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An interview with UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham
Bubba Cunningham is entering his third full academic year as the athletics director at North Carolina. He recently sat down with News & Observer UNC beat reporter Andrew Carter for an extended interview about the changing landscape of college sports,...

UNC to debut new TV ad during first football game
UNC has scrapped its “Minds on a Mission” TV promo and will unveil a new commercial during the telecast of the opening football game Saturday. The University hinted on Twitter Thursday that the new ad would pay homage to an...

Recruiter training is now a priority at UNC
The  Student-Athlete Academic Initiative Working group wants to raise the standards for coaches who recruit on behalf of the University. The group, led by Provost Jim Dean and Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham, discussed the possibility of training new coaches to recruit...

The UNC Media Scandal: “Whatever,” Rosa and Bill
One of the last and weakest arguments of deceptive people is “You can’t shoot the messenger.” But there is a moral responsibility to figuratively shoot a messenger bearing false claims. The local and national media ignored that moral responsibility with...

UNC's plans to renovate or replace Smith Center “on the back burner”
North Carolina still has interest in renovating the Smith Center or building a new arena to replace it, but those plans “have been pretty much on the back burner for 12 months,” UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham said in an...

Wall Street Journal Interviews UNC Chancellor Carol Folt
Dr. Carol Folt, who joined UNC last year, says she believes UNC-Chapel Hill can do it all, excelling in both academics and athletics. In a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal, she discussed leading a university in turbulent times...

Bethel: Jay Smith Makes Accusation of Mental Instability
Last weekend, I learned that Jay Smith had emailed the Provost to report that I was demonstrating symptoms of mental instability. Keep in mind that Smith, as a professor, is responsible for teaching and exemplifying critical thinking and civil debate...

Confessions of a Whistleblower by Mary Willingham
Discrediting the whistleblower is standard operating procedure when large institutions have been embarrassed and have a whole lot to lose. I understand what’s coming. But to save everyone time, and to direct the public’s attention back to where it ought...

The whistleblower blew smoke
There have been multiple investigations of UNC athletic programs with the first one recently celebrating its 4th birthday, and none of Willingham’s allegations have been proven true, yet casual observers, not just partisans, accept them as such. Not a single...

Mary Willingham on Plagiarism: “Whatever I did, I did, and, you know, whatever”
Mary Willingham said she worked hard on the paper. She said any instances in which information was not properly cited or quoted were inadvertent. “Whatever I did, I did, and, you know, whatever,” she said. “There’s nothing I can do...

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