This board decided that now, while you’re still experiencing the high from rushing Franklin Street, is the time to not only thank our men’s basketball team, but to look more closely at the standards to which they are held.
This week, stores on Franklin and our own Student Stores will be accommodating a higher number of people as local fans and fans from surrounding areas come to Chapel Hill to bask in the glory of a national title and collect their championship gear. These festivities can be credited to the players who left their hearts on the court to bring a trophy home.
Their dedication to the team is undeniable. Joel Berry played through two sprained ankles, and Kennedy Meeks expressed his desire to do absolutely anything it took to bring that NCAA trophy back to Chapel Hill. Our basketball team is in the spotlight, and now, more than ever, they are representative of UNC.
As championship shirts sell and revenue increases on Franklin Street, there is a straight monetary reward for the players’ actions that they will never see any part of despite the extremely high standards they must uphold.
Although we acknowledge they do receive scholarships, there are also rules and regulations that dictate our players’ high standards during the season and even during the off-season.