Topics: Carolina Athletic Association

The Carolina Athletic Association is a student organization which serves as the liaison between the athletic department and the student body. Its most prominent role is operating the men’s basketball and football ticket lotteries.

It represents the students’ interest to the athletic department and promotes UNC varsity sports. The CAA president, who is elected each February, is a member of the athletic council.

Other events organized by the CAA include Homecoming Week, Beat Dook Week, Late Night with Roy and Chancellor Michael Hooker Memorial 5k Race. Carolina Fever, UNC’s largest fan club, was part of CAA until the groups split in 2009.

Beat Duke Week gives students chance to win tickets to UNC-Duke basketball game


Each day of Beat Duke Week, hosted by the Carolina Athletic Association, gives students an opportunity to win tickets for the UNC-Duke game this Saturday.

CAA, Fever expect big student turnout for Thursday's game

UNC's rivalry with Duke is debatably one of the most exciting aspects of being a Tar Heel. 

Ticketing official apologizes to students for Kentucky game

Despite hundreds of students being turned away from Saturday’s Kentucky game, the UNC Ticket Office decided to randomize the ticket distribution without a lottery because officials didn’t think enough students would show up.

Confusion cleared up ticket distribution for Duke game

The University’s ticket office has made it easier for students with senior status to defer priority ticket distribution for UNC’s home basketball game against Duke.

Candidates offer new ideas for CAA presidency


Both candidates for president of the Carolina Athletic Association have several goals in common — one being to change the lottery system for men’s basketball tickets.

J. Cole to headline Homecoming

Fayetteville native and hip-hop artist J. Cole is coming home. The rapper was contracted by the Carolina Union Activities Board for $105,000 to perform for Homecoming in Carmichael Arena.

UNC athletic director responds to faculty statement on athletics and academics

UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham has no problem with a recently released faculty statement about the relationship between athletics and academics.

Snubbed seniors still angered by Duke ticket lottery

More than 50 emails from angry seniors demanding to know why they didn’t get tickets through the UNC-Duke basketball lottery flooded the Athletic Ticket Office inbox Thursday.

UNC's first basketball game lottery accidentally charges more than 70 students a fee

The UNC Ticket Office accidentally charged more than 70 students to enter the ticket lottery for the Nov. 30 basketball game against the University of Wisconsin.

Faculty committee talks athletic issues

Days after returning from the NCAA hearing in Indianapolis, Chancellor Holden Thorp discussed implementing the changes to academic support for student athletes at Tuesday’s faculty athletics committee meeting.

UNC’s basketball ticket policy to change little

By the time incoming freshmen step foot on campus for orientation, any changes to the basketball ticket policy should be set in stone. But students hoping for big changes to the ticket policy are likely to be disappointed. Caitlin Goforth, president of the Carolina Athletic Association, said her objective is to set up next year’s policy early so that the CAA can better communicate with students “My goal is to get this policy fast tracked so that we have it done by C-TOPS,” Goforth said.

Three students win uncontested elections


For the three candidates in uncontested races at Tuesday’s student body elections, victory was not the question at hand.

CAA presidential candidate Goforth runs unopposed

This year, only one candidate for the Carolina Athletic Association presidency, Caitlin Goforth, has entered the race. Without opposition, she said she is without a firm idea of what next year’s ticket policy might be.

Congress declares CAA autonomous organization

The Carolina Athletic Association is now an autonomous organization. Student Congress members voted Tuesday to repeal Title VII from the Student Code, citing it as redundant. The decision formally removed the CAA from student government rules and bylaws.

CAA to bury the campus in events

During this year’s RAMpage Homecoming week, the Carolina Athletic Association is encouraging UNC students to “Bury William and Mary.” The CAA is hosting a number of events in the Pit every weekday from 11 p.m. to 2 p.m. There will be night events as well.

CAA T-shirt sales earn money for charity

For the first time ever, the Carolina Athletic Association is donating some of its T-shirt profits to a campus organization. The recipient will come as no surprise to students. Dance Marathon will receive $2 for every Homecoming T-shirt sold. They will cost 12 dollars each, which is in line with previous years.

Finch defeats Kuell for CAA president

Junior Brandon Finch won a majority of the vote Tuesday night to become the next Carolina Athletic Association president — the individual who will have a hand in shaping the controversial student ticket policy that has come under criticism this year.

Finch won with 4,076 votes. Junior Tom Kuell, the runner-up, received 2,478 votes.

Q&A with CAA president candidate Brandon Finch

The Daily Tar Heel’s editorial board posed these questions to each of the candidates. Here are their unedited responses:Q: How do you think the ticket policy is working? What would you change? What can you change?

CAA candidates outline proposed ticket policy changes

Students might never have to receive a phase five ticket to the nosebleed section of the Smith Center again after this season.

On Feb. 9, the student body will elect the next Carolina Athletic Association president, who represents students’ interests to UNC’s athletic department.

Basketball lottery to give one student ticket, not two

Students will now receive only one basketball ticket through the ticket lottery system instead of two, a change announced by the Carolina Athletic Association on Thursday.

The change will go into effect for the 2009-10 men’s basketball season. All other aspects of the ticket distribution policy will remain the same.