North Carolina's hearing with the NCAA is scheduled for Oct. 28, the eve of the Tar Heels' game against Wake Forest, but possible further sanctions wouldn't be metered out until after this season, leaving the program safe from a postseason ban this year, according to a school spokesman.
Kevin Best, UNC's director of football communications, said the school does not expect the NCAA to make any decisions about further sanctions until approximately 8-12 weeks after the October hearing. Any additional penalties, he said, would most likely come after the season.
This is great news for the Tar Heels, who at 5-1 are just one win away from bowl eligibility under interim coach Everett Withers and shouldn't be counted out of the ACC race after only one conference loss.
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