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UNC Strengthens Mental Health & Performance Psychology Program

Cydnia Young has served in the military and volunteered for humanitarian organizations around the globe. Her next step? Helping UNC student-athletes maximize their mental health. Young is the newest addition to the staff of the Carolina Athletics Mental Health and Performance Psychology Program, which is a part of UNC Department of Sports Medicine. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Athletes Can Now Partner with Local Businesses for Profit

The NCAA is now allowing student athletes to profit from their name, image, and likeness. This means UNC athletes can partner with businesses around Orange County for promotional activities. Last week, the Chamber for a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro held a webinar to provide guidance for businesses on how to navigate the new NCAA ruling. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC And The Brandr Group Launch Licensing Program For Student-Athletes

UNC and The Brandr Group (TBG) have launched the first-ever Group Licensing Program for current NCAA student-athletes. The innovative initiative extends new opportunities for all Tar Heels to profit from using their Name, Image, and Likeness and builds upon the early success of Carolina's Alumni Group Rights program, which launched this past April. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Athletics Avoids Major Pandemic Budget Hit

Around this time last year, the fear that COVID-19 restrictions could cancel the 2020-21 college football and basketball seasons initially led UNC AD Bubba Cunningham to project a loss of $30 million in the schools' athletic revenue. This week, after a fortunate turn of events, Cunningham revealed that UNC made out okay (far better than expected). (Inside Carolina)

Tension on UNC's campus as meetings are held about Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz

There was tension and uncertainty on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus Wednesday as the new Board of Trustees met for the first time. Faculty all over campus met and many of them expressed support for Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz. This comes as it was learned there were potential efforts to remove the chancellor from his position. (WTVD)

UNC Athletics Budget Shortfall Much Less Than Expected

The budget shortfall in the athletics department at North Carolina is turning out to be millions less than projected last year amid the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. About a year ago, athletic director Bubba Cunningham projected a loss in revenue of more than $30 million. Cunningham said on Monday that the shortfall is actually less than $6 million. (AthleticBusiness.com)

Bubba Cunningham Shares Thoughts on Name, Image, and Likeness Changes

UNC Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham shared his thoughts on Thursday about the NCAA’s decision to allow athletes to profit from their name, image, and likeness. “At Carolina, we will continue to work to provide our student-athletes an outstanding experience — while also making every effort to help Tar Heels participate in NIL opportunities." (Chapelboro.com)

College Athletics Landscape Shifts Again With NIL Underway

Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) is here for college athletes, as July 1 marks the beginning of a new era in which players can cash in on their high-profile status. So, what does this mean, and how can UNC student-athletes gain financially in addition to what they get for cost of attendance, Pell Grants, and other benefits associated with an athletic scholarship? (Tar Heel Illustrated)

UNC Board of Trustees Approves Nikole Hannah-Jones’ Tenure Application

The UNC Board of Trustees approved tenure for acclaimed journalist and incoming professor on Wednesday during a special meeting. Amid demonstrations in favor of Hannah-Jones outside the Carolina Inn, the Board of Trustees voted 9-4 in favor of granting tenure. The meeting resulted from a month and a half of public scrutiny. (Chapelboro.com)

Bubba Cunningham prepares for "new era" as Supreme Court rules against NCAA

On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the NCAA can't enforce limits on education-related benefits that schools provide to their athletes. With the landscape of college sports changing at such a rapid pace, athletic directors like North Carolina's Bubba Cunningham have been scrambling to prepare for the future of NIL in college sports. (Daily Tar Heel)
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