NCAA could not conclude violations in North Carolina probe - statement

Oct 13 (Reuters) - The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) on Friday said it "could not conclude academic violations" at the University of North Carolina, which had been accused of running sham classes for years for some of its scholarship athletes.

The University of North Carolina, the reigning NCAA basketball champions, had been facing possible sanctions that could have limited the number of scholarships it can award athletes to attend school there. But there were no penalties levied by the collegiate sports governing body.

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