UNC ATHLETICS AND STUDENT ATHLETES


Group suggests more advising for athletes

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.


New group focuses on athletes

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.


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Coaches may receive pay hike

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.


Athletics a concern across the UNC system

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.