Sophomore J.P. Gaylor came to UNC for its strong academics and his spot on the swim team. As a student athlete, he thought he would have access to the academic support services designed to help him straddle those two commitments. But that ended up not being the case.
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.
The University of Minnesota formally announced Tuesday its cancellation of a 2013-14 two-game football series with UNC.
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.
A crowd of about 100 students, staff and faculty gathered at the Stone Center on Wednesday afternoon to bid farewell to Houston, the former interim provost for diversity and multicultural affairs, who announced her resignation earlier this month.
The bowl ban handed down by the NCAA on Monday may hurt UNC’s athletic department for more than one season and cost it far more than a $50,000 fine.