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North Carolina Tar Heels hit with new NOA from NCAA

UNC has received a new NOA from the NCAA, so the academic scandal investigation may have an ending in site.

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The North Carolina Tar Heels have received a new notice of allegations from the NCAA, according to The News Observer.

This is in regards to the ongoing academic scandal investigation that has overshadowed UNC for years now. However, the new document wasn’t immediately released to public, so it's unclear how the amended NOA differs from first NOA, which hit the school with five potential top-level violations, including lack of institutional control.

The NCAA first sent an NOA yo UNC last May. UNC had 90 days to respond, but that process paused in August when the school reported additional information to the NCAA for review. More than likely, it was a move to delay the NCAA's eventual punishment so this past season's team could compete for a national title, which they came one miracle buzzer-beater away from getting.

At this point, one postseason ban seems like the minimum UNC will get, so of course they didn't want that to take place during last season when a title was within reach.

Depending on how many players were taking fraudulent classes could affect wins, banners and even championships being vacated. The report details just how deep this scandal goes and how it involves players on the 2005 championship team.

Ten members of UNC’s 2005 national championship team, for instance, majored in AFAM. By the 2008-09 academic year, when UNC won its second national championship under coach Roy Williams, men’s basketball players’ enrollments in the suspect AFAM classes had declined considerably.

Even so, under Williams men’s basketball players accounted for 167 enrollments in the suspect AFAM classes that are at the heart of the case. Those classes began in 1993, according to Kenneth Wainstein’s independent investigation, and ended in 2011.

Read the full report here.