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North Carolina's NCAA academic case stuck in holding pattern

North Carolina's long-running academic fraud scandal case seems stuck in procedural limbo.

The NCAA charged the school in May with five violations, including lack of institutional control, but there has been little movement since. The NCAA is reviewing information reported by UNC in August and could amend the Notice of Allegations (NOA) used to specify violations. Until then, the case — an offshoot of a review launched nearly six years ago — can't advance toward resolution.

"It's very taxing on a lot of people for a variety of reasons," athletic director Bubba Cunningham said in an interview with The Associated Press. "It's been used against us...

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