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Sunday December 4th

Unc Athletics And Student Athletes


DTH Photo Illustration. The cost of running shoes adds to the inaccesability of running.

Column: The financial barrier to running

"When runners, myself included, evangelize about running, we like to talk about how accessible it is. We preach that "anyone can do it!" But running mile after mile, passing runner after runner, each wearing a different shoe with a different price, I realized how incorrect that statement is."

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Head coach Mack Brown walks off the field after the game versus Florida A&M at Kenan Stadium n Aug. 27. The Heels won 56-24.

Analysis: What might conference realignment mean for UNC's Olympic sports?

The potential for conference realignment, driven by increased financial benefits from football and men's basketball TV contacts, would have significant impacts for Olympic sports and local rivalries. If North Carolina chooses to leave the ACC, the program would likely reap the rewards of larger TV deals, and some players could profit from bigger NIL agreements.  Despite this, it will be the athletes who will have to deal with the potential consequences of what comes with realignment — the positive, the negative and the unknown.

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