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UNC identifies football players in parking probe

UNC confirmed this afternoon that Greg Little is the former football player who received 93 parking tickets associated with five different vehicles.

Those vehicles had nine different license plates on them, apparently from the use of dealer tags.

Little has declined to comment since last week when — in the wake of a court ruling — the university released public records revealing that some Tar Heels football players had racked up 395 campus parking tickets totaling $13,125 in fines over a three-and-a-half year span.

Brown to miss UNC opener

updated 3:35 p.m.

The NCAA has ruled that North Carolina cornerback Charles Brown must sit out the first game of the 2011 season for an agent-related violation, the school announced today.

Brown accepted benefits in the amount of $86.94 before the 2010 season from an individual identified as a prospective agent. The Tar Heels held him out of competition to start last season, and Brown was officially ruled out for the year on Oct. 20.

He was one of 14 players to miss at least one game in 2010, one of seven Tar Heels who missed the entire season as a result of the NCAA’s investigation of impermissible benefits and academic misconduct in the school’s football program.

Houston on call for Heels; Brown to redshirt

CHAPEL HILL — Ryan Houston still might play football for North Carolina this season, UNC coach Butch Davis said Thursday, then again, he might not.

Houston did not play in the first five games because of the NCAA investigation. He was cleared to return before the Virginia game but did not play against the Cavaliers because UNC and Houston were exploring the option of redshirting this season.

UNC's Burney out for Miami game, Brown out for season

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina senior cornerback Kendric Burney will not be available to play this Saturday against Miami because of an "unresolved issue," the university announced this afternoon.

In addition, junior cornerback Charles Brown will miss the remainder of the 2010 season but will have one season of athletic eligibility remaining.

Instant analysis: Worst-case scenario for UNC

When North Carolina athletic director Dick Baddour announced that the NCAA’s investigation into potential improper contact with agents had spawned a second, separate probe into potential academic misconduct, he cautioned -- twice -- not to jump to any conclusions when names started to trickle out.

But with Marvin Austin already suspended for violating team rules, NCAA punishment handed down to Alabama’s Marcell Dareus and this morning’s announcement that 12 players will not play in Saturday’s game against Louisiana State and three more aren’t traveling to Atlanta but may play, let’s jump to a couple conclusions.

15 UNC football players don't make trip to Atlanta

North Carolina has declared six football players ineligible for Saturday’s season-opening against No. 21 Louisana State for breaking school and/or NCAA rules and is withholding at least six others while the investigation continues, the university announced this morning.

UNC is still waiting to establish the eligibility of three other players.

In all, 15 Tar Heels players did not travel to Atlanta with the team this morning for the Chick-fil-A Kickoff game.

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