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6dRyan McGee

The ugly part of getting back to normal at North Carolina

North Carolina went its way, returning to a world where an NCAA cloud no longer hung over its head. But despite escaping without sanctions, there was a cost; the grime from getting by on holes in bylaws won't clean off easily.

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Report: UNC recruit Little denies Miami bribery

Five-star prospect Nassir Little, whose recruitment by Miami was called into question as part of an FBI investigation, denied under oath Friday allegations of bribery and misconduct levied against the Canes' coaching staff, the Miami Herald reported.

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Madness ensues with UNC banner, Drake at UK

A new championship banner at UNC's Dean Smith Center and another appearance by rapper Drake at Kentucky were among the highlights of Midnight Madness-style events across college basketball.

Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

UNC's new championship banner ready for unfurling.

Nick DePaula ESPN 

Jordan Brand taps luxury designer Don C to launch a new retail collection of re-imagined iconic shorts for Michigan, North Carolina & Marquette. The "Just Don" shorts feature zipper pockets, front patches, elongated drawstrings and go on sale Saturday, October 14th for $250 each. "Mike redefined basketball culture," says the Chicago native. "The Jordans, the shorts and the swag of the armband. Mike wore all those functional elements and made them look fresh."

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9dAndrea Adelson

The NCAA's confusing position on enforcement is even confusing the NCAA

The NCAA feels like something bad happened at North Carolina, that sham classes were held for years. It said it needed to do something about it. Then it said it couldn't do anything about it. What is clear is the NCAA isn't sure what it can and cannot do.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Former UNC assistant CB McGrath, now head coach at UNC Wilmington, to ESPN. "I'm happy for Coach (Roy) Williams and how he stayed strong with all the negative publicity. It's vindication because he's done it the right way -- and he's stayed strong for his program and his university."

Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

Franklin Street in Chapel Hill is packed with fans, all openly admitting relief over today's NCAA ruling.

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9dMyron Medcalf

How and why North Carolina escaped sanctions

North Carolina does not have to give back any basketball national championships. It was not hit with any postseason bans or reductions in scholarships. The Tar Heels, basically, walked away clean and free. It's time to explain how it happened.

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Jurisdiction at center of North Carolina ruling (1:12)
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Bilas considers UNC investigation 'A waste of time and resources' (1:33)

Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

Greg Sankey says, pointedly, on larger issue of UNC paper classes: "The (NCAA Committee of Infractions) is in no way supporting what happened."

Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

UNC head coach Roy Williams declined an ESPN request to comment on today's NCAA ruling, but is expected to release a statement this afternoon.

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Greenberg says CBB head coaches are responsible to academics (1:58)

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

From the NCAA's July 17 letter to UNC prior to its Committee on Infractions hearing: UNC "student-athletes received access to and assistance in certain courses that was not generally available to other students." That's what North Carolina argued against.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

North Carolina successfully argued that the NCAA could not prove student-athletes received any additional benefits that other students in the general body failed to receive.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

While the alleged "sham" courses in the African-American Studies department at North Carolina took center stage for nearly four years, the NCAA's main claim against UNC was that it had offered student-athletes impermissible "extra" benefits through these classes.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

In short: The UNC Department of African and Afro-American Studies allowed thousands of paper courses to benefit all students that took them; therefore the NCAA could not rule that violations occurred. Zero sanctions.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

North Carolina spent years arguing that the NCAA had no jurisdiction to intervene in what it believed was an academic matter. That argument won out today, and everybody at the university has to feel vindicated.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

North Carolina got the best news possible when the NCAA Committee on Infractions ruled on its long-standing academics fraud case: The committee "could not conclude that the University of North Carolina violated NCAA academic rules when it made available deficient Department of African and Afro-American Studies “paper courses” to the general student body, including student-athletes."

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Division I Committee on Infractions hearing panel could not conclude that the University of North Carolina violated NCAA academic rules when it made available deficient Department of African and Afro-American Studies "paper courses" to the general student body, including student-athletes.

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Points Per Game84.412th
Rebounds Per Game43.71st
Assists Per Game18.04th
Points Allowed70.6128th

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Tournament History

Final Fours19
Tournament Record117-45
Championship Seasons1957, 1982, 1993, 2005, 2009
Tournament Appearances47