The NCAA was scheduled to hear UNC's appeal for senior defensive backs Kendric Burney and Deunta Williams at 9 a.m. today.
The NCAA suspended Burney, for six games, and Williams, for four games, on Sept. 22 for receiving improper benefits. The NCAA ruled that Burney received benefits worth $1,333 on trips to Atlanta, Las Vegas and California and had to repay $575.19 of it. Williams received $1,426 in benefits on two trips to California, according to the NCAA, and was ordered to repay $450.67.
Burney, a cornerback, and Williams, a safety, had started every game of the first three seasons of their college careers at UNC before being held out before the LSU game by UNC. They have missed the first three games.
Williams, an All-ACC selection last year, led the team with six interceptions and is considered the leader of the defense. Burney, who was also first-team All-ACC, added five interceptions with two returned for touchdowns in 2009.