Topics: UNC Athletics and Student Athletes

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. 

Failed resolution won’t affect special talent admits


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.

Student-athletes’ time commitments in question

In a meeting on Tuesday, the Faculty Athletics Committee expressed concern about finding ways for student-athletes to manage their time.

Letter: NCAA is exploiting and hurting students


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. 

Faculty Athletics Committee talks student-athlete admissions

The Faculty Athletics Committee discussed student-athlete admissions in a joint meeting with the Advisory Committee on Undergraduate Admissions Tuesday afternoon.

No fantasy sports for student-athletes

Student-athletes cannot wager on sports — a rule the NCAA takes seriously.

O'bannon case not to affect athletes this year

After a former University of California-Los Angeles basketball player brought a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA, an appellate court has new answers regarding student-athlete’s compensation.

Faculty Athletics Committee opposes new athletic task force

The Faculty Athletics Committee has voiced dissent against a resolution proposed by the Faculty Council to create an ad hoc committee that would investigate how the changing climate of college athletics around the nation affects UNC.

UNC student-athletes still can’t unionize

A recent ruling by the National Labor Relations Board effectively says student-athletes at private universities cannot unionize.

Nicki Moore hired as senior associate director of athletics

University of North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham announced Thursday that the University has hired Nicki Moore, who has spent the past 11 years at the University of Oklahoma, as a senior associate director of athletics. 

UNC and basketball writers association create Dean Smith award for charity

Members of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association have been talking about an honor for the late UNC men's basketball coach Dean Smith since the Final Four at the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament in April.

Student-athlete pay bill fails in NC General Assembly

An N.C. General Assembly bill that would have required most of the state’s universities to pay student-athletes failed to pass a House of Representatives committee on Tuesday. 

Faculty Executive Committee reviews proposals for athlete education

Faculty Executive Committee members discussed new specialized education proposals for UNC athletes when they met Monday.

Working group on ethics still yet to form

After the Wainstein report was released in October, the University introduced several initiatives to address the wrongdoings it revealed.

NCAA, UNC look to toss McCants', Ramsay's case

The NCAA and the University filed a motion Monday to dismiss the lawsuit filed against them in January by two former UNC athletes.

Professors unite to support student-athlete pay

To Richard Southall, the academic scandal at UNC is a reflection of what happens when student-athletes are not compensated.

Boxill resigns, UNC admits her independent studies in philosophy were irregular

Jan Boxill, the former faculty chairwoman and ethics professor, resigned from the University after the Wainstein report showed that Boxill used her role as the academic counselor for the women’s basketball team to perpetuate the paper classes scandal.

In a letter to Provost Jim Dean dated Feb.

Faculty Athletics Committee discusses athletes’ cases


The Faculty Athletics Committee spent half of its Tuesday meeting in closed session, as the members discussed specific student-athletes’ cases.

Reports: UNC graduate school implicated in academic scandal

Accusations of academic fraud have reached a graduate program.