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Mark Schwarz ESPN Reporter 

Day 2 in Nashville for North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams who arrived ten minutes early to prepare for what may be another marathon day of questions from NCAA investigators. UNC is facing five allegations related to an academic scandal that spanned nearly two decades in Chapel Hill. Williams led the Tar Heels to two championships during that period (2005 and 2009). The NCAA Committee on Infractions will eventually rule on whether athletes on those and other UNC teams maintained eligibility in large part because of bogus classes offered by the African Studies department.

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Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Roy Williams arrives for Day 2 of North Carolina's hearing in front of the NCAA Committee on Infractions. Some of North Carolina's contingent already has left, including football coach Larry Fedora.

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Mark Schwarz ESPN Reporter 

UNC men's basketball coach Roy Williams spent nearly ten hours inside a heavily secured conference room bordered by ropes and shuttered by shades, as the NCAA questioned Williams and other UNC officials about their knowledge or involvement in an academic scandal that spanned nearly two decades in Chapel Hill. The NCAA has slapped UNC with five allegations, most notably a lack of institutional control and with providing athletes with impermissible benefits. Williams, accompanied by his attorney Jim Cooney, was joined by Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell, current football coach Larry Fedora, Chancellor Carol Folt, athletic director Bubba Cunningham and Deborah Crowder, a retired administrator in the African Studies department who played a central role in creating a bogus curriculum that the NCAA says disproportionately benefited UNC athletes more than it did the rest of the student body. None of the coaches has yet been accused of wrongdoing and the school has adamantly denied violating any NCAA bylaws. The hearings are scheduled to continue Thursday morning and Williams is expected to face another day of questions. The NCAA's ruling may be weeks if not months away.

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Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

North Carolina's hearing in front of the NCAA Committee on Infractions will continue Thursday morning in Nashville, Tenn. The NCAA allotted two days for the hearing to address five major allegations, including lack of institutional control, related to paper classes in the Department of African and Afro-American Studies.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

North Carolina's turn in front of the NCAA Committee on Infractions ended Wednesday evening after nearly 10 hours in the meeting room. North Carolina and NCAA officials left without comment.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

The no.2 prospect in the ESPN 100 R.J. Barrett just released his final five schools. Arizona, Duke, Kentucky, Michigan and Oregon.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

No. 2 senior R.J. Barrett announces he is down to five schools: Arizona, Duke, Kentucky, Michigan and Oregon.

Mark Schwarz ESPN Reporter 

UNC basketball coach Roy Williams is in Nashville this morning, heading to a hearing where he is facing questions from the NCAA regarding his knowledge and potential involvement in an academic scandal that allegedly spanned nearly two decades in Chapel Hill. Williams has been adamant that he had no knowledge of the academic impropriety that the NCAA says improperly benefitted UNC athletes. Williams has not been accused of wrongdoing. UNC faces five allegations none of which involve academic fraud. However the Committee on Infractions could add allegations during the course of the hearing which is scheduled for today and tomorrow and is closed to both the public and the media.

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Mark Schwarz ESPN Reporter 

A watershed moment that may have a significant impact on the tenuous relationship between the billion dollar college sports industry and academics is playing out here in Nashville this morning. The University of North Carolina has finally come before the NCAA Committee on Infractions to address five allegations, including lack of institutional control, which stem from an academic scandal that allegedly spanned nearly two decades in Chapel Hill and involved hundreds of UNC athletes. Head basketball coach Roy Williams will be questioned about his knowledge and possible role in the scandal. The NCAA will also question head football coach Larry Fedora, and women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell. The hearing is closed to the public and media and the outcome may not be known for weeks if not months.

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Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham, football coach Larry Fedora and men's basketball coach Roy Williams are part of the school contingent walking into the NCAA Committee on Infractions hearing.

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Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Deborah Crowder, one of the key figures in the UNC scandal in the Department of African and Afro-American Studies, arrives for the Committee on Infractions hearing with her attorney. Crowder is accused of unethical conduct for her role in setting up and grading paper classes that largely benefited student-athletes. She denies wrongdoing.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

SEC commissioner Greg Sankey, chair of the Committee on Infractions, has already arrived for the long-awaiting hearing for North Carolina. The university gets its chance to make its case against five allegations, including lack of institutional control, involving paper classes in the now disgraced Department of African and Afro-American Studies.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

My Marvin Bagley III player comparisons at the same stage. More offensive minded but less of a defensive presence than Anthony Davis. Displays the same scoring punch as Chris Bosh but a better rebounder. Go back to the 80's and think of a more talented Sam Perkins. With all that said Bagley has a lot of work to do but he has so much to work with.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Duke announces the signing of No. 1 prospect Marvin Bagley III:

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Duke (3/1) is the second-largest preseason favorite in the last 10 seasons, behind 2014-15 Kentucky. Interestingly, no preseason favorite has gone on to win the national championship since 2008-09 North Carolina. (Via @ESPNStatsInfo)

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Zion Williamson now becomes the no.1 player in the ESPN 100. New rankings will be released the week of August 21st. Stay tuned.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Duke now has landed their 3rd no.1 player in the ESPN era with the addition of Marvin Bagley III. Giles (2016) and Okafor (2014).

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Marvin Bagley III completely changes the landscape of college basketball this season, pushing Duke to the No. 1 spot in the preseason. The Blue Devils' starting lineup will include the No. 1 incoming point guard, the No. 1 incoming shooting guard, last year's Preseason Player of the Year, the No. 1 incoming overall prospect and the No. 5 incoming overall prospect.