North Carolina, Cal’s opening opponent, hit by NCAA violations

Cal’s season-opening opponent, North Carolina, announced Monday that 13 players will be suspended for portions of the season because of NCAA violations involving the sale of the team-issued shoes.

Among the 11 players ineligible for the Tar Heels’ game in Berkeley on Sept. 1 is quarterback Chazz Surratt, who completed 58 percent of his passes last season for 1,342 yards and eight touchdowns. He threw for 161 yards and rushed for 66 yards in a two-touchdown (one passing, one rushing) relief effort against Cal last year in a game the Bears won 35-30.

North Carolina’s starting quarterback now likely will be junior Nathan Elliott, who threw for 926 yards, 10 touchdowns and five interceptions last season.
Source: Sports