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Report: Tar Heels football program part of NCAA probe

While the details are very scant right now, a report emanating from a website dedicated to covering North Carolina is reporting that the NCAA is investigating certain aspects of the school’s athletic programs.

Including a certain program that’s expected to challenge for an ACC title this fall.

UNC athletic director Dick Baddour confirmed to Inside that the governing body of collegiate athletics has been sniffing around the school but, again, refused to get into any of the specifics of a probe that’s apparently in its infancy.

“I can acknowledge that representatives from the NCAA have been to Chapel Hill to speak with some of our student-athletes,” Baddour said.

“One of the things that they instructed us in very clearly is that we are to maintain the confidence of their visit and their review. They’ve requested that we not discuss it publicly. Obviously, we’re going to fully cooperate with the NCAA in every way that we can by making things available to them and in particular by following their instruction on discussing it publicly.”

While Baddour would not confirm that the football program is part of the investigation, a source told the website that is indeed the case.

The only confirmation from the website as far as the scope of the NCAA’s look is that it’s not related to academics.