The University of North Carolina has placed its football program on two years probation and vacated wins from the 2008 and 2009 seasons as a result of an NCAA investigation into impermissible benefits and academic misconduct.
UNC’s response to the NCAA’s June 21 Notice of Allegations, which was due Monday and released – with redactions – to the public, detailed the school’s self-imposed sanctions. The school also reduced the football program’s scholarship allotment by three in each of the next three academic years and fined itself $50,000.
The university’s formal response precedes UNC officials’ scheduled appearance at an Oct. 28 hearing held by the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions in Indianapolis. That committee will decide whether to accept the self-imposed sanctions or to hand out additional penalties against a Tar Heels football program accused of nine major NCAA violations.