NCAA to release findings of North Carolina academic investigation Friday

The NCAA has announced that it will release the findings of its investigation into academic irregularities in the North Carolina athletics department on Friday, according to Inside Carolina.

The investigation, which was launched in 2010 and re-opened in 2014, centers on classes taken and grades received by athletes in the school’s African and Afro-American studies department.

In three separate notices of allegations, the NCAA has alleged that three North Carolina faculty members provided extra benefits in the form of impermissible academic assistance to student athletes from 2002-2011. The NCAA also alleges that two faculty members failed to cooperate with the NCAA investigation and that the school failed to monitor its athletics programs.

The NCAA originally planned to release its findings last Friday, but North Carolina reportedly asked for the announcement to be postponed because a major fundraising campaign was being launched that day.

According to NCAA bylaws, once North Carolina receives the infractions report, it has 15 days to decide if it wants to appeal the ruling.

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