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UNC Charged With 5 NCAA Violations

The NCAA charged the University of North Carolina with five Level I violations linked to an academic fraud scandal. The school released the notice of allegations it received from the NCAA on Thursday.

Here are the five charges levied, courtesy of the Associated Press:

• There was a lack of institutional control in failing to “sufficiently monitor” the AFAM department as well as the academic support department for athletes, noting athletes received “preferential access” to the department’s irregular courses.

• Academic counselors leveraged relationships from the fall semester in 2002 to the summer session of 2011 with AFAM department faculty and staff to provide athletes with benefits “not generally available to the student body.” Those benefits included suggesting assignments to the department, turning in papers for athletes and recommending grades.

• Academic counselor Jan Boxill, who worked with women’s basketball, provided improper assistance by sometimes adding content to athletes’ papers. Also, in at least one case, she recommended a grade for submitted work.

• Former AFAM office administrator Deborah Crowder, one of two department staffers most directly linked to irregular courses in the department, didn’t cooperate with NCAA investigators.

• Former AFAM department chairman Julius Nyang’oro, the other staffer most directly linked to the department’s irregular courses, also declined to cooperate with the NCAA probe.

“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,” Chancellor Carol Folt and athletic director Bubba Cunningham said in a joint statement.

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