NCAA aims to finish UNC probe this month

The NCAA says it plans to complete its investigation into the North Carolina football program this month.

The NCAA on Tuesday sent the university a ”notice of inquiry,” a formal notification of an investigation into a sports program. In the letter, NCAA vice president of enforcement Julie Roe Lach says it is the ”present intention” of the enforcement staff to finish the investigation in June.

The letter is a procedural step in a probe focused on improper benefits and academic misconduct. The school confirmed last summer that NCAA investigators had visited the campus.

Fourteen players missed at least one game last season due to the investigation. Seven were ruled out for the entire year, while an eighth was cleared at midseason but decided to redshirt.