North Carolina is expected to be a prime contender for the 2016 men’s basketball national championship. Some outlets have the Tar Heels ranked No. 1 in their early Top 25s.
But after the school received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA on Friday, the question becomes this:
Will the Heels even get a postseason chance to show how good they are?
The speed (or lack thereof) with which the wheels of NCAA justice turn could have a profound impact on North Carolina’s 2015-16 season – and, by extension, on the college basketball season as a whole. If a postseason ban is a possible penalty in the school’s sprawling academic fraud case, when could it be delivered and administered? In time for next season or not?
As with most things NCAA-related, the answer is complicated. But if North Carolina goes through a full extension of the process, the NCAA and school will be on a tight deadline to resolve this early enough in 2016 to affect the Tar Heels’ postseason.
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