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NC St. accepts independent probe process

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State has accepted a recommendation for its NCAA case involving recruiting violations tied to former one-and-done star Dennis Smith Jr. to go through the new independent investigation process for complex cases.

In a statement Wednesday, Chancellor Randy Woodson questioned whether the school "can receive an objective or fair hearing" in a typical infractions-committee route. Woodson said the Independent Accountability Resolution Process (IARP) is "the only remaining option."

The NCAA created the IARP following reform proposals from the commission led by former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in the wake of a federal corruption investigation into college basketball. It includes independent investigators and decision-makers with no direct ties to member schools. Rulings cannot be appealed.

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