UNC hosts press conference amid NCAA violation rumors

Chapel Hill, NC - CHAPEL HILL, NC (WMBF) - As rumors continue to swirl of NCAA violations within its football program, University of North Carolina officials have announced they'll be holding a press conference Thursday night.

UNC head football coach Butch Davis, Chancellor Holden Thorp and Athletic Director Dick Baddour will attend the meeting, scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Frank H. Kenan Football Center.

Earlier Thursday afternoon, Davis' pre-practice briefing with the media was canceled. Officials did not comment on what led to the cancellation.

WRAL-TV in Raleigh reports the NCAA has sent investigators to campus at least twice this summer to look into possible improper contact between athletes and coaches on the football team and sports agents.

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