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New Findings Likely to Delay NCAA Process
Only a few days before North Carolina was set to submit and release its response to the NCAA's notice of allegations, new findings are likely to put the process on hold. North Carolina is expected to announce on Friday that it is self-reporting to the NCAA new violations that will require an NCAA inquiry, sources confirm to Inside Carolina.
UNC Preparing to Release NOA Response
UNC will release its response to the NCAA’s notice of allegations early next week, multiple sources familiar with the proceedings confirmed. The University received its notice of allegations on May 20, 2015, and has 90 days to respond in accordance with NCAA bylaws. That 90-day window closes on Tuesday, Aug. 18. The response is expected to be shared with the public the day of its submission to the NCAA.
UNC celebrates largest fundraising year in history
Members of Carolina’s Office of University Development joined Chancellor Carol L. Folt at the Rizzo Conference Center Aug. 12 to celebrate the University’s largest fundraising year in history. UNC-Chapel Hill received nearly $447 million in commitments in fiscal year 2015. The 44-percent increase from last year marks UNC-Chapel Hill’s best fundraising year of all time.
Bethel: Not An Athletics-Driven Scandal
The paper classes make for an embarrassing chapter in UNC’s history, but they do not make for an athletics-driven scandal. They were conducted by a misguided department chair and his secretary who tried in the wrong way to help struggling students, and the classes were allowed to persist by a negligent College administration. However, a story about neglecting teaching quality would not sell as many newspapers.
UNC Sports Year in Review: No. 1-2
Heartbreak descended on Chapel Hill on Feb. 7, when legendary former basketball coach Dean Smith passed away at age 83. The UNC community shut down to honor the 36-year Tar Heel coach. Students gathered for a vigil in front of the Smith Center on the night of his passing. Fans steadily streamed into town to leave flowers or messages at the feet of his namesake stadium.
Jim Martin Claims He Misspoke on UNC Scandal
Former North Carolina Governor Jim Martin now says he misspoke about the UNC scandal when he told trustees: “This was not an athletic scandal. It was an academic scandal, which is worse; but an isolated one.” These revelations were put forward in a new book slated for an October release that was previewed by the News & Observer of Raleigh.
New UNC BOT chair calls for ‘courage to change’
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Board of Trustees welcomed five new members at the July 23 meeting and re-emphasized its focus on internal improvement and external communication. “I think everyone will agree that this is a very hard-working board,” Chancellor Carol L. Folt said, pointing to the group’s commitment to spending time on important issues.
Chansky’s Notebook: Planetary Response
Jay Smith and Mary Willingham believe there was an 18-year covert scheme to keep athletes eligible at UNC, and in propagating that ridiculous theory continue to demonstrate how little they know about major Division 1 athletics, and a minute percentage of underprepared recruits that every school admits to stay competitive. It’s not about the truth anymore for them. It’s far more about winning their argument.
UNC's Fedora doesn't sound worried by NCAA academic case
North Carolina coach Larry Fedora doesn't sound worried about the prospect of NCAA penalties against the football program tied to the school's academic fraud scandal. Speaking Tuesday at the ACC preseason media days, Fedora says he's "pretty positive that it's going to turn out good for us." The school faces five NCAA charges regarding irregularities in an academic department.
UNC-Chapel Hill posts SACSCOC letter about accreditation decision
UNC has posted a July 1, 2015 letter from its regional accrediting body, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), which provided additional information about action its Board of Trustees took on June 11, 2015. Sent as part of the commission’s standard protocol, the letter also detailed information SACSCOC would like the University to provide.
UNC Receives Accreditors’ Letter
The University of North Carolina has received its expected letter from its accreditation agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, detailing SACS’ decision in mid-June to place the University on probation for one year. The probation decision came after SACS’ second review of UNC’s academics-athletics case and UNC’s action in response to it.
UNC seeks ad agency to freshen ESPN commercial
UNC-Chapel Hill is soliciting ad agencies to build a new television campaign to run on ESPN channels during football and basketball games. The “brand spot will be the primary paid advertising for the University for the year and so will need to clearly and compellingly share Carolina’s message,” according to a request for information put out by UNC.
What's next for UNC athletic program?
North Carolina received the Notice of Allegations on May 20 and has 90 days to respond. That makes the deadline Aug. 18. The next step would be a hearing with the NCAA's Committee on Infractions. Likely happening at some point in the fall, the committee would hear arguments from both the investigators and the school and rule on what, if any, sanctions will be levied.
UNC AD: On-field success 'overshadowed' by academic case
UNC earned another high finish among Division I college sports programs after a season of strong tournament showings. The Tar Heels also dealt with another year of off-field issues, including an NCAA investigation into academics. Athletic director Bubba Cunningham cited high points that included 25 of 28 teams competing in postseason play and an overall 2.96 GPA for athletes.
Faculty Executive Committee discussed accreditation and possible new course on collegiate athletics
Faculty members discussed a possible new undergraduate course on intercollegiate athletics at the last Faculty Executive Committee meeting. The new course would allow students to explore the complicated relationship between athletics and academics. The committee hopes to use the “Nike Course” taught in 1998 as a model for this potential class.