Update, 3:30 p.m.: The UNC athletic department has released statements from athletic director Bubba Cunningham and three head coaches regarding the decision.
Cunningham: “We are glad the case is over, and appreciate the time and effort the Committee members took in examining the complete record of this case. I want to thank Chancellor Folt and my colleagues in the administration and faculty, our student-athletes, coaches, staff, and our tremendous Carolina community for their support. Carolina Athletics is an important and meaningful part of campus life, and we look forward to continuing to fulfill our mission of inspiring and educating through athletics.”
Football head coach Larry Fedora: “I want to thank Bubba Cunningham, Vince Ille and Chancellor Folt for their leadership throughout this process. I am glad that we will be able to put this behind us and move forward as a university and football program.”
Women’s basketball Head Coach Sylvia Hatchell: “We’re just so excited to put this past us so we can concentrate on coaching these outstanding young ladies. I want to thank Chancellor Folt for her support and leadership. Everyone at the University, from Bubba Cunningham to the folks in compliance, worked together as a team to resolve this matter. Our basketball team is working hard in the preseason and we look forward to the start of the season.”
Men’s basketball head coach Roy Williams: “We’re certainly thankful the case has been decided and this great University can move forward. We appreciate the hard work and effort from so many people in presenting the facts of the case to the Committee. I thank Chancellor Folt and Bubba (Cunningham) for their leadership. This is my alma mater and I love it deeply. We’ve all learned to be a better university from this case. Now we can focus completely on our mission of teaching and coaching our student-athletes and helping the university reach its dreams and goals.”
Update, 1:35 p.m.: Chancellor Carol Folt has sent out an email to the University community informing them of the decision, calling it the "the correct — and fair — outcome."
"I am grateful that this case has been decided and the University can continue to focus on delivering the best possible education to our students," Folt said. "We wish to thank the NCAA staff and the Committee on Infractions for their work and time during the joint investigation and hearing process."