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Folt lays out bold vision for Carolina’s future

UNC has never had one overarching vision to guide its growth — until now. Chancellor Carol L. Folt shared that vision — The Blueprint for Next — with University community members who packed a room at the Carolina Inn earlier this year. The Blueprint for Next, a strategic framework that spans all the University’s schools and departments, was shaped over the past three years. (UNC.edu)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Bubba Cunningham

UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham is the guest on the latest edition of the Carolina Insider podcast. The Tar Heel AD visits with hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas in a wide-ranging conversation touching on Carolina basketball, football, facilities, Olympic sports and much more. Carolina Insider is a twice-weekly production hosted by Angell and Lucas (GoHeels.com)

NCAA Sets Tentative Timeline in UNC Case

The Committee on Infractions is tentatively scheduled to hear UNC’s case involving academic irregularities in the previously named African and Afro-American Studies department in August, according to a letter from NCAA COI chair Greg Sankey that was obtained by Inside Carolina on Friday. Sankey detailed a timeline that included anticipated COI hearing dates of August 16-17. (Inside Carolina)

SEC's Sankey refuses to step down in UNC case

Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey has denied a request seeking his removal as head of the NCAA infractions panel handling North Carolina's ongoing academic case because of a conflict of interest. Sankey stated in an April 14 letter obtained by The Associated Press that the panel would "fairly decide this case." (Associated Press)

UNC, the NCAA, and the AFAM scandal: For people with a life

This column is written for people who, every time they see an article about the UNC AFAM scandal, just don’t have the time to review every procedural detail that has occurred since Marvin Austin’s 2010 tweet. They just want to know enough to separate the signal from the noise and move on. If that sounds like you, congratulations, you’re a responsible adult. This is for you. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC sees record applications from international students

UNC has experienced the highest number of international applications ever, despite the executive orders out of the White House and perceived limited international student resources. In 2017, UNC received a record high of 4,345 applications from international students and admitted 695 of these. In 2016, UNC received 3,799 applications, admitting around 500. (Daily Tar Heel)

Armstrong: UNC agent scandal 'all for nothing'

I remember my exchange with Marvin Austin like it was yesterday. The 2010 UNC Spring Game - I was down on the sidelines and went over to chat a bit with Big Marv, who was about the friendliest guy you could ever meet. My parting words to him as we shook hands, a perfunctory 'Stay out of trouble.' His response: 'Always'. He did not as it turns out. (ABC 11)

Man charged in UNC agents probe agrees to testify in case

A Georgia man charged with violating North Carolina's sports agent law has agreed to testify against an NFL agent also charged in the case. Patrick Mitchell Jones, 43, was charged in 2013 with athlete-agent inducement for providing $725 to former Tar Heels football player Robert Quinn. An indictment stated he provided the money through Quinn's former girlfriend. (Associated Press)

More pleas expected in UNC agent-athlete cases

Some of the five men charged with violating the state's agent-athlete inducement law in providing gifts and money to football players at UNC could see their legal battle come to an end Monday. Jeff Nieman, an assistant district attorney in Orange County, said he expected at least one of the five to agree to a plea deal in hearings in Hillsborough that day. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Chansky’s Notebook: How Loh Can This Go?

When Maryland president Wallace Loh said he would think UNC will receive the death penalty from the NCAA, he triggered harsh reactions on both sides of the issue. After Loh’s statement appeared on ESPN, UNC Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs Joel Curran penned a strong statement that criticized Loh for judging another school while being so uniformed. (Chapelboro.com)

Sankey Recusal Requested from UNC Case

SEC commissioner Greg Sankey’s removal as Committee on Infractions chairman due to a conflict of interest in North Carolina’s prolonged NCAA investigation has been officially requested. Deborah Crowder, the former AFAM department administrator who was charged in UNC’s third notice of allegations, made the request through her attorney. (Inside Carolina)

North Carolina lawmakers threaten to pull UNC, N.C. State from ACC if league boycotts state again

The North Carolina legislature is at it again. A new house bill introduced April 10 states that if the ACC boycotts the state for future championship game sites, the state would force UNC and N.C. State to withdraw from the conference. Duke and Wake Forest would not be affected by this bill because the universities don't receive state funding. (Sporting News)

Meet Carol Folt, One of UNC’s Most Influential Women

Carol Folt talks a lot about change. And she means it. She is the Chancellor at UNC and the first woman to hold that job in the university’s 228-year history. An internationally recognized scientist and award-winning teacher, Folt was tapped to be chancellor in 2013 and since then she’s been talking about innovation and the importance of making changes to stay relevant. (Fortune)

A look at the sneaker deals of the Final Four teams

The University of North Carolina, alma mater of Nike endorser Michael Jordan, will get $3.9 million from Nike this year, including $3.4 million in gear and $475,000 in cash. The cash includes money for travel. The deal expires June 30, 2018, and could be the next collegiate mega-deal, given the university's athletic pedigree and sizable alumni base. (Portland Business Journal)

North Carolina Is The Top-Selling Final Four Team For Merchandise In 25 States

After a wild finish to their Elite Eight match against Kentucky, North Carolina will be playing Oregon in the Final Four. And although Kentucky had sold the most merchandise throughout the basketball season, UNC has dominated apparel sales among the Final Four teams. UNC is the top-selling Final Four team for merchandise in 25 states. (Forbes)

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