Topics: UNC Athletics and Student Athletes
Tune into any TV broadcast of a UNC home football or basketball game, and you might recognize the curly-haired, oft-painted superfan spearheading the screaming student section.
The Faculty Athletics Committee met Tuesday to discuss student-athlete exit interviews and surveys, pending NCAA legislation and student-athlete academic advising.
The Faculty Athletics Committee met Tuesday to review student-athlete summer programs, surveys and a study by the NCAA.
The Student Athlete-Academic Process Review Group, a successor to a working group tasked with changing academic policies concerning student-athletes after the academic-athletic scandal, met to discuss the sixth and seventh processes out of 21 the group is set to review.
A recent ruling by the National Labor Relations Board will allow collective bargaining rights for graduate students at private universities. This comes one year after the NLRB effectively said student-athletes at private universities cannot unionize.
UNC administrators are making an effort to better include student-athletes in the conversation around the academic-athletic scandal.
Tim Davis is a professor at Wake Forest University School of Law who is an expert in sports law. University Editor Acy Jackson talked with Davis about his opinions on UNC’s recent response to the Amended Notice of Allegations from the NCAA.
Two UNC-Greensboro concussion specialists won a $400,000 grant last month from the NCAA and the U.S. Department of Defense to design a web-based tool geared toward increasing concussion reporting among student athletes.
The Faculty Athletics Committee talked about how to help student-athletes with time management at its listening session on Wednesday
Fetzer Field’s Belk Track is facing its last years.
A recent Gallup survey shows former NCAA student-athletes are better off in terms of well-being than their nonathletic peers.
A sea of Carolina Blue had already formed outside of the Smith Center’s student entrance by 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Time was of the essence at a Faculty Athletic Committee meeting on Tuesday, as members discussed a resolution that will be voted on at the NCAA Annual Convention on Friday.
Timothy Gallimore, assistant vice president for academic planning and state authorization, discussed the possibility of North Carolina joining the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements program.
Only two faculty members attended the Faculty Athletics Committee’s listening session Wednesday, but the committee still led a discussion about the potential impact of student-athletes refusing to play as a form of protest.
In a meeting Friday, the Faculty Council voted not to pass a resolution that would eliminate the admission of athletes who are projected to have a first semester grade point average lower than 2.3.
In a meeting on Tuesday, the Faculty Athletics Committee expressed concern about finding ways for student-athletes to manage their time.
TO THE EDITOR:
We all know the hyphenate “student-athlete” with its blissfully wistful connotations of young men and women who spend their days listening to lectures or poring over books and then, in their spare time, engaging in various sports in the name of the university they attend.
The Faculty Athletics Committee discussed student-athlete admissions in a joint meeting with the Advisory Committee on Undergraduate Admissions Tuesday afternoon.
Student-athletes cannot wager on sports — a rule the NCAA takes seriously.