Excellent piece from J.P. Giglio at the N&O summarizing what can be expected from the NCAA in their investigation of UNC's football program:
According to NCAA documents, for expenses less than $500, the suspension is zero games; between $501 and $700 is 10 percent of the regular season; $701 to $1,000 is 20 percent; and $1,001 "and up" is 30 percent.
The NCAA does not quantify a "point of no return" or an upper limit on the monetary value of expenses before a student-athlete would be unable to repay the amount and retain his eligibility.
Signing with an agent, or "an agreement indicating that an individual will represent him or her," results in a loss of eligibility, according to the NCAA document.
The NCAA classifies the college football season as 12 games and the college basketball season as 29 games, Brett said. The NCAA rounds the suspension up, Brett said, so in the case of football, 10 percent would be two games, 20 percent would be three games and 30 percent would be four games.