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UNC Board of Trustees Revoke Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degree

UNC’s Board of Trustees voted Thursday morning to revoke comedian Bill Cosby’s honorary degree. The decision comes following Cosby’s conviction of sexual assault in late April. Chancellor Carol Folt says this is the first time the university has ever revoked an honorary degree, which was presented to Cosby in 2003. Folt describes this decision as a necessary step. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC sports and the Supreme Court’s sports betting decision

On Monday, the Supreme Court issued a rare non-5-4 decision that struck down the the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. Now, other places have details on what this means for sports betting in general and in the state that you are reading this. What does this mean for UNC, though? The NCAA can take a couple of courses with this. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC leaders reject finding that administrators meddled in controversial sports history class

UNC Chancellor Carol Folt and the Board of Trustees rejected a faculty grievance committee's report concluding that administrators pressured the history department over the scheduling of a class that delved into UNC's athletics scandal. History professor Jay Smith had filed a grievance alleging that his course, "Big-Time College Sports and the Rights of Athletes," drew undue scrutiny. (Charlotte Observer)

Dick Baddour Explains What Makes Roy Williams Successful

Dick Baddour had made the hire and now was ready to support and watch him work. "There wasn't really any question in my mind that he would get it done," Baddour said on a recent episode of the Carolina Insider Podcast. "I didn't know how soon he would get it done. But nobody works, nobody works like works, that I have seen." (Inside Carolina)

Dick Baddour Details UNC's Second Attempt to Secure Roy Williams

After deciding not to return to his alma mater in the summer of 2000, led Kansas to three Sweet Sixteens, two Final Fours, and one National Championship game. In those three seasons, Williams was 89-19 overall and 42-6 in conference. "In my mind, there was no question with where we should go," Baddour said on the Carolina Insider Podcast. (Inside Carolina)

Former UNC Associate AD Nicki Moore Named Colgate Director of Athletics

Nicki Moore has been selected to lead Colgate's athletics, recreation and physical education programs, following a national search for a new athletics director. Colgate sponsors 25 Division I teams with more than 500 student-athletes. Moore comes to Colgate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she has served as Senior Associate Athletic Director. (Colgate Athletics)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Dick Baddour

Tuesday's edition of the Carolina Insider podcast includes a candid interview with former University of North Carolina athletic director Dick Baddour. Join hosts Jones Angell of the Tar Heel Sports Network and Adam Lucas of GoHeels.com for a must-listen discussion. Carolina Insider is a twice-weekly production hosted by Angell and Lucas. (GoHeels.com)

Former UNC provost Jim Dean named president of the University of New Hampshire

On Wednesday, the University of New Hampshire announced that Jim Dean, a former provost and executive vice chancellor at UNC, would become its 20th president. In August of 2017, Dean stepped down from his position as provost at UNC. Prior to his four years as provost, he worked at the Kenan-Flagler Business School for 15 years as a faculty member and dean. (Daily Tar Heel)

The Rising Price Tag for Tar Heel Athletics

As the costs of college athletics continue to rise, perhaps the only thing keeping pace is the anxiety about being able to cover them. It's a burden that North Carolina officials meet head-on. The total operating expenses for UNC's athletic department rose again in 2016-17, reaching $96.5 million. UNC's operating expenses were about $83.5 million three years ago. (Inside Carolina)

UNC and Nike headed for another contract but don’t expect Ohio State or Texas-type money

UNC is closing in on a contract extension with Nike, and it is expected to be finalized next month. The contract extension likely will be another 10-year deal. While Ohio State and Texas have each recently received deals with Nike worth more than $250 million, UNC AD Bubba Cunningham did not anticipate UNC’s deal to be in the same financial stratosphere. (Charlotte Observer)

Folt: Carolina has come a long way, more work to be done

UNC has come a long way since Martin Luther King Jr. spoke on campus in 1960 — when the Carolina student body consisted of only four black first-year students. Today, more black students earn a bachelor’s degree at Carolina than any other top 30 university in the country. Chancellor Carol Folt reflected on King’s vision of a “beloved community, a truly brotherly society.” (UNC.edu)

Carolina Insider Podcast: BC Recap & Bubba Cunningham

Recap the basketball win over Boston College and celebrate the 100th episode of the Carolina Insider podcast with Friday's episode. Join hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas as they also welcome UNC Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham to discuss all things Tar Heel athletics. Carolina Insider is a twice-weekly production hosted by Angell and Lucas. (GoHeels.com)
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