The University of North Carolina sent out a press release on Friday with statements from athletics director Bubba Cunningham, football coach Larry Fedora, women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell and men’s basketball coach Roy Williams with their official comments on the findings of the NCAA report that was released earlier in the day.
Here are those statements:
Director of athletics Bubba Cunningham: “We are glad the case is over, and appreciate the time and effort the Committee members took in examining the complete record of this case. I want to thank Chancellor Folt and my colleagues in the administration and faculty, our student-athletes, coaches, staff, and our tremendous Carolina community for their support. Carolina Athletics is an important and meaningful part of campus life, and we look forward to continuing to fulfill our mission of inspiring and educating through athletics.”
Football coach Larry Fedora: “I want to thank Bubba Cunningham, Vince Ille and Chancellor Folt for their leadership throughout this process. I am glad that we will be able to put this behind us and move forward as a university and football program.”
Women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell: “We’re just so excited to put this past us so we can concentrate on coaching these outstanding young ladies. I want to thank Chancellor Folt for her support and leadership. Everyone at the University, from Bubba Cunningham to the folks in compliance, worked together as a team to resolve this matter. Our basketball team is working hard in the preseason and we look forward to the start of the season.”
Men’s basketball coach Roy Williams: “We’re certainly thankful the case has been decided and this great University can move forward. We appreciate the hard work and effort from so many people in presenting the facts of the case to the Committee. I thank Chancellor Folt and Bubba (Cunningham) for their leadership. This is my alma mater and I love it deeply. We’ve all learned to be a better university from this case. Now we can focus completely on our mission of teaching and coaching our student-athletes and helping the university reach its dreams and goals.”
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