North Carolina ruling set
The NCAA infractions committee panel handling North Carolina’s multi-year academic case plans to release its ruling Friday, three people with knowledge of the investigation said.
The people said the NCAA notified parties involved in the case Thursday morning. They spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither the school nor the NCAA have commented publicly on the release.
The ruling comes roughly eight weeks after UNC appeared before the infractions panel in Nashville, Tenn., for a two-day hearing that included Chancellor Carol Folt, athletic director Bubba Cunningham, men’s basketball coach Roy Williams, football coach Larry Fedora and women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell. The school faces five top-level charges, including lack of institutional control.
An NCAA spokeswoman said a media advisory would be sent on the morning of an announcement but had “nothing further to share before then.” A UNC spokeswoman declined to comment.