UNC ATHLETICS AND STUDENT ATHLETES


12/3/2018 12:26am

Larry Fedora conducting a press conference at the 2018 ACC Kickoff in Charlotte.

Thanks to the NFL, UNC is participating in a CTE study with part of a $14.7 million grant

You may have heard about the tragic death of a former UNC football player who was homeless and nearly unrecognizable in 2015. But his story highlights the way C.T.E. brain injuries follow and affect athletes long after they hang up their jerseys and walk across the stage at graduation. Stories like these and years of research have culminated with the NFL offering UNC, along with other partners, a grant to help develop new findings on catching and preventing C.T.E. 


1/21/2015 12:55am

NCAA approves student-athlete support

UNC was one of 65 schools that voted to pass legislation on Saturday to better financially support student-athletes across the country with an increased value of athletic scholarships. 


1/12/2015 12:29am

Athlete working group at UNC might disband

After naming most of its objectives, the Student-Athlete Academic Initiative Working Group is considering handing over its responsibilities to the Faculty Athletics Committee and other committees.


12/1/2014 1:09am

Student-athletes weigh in on getting paid

Starting point guard Marcus Paige might be an amateur, but this month his signed jersey is going for about $270 on Ebay — nearly $195 more than what UNC Student Stores charges for his nameless, unsigned jersey’s replica. 


9/30/2014 12:37am

Working group talks athletic department's interactions with Honor Court

Less than a month after four football players were sent to the student attorney general for being accused of assaulting redshirt freshman wide receiver Jackson Boyer during training camp, the Student-Athlete Academic Initiative Working Group reviewed the Department of Athletics’ procedures for interacting with the Honor Court.