Topics: UNC Athletics and Student Athletes
For four weeks, Jackson Simmons had been preparing for this moment. The whole night had built up to it so far, and as Simmons stepped out into the spotlight, he was ready. All he had to do was put his hands up and walk.
UNC’s athletic scandal has prompted a plethora of investigations, and an outside group is hoping to get the federal government involved.
Two UNC committees working on athletic reform met separately Tuesday to discuss and consider both University-level changes and potential reform to the NCAA.
One of the toughest opponents student-athletes face is how to split time to devote to their schoolwork and their team.
UNC student-athletes made their voices heard at the Board of Trustees meeting last week, sharing their views on the controversy around UNC’s balance between athletics and academics.
The UNC men’s basketball team might have just reached the end of its season, but financial debates on college athletics are still going strong.
The members of UNC’s Faculty Athletics Committee raised their glasses Wednesday for a toast in the dining room of Chancellor Carol Folt’s house.
There’s no lack of data on student-athletes at UNC, but what administrators are struggling to do is find meaning. “Numbers in the absence of context are just marks on the page,” said Steve Farmer, vice provost for enrollment and undergraduate admissions.
Mary Willingham has become the centerpiece of the latest media craze around UNC’s athletic scandal, but she says her decision to reveal her crucial academic statistics about student-athletes was inspired by a familiar figure.
Athletes might have to make more trips to Steele Building next year. At the Student-Athlete Academic Initiative Working Group meeting Monday, faculty and administrators discussed how best to support and advise athletes.
The conversation surrounding UNC’s athlete admissions, which has dominated faculty and administrative discussions this fall, continued Monday as leaders examined athletics policies.
Former UNC tutor Jennifer Wiley has been indicted for encouraging former North Carolina football player Greg Little to sign with an athlete agent, according to court documents obtained by The Daily Tar Heel Thursday.
Hunter Rawlings acknowledges in a culture where problems with big-time athletics have plagued universities across the country, there are many reports completed — but not much reform comes out of them.
Jim Dean, who previously served as dean of the Kenan-Flagler Business School, hopes to use his business background to help student athletes be academically successful this year.
The issue of big money in college athletics, and its relationship to universities across the country, needs to be addressed. Jay Smith, a history professor, believes the University’s athletics reform group could be a catalyst for discussion and change.
UNC athletics teams have drafted a new teammate — a faculty member who will oversee their academic advising.
UNC students celebrated the right to free speech Tuesday — and learned why, for student athletes, that right is limited.
While broadcast rights have proven lucrative for UNC’s athletic department, its coaches’ salaries are soaking up much of that revenue.
This year’s proposed athletic budget expects $75.4 million in revenue and calls for $75.2 million in spending, with both categories climbing by $2.7 million from last year.
Monitoring social media shouldn’t stifle free speech.
Though UNC-Chapel Hill recently began investigating the largest academic scandal in its history, university administrators in the state and nationwide say the problem has likely been festering for some time.
Professors, administrators and athletics staff have raised concerns about the relationship between revenue sports and academics.