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Thursday October 28th

Melvin Backman


NCAA funds academic support for athletes

This year, full-time, athlete-specific academic support staff and tutors cost the University $1.36 million, which represents 1.8 percent of the total athletic budget. More than $400,000 of that spending goes directly to a corps of part-time tutors for athletes.

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Coaches may receive pay hike

While broadcast rights have proven lucrative for UNC’s athletic department, its coaches’ salaries are soaking up much of that revenue. This year’s proposed athletic budget expects $75.4 million in revenue and calls for $75.2 million in spending, with both categories climbing by $2.7 million from last year.

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