UNC academic scandal explained
A UNC spokesman said Tuesday that the university met the NCAA’s deadline for responding to the latest notice of allegations in the academic-athletic scandal, but the response might not be made public for several days.
“Once the University’s response has been submitted to the NCAA and following a review by the University to protect privacy rights, we will post a public copy of the response and accompanying exhibits on the Carolina Commitment website, which may take several days,” spokesman Rick White said in an emailed statement.
The response was due Tuesday, with a hearing before the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions expected to be set in mid-August. The university submitted its response late Tuesday afternoon, White said in an email.
The scandal involves classes over an 18-year-period that had no instruction and typically offered a high grade for a term paper. A disproportionate number of athletes, particularly in football and men’s basketball, enrolled in the classes.