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Bethel: The N&O Continues Failing to be the Newspaper We Need

Let me tell you about one of most noble athletics staffers I’ve ever met. His name is Eric Hoots, and he’s the Director of Player Development for the UNC men’s basketball team. Eric attended UNC and got a job as a video assistant for the team after he graduated. Over the past 12 years, he’s worked hard and with integrity to get to the position he has now. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC meets with NCAA panel in multiyear academic case

North Carolina appeared before an NCAA infractions committee panel Friday for a procedural hearing in the multiyear academic case. Athletic director Bubba Cunningham told The Associated Press the meeting lasted about five hours in Indianapolis but wouldn't comment on details. "We are now looking forward the next phase of the process," said Cunningham. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Chansky’s Notebook: High Level Posturing?

After the NCAA submitted an amended Notice of Allegations, UNC issued what has been called the strongest response ever written. Basically, UNC said it had issues with double jeopardy over evidence the NCAA had years ago and was concocting charges from the Wainstein Report after a statute of limitations had expired and that many of those charges were outside the NCAA’s jurisdiction. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC has jurisdictional hearing with NCAA on Friday

UNC on Friday will meet with the NCAA for a jurisdictional meeting -- and not a Committee on Infractions hearing -- a team spokesperson told ESPN on Wednesday. In its response to the NCAA's notice of allegations, the university argued that the NCAA did not have the right to punish the school for academic issues because it was not in the national organization's purview. (ESPN.com)

NCAA rejects UNC's arguments in academic scandal

New documents made public Tuesday by UNC Chapel Hill show that the NCAA has looked at the various arguments the university is using to defend itself in an academic scandal and found "each without merit." The release comes just days before UNC officials head to a preliminary hearing in front of the NCAA's Committee on Infractions Friday in Indianapolis. (ABC 11)

UNC AD Bubba Cunningham Receives Second 10 Percent Pay Bump of 2016

UNC athletics director Bubba Cunningham has received a pay bump after it appeared Cunningham was ready to move to the University of Florida in early September. The News & Observer is citing a university record that was released on Friday in reporting Cunningham’s salary has been increased to $705,853 annually. (Chapelboro.com)

NCAA sets Oct. 28 hearing date for UNC in academic case

North Carolina is scheduled to appear before an NCAA infractions committee panel Oct. 28 in the case tied to its long-running academic fraud scandal. The hearing will focus on procedural arguments made by the school in its response to five serious charges instead of whether violations occurred in the multi-year case. (Associated Press)

Message from Chancellor Folt: Addressing national unrest

Like all of you, I have been watching the tragic events unfolding in Charlotte and around the country with great sadness. On behalf of the Carolina Community, I want to extend our deepest sympathies to those who have been affected and ask that peaceful and constructive dialogue replace the violence and unrest that has overtaken so much of our nation. (UNC.edu)

Message from Chancellor Folt: A difficult but important topic

I am writing to share my thoughts about a difficult but important topic that has been on everyone’s minds this week: sexual assault and sexual violence. As chancellor, nothing matters more to me than the safety and well-being of our campus community and how our University responds to these issues and your concerns. In every situation, we must be fair and not rush to judgment. (UNC.edu)

Chancellors, Cunningham Comment On ACC Decision

University of North Carolina chancellor Carol Folt, North Carolina State chancellor Randy Woodson and UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham released statements on Wednesday regarding the Atlantic Coast Conference's decision to relocate 2016-17 neutral-site ACC championships from the state of North Carolina. (GoHeels.com)

UNC-Chapel Hill issues statement about sexual assault allegations

“While the University is aware of allegations made today by attorney Denise Branch regarding a student, under federal privacy law we are prohibited from responding to those allegations. UNC-Chapel Hill is deeply committed to the safety and well-being of our students and takes all allegations about sexual violence or sexual misconduct extremely seriously." (UNC.edu)

UNC, Duke ADs state support of NCAA in North Carolina tourney ban

Bubba Cunningham: "Carolina Athletics is steadfast in its commitment to fairness, inclusion and ensuring that all who come to our campus for athletics events are welcome. We are disappointed for the people of this great state, the communities that are scheduled to play host to these championship events and to the students who may be denied the opportunity to compete for championships in their home state." (CBS Sports)

ACC Commissioner John Swofford on HB2: ‘It’s time for this bill to be repealed’

The NCAA announced Monday that it would be removing all championship events slated to be held in the state of North Carolina due to the controversial and discriminatory HB2 law. The ACC, to date, has not taken a stand on HB2, so it will be discussed this week. And then there is Swofford’s parting shot: “On a personal note, it’s time for this bill to be repealed as it’s counter to basic human rights.” (NBC Sports)

Bubba Cunningham Said Yes, Then No, To Florida

Sources close to both athletic departments have confirmed a USA Today report that UNC’s Bubba Cunningham agreed to become the new athletics director at the University of Florida in August but changed his mind. Cunningham, who grew up in Naples, Florida, and still has family there, was offered a reported $1.4 million annual contract, according to the sources. (Chapelboro.com)

Review group involves UNC student-athletes to discuss their academic life

UNC administrators are making an effort to include student-athletes in the policies around the academic-athletic scandal. This past spring, the Student-Athlete Academic Initiative Working Group, which spent two years updating academic policies for student athletes, closed out its work and implemented the Student-Athlete Academic Process Review Group. (Daily Tar Heel)

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