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UNC receives NCAA notice of allegations in academic case

North Carolina has received a notice of allegations from the NCAA connected to the school’s academic fraud scandal.

In a statement Friday, Chancellor Carol Folt and athletic director Bubba Cunningham say UNC is reviewing the notice and will release it publicly at a later date.

The statement did not reveal the contents of the document, which the NCAA uses to specify rules violations. UNC’s response is due in 90 days.

The NCAA reopened an academic-misconduct probe last summer connected to irregular courses in a department.

An outside investigation outlined how courses were often treated as independent studies requiring no class time and one or two research papers, frequently graded by an office administrator.

The probe found problems spanning 18 years and affecting more than 3,100 students, roughly half being athletes.


Bolt leads UNC past Clemson 6-3 at ACC tourney

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Skye Bolt homered and drove in four runs, and North Carolina beat Clemson 6-3 on Friday at the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournament.

J.B. Bukauskas (5-3) struck out seven in 5 2-3 innings for the eighth-seeded Tar Heels (34-24), who finished pool play with a 1-2 record.

Bolt hit a three-run homer in the third inning off Jake Long (2-1), then drew a bases-loaded walk an inning later for North Carolina.

Tyler Ramirez added two hits for the Tar Heels, who had lost eight of 10 before beating the fifth-seeded Tigers (32-27).

Reed Rohlman had three hits and Tyler Krieger and Weston Wilson each drove in runs for Clemson, which also went 1-2 in pool play.


North Carolina beats Duke 16-7 in NCAA lacrosse semis

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Aly Messinger had three goals and two assists to help North Carolina beat Duke 16-7 on Friday in the NCAA women’s lacrosse semifinals at PPL Park.

The Tar Heels (18-3) will vie for their second national championship in three years when they face the winner of the Maryland-Syracuse semifinal in the final Sunday.

Taylor Trimble, Brigid Smith and Katie Trees led Duke (15-4) with two goals apiece.

The game was tied four times in the first half before second-seeded North Carolina scored three straight goals to take a 7-4 lead into halftime.

Third-seeded Duke scored the first goal of the second half on Trimble’s 38th of the year, but the Tar Heels responded with the next six to beat their Atlantic Coast Conference rival.

Duke missed out on its first finals appearance, dropping to 0-7 in NCAA semifinal games.


Biggio helps Notre Dame beat Virginia 8-2 at ACC tourney

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Cavan Biggio hit a two-run triple to help Notre Dame beat Virginia 8-2 on Friday at the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournament.

The son of upcoming Hall of Fame inductee Craig Biggio got his hit in the sixth inning off reliever Brandon Waddell to help the third-seeded Fighting Irish (36-20) improve to 1-1 in pool play.

Ryan Smoyer (9-0) struck out two and allowed two runs. Brandon Bielak allowed two hits over three innings for his first save.

Matt Thaiss had a two-run double in the third to pull the seventh-seeded Cavaliers (34-21) to 3-2. Kyle Fiala followed with an RBI double in the fourth to give Notre Dame a two-run lead, and Biggio’s hit broke it open.

Fiala added a run-scoring groundout in the eighth for the Irish, who conclude pool play Saturday against second-seeded Miami.

Waddell (3-5) struck out nine after relieving starter Kevin Doherty in the third.