Erich Hess


DTH Photo Illustration. Many students have been selling their tickets to home football and basketball games on Facebook groups, which is against the University's Honor Code. 

Here's why some students violate the Honor Code to attend UNC athletic games

It's no secret that many students have violated Honor Code in order to attend a sports game. But who's to blame? The students or the lottery system? Since the football ticket system became a lottery, the issue has gotten more complicated. Some students buy and sell football tickets as a way to make money, but this can make it expensive for student fans to see big games.  Policies such as first come, first serve have been suggested as solutions to the issue, using Duke University's ticket system as an example. Gerry Lajoie, senior assistant director of athletics and ticket operations, said he suggests students wait in the standby line if they can't get tickets. 

The University covered a plaque at Kenan Memorial Stadium with a UNC logo, over a year after former Chancellor Carol Folt announced that the dedication would be changed in 2018. 

Plaque with racist ties at Kenan Stadium covered by UNC logo

In October 2018, then-Chancellor Carol Folt announced that the University would rededicate Kenan Stadium to William Rand Kenan Jr. so as not to honor his father, who was the commander of a white supremacist unit. More than a year later, the University has covered a plaque with temporary signage.