North Carolina’s hearing before the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions has been set for Oct. 28 in Indianapolis. The university was informed of the date on Monday in a letter from the committee’s managing director Joel D. McGormley. According to the letter, which was released on Friday, the hearing will focus solely on “the procedural issues raised in the institution’s response” to the amended Notice of Allegations it received in August and not on “the merits or whether violations occurred.” While UNC has acknowledged and accepted responsibility for the fraudulent classes that took place over an 18-year period in its African and Afro-American Studies department, it disputes the most serious of the five Level I charges that the athletic department exhibited a lack of institutional control on the basis that the transgressions were an academic problem outside the NCAA’s jurisdiction. The hearing will be the next-to-last step in a seemingly endless process that first came to light in 2010. After an unspecified period for deliberation, usually about two months, the committee will render its decision and issue sanctions.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday voted in favour of awarding hosting rights for the 2024 and 2028 summer Olympics at the same session in September, pending agreements with Paris and Los […]
Heading into the 2016 Olympics, it was frequently noted the calling card for Team USA basketball would be its defense. With defensive mastermind Tom Thibodeau, an American assistant, barking at signals from the sideline (“ICE! […]
RALEIGH Following Thursday’s 2-1 overtime loss in Boston, the Carolina Hurricanes stand 9-9-5 after the first 23 games of their 82-game season. While not currently in a playoff spot, Carolina’s play has offered renewed […]