Friday's announcement that UNC has finally received a notice of allegations from the NCAA means we are one step closer to bringing some resolution to the sword of Damocles that has hung over the Carolina athletics program for nearly four years now. While the receipt of the NOA is merely the first step in a long process, it does mean that the wheels are finally in motion for bringing some sort of closure to The Great Unpleasantness. Moreover, it means that within the next week we will finally get a glimpse as to how the NCAA interprets the AFAM scandal.
A lot of Duke fans and Duke haters alike have asked about Derryck Thornton and his decision to reclassify and attend Duke University. There seem to be a number of people who deem the practice of reclassifying shady or bending the rules when in fact it isn’t. There are guidelines as far as graduation that the NCAA adheres to. Firstly, Thornton maintained the necessary GPA and the necessary scores on his SATs to be considered for Duke, that in and of itself should be enough. Thornton will turn 18 this month so age is clearly not a factor; he is older than at least two of the other recruits that are pledged to attend Duke this fall (Chase Jeter, Brandon Ingram).
Greg Barnes of Inside Carolina is reporting that multiple sources have confirmed that the University of North Carolina has received its Notice of Allegations from the NCAA. The University is expected to confirm receipt of the NOA this afternoon and will release details at a later date.
What appears to be a glowing 2016 class for Tony Bennett shines a little brighter after last night with the commitment of Durham forward Jay Huff. Huff chose us over Duke (yes, that Duke — he even got a visit from K), East Carolina, and Wofford, and joins a class that already features two guards and a 6’10” high riser all ranked in the top 107 via 247 Sports.
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