WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) -- The athletics director at the University of North Carolina says possible academic misconduct by football players may date back a year or more.
Multiple media outlets reported that Athletics Director Dick Baddour and Chancellor Holden Thorp spoke to the UNC Board of Governors at a meeting on the UNC-Wilmington campus.
Asked by a board member if cheating could have happened in prior years, Baddour responded, "The short answer is yes."
Baddour said the investigation will go where the information leads.
The investigation centers on football players and a woman who also worked as a tutor for coach Butch Davis' son.
The football program is already under NCAA scrutiny for the possibility that some UNC football players have had improper contact with a sports agent.
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