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UNC's FB Ramsay out for season with knee injury

CHAPEL HILL -- UNC senior fullback Devon Ramsay tore the ACL and MCL in his left knee in Saturday’s 42-10 victory over James Madison, the school announced.  Ramsay, who sat out the final nine games of last season as part of the NCAA investigation, started against JMU and had an 18-yard reception.

Curtis Byrd, a senior from Durham Riverside who started six games last season, is the only fullback listed on North Carolina's depth chart.

Additional info helps NCAA clear Ramsay

University of North Carolina fullback Devon Ramsay’s mother promised in November that she would fight to get her son’s eligibility restored.

Three months later, UNC announced Thursday that based on new information provided by the university, the NCAA ruled that Ramsay did not violate NCAA rules. A rising senior from Red Bank, N.J., Ramsay has been cleared to return to the team and has one season of eligibility remaining.

UNC asks NCAA to postpone Ramsay's appeal hearing

UNC has asked the NCAA to postpone Thursday's appeal hearing for Tar Heels fullback Devon Ramsay, who was ruled permanently ineligible by the NCAA earlier this fall.

In a statement issued by the university's sports information office this afternoon, North Carolina athletic director Dick Baddour said, "We decided it was in his best interest to allow more time to develop the case in support of him.  We do not know the date of his rescheduled appeal at this time.”

NCAA rules UNC's Ramsay, McAdoo permanently ineligible

Update from UNC: The NCAA will not require the Tar Heels to forfeit the two wins in which Ramsay played this year. The original release said the "two games in which Ramsay played."

North Carolina football players Devon Ramsay and Michael McAdoo have been ruled permanently ineligible by the NCAA, the university announced this evening
North Carolina will appeal the decision to the Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement, an independent panel comprised of representatives from NCAA member colleges, universities and athletic conferences, according to UNC's news release. This committee can reduce or remove the condition, but Ramsay and McAdoo will remain ineligible until the appeals process ends.

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