NCAA removes football and men’s basketball from North Carolina’s amended notice of allegations

first_imgAny mention of football and men’s basketball has been removed from North Carolina’s amended notice of allegations from the NCAA. The first notice of allegations mentioned both programs, however, no one in either program or the program itself was accused of wrongdoing.The first notice of allegations was released in May of 2015 and, according to a UNC press release, the university reported new information to the NCAA last August, which is why the allegations notice was revised.“We are carefully reviewing the amended notice of allegations resulting from our joint investigation with the NCAA and will respond with facts and evidence that present a full picture of our case,” said Bubba Cunningham, UNC’s director of athletics said in the release. “The University takes these allegations extremely seriously. We remain committed to cooperating fully with the NCAA while working tirelessly to secure a fair outcome for Carolina.”UNC faces five Level I violations in the amended notice of violations, which is considered the most serious level of violations. Here are the five:1. The first stems from a former women’s basketball academic counselor providing impermissible benefits.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text2. The second comes from a former student services manager in the African and Afro-American studies department failing to help the NCAA when it requested information related to the potential violations.3. A third allegation resulted from a professor refusing to be interviewed by the NCAA about potential violations despite five requests.4. The NCAA also alleged that there was not enough monitoring of the African and Afro-American studies department, which allegedly ran courses structured as lecture classes as independent studies. The women’s basketball academic counselor accused of providing impermissible benefits in the first allegation was also alleged to not have been monitored properly.5. The first and fourth allegations resulted in a fifth allegation of lack of institutional control.The university also announced in the release that it received the document on Monday and that the university will respond to the NCAA within 90 days of receiving the document, the NCAA’s deadline for a response.This is the fourth NCAA investigation into an Atlantic Coast Conference program in the last five years. Syracuse, Miami, North Carolina and Louisville have all faced investigations. UofL’s men’s basketball team sat out the 2016 postseason after a recruiting sex scandal.UNC Notice of Allegations by Chris Comments Published on April 25, 2016 at 5:59 pm Contact Chris: | @ChrisLibonaticenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Q&A with Team Brotherly Love’s assistant coach Danny Holdsman

first_img Published on July 28, 2019 at 12:01 am Contact Andrew: | @CraneAndrew Boeheim’s Army, the Syracuse alumni team, will face Team Brotherly Love in The Basketball Tournament’s regional final tomorrow at 2 p.m. for a spot in the eight-team final for a $2 million prize. Brotherly Love knocked off Armored Athletes, 90-82, in one semifinal, while BA defeated Gael Nation 84-74 behind Eric Devendorf’s 20 points Saturday afternoon. Before tip-off at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena, Team Brotherly Love assistant coach Danny Holdsman answered some questions from the The Daily Orange about Boeheim’s Army’s next opponent.The Daily Orange: What is something that everyone should know about Team Brotherly Love? What’s allowed this roster to click so far?Danny Holdsman: These guys have been together well before I got involved with the team. I think the core group of guys are going on, I want to say, their fifth or sixth summer together coached and organized by Tony Paris, who’s a workout guy in the Philly area. It’s guys who either grew up or played college ball in the area. A couple Drexel guys — Frantz Massenat, Samme Givens, Shannon started his career there, Samme’s brother. Ramone Moore, Semaj Inge played at Temple. Michael Ringgold and Novar Gadson played together at Rider. Wayne Marshall played at Temple, predated Rumon and Samaj.And then the new addition to the roster this year is Maurice Watson Jr., who finished his college career at Creighton, but is another guy from the Philly area. The main connect between everyone is Philadelphia in some aspect — be that growing up, playing college ball there, or both — and led by Tony Paris, who grew up in Brooklyn but has moved to the Philly area and kind of worked his basketball career there. And then this year, I got involved with them. So long story short, that’s Team Brotherly Love.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textD.O.: Out of those players you named, who’s one to keep an eye on and who’s an underdog that has the potential to break out?D.H.: I was talking to a friend earlier today, and I said that Frantz Massenat and Novar Gadson are the two best players you’ve never heard of. Just in the sense that the guys played mid-major college basketball, haven’t spent any time in the NBA but have been quietly killing it overseas for years and have shown that in TBT, at least over the past two years — the Talladega Knights and now this team. Samme Givens is another one of those guys that has been consistently lighting it up.The underdog guy I would probably have to say it’s between Shannon Givens and Maurice Watson Jr., two of our smaller guards off the bench. Both have the ability to be spark plugs and haven’t really broken out yet in the tournament compared to what I’ve seen them do. I think those two guys could have big games.D.O.: What’s the key to stopping Boeheim’s Army tomorrow? Was there anything you noticed over the past two days that work particularly well?D.H.: Devendorf is the engine that makes the team move, that gets the crowd involved. So I think you have to get out to a quick start to limit the crowd and along with that comes stopping Devendorf from getting going like he did today against Gael Nation. I think clearly Jordan Crawford’s a great scorer, he’s going to take a lot so you have to try to not let him make a lot. And then other than that, it’s just finding ways to get good shots in that 2-3.D.O.: Any mention of prior losses or connections with Boeheim’s Army leading up to tomorrow’s game? D.H.: I would say two things on that point. I think the thing they’re most looking forward to — and myself included — is the opportunity to play a game in an atmosphere like that with those kinds of stakes. To kind of come in and play the enemy in a hostile crowd and try to pull off the win. And then the second thing I would say on that is we spent some time getting ready for this week scrimmaging and playing with some different guys, and a couple of them were from Team Foe, the other Philly TBT team in the past who actually, I want to say it was a quarterfinal game a few years back, had a big lead on Boeheim’s Army and blew that away. So when they kind of talked and realized we were in the same region, I think those guys were kind of looking forward to us getting the chance to play Boeheim’s as well and kind of get revenge for their part.D.O.: Is there anything that hasn’t clicked over the past couple days for Team Brotherly Love that needs to tomorrow? D.H.: I think we need to do our best to limit turnovers, which we didn’t do well game one against Playing for Jimmy V. I think we had 20 turnovers in that game. I don’t know the stats off the top of my head from today, but I’m sure it was less turnovers. So, I think just continuing to do that. And then the second thing would just be make free throws. We shot pretty poorly in both of the first two games, so just guys got to be able to put in the free ones if you’re going to win a game like tomorrow. So hopefully we can turn that around. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more