- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 7, 2011

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - The NCAA says it plans to complete its investigation into the North Carolina football program this month.

The NCAA on Tuesday sent the university a “notice of inquiry,” a formal notification of an investigation into a sports program. In the letter, NCAA vice president of enforcement Julie Roe Lach says it is the “present intention” of the enforcement staff to finish the investigation in June.

The letter is a procedural step in a probe focused on improper benefits and academic misconduct. The school confirmed last summer that NCAA investigators had visited the campus.

Fourteen players missed at least one game last season due to the investigation. Seven were ruled out for the entire year, while an eighth was cleared at midseason but decided to redshirt.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) _ The NCAA says it plans to complete its investigation into the North Carolina football program this month.

The NCAA on Tuesday sent the university a “notice of inquiry,” a formal notification of an investigation into a sports program. In the letter, NCAA vice president of enforcement Julie Roe Lach says it is the “present intention” of the enforcement staff to finish the investigation in June.

The letter is a procedural step in a probe focused on improper benefits and academic misconduct. The school confirmed last summer that NCAA investigators had visited the campus.

Thirteen players missed at least one game last season due to the investigation. Seven were ruled out for the entire year, while an eighth was cleared at midseason but decided to redshirt.

(This version CORRECTS APNewsNow. Corrects number of players who missed at least one game to 14.)

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