The weight of an NCAA investigation was lifted from the collective shoulders of UNC athletes, faculty, staff and fans on Oct. 13, 2017. But the media, and the collective college sports community, had few kind words in the wake of the ruling.
UNC Tar Heels basketball commit and Miami and Arizona recruit Nassir Little and his father denied in sworn affidavits FBI allegations that his recruitment included discussions of payments. Hurricanes’ coach Jim Larrañaga was interviewed by the FBI for two hours and has vehemently denied any wrongdoing.
UNC-Chapel Hill escaped NCAA sanctions, in one of the longest-running academic scandals in college sports history, in large part by refusing to identify as fraudulent 18 years of classes that had no instruction and were graded by a secretary
UNC will receive no significant penalties in the academic scandal case. UNC-Chapel Hill on Friday morning received the long-awaited judgment from the NCAA Committee on Infractions, which provided a final ruling in an investigation that began 3 ½ years ago.
The NCAA Committee on Infractions could prove no violations by Jan Boxill, the former UNC teaching professor of philosophy and academic counselor to women’s basketball, who was accused of 18 instances of providing impermissible academic assistance to athletes amid an academic scandal at the university.
Statements from UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham, football coach Larry Fedora, men’s basketball coach Roy Williams and women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell on the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions report on North Carolina’s academic scandal.
The Florida State Seminoles own 19 wins in 19 tries in football against the Duke Blue Devils and none of the games have been close. They play again at Wallace Wade Stadium on Saturday, October 14, 2017.
Coach David Cutcliffe and the Duke Blue Devils football team will likely be missing one starting player when they face the Florida State Seminoles on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, NC. Gabe Brandner suffered an injury against Virginia Cavaliers and was replaced by Christian Harris.