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. wufpup76 07/16/2010 at 2:23 AM #

    Just the fact that this even broke and is being reported …


    What year is this?

  2. Icabod61 07/16/2010 at 7:42 AM #

    if unc actually suffers any consequences from any wrongdoings, and the media actually stays on top of reporting it….. well, i’m breaking out my winter clothing. for surely the place that is believed to be hot is freezing over.

  3. NCMike 07/16/2010 at 8:14 AM #

    As for the facts, reliable sources say that they’re (NCAA) concerned primarily with several defensive players that came back after not going pro last year. This in addition to Greg Little. The NCAA has apparently asked for some player’s cell phone records to determine which agents some of them talked to and the extent of those conversations. They’re also questioning an apartment rent payments and there’s a lot of talk/questions regarding Marvin Austin. One involves what his connection is to former player and now San Francisco 49er Kentwan Balmer. Was he staying at his apartment and was he driving his car, etc. Finally, there are questions regarding who paid for some travel for some players. Apparently, Joe Shad from ESPN also states that agent activity has been “hectic” in Chapel Hill, and that the NCAA wants to make sure there is no “Reggie Bush type of activity”.

  4. MatSci94 07/16/2010 at 9:03 AM #

    So, where did this end up in the Friday paper? I checked the website a few times, and the top sports story yesterday was cycling (?!?) and today it is Debbie Yow.

  5. choppack1 07/16/2010 at 9:31 AM #

    GAWolf – Obviously Dees should recuse himself from this investigation – but this is the NCAA we’re talking about.

  6. wufpup76 07/16/2010 at 9:46 AM #

    “Obviously Dees should recuse himself from this investigation – but this is the NCAA and Chapel Hole we’re talking about.”

    ^FTFY 🙂

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