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N. Carolina meeting with NCAA about infractions

By Cliff Brunt
AP Sports Writer / October 28, 2011

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INDIANAPOLIS—North Carolina officials are appearing before an NCAA infractions committee regarding infractions by its football program.

Friday's hearing at the J.W. Marriott in downtown Indianapolis will determine whether UNC's self-imposed penalties -- including vacated wins from 2008 and 2009 and scholarship reductions -- are enough to avoid further punishment.

Violations included a former assistant coach receiving personal loans from an NFL agent, players receiving jewelry and other gifts from people outside the program and a tutor providing improper help to players on term papers.

The scandal has hovered over the program for 15 months. As a part of the penalties, 14 players missed at least one game and seven were forced to miss an entire season -- with four of those declared permanently ineligible or dismissed from the team.