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RALEIGH, N.C. -- The NCAAs academic case against North Carolina now has an added step likely to delay resolution a little longer: a procedural hearing.The school is scheduled to appear before an NCAA infractions committee panel Oct. 28 in the case tied to its long-running academic fraud scandal. But the hearing will focus on UNCs procedural arguments in its response to five serious charges instead of whether violations occurred on the Chapel Hill campus.The school released a letter Friday from the NCAA setting the date for Indianapolis. UNC faces five potentially top-level charges, including lack of institutional control, in a case that grew as an offshoot of a 2010 inquiry into the football program.The panel will not discuss the underlying facts or allegations for the purpose of finding facts, concluding whether violations occurred or prescribing penalties, the letter states, noting the NCAA used a similar step in a 2006 case involving Ohio State.The NCAAs letter, dated Monday, also names the seven members of the infractions committee panel tabbed to handle the UNC case. It includes Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey as the chief hearing officer and former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales from President George W. Bushs cabinet.Stu Brown, an Atlanta-based attorney who has worked with schools on compliance issues, said he expected the procedural hearing and ruling might add another 4-6 weeks to the process. The case would likely resume a typical course with another hearing on the merits of the charges, with the panel issuing a ruling weeks to months afterward.Brown said UNC could potentially pare down the record of the case against it if successful in some of its claims.Its almost a no-lose opportunity for Carolina, Brown said. If Carolina wins on this procedural stuff and gets some of those allegations or evidence excluded, thats a win for Carolina. If nothing gets excluded ... theyre no worse off in terms of what they face in the Notice of Allegations.Still, the timeline was already likely to carry this case into 2017, approaching seven years since NCAA investigators first arrived on campus in the original football case focused on improper benefits and academic misconduct.The Oct. 28 hearing will come exactly five years after UNCs hearing in that case.In its August response, UNC challenged the NCAAs jurisdiction to pursue charges in a case centered on problems in the formerly named African and Afro-American Studies (AFAM) department. It argued that its accreditation agency -- which sanctioned the school with a year of probation that expired in June -- was the proper authority to handle the matter.The schools procedural arguments cited an expired four-year statute of limitations. It stated a March 2012 ruling that included sanctions against the football program should have precluded later charges since some of the academic issues were examined during that first probe starting in fall 2011.Then theres the issue of an independent 2014 probe into the AFAM problems by former U.S. Justice Department official Kenneth Wainstein, most notably lecture classes that didnt meet and operated as independent study. Wainstein interviewed the two people most directly linked to the irregularities -- former department chairman Julius Nyangoro and retired office administrator Deborah Crowder -- and estimated that about 3,100 students were affected between 1993 and 2011 with athletes across several sports representing about half the enrollments in the problem courses.The NCAA enforcement staff cited Wainsteins report in its Notice of Allegations outlining charges in April. But UNCs response sought to block its usage because the inquiry was not conducted in a manner consistent with NCAA investigation protocols by lacking recordings of interviews, failing to notify witnesses of a right to counsel and failing to notify them that the purpose was to determine if there were NCAA violations.None of the NCAA charges is tied solely to the existence of the problem AFAM courses. Rather, they are focused on failures in oversight. The NCAA charged Nyangoro and Crowder with failing to cooperate with its investigation in 2014 and 2015. It also charged a former faculty member and womens basketball academic counselor with providing improper help on research papers and assignments.---Follow Aaron Beard on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/aaronbeardap Cheap Air Max 90 Online . -- Three close looks at the bucket, three misses. Cheap Air Max 90 2018 . 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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- With the two quarterbacks in front of him on the depth chart down with injuries, Jeff George Jr. has spent much of his redshirt sophomore season at Illinois on mop-up duty, manning the controls for a struggling offense.But on Dads Day at Memorial Stadium Saturday, the son of longtime NFL quarterback and Illinois legend Jeff George and the Illini defense pulled off a comeback that no doubt made the elder Georges day.George Jr. threw a touchdown pass with 1:25 left to take the lead, and with 19 seconds left Illinois defense came up with a fourth-down stop at its own 15 to pull out a 31-27 win.The victory was Illinois (3-6, 2-4 Big Ten) first over the Spartans since 2006, and ended a two-game losing streak in which Illinois coach Lovie Smith said he forgot how the team celebrates a win.We had forgotten what its like. They had to take me through the routine of singing the `Alma Mater, he said. Theres no excitement like a winning locker room, just genuine emotion.Across the stadium from the jubilant Illinois locker room, the Spartans struggled to explain how this one got away.The Spartans (2-7, 0-6) have lost seven straight, are off to their worst Big Ten start ever and are assured of a losing season. They dominated the game on paper, outgaining Illinois 490-304. Eight times Michigan State moved the ball to the Illinois 36-yard line or further, but turned those possessions into just two touchdowns and four field goals. Michigan States 10 penalties for 89 yards hurt.Very disappointing, Spartan coach Mark Dantonio said several times in his postgame news conference, shaking his head as he searched for an explanation. You kick four field goals, that sounds good. (But) it means theres missed opportunities in the red zone.George was just 13-29 for 140 yards, but he had two touchdown passes. The second touchdown was the 16-yard strike to Sam Mays that sealed the win.Obviously I feel like I made some mistakes, George said. The whole point of the game is to weather the storm and keep grinding.Michigan State had a shot late, driving the ball to the Illinois 15. But on fourth down with 19 seconds left in the game, Illinois linebacker Hardy Nickerson and defensive end Carroll Phillips stuffed quarterback Damion Terrys draw for a 1-yard loss.Terry came into the game in the fourth when Tyler OConnor left with an injury.THE TAKEAWAYMichigan State: OConnor and Terry proved Saturday that the Spartans arent lost at quarterback. With Brian Lewerke out for the seasonn, OConnor was steady.dddddddddddd He kept plays alive with his feet on a key third-quarter drive that ended with a touchdown and tied the game at 17-17. And when Terry came off the bench, he was cool under pressure.Illinois: Illinois came into the season talking up its defense, then spent eight weeks struggling to stop the run and, at times, avoid penalties and other mistakes that cost the Illini games. On Saturday, the Illini defense looked as good as initially promised. Playing with short fields and against an offense that has shown it can move the ball, defense kept the Illini in the game Saturday until the offense woke up.LONG-DISTANCE FOSTERKendrick Fosters day was almost lost in the late-game heroics, but Illinois junior running back was the spark that got the Illini offense going. He had 17 carries for 146 yards and two touchdowns, the second a 64-yarder. He has three scores of 56 yards or more this season, all of that after almost leaving the program last November.BOWLINGIts been a while since the Spartans finished a season with a losing record (2006, 4-8) or no bowl trip to look forward to (2009, a 6-7 season that ended at the Alamo Bowl).Six wins and a bowl remain possible for Illinois, but theres no margin for error. The Illini will have to win the rest of their games -- at Wisconsin, at home against Iowa and at Northwestern.INJURY REPORTMichigan State defensive end Malik McDowell left the game with an apparent leg injury in the third quarter. Details about the injury were not available. OConnor was injured in a pileup after running for a first down. He stayed seated on the sideline as Spartan staff talked to him for a long period. Dantonio did not have details about the injury but said he did not believe his fifth-year quarterback suffered a concussion.Illinois starting quarterback Wes Lunt for the second straight week dressed for the game but did not play because of the back injury he suffered Oct. 8 against Purdue. Second-stringer Chayce Crouch is out for the season.UP NEXTMichigan State: The Spartans host Rutgers Saturday. With Ohio State and Penn State left after that, the game is Michigan States best shot to get a third win this season.Illinois: The Illini head to Madison to face the No. 8 Badgers on Saturday.---More AP college football coverage: collegefootball.ap.orgFollow David Mercer on Twitter: (at)davidmercerAP Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys cheap jerseys Cheap Jersyes Cheap Basketball Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys cheap jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '