At last, the date for the next round of the North Carolina-NCAA fight has been set. UNC is scheduled to appear before the NCAA Committee on Infractions (COI) for a two-day hearing on Aug. 16-17. The hearing is part of the next step in its NCAA academic case after over a year of delays. The case began on June 30, 2014 with the investigation on athlete involvement in fake African Studies courses. Now, three years later, the case still hasn't been resolved. According to The News and Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), UNC representatives will attend the hearing in three weeks in Nashville, Tenn. The purpose of the long-awaited hearing is to decide the penalties and sanctions for the school, which faces a handful of top-level charges, including lack of institutional control. The outcome of the hearing will not be released immediately. It could take several months after the conclusion of the hearing until the COI issues its ruling and severity. Tension is already high between UNC and the NCAA after the former tried to keep the NCAA from getting involved in the case, citing the situation as a school matter that did not require outside interference. UNC representatives scheduled to attend the hearing are university chancellor Carol Folt, athletic director Bubba Cunningham, men's basketball coach Roy Williams, football coach Larry Fedora and women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell.
End finally in sight for UNC's academic scandal with NCAA?
Sporting News - NCAAB | Jul 26