UNC Notice Of Allegations UNC/TwitterNorth Carolina, which had been served a notice of allegations back on May 20 relating to an academic fraud investigation, has released the NCAA’s findings this afternoon. The organization is alleging five major violations. Each of them are considered “Level 1” – severe breaches of conduct. The Notice Of Allegations includes 325 pieces of “Factual Information” relating to the case.You can read the entire 59-page NOA here. If you’re looking for a summary of the major violations, we’ve listed them below. Per the NCAA:1. It is alleged that beginning in the 2002 fall semester and continuing through the 2011 summer semester, the institution provided impermissible benefits to student-athletes that were not generally available to the student body. 2. It is alleged that from April 2007 to July 2010, Jan Boxill (Boxill), then philosophy instructor, director of the Parr Center for Ethics, women’s basketball athletic academic counselor in the Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes (ASPSA) and chair of the faculty, knowingly provided extra benefits in the form of impermissible academic assistance and special arrangements to women’s basketball student-athletes. 3. It is alleged that in 2014 and 2015, Deborah Crowder (Crowder), former student services manager in the African and Afro-American Studies department, violated the NCAA principles of ethical conduct when she failed to furnish information relevant to an investigation of possible violations of NCAA legislation when requested to do so by the NCAA enforcement staff and the institution. Specifically, Crowder refused to participate in an interview with both the institution and the enforcement staff despite at least three requests for her participation. 4. It is alleged that in 2014 and 2015, Dr. Julius Nyang’oro (Nyang’oro), former professor and chair of the African and Afro-American Studies department, violated the NCAA principles of ethical conduct when he failed to furnish information relevant to an investigation of possible violations of NCAA legislation when requested to do so by the enforcement staff and the institution. Specifically, Nyang’oro refused to participate in an interview with both the institution and the enforcement staff despite at least five requests for his participation. 5. It is alleged that the scope and nature of the violations set forth in Allegation Nos. 1 and 2 demonstrate that the institution violated the NCAA principles of institutional control and rules compliance when it failed to monitor the activities of Jan Boxill (Boxill), then philosophy instructor, director of the Parr Center for Ethics, women’s basketball athletics academic counselor in the Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes (ASPSA) and chair of the faculty. Further, the institution exhibited a lack of institutional control in regard to the special arrangements constituting impermissible benefits athletics academic counselors and staff within African and Afro-American Studies (AFRI/AFAM) department provided to student-athletes. North Carolina has 90 days from the issuance of the allegations to respond. Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham is expected to address the alleged violations during a press conference at 1:30 PM ET.
Auburn defensive coordinator Will Muschamp is known for his sideline intensity. That intensity boiled over and got him in trouble just now during the Iron Bowl showdown with Alabama. After Auburn defender Jonathan Ford was penalized 15 yards for a late hit, Muschamp lost his mind on the official and was docked an additional 15 yards. Muschamp wasn’t done either. After the drive ended in an Adam Griffith field goal to give the Tide a 22-13 lead, Muschamp sought out the ref he previously blasted and gave him another earful. WATCH: Auburn DC Will Muschamp goes ballistic, has to be held back as he tells the ref: “I want a fair game.” pic.twitter.com/LE8VdhY3zj— Alex Byington (@abyingtonTD) November 28, 2015He’s clearly very unhappy.
Instagram/therockDwayne “The Rock” Johnson became famous for his time in the WWE, and later on, his hit movies, but first he played football at Miami. The Rock continues to be a big Hurricanes supporter. Miami gets knocked for its fan support at times, but the ‘Canes definite have their diehards, and today, The Rock proved it with a pretty crazy Instagram video. According to his caption, a pair of ‘Canes fans followed The Rock for miles, and got out of their car in heavy traffic to have him autograph a poster. Oh, and to throw up “The U.”Luckily for them, The Rock is an awesome guy, so he complied. We’re not sure all legendary former athletes would be so gracious.
Alisson has been an “unbelievable” addition for Liverpool, says James Milner, with the Brazilian goalkeeper considered to have been the Reds’ star man this season.Jurgen Klopp invested £65 million ($84m) in luring the 26-year-old away from Roma during the summer transfer window of 2018.The No.1 spot had become something of an issue for Liverpool, with Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius failing to convince. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Bringing in a man who topped the keeping charts in the Goal 50 has proved to be a shrewd move, with Milner among those happy to talk up the many qualities Alisson has added at Anfield.He told the official Liverpool FC magazine when asked to pick a standout performer for 2018-19: “It’s hard to pick out one player because everyone in the squad has done so well, not just the 11 who are starting.“We have made a lot of changes during games and a number of players have come in and done really well.“I think maybe one you could select is Alisson.“Coming to a new league is never easy. It’s a new lifestyle and you are also getting used to the weather and things like that, but he’s been unbelievable: from how he is around the place, to how good he is on the pitch with his feet and with the saves he makes.“Every single player makes mistakes and sometimes as a ‘keeper you maybe feel a bit different because mistakes often result in a goal, but if he makes a mistake it doesn’t faze him in the slightest and he remains confident and continues playing as if nothing has happened. That’s so important.“He’s been unbelievable for us this season so far and I believe that he’ll be a massive, massive player for us going forward.”Alisson has kept 13 Premier League clean sheets so far, with that return enough to have him leading the race for the Golden Glove.That return has been secured from just 22 games, with new-found defensive resilience having contributed significantly to Liverpool’s efforts this term.Klopp’s side currently lead the title race from defending champions Manchester City, with a four-point advantage held at the summit.Milner, Alisson and Co will next be in action on Saturday when Crystal Palace pay a visit to Merseyside. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Dwyane Wade and his wife Gabrielle Union are at the Nebraska vs. Fresno State game Saturday night.Star actress Gabrielle Union was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and as most Cornhusker fans know, she’s a huge fan of the Nebraska football program. Saturday night, she and her husband, Chicago Bulls star guard Dwyane Wade, are on-hand to watch the Cornhuskers open their season against Fresno State.In fact, it looks like the duo was offered the opportunity to get onto the field before the contest. The team’s Twitter account also posted a cool video of them.Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union on the field prior to #Huskers game. pic.twitter.com/lklayzEeVH— Dr Cork Gaines (@CorkGaines) September 4, 2016In the house.✊ @DwyaneWade and @itsgabrielleu.#GBR pic.twitter.com/BpmudGlHCX— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) September 3, 2016Nebraska and Fresno State are just getting underway. We know which side Union and Wade are rooting for.
The mother of an Ohio State linebacker has weighed in on Austin Kendall’s trash talk.Monica Washington, the mother of Buckeyes’ starting middle linebacker Raekwon McMillan, hopes the Buckeyes “light (Austin Kendall’s) ass up!”She tweeted this earlier today at her son.McMillan himself has not tweeted about what Kendall said (he called Ohio State’s defense “basic” and said his team’s starting QB, Baker Mayfield, will light them up) but plenty of his teammates have.It’s safe to say McMillan’s mother isn’t the only one who’s fired up.Do it look like we care #HowSheGoneEat #BIA pic.twitter.com/KG3eyLIMSV— Marshon Lattimore (@shonrp2) September 15, 2016Say no more ?? https://t.co/f0konkq3On— Tracy Sprinkle (@TSprinkle93) September 15, 2016Say less ✍? https://t.co/b3b4gMnsjn— QBKILLA (@JayHolmes_) September 15, 2016Say less ..— samwise (@Sam_Hubbard_) September 15, 2016It might be impossible for Ohio State’s defense to “light (Kendall’s) ass up” considering he’s the backup quarterback, but the Buckeyes will surely be looking to light up everyone’s that is on the field for the Sooners.Ohio State and Oklahoma are set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. E.T. on FOX.[Bucknuts]
Bournemouth star Ryan Fraser has responded to rumours linking him with a move away from Dean Court this summer, stating that he does not believe teams will fork out the reported £30 million ($38m) price tag the club have placed on him.Premier League side Arsenal have been the team mentioned most when Fraser’s future has been discussed in the media, while Liverpool have also been credited with an interest in the 25-year-old Scotland international.As stated, the Cherries are said to have set their demands at £30m, a figure that would blow most of the Gunners’ summer budget, and the player himself claims that he can’t imagine interested parties meeting the alleged asking price. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? “I honestly don’t think anyone will be paying that [£30m],” Fraser told the Scotsman. “It was six or seven months ago that we last spoke about my future, but nothing since. Even in the end of season meeting I had with the manager [Eddie Howe], we didn’t speak about my future.“He knows I’m not one to speak about it. If something happens, it will happen. If it doesn’t, then I’m not one to throw my rattle out of the pram. I’ll keep trying my best. I keep getting things tagged on Instagram that I’m going places and I think ‘Am I?’.“I’ve got a year left with Bournemouth. If I’m there, I’ll give my all. If I’m somewhere else, I’ll give my all. I just want to play well, do my best and work hard for my team-mates.“It’s nice [to be linked with big clubs]. But I’m just one of those players who enjoys playing football, wherever I am. I never look too far ahead, I never want to try and think ‘where am I going to be playing?’.“Because if you start thinking like that, then you’ll probably start playing badly and not concentrating on the here and now on the pitch.“Not once, since the season stopped at Bournemouth, have I thought ‘where am I going to be next season?’ It was just about staying fit for the Scotland matches against Cyprus and Belgium and then wherever I’ll be, I’ll be. As long as I’m enjoying my football, that’s all I care about.”
Egypt’s Africa Cup of Nations quest continues against DR Congo in Cairo on Wednesday.Their campaign got off to a solid but unspectacular start in their opening clash against Zimbabwe, with a single goal from Trezeguet sufficient to claim the win.Next up at the Cairo International Stadium is DR Congo, who are fighting for their lives in the competition after suffering a surprise 2-0 loss against Uganda in matchday one. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Can Mohamed Salah & Co. keep their momentum going? Game Egypt vs DR Congo Date Wednesday, June 26 Time 9:00pm BST / 4:00pm ET Stream (US) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched on BeINSports and live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream beIN Sports fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be available to watch on TV via Eurosport 2 and available to stream via Eurosport Player. UK TV channel Online stream Eurosport 2 Eurosport Player Squads & Team News Position Egypt squad Goalkeepers A. El Shenawy, M. El Shenawy, Genesh Defenders B. El Mohamady, A. El Mohamady, Gaber, Hegazi, Ashraf, Mansour, Hamdy, Alaa Midfielders Ghazal, Trezeguet, Hamed, Soliman, Elneny, El Said, Emad, Warda Forwards Mohsen, Salah, Ali, Kouka Egypt have doubts over defender Ahmed Hegazi but otherwise have everyone available for their second match of the tournament.There has been some suggestion that Mohamed Salah could play as a striker in this clash. It was a move they considered before but it was felt he was still tired after his exploits with Liverpool last season.Possible Egypt starting XI: El Shenawy; El Mohamady, Alaa, Hegazi, Ashraf; Hamed, Elneny; Salah, El Said, Trezeguet; Mohsen Position DR Congo squad Goalkeepers Matampi, Mossi, Mandanda Defenders Mpeko, Muzinga, Ungenda, Tisserand, Moke, Masuaku, Luyindama, Shabani Midfielders Akolo, Mulumbu, Mputu, M’Poku, Bope, Maghoma, Mbemba Forwards Bolingi, Bolasie, Meschak, Bakambu, Assombalonga DR Congo have picked up no fresh selection problems since their opening match, although they are without defender Fabrice N’Sakala, who failed to make the squad for the tournament due to injury.Possible DR Congo starting XI: Matampi; Issama, Luyindama, Tisserand, Masuaku; Bokadi; Elia, Mbemba, M’Poku, Bolasie; BakambuBetting & Match Odds Egypt are 4/9 favourites to win this match with Bet365. DR Congo are out at 13.2, while the draw is available at 16/5.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Host nation Egypt went a long way to lifting the pressure on their shoulders ahead of the 2019 African Cup of Nations by recording a 1-0 win over Zimbabwe in their opening match, but the nature of their success does leave question marks over Javier Aguirre’s side.Although they dominated possession in that encounter, they struggled to break their opponents down while star man Mohamed Salah had an uncharacteristically difficult night and was wayward with the chances that came his way.Back at the Cairo International Stadium, they are determined to give a stronger account of themselves against opposition who are, on paper, stronger.“Our team was impacted by the pressure of the opening game and we aim to improve our performance against DR Congo,” Ahmed Elmohamady, the Egypt captain, said.“Playing at home and with our fans must be a motiviation and not be pressuring. We clearly dropped against Zimbabwe in the second half. Aguirre contemplated solutions with the players for this issue and the team will appear with an entirely different face against DR Congo.”Moreover, he has backed an improved display from Salah.“He deals very well with pressure,” the Aston Villa man said. “He experienced tougher situations with Liverpool and Egypt and his presence with us is vital due to his abilities and experience. He helps the players on the pitch greatly.”Indeed, the pressure is on a DR Congo side who were surprise losers to Uganda in their opening match. Although it would be possible to qualify with a third-placed finish in Group A, in order to stand a realistic chance of this, they cannot afford to lose for a second time.“We will work on not losing against Egypt and come out with at least a point to help us qualify against Zimbabwe in the last game. We’re going to enter the game looking not to lose and try to get a point,” coach Florent Ibenge admitted.“We will be able to handle Egypt and we have to be able to play under any conditions and temperature isn’t an excuse to losing against Uganda.”Both sides are seeking to show an improvement, but it is DR Congo who really must raise their game.
Marcus Rashford says that he has no issues with Paul Pogba’s penalty on Monday despite the Frenchman missing from the spot as Manchester United dropped points.The Red Devils were forced to settle for a draw with Wolves on Monday at the Molineux Stadium, with Anthony Martial and Ruben Neves scoring in either half of the teams’ second Premier League match of the season.But Manchester United could have seized the lead in the second half through Pogba, who fired his spot-kick into a diving Rui Patricio as the World Cup winner opted for power over placement. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Patricio’s save was enough to seal a tough point for Wolves while earning Pogba plenty of criticism for missing his fourth penalty of the calendar year.Following the match, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reiterated that both Pogba and Rashford have been designated as penalty takers, and the latter says he has no problem with conceding Monday’s spot-kick to the former despite the miss.”Paul wanted to take it. It’s that simple. Everybody can miss a penalty,” Rashford told Sky Sports. “He’s scored countless penalties for us and throughout his career. It’s normal to miss one. We forget about that now.”We go again in the next game and if we play how we played today, with a bit more urgency, we’ll be fine.”He added: “It’s simple. If you want to take it, you take it. I took one last week so for me it’s no problem for him to take one this week. It’s unfortunate that he didn’t score but it’s football.”Pogba’s decision to take the penalty was criticised by former Manchester United star Gary Neville, who said that he was “fuming” when he saw the midfielder step up to the spot .But Rashford backed his team-mate and said that both he and Pogba are confident from the spot, and that whoever takes the next one will have plenty of belief when the situation arises once again.”The confidence that you’re going to score the goal is always the same. And so it should be,” he said.”We practice pretty much all week and we score the majority of the time so there’s no reason why you shouldn’t have the confidence to take the penalty.”Like I say, it’s unfortunate we didn’t score it but it’s not on him it’s as a team. We take that forward into the next game.”Next up for Manchester United is a clash with Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.