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Byerz Beware

As UNC heads to Nashville this week for its showdown with the NCAA’s committee on infractions, the musings of the latest anonymous Twitter savant will be relevant for observers of the case. An anonymous Twitter account going by the handle Walter Byerz has become the leading voice of the UNC True Blues in their defense against the violations with which the NCAA has charged UNC. (Old North Blog)

Bethel: NCAA Setting Dangerous Precedent in UNC Case

When the NCAA alleges that the access to and assistance with the paper classes “alleviated the academic responsibilities for students that help them develop both as learners and adults,” the NCAA is stepping outside its purview and setting a dangerous precedent. As Jay Bilas remarked, “They’re breaking their own rules to try to punish North Carolina.” (Chapelboro.com)

Former UNC student on academic scandal: 'Nothing fake about the work I did'

John Nance remembers proudly the day in 2007 when he accepted his degree from UNC. In the course of his time there, he took an independent study class offered by the African and African-American Studies department. “I just felt the coverage of the scandal and everything was maybe a little one-sided, and the portrayal that it was a class for athletes was nowhere near accurate,” Nance said. (Sporting News)

How Bubba Cunningham and UNC Learned To RISE Above Crisis

UNC athletics director Bubba Cunningham was cognizant that one could not just simply walk into an organization with almost a century of deeply rooted ideology and expect to change its culture overnight. Instead, he had to discover a pragmatic solution in which the core principles that defined the university were counterbalanced against the need for change. (Athletic Director U)

Audio: Jay Bilas on UNC - According to NCAA rules, this is not academic fraud

ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas joined The David Glenn Show. Bilas and DG discussed a variety of topics: amateurism, UNC vs. the NCAA and the possible reclassification of Marvin Bagley. Bilas went in-depth on the NCAA’s case against UNC: “You don’t have to be a legal genius, which I’m certainly not, to spot that the NCAA has no jurisdiction here.” (ACC Sports Journal)

Chansky’s Notebook: Uninformed Opinion

If John Feinstein and the NCAA agree, they are both wrong. Best-selling author John Feinstein weighed in on the UNC academic scandal last week on cbssports.com with another lazy rewrite, which Feinstein has done for years after the self-righteous Dukie got rich and famous for his tell-all book on Bobby Knight, who hasn’t spoken much to him since. (Chapelboro.com)

Chancellor Folt receives 12th Person Award from North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center

From the moment she first learned about the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center three years ago, UNC Chancellor Carol L. Folt has been an avid backer of the center. The center recognized that support on July 27 as it presented Folt with the 12th Person Award, named after Phil Ford – who wore No. 12 for the men’s basketball team in the 1970s. (UNC.edu)

Q&A with UNC Athletics' Mike Bunting

Mike Bunting serves as UNC's associate athletic director for facility planning and management, which means that he's currently very busy. UNC athletic facilities are undergoing massive renovations this year, impacting track and field, soccer, football, field hockey and lacrosse. Rachel Jones spoke with Bunting about the renovations and what they'll mean for the future. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC, NCAA meeting to include Roy Williams, Larry Fedora

An August meeting between the NCAA and UNC in Nashville will include football head Larry Fedora and men’s basketball coach Roy Williams. In a letter addressed to Chancellor Carol Folt, the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions set aside two days beginning August 16 to speak with representatives from UNC. The University released the letter Tuesday. (WNCN)

UNC, NCAA Sparring Over Bylaw Interpretation

The NCAA acknowledged in procedural documents released publicly on Tuesday that determining the legitimacy of the University of North Carolina’s irregular AFAM courses is beyond its jurisdictional scope and that its allegations against the institution are focused on the arrangements that were afforded to student-athletes with regard to those courses. (Inside Carolina)

UNC hearing before NCAA infractions board set for August 16

UNC will get a hearing next month in front of the NCAA's Committee on Infractions in the on-going investigation into no-show classes. In correspondence made public Tuesday, the NCAA set Aug. 16 as the date for that hearing. The NCAA gave UNC an amended, third notice of allegations in December, detailing five Level 1 infractions, including lack of institutional control. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Carol Folt takes deep dive into Galápagos research

On her recent trip to Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands, Chancellor Carol Folt dived (literally) into the research UNC faculty and staff and their collaborators at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito are conducting. Folt’s visit included giving the commencement speech at USFQ, discussions with researchers and a dive to see hammerhead sharks and sea turtles. (UNC.edu)

UNC receives new response in NCAA investigation

UNC has received a new response from the NCAA linked to the long-running academic fraud allegations. "We have received the response. We will release it after a review of privacy concerns," University officials told ABC11. The NCAA charged UNC with five violations, including a lack of institutional control and failing to sufficiently monitor its academic support program for athletes. (ABC 11)

Why UNC will pay more for campus athletics upgrade

A $55 million plan to replace UNC’s soccer/lacrosse stadium and build the football team a bigger practice complex has seen its price tag rise more than 22 percent, because of design changes and a hotter-than-it-has-been construction market. The bill for Fetzer Field’s successor and the football team’s new indoor/outdoor practice fields is now expected to approach $67.4 million. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Paul Hardin leaves behind legacy of integrity

Love, honor and integrity were common themes in the service and in the life of a man who navigated an athletic scandal before ever coming to UNC, who played in the 1962 British Open for fun, who fought against segregation in both academic and religious realms, who sent flags to half-mast at both Duke University and UNC with the news of his death. (Daily Tar Heel)

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