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After a year of investigation and uncertainty surrounding the North Carolina football program, the NCAA outlined a litany of violations in its notice of allegations to the University today, including improper academic assistance, impermissible benefits and instances of special treatment.
The NCAA sent a notice of allegations to UNC on Tuesday, outlining a litany of “potential major” violations it states the football program committed, which include improper academic assistance from a tutor, impermissible benefits to players and failures of institutional oversight.
It appears that one UNC football player accrued 93 parking tickets under nine license plate numbers between October 2007 and August 2009, according to parking records UNC released today and a database search of the University’s Department of Public Safety website.
The North Carolina Court of Appeals denied Wednesday the University’s petition to delay the release of records involving members of the UNC football team.
University officials announced Tuesday that they have received a notice of inquiry from the NCAA about the investigation into the North Carolina football program.
The NCAA was back on UNC’s campus May 18 as part of the ongoing investigation into the UNC football program, spokesman Kevin Best said. According to a report from ESPN.com, the investigator was interviewing UNC defensive end Quinton Coples.
North Carolina defensive lineman Jared McAdoo has been dismissed from the football program for violating team rules, coach Butch Davis announced in a press release Monday.
Ten months have passed since NCAA investigators first contacted the North Carolina athletic department to say they would be on campus to conduct interviews. But investigators have yet to send UNC a letter of inquiry or notice of allegations regarding their finds, despite multiple suspensions and ruling three former Tar Heel football players as permanently ineligible from collegiate competition.
Danine Collins had never seen her son get injured in a football game. All the Saturday morning Pop Warner games, the middle school games, the Friday nights at White Oak High School and the Saturday afternoons at Kenan Stadium — never had she seen Deunta Williams injured.
Former UNC football walk-on Josh Stewart is trying out a different career track after deciding to not play this fall. Instead, the newly-minted communications major is pursuing film — and he’s going to France’s Cannes Film Festival in May to try and advance his career.
The unofficially scored scrimmage on Saturday marked the end of UNC’s spring football season, with just one final practice awaiting the team on Monday. “Leadership is something we’re still waiting to emerge on this football team both offensively and defensively,” Davis said. “And then obviously it’s building the depth and experience. We can’t empower these kids with experience — they’re going to have to gain it on their own.”
If there’s any indication as to how pressing the spring game is to Butch Davis, it came in his postgame press conference.
When the North Carolina football team takes the field Saturday in its annual spring game, don’t expect any flashy calls from the Butch Davis playbook. More than anything, Davis said he plans to use Saturday’s scrimmage as an opportunity to see just what kind of players he’ll be working with during the Tar Heels’ 2011-12 campaign.
Pro Day at North Carolina is the football equivalent of graduation — football players who played at North Carolina work out at an official UNC event for the last time in their collegiate careers.
Last year’s NCAA investigations surrounding the North Carolina football team have yet to be completely resolved. But as the Tar Heels took Navy Field on Wednesday for the first of 15 spring practices, the controversy was the last thing on coach Butch Davis’ mind.
Gary Wichard, a sports agent with Pro Tect Management and the agent involved in the NCAA’s investigation of UNC’s football program, died at the age of 60, according to reports. Wichard died in his home of diabetes and pancreatic cancer.