This is as “The Carolina Way” as it gets.
Let’s all marvel at the brilliance of The Flagship’s PR Machine self-reporting additional violations, in order to delay their official response — and subsequent accountability — to their original Notice of Allegations, on the day of their deadline to do so.
Pure brilliance. One could argue this was a well-planned strategy that delays any punishment until after the 2016 NCAA Tournament (that they may well be a favorite to win), and also until after (possibly) Roy Williams retires. My good buddy proposed to think bigger: they plan to delay until they can take down the NCAA and avoid punishment altogether.
My other buddy added they will throw everyone there under the bus until they’re a basketball program with no university.
The best part is how they want this to somehow demonstrate just how thorough and appropriate their due diligence has been.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has self-reported two new NCAA violations involving women’s basketball and men’s soccer, revelations that will delay the university’s response to a previous Notice of Allegations that found the university lacked institutional control.
In a press release posted on the school’s Carolina Commitment site Friday afternoon, the school said the women’s basketball violations were related to “improper academic assistance” provided to a few former women’s basketball players. Those violations were directly related to one of the accusations made in the NCAA’s Notice of Allegations, which was released in June after being given to UNC in May.
The second violation made public Friday involved potential recruiting violations in the men’s soccer program that allegedly took place during the last two years.
The men’s soccer violations are unrelated to the previous Notice of Allegations, but the university said Friday that the new information will force them to delay their original response to the NOA, which was scheduled to come out on or before Aug. 18, the 90-day period that the school has to publish its response.