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UNC skips self-imposed penalties in response to NCAA charges

RALEIGH, N.C. --North Carolinais challenging the NCAA's jurisdiction to pursue charges in the school's long-running academic fraudscandal and is holding off on self-imposed penalties.

The school on Tuesday publicly released its response to five potentially top-level NCAA charges, which include lack of institutional control. UNC acknowledged problems tied to irregular courses in a department popular with athletes on the Chapel Hill campus, but it argued that its accreditation agency -- not the NCAA -- was the proper authority to handle such a matter.

The school also said some charges were invalid because of an expired four-year statute of limitations, while arguing that it disagreed with the institutional-control charge.

The response is the latest procedural step that ultimately will lead to a hearing with an infractions committee panel.

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