Wednesday, August 4, 2010

NCAA investigators return to UNC

NCAA investigators were back on the University of North Carolina campus today, school athletic director Dick Baddour confirmed.

The NCAA has visited several schools in what appears to be a wide-ranging investigation of potential improprieties involving contact between athletes and sports agents.

“We are all working as hard as we can to resolve this issue as quickly as we can,” Baddour said.

On July 12 and 13, NCAA investigators Rachel Newman-Baker and Chance Martin interviewed athletes at UNC.

Baddour declined to reveal who was interviewed in the NCAA’s return to campus. On the previous visit, Baddour has said, athletes were interviewed.

Wide receiver Greg Little’s father later said that Little was interviewed, and The News & Observer and Charlotte Observer confirmed that defensive tackle Marvin Austin also spoke to investigators in July.

Baddour did say today that the school is participating in the investigation in conjunction with the NCAA.

“We view this as a joint review, absolutely, that’s ongoing,” Baddour said. “Their initial call to us was that we will conduct this review together, and that’s what we’re doing.”

Since their initial visit to North Carolina, NCAA investigators are known to have met also with athletes at South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia and Clemson.

-- Ken Tysiac


Anonymous said...

Hmmmmmm...I wonder what this means.

Anonymous said...

It means the carolina blue reporters of the observer were wrong when they said all is good and unc is back to competing in the coastal division.Looks like butch isn't as clean as they thought.

Anonymous said...

I'm just glad we have players that agents are interested in.

Anonymous said...

any truth to the rumors that the investigator is a unc alum?

Anonymous said...

"I wonder what this means." & "looks like Butch isn't as clean as they thought" Maybe they had to deliver the results of the investigation they were conducting. Must be a State grad. I probably shouldn't have wasted my time even spelling it out; even that rarely helps a majority of them.

Anonymous said...

They're just stopping by for lunch at Mama Dip's. That, and to dismantle UNC's football program. It will be WORSE punishment than USC -- NUCLEAR is how it's being portrayed.

Anonymous said...

The most corrupt football program in the nation is UNC. Think about that for a moment. Not the SEC. UNC. This is NOT the Carolina way!