Tar Heels Fighting NCAA Over Disciplinary Responsibility
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina is holding off on self-imposed penalties while it challenges the NCAA's jurisdiction to pursue charges in the school's long-running academic fraud scandal.
The school has publicly released its response to five potentially top-level NCAA charges, which include lack of institutional control. UNC is acknowledging problems tied to irregular courses in a department available to all students and popular with athletes. However, it argues that disciplinary action should be handled its own selected accreditation agency, not the NCAA.