UNC releases response to NCAA notice of allegations

The University today (Sept. 19) released its response to the NCAA’s notice of allegations in connection with the NCAA and campus investigation of the football program.

UNC-Chapel Hill received the notice of allegations on June 21 and had 90 days to respond.
The University posted the response and accompanying exhibits online with redactions in accordance with FERPA, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, the State Personnel Act, and the North Carolina Public Records Law on the News Services website.

University representatives are scheduled to appear before the NCAA Committee on Infractions on Oct. 28 in Indianapolis.

Chancellor Holden Thorp and Director of Athletics Dick Baddour issued the following statements:

Chancellor Holden Thorp:

“We have acknowledged our violations, and we’ve responded in the way you would expect of this University. We think that the sanctions we have proposed accept responsibility and, at the same time, give our current and future student-athletes and coaches every opportunity for success. We go before the NCAA Committee on Infractions on October 28, and that will be another important milestone.”

Director of Athletics Dick Baddour:

“I believe the report is a very thorough response to the NCAA. The University of North Carolina takes our standing and reputation in the NCAA community seriously and with great respect and our response to the allegations reflects that.

“We accept responsibility for mistakes that were made in terms that are balanced, measured and fair. I want to acknowledge the hard work that University and athletic department staff put in to prepare the report. The October 28th appearance in Indianapolis is the next major step and we will direct our efforts toward preparing for that hearing.”