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Paul Hardin — a good man who made UNC better

When Paul Hardin slipped away last week, North Carolina lost a brilliant and fine man, a UNC chancellor whose leadership was endearing, its lessons enduring. “This may be audacious, but here’s an idea,” I heard him say so often as a way to prepare us to hear how he might see the future differently. It was the good fortune of us all to learn from him. (Raleigh News & Observer)

UNC introduces free streaming as the best gift for Carolina fans around the world

This sort of thing is a bigger deal at a place like UNC than it would be at other schools. UNC has a ton of alumni and fans living outside of the range of the THSN. I know I wasn’t alone in muting Billy Packer and Dick Vitale in favor of Woody and Mick, but since I moved away from North Carolina in 2003, I haven't been able to listen to a game on the radio. (Tar Heel Blog)

With UNC and Louisville, the NCAA's power is called into question

In the coming months, the NCAA will attempt to reiterate -- and perhaps redefine -- its role as the punitive arm of collegiate athletics. High-profile cases involving UNC and Louisville, both of which have been appealed, could act as deterrents for future rule-breakers or demonstrate the NCAA's limited power and reduced position in the era of the Power Five. (ESPN.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: Top Five, Again! Carolina Remains The Best Athletic Program in The ACC

In the history of the Director’s Cup, Carolina has been out of the top 10 only four times. The Tar Heels were first in the ACC for the third consecutive year and the 18th time overall – no other school has led the ACC more than three times. This speaks to the university’s commitment to run a broad-based athletic program, offering more than 700 athletes a chance to compete. (Chapelboro.com)

Paul Hardin, UNC’s ‘Bicentennial Chancellor,’ Dies at 86

Paul Hardin III, the steadfast lawyer and Methodist bishop’s son who steered UNC and three other campuses as they grew through tumultuous and historic times, has died. He was 86. Hardin spent 27 years as a leader in higher education — the final seven of those at the nation’s oldest state university under the sentimental glow of its bicentennial. (UNC.edu)

Audio: Q&A with UNC Senior Associate AD Rick Steinbacher

Earlier this week I got a chance to chat with Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Communications Rick Steinbacher. Steinbacher was an All-ACC linebacker under Mack Brown, as well as a former color commentator for the Tar Heel Sports Network. He embodies the things that bring UNC such distinction: passion, humility, community, and greatness. (Tar Heel Blog)

'Unflappable' John Swofford marks 20 years as ACC commissioner

A former North Carolina quarterback and defensive back, John Swofford is the first to applaud the athletes and coaches who earn championships and awards. But in concert with his staff and the league’s athletic directors and presidents, he has facilitated that success by maneuvering the ACC through expansion and media negotiations. (Daily Press)

ACC Names Kevin Best as Senior Associate Commissioner for Communications

ACC Commissioner John Swofford announced Thursday that Kevin Best will join the conference office as Senior Associate Commissioner for Communications, and Mike Finn has announced he will retire at the conclusion of the 2017-18 academic year. Best will join the conference office after working 20 years at UNC in the Athletic Communications Office. (The ACC)

Upgrades, On-Field Success Define UNC's 2016-17

While the longstanding NCAA investigation may have saturated the headlines during the 2016-17 academic year, North Carolina’s athletics department excelled yet again on the field of play, highlighted by the men’s basketball program’s sixth NCAA championship. UNC is currently ranked sixth in the Learfield Directors’ Cup standings. (Inside Carolina)

Audio: Bubba Cunningham on Michael Jordan: “It means an awful lot when he shows up”

UNC athletics director Bubba Cunningham joined the David Glenn Show this week to discuss a myriad of topics. Cunningham went over where the institution stands with the ongoing NCAA investigation, a successful year for UNC athletics, and renovations to Kenan Stadium. He mentioned the involvement of Michael Jordan, and what that means for the school. (ACC Sports Journal)

What’s $10 million buy? For UNC, better TV-production facilities for sports

Tucked away in a state bill that authorizes borrowing for new university construction projects, UNC-Chapel Hill officials are seeking permission to build a $10 million television-production center that they’d use to create sports programming for the ACC Network. The product would add three control rooms and two studios to the Koury Natatorium. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Jay Bilas: NCAA officials ‘breaking their own rules’ to punish UNC in athletics scandal

Jay Bilas says the NCAA is so determined to punish UNC that it’s breaking its own rules to do so. Bilas said there’s never been a situation like the one at UNC, where university officials allegedly used fraudulent classes to keep players eligible. But Bilas thinks the NCAA has stepped out of line. “They’re breaking their own rules to try to punish North Carolina." (Charlotte Observer)

Why Louisville’s punishment has no bearing on UNC’s NCAA problems

From UNC’s perspective, is there anything to be gleaned from how the Committee on Infractions treated Louisville? And if Louisville’s 2013 national championship is at risk, what does that mean for UNC’s men’s basketball titles in 2005 and 2009, both of which fall in the nine-year window that has been the focal point of the NCAA’s investigation? (Charlotte Observer)

Louisville's sanctions bear close scrutiny at Ole Miss, North Carolina

The upcoming school year portends to be one of the most significant in recent history for the NCAA’s enforcement process. Three blockbuster cases loom over the collegiate sports landscape—Louisville, Ole Miss and North Carolina—that offer critical tests for the NCAA’s enforcement group. The Committee on Infractions announced significant penalties against Louisville on Thursday. (Sports Illustrated)

What does Louisville punishment mean for UNC?

Thursday's ruling indicates a certain resolve by the NCAA to send a message to those schools they feel have brought shame to college sports. Are they determined to make UNC pay the way they did Louisville? I don't need to tell you which banners at North Carolina could potentially be under scrutiny. The NCAA has decided Louisville's have got to go. (ABC 11)

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