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UNC receives NCAA notice of allegations

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North Carolina announced Friday it has received its notice of allegations from the NCAA regarding a years-long academic fraud investigation, guaranteeing its release "as soon as possible."

UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt and athletics director Bubba Cunningham issued 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.”

The notice is the first step in the process before a punishment will be announced.