi­o­la­tions un­cov­ered dur­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

The charges were more broad­based than fo­cused on in­di­vid­ual sports, with the NCAA re­gard­ing aca­demic ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties in the for­merly named African and Afro-Amer­i­can Stud­ies depart­ment as po­ten­tial im­proper benefits by say­ing ath­letes re­ceived ac­cess to cour­ses and other as­sis­tance gen­er­ally un­avail­able to nonath­letes.

No coaches were named in the five al­le­ga­tions, though one dealt specif­i­cally with the con­duct of a women’s bas­ket­ball ad­vi­sor for pro­vid­ing too much help on re­search pa­pers.

North Carolina must file a re­sponse to the NCAA within 90 days of re­ceiv­ing the no­tice, which would likely lead to a hear­ing with the in­frac­tions com­mit­tee fol­lowed by a rul­ing weeks to months later.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.