Topics: UNC Athletics and Student Athletes

Smith Center renovations postponed

After months of discussions surrounding renovations to the Smith Center, UNC fans’ dream for a new-or-improved arena have been put on hold.

Student athletes as artists


It takes focus and dedication to be a great swimmer, and Katie Ford said drawing demands a similar skill set.

Recruiter training is now a priority at UNC


The Student-Athlete Academic Initiative Working group wants to raise the standards for coaches who recruit on behalf of the University.

Athletes given a new path to return through Complete Carolina

Every summer for almost 10 long years, Marvin Williams has returned to Chapel Hill, taking classes and slowly chipping away at a degree

Whistleblower lawsuit might move to federal court


The whistleblower lawsuit brought by former learning specialist Mary Willingham will be heard in a federal court if UNC has its way.

Experts say the move could mean the University will see a much quicker end to a lawsuit that has painted the nation's oldest public University as a place that retaliates against its employees for sticking up for academic propriety.

“There could be some strategy behind this move, given the sympathy, or lack thereof, that judges in the Eastern district may have towards these claims,” said Christopher Griffin, an assistant law professor at the College of William and Mary who studies employment discrimination law. 

NCAA reopens investigation in academic-athletic scandal


Four years after a tweet by a former UNC football player incited the whirlwind academic scandal that has continued to plague the University, everything has come full circle.

Working group focuses on eligibility, class attendance


Thursday's meeting of the Student-Athlete Academic Initiatives Working Groupd discussed programs for academic success for both students and student-athletes. 

Folt remains unable to comment on new allegations


In Chancellor Carol Folt's monthly update, she said the University will not be able to respond to comments made by Rashad McCants until the investigation by Kenneth Wainstein is complete.

Rashad McCants’ claims bring basketball program under academic scrutiny


It seemed like the men’s basketball program was untouchable.

STORIFY: Former, current student-athletes respond to Rashad McCants' interview with ESPN

On Friday, ESPN released an interview with Rashad McCants, former North Carolina men's basketball player and 2005 national champion.

Working group discusses student-athlete class attendance

Checking student-athletes' class attendance was at the top of the agenda for the newly-formed Student Athlete Academic Initiatives Working Group's meeting on Monday.

NC public school scholarship athletes allowed to join one NC union

The State Employees Association of North Carolina ruled last week student-athletes at UNC system schools could join its union because they fit the definition of a state employee.

Limited summer on-campus dining options available for students

This summer, students living on campus will have to adjust to limited dining schedules.

Faculty athletics committee holds open forum for input


Unlike other meetings, the UNC Faculty Athletics Committee did not have an agenda this time.

Student-athletes weigh in on balancing academics, big-time college sports


At UNC and Division I universities across the country, the spotlight is on student-athletes — and it’s not moving.

Faculty Athletics Committee to hold forums

Before you tell your neighbors to clean up their backyard, yours better be clean, too.

NCAA changes up for board approval

Division I student-athletes might receive unlimited meals and snacks from universities next year in an effort to meet their nutritional needs — but UNC athletic officials don’t know yet what those changes will entail.

UNC-system board wants more spending oversight in athletics

The finances of system schools’ athletic programs will soon be more closely reviewed by various levels of administration.

How is UNC’s brand doing after years of scandal?

Nearly four years, nine reports and countless national headlines have passed since UNC’s scandals began, revealing academic fraud and tensions between academics and athletics on campus.