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Fri October 28, 2011
UNC Faces The NCAA
UNC-Chapel Hill officials are in Indianapolis this morning. They are there to face the NC-double-A infractions committee over improper activities in the football program.
Chancellor Holden Thorp and outgoing athletic director Dick Baddour hope to convince the committee to accept the punishment the University has already given itself. Those penalties include vacating all wins in the 2008 and 2009 season, losing nine football scholarships and a 50-thousand dollar fine.
Football coach Butch Davis was fired in August. A new athletic director was hired earlier this month.
The NCAA Infractions Committee will hear the presentation this morning. They will also hear from former assistant coach John Blake. Blake resigned under pressure last year when details of his relationship with a sports agent were revealed.
The NCAA could accept the self-imposed penalties or add to them, perhaps adding to the reduction in scholarships or imposing a bowl game ban. The decision should come before the end of the year.