InsideCarolina.com reported on Wednesday that information in the NCAA report regarding the North Carolina football program would be known on Friday, the 13th of August.
The National College Football Report posted findings on this site as to the content of the report on Wednesday, the 11th of August. Since that posting, none of the information has changed, but the strategy of the UNC athletic department has.
It has been widely reported that UNC hired a lawyer with a background in NCAA rules compliance to advise the school while the NCAA investigates. This report seems to imply that the lawyer was hired as recently as Wednesday, the day of UNC receiving the report. This is false. Rick Evrard was hired at the begining of the investigation to consult with UNC on all matters surrounding the probe.
Be that as it may, UNC and the NCAA were prepared to release the information in the report on Friday. It was the opinion of Evrard that the appeal of the suspension for Austin should be crafted prior to public comsumption of the information. As the NCAA is quite happy to handle these types of things outside the pervue of the media, they agreed wholeheartedly.
While this may cause fans on all sides more angst, it has been deemed the best possible way to proceed. The public release of information will happen sometime in the next week.