University of North Carolina Charged with Lack of Institutional Control

By David Kenyon

Ever wondered what an NCAA Notice of Allegations looks like? Well, the University of North Carolina released the 55-page document Thursday afternoon.

If you enjoy bland, repetitive reading, “this includes, but is not limited to,” opening the file and perusing the contents. Otherwise, here’s a quick breakdown of what’s inside, including the university being charged with the dreaded “lack of institutional control.”

UNC actually received the Notice of Allegations on May 22, so the 90-day timeline response is approximately half over. Due to privacy laws, UNC was allowed to amend the notice before releasing it to the public.

As Andrew Carter of The News & Observer pointed out, sanctions will not be levied for a few more months, at the earliest.

Some takeaways from the report:

The NCAA cited 259 e-mails, 46 interview transcripts and a handful of investigations, reports and evaluations as factual evidence in the findings.

UNC surely wanted to avoid this charge, but the NCAA dropped the hammer:

“The notice of allegations includes multiple Level I violations involving unethical conduct, extra benefits and a lack of institutional control.”

Women’s basketball and football were the two most-discussed sports, while men’s basketball was cited, too. However, no coaches from either men’s sport were explicitly mentioned as violators.

Jan Boxill, who was serving as a philosophy professor, director of the Parr Center of Ethics, women’s basketball academic counselor and chair of the faculty, “knowingly provided extra benefits in the form of impermissible academic assistance and special arrangements to women’s basketball student-athletes” by adding content to papers.

In other words, Boxill—among others at UNC—is in trouble.

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