North Carolina avoids major sanctions in academic fraud case

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North Carolina avoided major sanctions after the NCAA could not conclude the school violated academic rules when it made available deficient Department of African and Afro-American Studies “paper courses” to the general student body, including student-athletes.

NCAA vs. North Carolina: How we got to this point

The NCAA wants to penalize North Carolina over academic matters. UNC says the NCAA has no jurisdiction. The long saga will move to its latest chapter when the NCAA announces its final ruling on Friday. Here’s a full rundown of how we got here.

The NCAA said in a release Friday that the Committee on Infractions panel found two violations in this case: Former department chairman Julius Nyang’oro and retired office administrator Deborah Crowder failed to cooperate during the investigation. The only sanction connected with the probe is a five-year show cause for Nyang’oro lasting until Oct. 12, 2022. Crowder was not punished, but the NCAA says it is making note of her initial lack of cooperation.

“While student-athletes likely benefited from the

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