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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Former Illinois head coach Tim Beckman will no longer serve as a volunteer assistant with No. 22 North Carolina.
The school issued statements saying Beckman was out Thursday night, a day after Tar Heels head coach Larry Fedora defended allowing Beckman to work in the program a year after Illinois had fired him amid allegations of player mistreatment.
UNC had said Beckman could do scouting and film work, as well as interact with players but not instruct them as a coach. Fedora said he had conferred with athletic director Bubba Cunningham before bringing Beckman on at the start of training camp on the Chapel Hill campus, but chancellor Carol Folt said in a statement Thursday night she was "surprised and disappointed" after learning of Beckman's role only a day earlier.