The NCAA has announced it will re-open its 2011 investigation of academic irregularities at UNC-Chapel Hill, based on the possibility of newly available information.
UNC Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham released the following statement on Monday afternoon:
“The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a verbal notice of inquiry from the NCAA that it will reopen its 2011 examination of academic irregularities. The NCAA has determined that additional people with information and others who were previously uncooperative might now be willing to speak with the enforcement staff.
“Since 2011, the University has conducted and commissioned numerous reviews of this matter and provided the NCAA with updates. In February, the University retained former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein to conduct an independent investigation and instructed him to share relevant information directly and confidentially with the NCAA.
“The University has instituted numerous academic reforms based on findings from earlier reports that can be found at http://carolinacommitment.unc.edu/ We remain committed to learning from our past so that we can move forward to building a stronger University.
“Consistent with NCAA protocols, we will have no further comment on this matter until the process is complete.”