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NCAA ‘could not conclude' academic violations occurred in UNC case

NCAA ‘could not conclude' academic violations occurred in UNC case

North Carolina has avoided major penalties after an NCAA infractions committee panel “could not conclude” that there were academic violations in the multiyear case focused on irregular courses.

In a report released Friday morning, the panel said it found only two violations out of five charges the school originally faced: a failure-to-cooperate charge against two people tied to the problem courses in the formerly named African and Afro-American Studies (AFAM) department.

Former AFAM chairman Julius Nyang'oro faces a five-year show-cause penalty through 2022 in what amounts to the sole punishment imposed in the wide-ranging case filled with starts, stops and twice-rewritten...

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