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North Carolina head coach Roy Williams questions a call during the first  half of an NCAA college basketball game against Boston College, in Boston, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016.  (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

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North Carolina head coach Roy Williams questions a call during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Boston College, in Boston, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

UNC case in holding pattern

By Aaron Beard

The Associated Press

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CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina’s long-running academic fraud scandal case seems stuck in procedural limbo.

The NCAA charged the school in May with five violations, including lack of institutional control, but there has been little movement since. The NCAA is reviewing information reported by UNC in August and could amend the Notice of Allegations used to specify violations. Until then, the case — an offshoot of a review launched nearly six years ago — can’t advance toward resolution.


“It’s very taxing on a lot of people for a variety of reasons,” athletic director Bubba Cunningham said in an interview with The Associated Press. “It’s been used against us in recruiting. It has been damaging to the reputation of the university.

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