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UNC has endless possibilities with new ACC NetworkThe ACC is finally catching up to the SEC, BIG10, and PAC 12, and forming its own television network....The full version is still three years away, and in the meantime, the ACC and ESPN are going to partner up with digital/mobile-specific options revolving around their Watch ESPN app and ESPN3. (Tar Heel Blog)
NCAA COI Hearing Up Next for UNCThe University of North Carolina is on track for a NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions hearing in October following Friday’s announcement that the school will respond to the NCAA’s amended notice of allegations on Aug. 1. Monday marked the close of the 90-day deadline for UNC’s response after receiving the amended notice on Apr. 25. (Inside Carolina)
UNC to respond to NCAA allegations Aug. 1, release public copy the next dayThe University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill says it will respond to the NCAA's amended notice of allegations on Aug. 1. A public copy will be released the following day on the Carolina Commitment website, the school said in a news release. UNC and other parties involved in the release requested a one-week change to its release date this week. (WRAL Sports Fan)
Video: Bubba Cunningham Q&A with Jones Angell on newly announced ACC NetworkNorth Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham discusses the positives for UNC from the newly announced ACC Network.
ACC Follows ESPN into Network EraThe ACC, in partnership with longtime television rights partner ESPN, announced on Thursday a new media agreement and the launch of the ACC Network by 2019 with the channel’s digital component, ACC Network Extra, debuting next month. The agreement, which was revealed at the league’s annual media event, extends the current contract through the 2035-36 season. (Inside Carolina)
Video: ACC Network In 2019 Announced By Conference, ESPNThe ACC Network to launch in 2019 is announced by Commissioner John Swofford at the 2016 ACC Kickoff in Charlotte. Listen as Commissioner Swofford shares the details of the monumental agreement.
ACC Network Set to Launch in 2019ESPN and the ACC will launch the ACC Network – a comprehensive linear and digital network, it was announced today by ACC Commissioner John Swofford and ESPN President John Skipper at the conference’s annual Football Kickoff media event in Charlotte. The 20-year partnership also extends the conference’s existing rights agreement with ESPN to 2036. (ESPN.com)
University Statement on the Employee Forum ‘Microaggression’ blog postLast Thursday, the UNC-Chapel Hill Employee Forum posted an opinion blog on its website on the topic of microaggressions. Those opinions were wrongly reported as University policy and/or guidelines; they are not. The blog does not represent University policy nor was it intended to be an official or unofficial guidebook as it has been widely reported in social media. (UNC.edu)
Shirley Ort, creator of the Carolina Covenant, ready to write next chapterA few days ago, Brian Hogan ambled into Shirley Ort’s office and spotted a replica of the Magna Carta on the nearly empty bookcase in her Pettigrew Hall office.
Without missing a beat, Hogan deadpanned, “Shirley, I knew you were old, but I didn’t know you were that old.” (University Gazette)
UNC athletics administrator Dave Lohse receives achievement awardFor 39 years, Dave has coordinated public relations at Carolina, at one time or another working with nearly every one of the Tar Heels’ 28 varsity programs. When he came to Chapel Hill in 1977, he was one of three people on staff, so it was all hands on deck for every football and basketball game and he oversaw most of the 26 “non-revenue” sports as well. (College Sports Information Directors Of America)
UNC AD: School will respond to NCAA charges by July deadlineUNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham is hopeful the school is finally near the end of its long-running academic scandal. The school is a month away from its 90-day deadline to respond to the NCAA's latest Notice of Allegations (NOA), which outlined five serious charges. "I think we have positive momentum going," Cunningham said. (Associated Press)
UNC settles with former WR involved in alleged hazing incidentUNC has reached a settlement in a case involving the alleged hazing of former Tar Heels walk-on wide receiver Jackson Boyer. Boyer was involved in an alleged physical confrontation with teammates in the Chapel Hill hotel the team stayed in during preseason camp on Aug. 4, 2014. Boyer reportedly suffered a concussion in the alleged incident and received a $795,000 settlement from UNC. (Yahoo! Sports)
Chansky’s Notebook: Baying At The MoonMore bad news for the ABC crowd. Those who love to hate UNC and its athletic program received another dose of reality Thursday when the university came off its probation handed down by the Southern Association of Colleges, whose cumbersome complete name goes by the acronym of SACS. (Chapelboro.com)
Video: Message from Chancellor Folt - Carolina off probationChancellor Carol Folt: "I am pleased to let you know that The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges informed me today that the board is maintaining our accreditation and removing our University from probation. Please take a moment to watch this video to learn more details about this good news."
SACS Reviewing UNC AccreditationThe Board of Trustees for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is meeting this week with the University of North Carolina on the docket. The board is reviewing UNC’s accreditation status after the university spent the last academic year on probation following the release of the Wainstein report into the paper class scandal at Carolina. (Chapelboro.com)