North Carolina has until Sept. 19 to submit its response to the NCAA's Notice of Allegations. Each of the nine alleged violations includes topics the university must address in its response, from the mundane ("the cost of room, board and tuition at the institution for the past four academic years") to the abstract ("a statement describing why the student-athletes identified in this allegation accepted benefits prohibited by NCAA legislation").
Former associate head coach John Blake and former tutor Jennifer Wiley also were ordered to submit responses to the NCAA, but they are not required to do so unless they intend to pursue further employment in college athletics.
In the letter, the NCAA indicated that its Committee on Infractions expected to address the alleged violations at its meeting on Oct. 28 in Indianapolis. The NCAA requested that Chancellor Holden Thorp, athletic director Dick Baddour, faculty athletics representative Lissa Broome, football coach Butch Davis and director of compliance Amy Herman appear before the committee.
A university spokesman said Wednesday that members of the athletic department and the school's legal counsel are beginning to compile the information requested by the NCAA but that it was too soon to address who might represent UNC at the committee hearing.
After the hearing, the Committee on Infractions will determine what violations occurred and assess any sanctions. North Carolina can appeal that decision.