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Wednesday October 27th

UNC releases NCAA notice of allegations

UPDATE (1:05 p.m.): The NCAA enforcement staff believes UNC has shown a lack of institutional control, the highest offense the NCAA can issue. 

The NCAA has alleged several level one violations, which "seriously undermine or threaten the integrity of the NCAA collegiate model." 

The report names former faculty members Jan Boxill, Deborah Crowder and Julius Nyang'oro as having engaged in "unethical conduct." 

Nyang'oro and Crowder refused to be interviewed for the NCAA investigation.

The notice of allegations states that UNC did not monitor Boxill's activities, representing a lack of institutional control. 

The NCAA cites a history of level one and two violations, including improper academic help and illegal benefits given to student-athletes in 2012 and UNC's first NCAA violation in 1961. 

UNC released a 59-page notice of allegations on Thursday June 4. 

This notice of allegations comes after the NCAA reopened their investigation into the University's athletics department in June 2014. 

“We believe the University has done everything possible to address the academic irregularities that ended in 2011 and prevent them from recurring," Chancellor Carol Folt and athletics director Bubba Cunningham said in a statement. "We have implemented more than 70 reforms and initiatives to ensure and enhance academic integrity. We will continue to monitor the effectiveness of those measures and, wherever needed, put additional safeguards in place.”

UNC received the notice of allegations on May 21, making the news public on May 22. UNC has 90 days to respond to the allegations. 

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