NCAA hits UNC with 5 violations in wake of academic scandal
By AARON BEARD
AP Sports Writer
The NCAA has charged North Carolina with five violations connected to the school’s long-running academic fraud scandal, including a lack of institutional control for poor oversight of an academic department popular with athletes.
The school released a notice of allegations received from the NCAA, which uses the document to specify violations uncovered during an investigation.
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.”
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