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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State’s NCAA case involving recruiting violations tied to former Wolfpack one-and-done star Dennis Smith Jr. has been recommended to go through an independent investigation process created for complex cases. Athletics spokesman Fred Demarest said in a statement Friday that the school must respond by April 14 to the recommendation. The NCAA created the Independent Accountability Resolution Process last year. It includes independent investigators and decision-makers with no direct ties to member schools. Rulings in this process cannot be appealed. A spokeswoman for the independent process says recommended cases can be accepted or denied.