Reports surrounding the NCAA investigation and the school's own academic investigation of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill football program and athletes surfaced on July 17, 2010.
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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill agreed Thursday to a settlement ending more than two years of lawsuits filed by a coalition of media outlets, including WRAL News.
A former University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill administrator said Tuesday that he has reimbursed the school for more than $16,000 in personal expenses found during an audit of his travel and spending.
Former University of North Carolina head football coach Butch Davis was removed from his position just weeks before the start of the 2011 season in the wake of an NCAA investigation into the football program. Despite never being mentioned in the NCAA Notice of Allegations, UNC parted ways with Davis, agreeing to pay as much as $2.7 million in a buyout for severing ties without cause.
In the eyes of the NCAA, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is taking all the necessary steps to clean up after an academic scandal was uncovered through an investigation into the football team, but they have not ruled out additional sanctions should internal investigations that are currently ongoing uncover further improprieties.
Information the University of North Carolina gathered for the NCAA about football players who got money, jewelry and other benefits is public record and should be released, according to an order from Superior Court Judge Howard E. Manning.
Holden Thorp will step down as chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill at the end of the 2012-13 school year, the university announced Monday.
Tami Hansbrough stepped down Wednesday from her job as major gifts officer at UNC. She held the $95,000-a-year job since February 2011 and was placed on administrative leave on Monday.
Chancellor Holden Thorp said Tuesday that the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is working to upgrade its internal processes so that issues such as one that led to an administrator's resignation don't crop up again.
The latest twist in the case of a former football player seeking damages from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill again points the finger at irregularities in the Department of African and Afro-American Studies.
A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill vice chancellor Matt Kupec resigned Monday amid an internal investigation into his travel expenses.
A two-year scandal at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that's led to sidelined football players, NCAA penalties and the departure of a big-name coach has slowly built into questions of how widely academic fraud has spread at the elite public university.
Following intense scrutiny over the last year, the African and Afro-American Studies Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has reformed practices, policies and procedures and will even get a new name.
A panel investigating possible academic fraud at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will meet Wednesday and Thursday of this week, and for the first time since UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp announced that former North Carolina Gov. Jim Martin will lead an inquiry into academic irregularities within the university's African and Afro-American studies department.
Superior Court Judge Howard Manning signed an order Wednesday requiring former University of North Carolina head football coach Butch Davis to turn over work-related phone records from his personal 216-area code cellphone within 30 days.
The latest move in the effort by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to redefine the relationship between academics and athletics is the reassignment of Robert Mercer, former director of the Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes.
In a statement released Saturday, former University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student-athlete Julius Peppers acknowledged that a transcript found to be posted to the UNC-CH website last week was in fact his, but he denies any fraudulent grades or courses.
Former North Carolina Gov. Jim Martin used the words “academic investigator” Friday when describing his role in digging deeper into the multitude of improprieties within the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill African and Afro-American Studies Department.
Leaders at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill have asked former Gov. Jim Martin to lead an investigation into academic improprieties at the school. Martin will coordinate with an outside consulting group and will report his findings to the UNC Board of Governors.
North Carolina head basketball coach Roy Williams faced questions about the on-going academic scandal at the Chapel Hill university Wednesday when he played in the Pro-Am during the Wyndham Golf Championship at Sedgefield Golf Course in Greensboro.
When reports surfaced Monday that a transcript posted on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill website may be that of former student-athlete Julius Peppers, it prompted further questions about the validity classes offered by the African and Afro-American Studies Department. The simple fact that the transcript appeared online could be a violation of federal law.
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill leaders are investigating how an apparent student-athlete’s transcript ended up on the school's website.
Superior Court Judge Howard Manning ruled Thursday to allow a protective order that would prevent the release of phone records from former UNC head football coach Butch Davis' personal cell phone.
In May, an internal investigation at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill revealed unauthorized grades, forged signatures and other irregularities in 54 courses in the Department of African and Afro-American Studies.
Former University of North Carolina wide receiver Hakeem Nicks was one of two players ruled academically ineligible in the 2008 football season because he got extra academic help, the university confirmed Friday. The Tar Heels have had to forfeit all eight wins from that season.
University of North Carolina director of athletics Bubba Cunningham has initiated a restructuring of the administrative staff, the centerpiece of which is an expansion of the management of the Tar Heels’ 28 varsity sports.
After listening to nearly two hours of arguments, the decision by North Carolina Superior Court Judge Howard Manning on the release of public records by the University of North Carolina was that there will not be a decision Thursday.
University of North Carolina director of athletics Bubba Cunningham announced the hiring of two new staff members – Senior Associate Athletic Director Vince Ille and Associate Athletic Director Paul Pogge, Wednesday.
Former North Carolina head football coach Butch Davis’ attorney filed for a protective order and is seeking to quash a subpoena of his personal cell phone records, according to a brief released Tuesday ahead of court hearing scheduled for Thursday.
Legal fees for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the course of an NCAA investigation into the football program totaled nearly half a million dollars, according to the school Friday.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill spent nearly $67,000 in legal services and fees in a three-month span in 2010 while dealing with the fallout of NCAA violations and an academic scandal, according to a 208-page release Wednesday.
The University of North Carolina, Chancellor Holden Thorp and the NCAA filed a response Monday to dismiss an appeal by former football player Michael McAdoo that seeks damages after he was ruled ineligible to play his senior season at the school.
Stability is something that the athletics department at the University of North Carolina has been dancing around for the last couple years. From academic scandal among student-athletes to the unpredictability of conference realignment, strength has been lacking.
The University of North Carolina wants a professor at the center of an academic fraud probe to repay thousands of dollars for teaching a course inappropriately.
Orange County District Attorney Jim Woodall was so concerned by the report on the Department of African and Afro-American Studies at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that he has asked the State Bureau of Investigation to take up the case.
Former University of North Carolina football player Christopher Hawkins has been arrested in Kinston on charges of discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling.
A nine-month internal investigation into the Department of African and Afro-American Studies at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill revealed unauthorized grades, forged signatures and other irregularities according to a 10-page report released Friday.
The NCAA Committee on Infractions announced Monday that it would tack on a year’s probation, a postseason ban and the reduction of six additional scholarships to the already self-imposed penalties by the University of North Carolina stemming from nine major violations committed by the football program.
Many people agree the system that governs college athletics is broken; the question is how to fix it. A panel at the University of North Carolina Tuesday proved the answers aren't easy.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released a statement Friday on behalf of an informal group of faculty members who have been discussing the future of athletics at UNC.
Larry Fedora is the new head football coach at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
Former University of North Carolina football player Michael McAdoo's lawsuit against the university and the NCAA ended Monday as Judge Orlando Hudson dismissed the case.
The group of people representing the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were steady and quiet as they entered the meeting room in Indianapolis Friday to face the NCAA Committee on Infractions.
The current NCAA model does not benefit the student-athlete but nobody is in a hurry to change it according to attorney Robert Orr, former state Supreme Court Justice and current head of the North Carolina Institute for Constitutional Law.
When University of North Carolina officials go before the NCAA Committee on Infractions Friday, it marks a final step in the investigation of the Tar Heel football program that has lasted more than a year.
A group of Triangle-area media outlets asked the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Tuesday to demand that Friday’s meeting with the NCAA Committee on Infractions be open to the press and public.
The attorney representing former University of North Carolina head football coach Butch Davis responded Tuesday to the subpoena requesting Davis' phone records and bills in relation to the NCAA investigation into the UNC football program.
It was a search of select football players' email accounts in the summer of 2010 that led the University of North Carolina to suspect academic problems on the team.
The University of North Carolina has named University of Tulsa athletic director Lawrence 'Bubba' Cunningham the seventh athletic director in school history.
The North Carolina Secretary of State wants the NCAA to turn over records of interviews with University of North Carolina athletes and coaches and employees, including those with former assistant coach John Blake.
The law firm representing several triangle media companies filed a subpoena Tuesday for former University of North Carolina football coach Butch Davis’ personal cell phone records.