A spokesman for the state Secretary of State says that a probe into agent-related activity surrounding UNC-Chapel Hill's football program remains open nearly two years after it began.
"It's still active," said George Jeter, a spokesman for Secretary of State Elaine Marshall.
He acknowledged that no public action has been taken against any agent.
In March, an NCAA report formalized sanctions against the university that were caused, in part, by agents or those connected to them providing benefits to players. The report detailed lodging, trips, money and other things of value that were provided to the players in violation of NCAA rules.
The state's agent law says that agents seeking to sign up players shall not provide anything of value to an athlete unless they have a signed contract. Violations are a felony.
The NCAA report detailed expenses by an agent, Gary Wichard of California, who has since died. Wichard is identified in the report only as "sports agent 1."
But the NCAA report describes other agent activity and the university has identified other agents as having provided benefits.
One of them, identified as "sports agent 2" in the NCAA report, gave money to former star Marvin Austin. In 2010, the agent "deposited $1,000 into (Austin's) bank account..." the NCAA report says.
In 2010, the NCAA report says, Austin "traveled to Miami three times between March 8 and May 31, with all expenses paid by sports agent 2. He also made trips to Washington D.C. in 2009 and 2010 that were paid for by sports agents."
Austin was held out of the 2010 football season as the NCAA probe mushroomed.
The NCAA said UNC failed to monitor information about Austin and "did no follow-up" or even a "cursory review" that would have helped the university discover NCAA violations.
The Secretary of State's office has issued warrants seeking bank records and other information. Jeter would say only that the probe is ongoing.