Obviously, much much more to come on this breaking story: UNC is under NCAA investigation for its football program.  While not much regarding the substance of this investigation has yet come to light, for some time, murmurs have surrounded the Carolina football program and the practices of some of its coaches.

Apparently, these are not mere secondary violations, as it is extremely unusual for NCAA investigators to come to campus to personally talk to athletes in those cases.  Generally, for a secondary violation, the school self-reports, receives a feather-slap on the wrist and promises not to ever do it again.  That said, the NCAA must believe it has good reason to take a close look under the hood of the ongoings surrounding Tar Heel football.

Right now, it would be irresponsible to presume guilt or to project the thrust of what the NCAA has in mind.  A lot of uninformed speculation and rumor will be spilling out over the next few days, so take that with a grain of salt unless you hear it confirmed by at least 2-3 reputable media sources.

NCAA Investigating UNC Football

“I can acknowledge that representatives from the NCAA have been to Chapel Hill to speak with some of our student-athletes,” UNC athletic director Dick Baddour told Inside Carolina on Thursday afternoon.

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  1. Daily Update 07/15/2010 at 4:23 PM #

    Wow. Nothing to see here. Move along.

  2. Clarksa 07/15/2010 at 4:32 PM #
  3. highstick 07/15/2010 at 4:39 PM #

    It would be so super sweet!!

  4. TOBtime 07/15/2010 at 4:46 PM #

    Oh PLEASE let them finally get what they deserve for what everyone else has known about for some time.

  5. tuckerdorm1983 07/15/2010 at 4:48 PM #

    well I thought that the program had the “THUG MENTALITY”. Last year Marvin Austin spoke to reporters in the locker room with his sunglasses own. You know you encourage this behavior ie greg little, this is what you get.

  6. MatSci94 07/15/2010 at 4:53 PM #

    and the top sports story on n&o website is the Tour de France

  7. Alpha Wolf 07/15/2010 at 4:55 PM #

    ^ I would be very surprised if it’s not on the front page of the paper tomorrow.

  8. Clarksa 07/15/2010 at 4:59 PM #

    What’s funny is that the UNC-CH peeps always claimed ol’Chuck was cheating and we never even had a secondary violation that I can remember.

  9. choppack1 07/15/2010 at 5:17 PM #

    CTC knew the rule book backwards and forwards. I think he was probably like he encouraged his team to play: to the echo of the whistle.

  10. El Scrotcho 07/15/2010 at 5:20 PM #

    So when does our probation start?

  11. tractor57 07/15/2010 at 5:53 PM #

    One would think there is “fire” if the NCAA goons are on campus “over there” but it is way too early to decide that.
    If they are guilty they should be punished, if not I hope this slinks away.

  12. Daily Update 07/15/2010 at 6:02 PM #

    Latest spin I hear is that this involves off-season workouts.

  13. graywolf 07/15/2010 at 6:04 PM #

    TOBtime Says:

    Oh PLEASE let them finally get what they deserve for what everyone else has known about for some time.

    I could not agree more!

  14. Sw0rdf1sh 07/15/2010 at 6:20 PM #

    Ha ha. Couldn’t happen to a crappier bunch of guys!

  15. Pack78 07/15/2010 at 6:27 PM #

    No doubt it will be covered in the N&O tomorrow; with attendant articles on other prior investigations of ACC schools-State BB, Clemson FB,FSU FB, etc. Hope the NCAA nails their A$$ to the wall!

  16. 61Packer 07/15/2010 at 6:42 PM #

    Don’t get your panties in a wad just yet. It won’t improve our football record the past three seasons if it comes down to UNC forfeits.

  17. tuckerdorm1983 07/15/2010 at 6:45 PM #

    this is all i got to say

  18. WV Wolf 07/15/2010 at 7:00 PM #

    If it involves off-season workouts, that’s how Fraudriguez got Michigan in trouble and the NCAA showed up in Morgantown too. So maybe the off-season stuff is more on the NCAA’s radar now.

    And Cleveland St is going to catch hell for this.

  19. Pack78 07/15/2010 at 7:33 PM #
  20. GAWolf 07/15/2010 at 8:02 PM #

    That is interesting. I wonder if there’s something akin to a recusal given the connection. This should be interesting to watch unfold.

  21. Plz2BStateFan 07/15/2010 at 8:03 PM #

    Someone should contact the NCAA about that house that one player was living in for really cheap rent….the one you guys already did an article on.

  22. gannon 07/15/2010 at 8:04 PM #

    ESPN bottom line state it was related to agents and extra benefits. What kind of trouble would this pose?

  23. Pack78 07/15/2010 at 9:12 PM #

    I am no NCAA rules expert, but haven’t schools gotten major penalties including vacated victories for early sports agent activity w/players? Players are declared retroactively ineligible and games already won are forfeited (unless you can score the Corey Maggette-Coach K treatment)?

  24. McCallum 07/15/2010 at 11:06 PM #

    If something comes of all this I’m buying the Fresca.


  25. newt 07/15/2010 at 11:27 PM #

    I expect the usual double standard to be applied.

    But, a small whisper says that the N&O is suffering financially and has a lot to gain if UNC athletics were to become a peeling onion…

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