Pursuant to the North Carolina Public Records Law, I am requesting any and all documents included in the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill’s annual financial report to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), as required by NCAA Bylaw 220.127.116.11, for each school year beginning with the 2007-2008 school year through the 2018-2019 school year. If the 2018-2019 school year report has not yet been compiled, please provide all reports from the 2007-2008 school year through the 2017-2018 school year.
I would like the records in whatever format is most expedient—preferably a Microsoft Excel format— or however the records are most conveniently kept.
As a representative of the news media, I am only required to pay for the direct cost of duplication. Through this request, I am gathering information on reason that is of ongoing interest to the public. This information is being sought on behalf of NBC News for dissemination to the general public.
Please waive any applicable fees. Release of the information is in the public interest because it will contribute significantly to public understanding of public university operations and activities. If there is any charge, please contact me before fulfilling this request.
Your prompt response is appreciated.
If the request is denied, please respond in writing and state the statutory exception authorizing the withholding of all or part of the public record and the name and title or position of the person responsible for the denial. Please also include information to whom we can submit our appeal.
Thank you for your assistance and please let me know if there are any questions.