Update March 30, 2020 8:13 p.m.: UNC has released a statement from athletic director Bubba Cunningham on the NCAA's decision:
“We respect the NCAA Division I Council’s decision regarding the extension of eligibility for spring sport student-athletes, and we appreciate the flexibility given to each campus to make its own individual decisions. We will carefully consider all of our options at Carolina. We are waiting for guidance from the ACC, and we will consult with University leadership to determine what’s best for our current and future student-athletes, our 28-sport program, and our University.”
The NCAA's Division I Council voted to allow schools to give spring sport athletes an extra year of eligibility on Monday, according to a press release.
The remainder of all spring and winter sports seasons were canceled earlier this month due to the spread of COVID-19. Now, schools including North Carolina will have the option to grant its seniors another chance at competition.