UNC receives notice of allegations

Roy Williams’ Tar Heels program faces possible penalties. (USATSI)

The NCAA has sent North Carolina a notice of allegations pertaining to questions about possible academic irregularities, a source told CBSSports.com on Friday.

UNC subsequently confirmed the news.

Chancellor Carol L. Folt and AD Bubba Cunningham released this statement:

"We take these allegations very seriously, and we will carefully evaluate them to respond within the NCAA’s 90-day deadline. The University will publicly release the NCAA’s notice as soon as possible. The notice is lengthy and must be prepared for public dissemination to ensure we protect privacy rights as required by federal and state law. When that review for redactions is complete, the University will post the notice on the Carolina Commitment website and notify the news media. When we respond to the NCAA’s allegations, we will follow this same release process. Consistent with NCAA protocols, the University cannot comment on details of the investigation until it is completed."

North Carolina announced last June that the NCAA had reopened an investigation into what some have described as the worst case of academic fraud in college sports history. A report authored by Kenneth Wanstein has determined UNC had bogus African-American Studies classes for approximately 1,500 athletes over an 18-year span. Possible penalties for the alleged transgressions include postseason bans, fines, scholarship reductions and vacating victories -- including the 2005 and 2009 men's basketball titles.

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