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Former UNC A.D. Dr. Homer Rice Passes Away At 97

Dr. Homer Rice, who served as UNC's athletic director from 1969 to 1975, passed away on Monday at age 97. Georgia Tech, where Rice worked as athletic director from 1980-97, announced the news Monday night. Rice was UNC's A.D. for six years, an era that saw establish the Tar Heel men's basketball program as one of the nation's best. (

Where ACC Went Wrong, Where UNC Stands in Conference Realignment

Since 2000, there have been some mistakes. During the first round of conference expansion, what did do? Swofford wanted the Atlantic Coast Conference to dominate the Atlantic Coast. The ACC brought in Miami, Syracuse and Boston College. Those are massive TV markets. Unfortunately, New York and Boston are pro sports areas. (Inside Carolina)

Video: IC Podcast - UNC Seeking Alignment on Path Forward for Athletics

As the college landscape continues to rapidly change amid realignment and NIL, UNC finds itself with important decisions to make to deal with the financial burdens of competing at the highest level. Inside Carolina’s Greg Barnes and Tommy Ashley discuss the Board of Trustees, their role in handling UNC’s business, and more. (View Video)

Chansky’s Notebook: Unfriendly Fire

The criticism of Carolina Athletics comes from lack of dollars and no sense. The UNC Board of Trustees levelled misguided ridicule of the athletic department and director Bubba Cunningham recently. And most of it comes from "bad data" provided to the committee. Here is some data for you that should make the Trustees put their tails between their legs. (

Recent UNC BOT Meeting Showed Ignorance, Disrespect Toward Athletics Director Bubba Cunningham

A recent meeting of the UNC Board of Trustees was an embarrassing clown show. This clown car didn’t include the usual prank, an impossible number of people exiting an undersized vehicle one by one. Instead, it overflowed with ignorance, unprofessionalism, and an unwarranted amount of disrespect toward UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham. (

Video: Locked On Tar Heels - GM for a day: How to spend UNC Basketball's NIL payroll?

If you had a hypothetical 13-million dollar NIL budget to spend on 13 UNC Basketball scholarships, how would you divvy up the money? Would you make the highest paid player? What about transfers and freshmen? Also, after announcing there would be an athletics budget review, the UNC Board of Trustees backpedaled a bit. (View Video)

UNC Officials Seek Best Path Forward for Athletics Amid Internal Tension

After a week of drama during the UNC Board of Trustees meetings, clear dividing lines emerged as university officials find themselves at odds in determining the best path forward for UNC athletics. The board voted Monday to approve a $134.97 million budget for the athletics budgets in 2024-25 as well as an audit of the athletic department’s financials. (Inside Carolina)

'Broad respect': UNC interim chancellor defends Bubba Cunningham amid board criticism

UNC athletics director Bubba Cunningham received high-level support Thursday, just days after of the school's trustees publicly questioned his management of the department. UNC interim chancellor Lee Roberts, who legislative leaders have endorsed for the permanent job, defended Cunningham, shooting down any suggestion of poor leadership. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Chansky’s Notebook: Thinking Out of the Box Regarding Conference Realignment

If the ACC privatized its athletic departments, no school would have to leave. Could Carolina sell a majority stake in its athletic department to private equity that would make them whole financially and attract investors that could turn the venture into a profitable win-win? Meanwhile, the UNC Board of Trustees chair is pushing departure to the Big Ten. (

Climate Cools at UNC Trustees Meeting, Chancellor Defends Bubba Cunningham

UNC interim chancellor Lee Roberts and trustee Ralph Meekins came to Bubba Cunningham's defense, days after some UNC Board of Trustees members questioned his management while approving an audit of the Tar Heels' athletic department. "We don't have a more capable, more experienced, more talented senior administrator here at Carolina." (Inside Carolina)
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