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North Carolina now on clock to respond in NCAA academic case

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina is preparing for the next step toward a long-awaited resolution in the multi-year case centered around its academic fraud scandal.

The school and individuals named for violations have 90 days to respond now that they finally know what NCAA charges they face. It's the next procedural deadline, though not one set in stone.

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Arkansas State fined, vacates win after apparel violation

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas State has been fined $5,000 by the NCAA and been forced to vacate one men's basketball win after it was discovered a staff member provided more than $5,000 in apparel to a player.

In an infractions report posted on its website, the NCAA says the incident occurred when the former director of basketball operations allowed a player to use his ordering login — resulting in an "excessive apparel" order of $5,165. After an unsuccessful attempt to cancel the order, the former staffer then gave the clothing to the player and didn't report the violation.