NCAA: UNC’s arguments in academic case ‘without merit’

AP Sports Writer

The NCAA says North Carolina’s argument that the governing body lacks jurisdiction in the school’s ongoing multi-year academic case is “without merit.”

In a Sept. 19 filing released by the school Tuesday, the NCAA enforcement staff pushed back against the school’s procedural arguments in response to five serious charges by saying they lacked merit. UNC had argued there was an expired four-year statute of limitations and that a March 2012 ruling in an earlier case should have precluded some of the current charges.

UNC had also argued that some material from an outside investigator’s report into academic irregularities on the Chapel Hill campus shouldn’t be used because interviews weren’t performed to NCAA protocols.

The school is scheduled to appear before an infractions committee panel in Indianapolis on Friday in what amounts to a pretrial hearing.

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