Hakeem Nicks was ineligible

Updated: July 21, 2012, 5:38 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina is vacating former receiver Hakeem Nicks' statistics from 2008 because he was ineligible that season.

Team spokesman Kevin Best said Friday that Nicks' records and stats from that year will remain in the media guide but be noted with an asterisk.

Best did not give a reason why, though privacy laws prevent the school from discussing in detail any player's involvement in the NCAA's review of academic misconduct in the football program.

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