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North Carolina Athletics | June 4, 2015

North Carolina’s statement on NCAA notice of allegations

North Carolina has released the notice of allegations from the NCAA.

The University posted the 59-page notice and hundreds of pages of exhibits – called “factual information” (FI) by the NCAA – on the Carolina Commitment website after review by the Public Records Office to protect privacy rights mandated by federal and state laws. Carolina received the notice of allegations on May 20, 2015, and will respond within the NCAA’s 90-day deadline.

In a statement, Chancellor Carol L. Folt and Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham said:

“We take the allegations the NCAA made about past conduct very seriously. This is the next step in a defined process, and we are a long way from reaching a conclusion. We will respond to the notice using facts and evidence to present a full picture of our case. Although we may identify some instances in the NCAA’s notice where we agree and others where we do not, we are committed to continue pursuing a fair and just outcome for Carolina.

“We believe the University has done everything possible to address the academic irregularities that ended in 2011 and prevent them from recurring. 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.”

After the University submits its response to the NCAA about the notice, it also will be posted on the Carolina Commitment website. The University can only comment about NCAA process and policies; it cannot comment on the substance of the case until its completion.

After the University responds to the notice of allegations, the NCAA’s enforcement staff has 60 days to send its own response to the one filed by the University to the Committee on Infractions. University representatives will appear in a hearing before the Committee on Infractions along with the NCAA enforcement staff that is not expected to occur until later this fall. The Committee on Infractions issues its final infractions report publicly, typically six to eight weeks after the hearing. The report details any bylaw violations, as well as any punitive measures imposed on the institution or individuals. (Staff and student-athlete names are redacted from the public report.)

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