Topics: UNC Athletics and Student Athletes

Emails show Jay Smith and big-time sports course faced resistance from athletics


After a faculty call for academic freedom brought more attention to the cancellation of history professor Jay Smith’s big-time college sports class, emails from 2016 show the class drew controversy from the beginning.

Student-athletes meet their pen pals from New Hope Elementary


New Hope Elementary students met their UNC student-athlete pen pals for the first time at Tuesday’s baseball game against Liberty University.

Deborah Crowder responds to NCAA allegations

Deborah Crowder, who was named in the second Amended Notice of Allegations from the NCAA as administering fake classes for the African and Afro-American Studies Department, has released an affidavit stating that the accusations against her are untrue.

HB2 puts NCAA championship events at risk through 2022


House Bill 2 might cost the state the ability to host all NCAA Championship events for the next six years, according to a letter from the North Carolina Sports Association to the N.C. General Assembly. 

UNC history professor Jay Smith suspects external involvement in removal of his college athletics class


At the end of the fall 2016 semester, the history department made the decision to remove History 383 — a class that explores the history of college athletics and the rights of college athletes — from the course listings for the upcoming spring semester.

The cost of winning: UNC's growing athletic budget puts students on the hook


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.

Faculty Athletics Committee reviews student-athlete surveys, academic advising


The Faculty Athletics Committee met Tuesday to discuss student-athlete exit interviews and surveys, pending NCAA legislation and student-athlete academic advising.

Faculty Athletics Committee compares UNC athletes to NCAA study

The Faculty Athletics Committee met Tuesday to review student-athlete summer programs, surveys and a study by the NCAA.

Process group reviews student-athlete schedules


What happened?

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.

Recent unionization decisions will not affect student-athletes at UNC

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.

Review group involves UNC student-athletes to discuss their academic life

UNC administrators are making an effort to better include student-athletes in the conversation around the academic-athletic scandal.

Q&A with sports law professor Tim Davis on UNC's Amended NOA


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.

Q&A with UNCG researcher on changing the stigma of concussion reporting


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.

Faculty Athletics Committee discusses student-athlete time management


The Faculty Athletics Committee talked about how to help student-athletes with time management at its listening session on Wednesday

A new athletic facility could take over Belk Track

Fetzer Field’s Belk Track is facing its last years.

NCAA athletes report better well-being post graduation

A recent Gallup survey shows former NCAA student-athletes are better off in terms of well-being than their nonathletic peers. 

Students take a risk for better Duke-UNC seats

A sea of Carolina Blue had already formed outside of the Smith Center’s student entrance by 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Faculty discuss resolutions and solutions to support student athletes


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.

Athletes' academics, online learning main topics at BOG committee meeting

Timothy Gallimore, assistant vice president for academic planning and state authorization, discussed the possibility of North Carolina joining the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements program.

Faculty Athletics Committee talks Mizzou at listening session

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.