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Zac Selmon Hired As Associate Athletic Director
Zac Selmon, associate director of athletics development at the University of Oklahoma, is joining the University of North Carolina staff as Associate A.D. and Special Assistant to Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham. Selmon has worked in the Sooners' athletic department...

Steering the Narrative (Part 2): Mary Willingham's and Michael McAdoo's Overlapping Claims
When we scrutinize Mary Willingham’s claims about academic counselors’ “steering” athletes who were denied a “real education,” and when we recognize the discrepancies between the two former football players’ allegations and the facts, we see that Dan Kane and other...

UNC-Chapel Hill nets $297.5 million in gifts, grants in fiscal 2014
UNC attracted $297.5 million in private gifts and grants in fiscal 2014. The total marked the second-best year in UNC history and was 9 percent higher than the $272.8 million raised in 2013. Commitments also rose by 9 percent, from...

New program to allow former UNC athletes to complete unfinished degrees
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt announced a new program on Thursday that will allow athletes who did not finish their degrees to return to the university to do so. The initiative, called "Complete Carolina," will...

Steering the Narrative (Part 1): Mary Willingham's Original and Contradicting Claims
Rather than report verified facts, relevant details, and rich explanations, Dan Kane, with the help of his boss and colleagues, has relentlessly steered the narrative to sensationalism. In this four-part essay, I highlight four narrative aspects about which Kane and...

It Ain't Easy Being Bubba
The Associated Press' Aaron Beard has a look at the challenges that UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham has faced, and some he is facing, and it turns out that taking charge in Chapel Hill has been a pretty tough gig...

UNC AD Bubba Cunningham says UNC is moving forward
Things just have not gotten easier for North Carolina and Bubba Cunningham, the school’s athletics director. UNC spent another year dealing with off-field issues, from the eligibility of a top basketball player to a long-running academics scandal and now a...

The UNC Saga: Anatomy of a media scandal
When not questioned, falsehoods spread and linger. Most unfortunate for UNC is the unprincipled team of John Drescher - executive editor of the News & Observer, reporter Dan Kane, and the entire N&O editorial staff. Instead of challenging the obviously...

My Experience as a UNC Student-Athlete: A (Not So) Different Perspective
Former UNC golfer Bob Cherry recalls his academic experience as a student-athlete who took one of the infamous "paper classes" and earned a real education nonetheless. In fact, Bob Cherry is now Dr. Cherry, a practicing dentist in Wilmington, NC...

UNC encouraging everybody to talk
According to Inside Carolina’s Greg Barnes, UNC is serious about getting everybody involved in any area of the (academic) troubles to speak with Kenneth Wainstein, an outside attorney hired to conduct an independent investigation. “I think the big key is...

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