The NCAA tagged North Carolina with “a lack of institutional control” and has levied five serious charges against the school, as it was announced on Thursday.
North Carolina has released its Notice of Allegations from the NCAA and five Level I charges have been brought against the school. This all stems from the academic fraud scandal that has plagued the school for the last few years.
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The charges include providing improper benefits in the form of counselors making “special arrangements” with staffers in the formerly named African and Afro-American Studies department to offer courses or obtain assignments for athletes, as well as a counselor working with the women’s basketball program providing improper help on research papers.
All five charges are considered Level I violations, described by the NCAA as a “severe breach of conduct.”
According to Chip Patterson of CBSSports, UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham has already begun to “construct” his response. While Cunningham said that the school will accept some of the infractions, they will contest other charges.
As Patterson points out, no one on the North Carolina football or basketball staff was implicated. North Carolina will now have 90 days to respond to the allegations and Cunningham and the school has indicated it would probably take the full 90 days to draw up their response.