NCAA charges UNC with lack of institutional control, extra benefits

The NCAA said the AFAM department went unchecked at UNC for 18 years. (Getty Images)

The University of North Carolina released its Notice of Allegations from the NCAA on Thursday, which described five Level I charges that include lack of institutional control.

The NCAA defines Level I charges as a “severe breach of conduct.” In this case, the NCAA says the impermissible extra benefits provided to student-athletes over a nine-year time span (2002-2011) “seriously undermined or threatened the integrity of the NCAA collegiate model.”

You can find a full downloadable PDF of the Notice of Allegations by clicking here. For those who prefer a quick summary of the five charges:

1. The NCAA charged UNC with providing impermissible benefits via academic counselors in the AFAM department and 10 athletes exceeding independent study course limits.

2. Jan Boxill, academic advisor to the women’s basketball team, is alleged to have provided impermissible academic assistance to women’s basketball players.

3. Deb Crowder, the administrative assistant to AFAM department head Julius Nyang’oro, violated ethical conduct by not assisting NCAA investigation.

4. AFAM department chair Julius Nyang’oro violated ethical conduct by not assisting with the NCAA investigation.

5. The NCAA charged UNC with a lack of institutional control for all of the above charges.

“We take the allegations the NCAA made about past conduct very seriously,” UNC chancellor Carol L. Folt said in a statement. “This is the next step in a defined process, and we are a long way from reaching a conclusion. We will respond to the notice using facts and evidence to present a full picture of our case. Although we may identify some instances in the NCAA’s notice where we agree and others where we do not, we are committed to continue pursuing a fair and just outcome for Carolina.”

Notably absent from the Notice of Allegations is the name of any football or men’s basketball personnel.

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