The Faculty Athletics Committee met Tuesday to discuss students missing classes for the men’s basketball national championship game in Arizona, as well as tutoring resources for student-athletes.
Chancellor Carol Folt sat in on the meeting and offered her thoughts on how the men’s basketball team’s recent national championship victory has helped the University.
“People come here every single year because of sports engagements, and they get very excited about a national championship, but they come for the other athletic performances too and they come for our arts and our other academic performances,” Folt said.
Committee members also wanted to address the issue of cheerleaders and band members missing classes to travel during the postseason.
FAC Chairperson John Stephens brought up the concerns of one biology professor who said students in the pep band missed as many as eight classes between the ACC and NCAA tournaments — almost one quarter of the semester.