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Transfers, Williams' contract shed light on UNC's expectations

There's an old saying that often applies in sports journalism: "Watch what they do, not what they say." Applying that age-old logic to recent news coming out of UNC's athletic department, we can begin to see a pattern forming which may shed some light on the university's expectations in terms of NCAA punishment. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Court: UNC-CH must pay fired professor for time spent in Argentine jail

The state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that UNC violated its policies by placing a tenured professor on unpaid leave after his 2012 arrest on drug-smuggling charges in Argentina. The court ordered Superior Court Judge Allen Baddour to determine how much back pay is owed to Paul Frampton, whom the university fired last year for "personal misconduct and neglect of duty." (

UNC Gets $15M Grant for ‘Heart Health Now!’ Initiative

A recent $15 million health care grant to UNC is just the first step toward promoting healthier, longer lives for heart patients throughout North Carolina. “We can really help practices – especially those that don’t have a lot of infrastructure support – rapidly disseminate new information, and get their patients better outcomes,” said UNC Associate Professor of Medicine Sam Cykert of the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at UNC-Chapel Hill. (

UNC receives $3 million grant to boost retention, graduation rates

Carolina is upping its game to boost retention and graduation rates for first-generation and historically underserved college students with a $3 million grant from President Obama’s “First in the World” competition through the U.S. Department of Education. The Department of Education awarded $75 million to 24 institutions. Competition was keen: Nearly 500 institutions applied. (

Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt on accreditation decision

Let me use this opportunity to underscore again that the University remains accredited. The Commission’s decision to impose a period of probation will have no impact on federal funding, including financial aid available to students and research grants awarded to faculty. All great institutions encounter challenges at one time or another. Recent years prove that Carolina is no exception. (

UNC gets probation from accrediting agency

A group that accredits UNC announced Thursday that it's sanctioning UNC over the so-called paper-classes scandal. Trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges decided this week to put the school on probation for a year, said Belle Wheelan, the group's president. The decision cited seven different violations of the group's policies, including one that said UNC had failed to uphold a requirement to conduct itself with integrity. (Durham Herald-Sun)

News & Observer must address culture that led to misguided editorials

The News & Observer published yet another editorial on Wednesday about what the NCAA should do regarding the paper class scandal at North Carolina. Sigh. Look, I really don’t want to be “that guy” who writes takedown pieces any time someone says something bad about UNC. That being said, this editorial, like the Patrick O’Neill op-ed, must be looked at section-by-section to clarify a few things. (Tar Heel Depot)

Everyone should agree: UNC faculty lost institutional control

However, there is a point that has been lost in much of the blame, finger pointing, public relations maneuvering, and the thousands of words written about this issue. This point was clear in the NOA and must be acknowledged by all parties: UNC faculty lost institutional control of the academic integrity of the university. (Higher Ed Professor)

UNC could receive update on accreditation status Thursday

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill could hear on Thursday from an accreditation organization that has been reviewing the findings of a report that detailed nearly two decades of academic fraud at the university. In a 224-page report submitted in January to the Southern Association of College and Schools, school officials asked that the group find them in compliance with various accreditation standards. (

UNC And The NCAA: A Defendable Case For The University

There's no way that the NCAA would have made a case solely on the bungled statements of debunked "whistle blower" Mary Willingham, whose credibility was shot down by an independent investigation by the University of Virginia, Minnesota and Georgia State. Nor would the NCAA have gotten in bed with Rashad McCants, whose factually-challenged charges came with ulterior motives laced with green. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

North Carolina academic scandal will end quietly, just like everyone wanted

After a four-year wait which felt like it spanned multiple decades, we finally have the full gauntlet of allegations the NCAA is levying against UNC. The allegations were made public by the school on Thursday, and UNC now has until Aug. 20 to file a formal response. The trend of everyone having to re-learn the major bullet points from this story every time something major happens will continue through at least the summer of 2015. (SB Nation)

Podcast: Talking NOA

The Notice of Allegations has been released. What is in it? What does it mean for UNC basketball and football? The Inside Carolina radio crew discusses. (Inside Carolina)

Art’s Angle: Hang On, It’s Almost Over

After reading the long-awaited Notice of Allegations, one has to wonder what took the NCAA so damn long. Sure, UNC has to treat it with the utmost respect because at the end of this endless journey, eight hardly impartial randomly picked peers from a pool of 24 will make up the Committee of Infractions and mete out penalties. And some may be from schools and conferences with an ax to grind toward Carolina. (

Language of UNC Notice of Allegations leaves plenty of room for interpretation

Reaction to the release of UNC’s Notice of Allegations from the NCAA on Thursday was as predictable as the Tar Heels being ranked among the nation’s top 25 at the start of every college basketball season. Folks that bleed Carolina blue downplayed the five “Level I” violations mentioned in the report as no big deal. Members of the ABC crowd reveled in the impending doom that awaits their hated rival. (Wilmington Star News)

Cloud remains for UNC football amid NCAA violations

The dark cloud that's been lingering over North Carolina's football program since July 2010 will apparently remain through and perhaps beyond the 2015 season. That's not good news for UNC coach Larry Fedora, who has already navigated the Tar Heels through the negative fallout from three years of NCAA sanctions. (Fayetteville Observer)

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