Nearly a year after receiving a verbal notice that the NCAA was reopening its 2011 examination of academic irregularities and their relationship to athletics, University officials announced Friday that they had received the NCAA’s written notice of allegations.
Chancellor Carol L. Folt and Athletics Director Bubba Cunningham said in a statement that the University had begun reviewing the notice.
“We take these allegations very seriously, and we will carefully evaluate them to respond within the NCAA’s 90-day deadline,” the statement said. “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.”
The statement added that, “consistent with NCAA protocols, the University cannot comment on details of the investigation until it is completed.”