UNC Athletics http://wunc.org en The NCAA Tournament Takes On A Distinct Triangle Flavor This Year http://wunc.org/post/ncaa-tournament-takes-distinct-triangle-flavor-year <div>Four North Carolina universities -- all located in the Triangle -- have earned bids to this year's National Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament. &nbsp;The highest seed is Duke. &nbsp;The Blue Devils are third in the Midwest region. &nbsp;But the Atlantic Coast Conference runner-up will open tournament play against Mercer University at PNC Arena in Raleigh on Friday.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>North Carolina Central University is making its first ever trip to the NCAA Tournament. &nbsp;The Mid Eastern Athletic Conference regular-season and tournament champions are seeded 14th in the East region. &nbsp;They will put a 20-game win streak on the line against third-seed Iowa State Friday in San Antonio. &nbsp;</div><div> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:13:42 +0000 Gurnal Scott 32177 at http://wunc.org The NCAA Tournament Takes On A Distinct Triangle Flavor This Year UNC-Duke Rivalry Heats Back Up After Snow Day http://wunc.org/post/unc-duke-rivalry-heats-back-after-snow-day <p>Last week's winter storm canceled the men's basketball game between fierce rivals North Carolina and Duke.&nbsp;<br /><br />Meetings between coaches, athletic directors and the Atlantic Coast Conference resulted in the contest being rescheduled for this Thursday night in Chapel Hill.&nbsp; That means both teams will be playing four games in eight days.&nbsp;<br /><br />The Tar Heels beat Pittsburgh over the weekend while the Blue Devils got past Maryland.&nbsp; Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski told Sirius-XM it's a challenging week.</p><p></p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 13:48:45 +0000 Eric Hodge 30695 at http://wunc.org UNC-Duke Rivalry Heats Back Up After Snow Day Athlete Literacy At UNC-Chapel Hill http://wunc.org/post/athlete-literacy-unc-chapel-hill <p></p><p></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium; line-height: 1.5;">The athletic program at Carolina came under scrutiny&nbsp;when academic advisor and tutor Mary </span>Willingham<span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium; line-height: 1.5;"> made her research on athlete literacy public.</span></p><p><font face="Arial" size="3"> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:13:37 +0000 Frank Stasio & Meghan Modafferi 29840 at http://wunc.org Athlete Literacy At UNC-Chapel Hill Whistleblower Calls For Reform In Educating Athletes At UNC http://wunc.org/post/whistleblower-calls-reform-educating-athletes-unc <p></p><p></p><p>Mary&nbsp;Willingham&nbsp;is a polarizing name in Chapel Hill these days. The academic advisor at UNC says a majority of football and men’s basketball players are woefully&nbsp;underprepared&nbsp;for the college classroom. University administrators dispute those claims. As the credibility of&nbsp;Willingham’s&nbsp;findings has been called into question, she’s asking how universities can better educate these young men.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 12:28:27 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 29813 at http://wunc.org Whistleblower Calls For Reform In Educating Athletes At UNC The UNC-Chapel Hill Sports/Academic Scandal - A Quick Rundown http://wunc.org/post/unc-chapel-hill-sportsacademic-scandal-quick-rundown <p></p><p>Over the past week, a new iteration of the UNC-Chapel Hill sports/academic scandal has been <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/07/us/ncaa-athletes-reading-scores/">making headlines</a>.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 23:33:07 +0000 WUNC News 29133 at http://wunc.org The UNC-Chapel Hill Sports/Academic Scandal - A Quick Rundown Another Indictment In UNC Football Scandal http://wunc.org/post/another-indictment-unc-football-scandal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A second indictment has come out in the </span>UNC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> football scandal. Georgia based sports agent Terry Watson was in Orange County Court Wednesday. He is alleged to have provided improper benefits to former </span>UNC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> football players with the hope of later signing them as clients. Documents allege Watson funneled more than 18-thousand dollars to wide receiver Greg Little and gave cash and gifts to defensive lineman Marvin Austin. Wed, 09 Oct 2013 20:57:41 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 23876 at http://wunc.org Another Indictment In UNC Football Scandal Triangle College Football Teams Try To Bounce Back http://wunc.org/post/triangle-college-football-teams-try-bounce-back <p><a href="http://www.goheels.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=3350&amp;SPID=12962&amp;SPSID=667864&amp;SITE=UNC&amp;DB_OEM_ID=3350">The UNC football team</a> faces off this weekend against in-state rival East Carolina.&nbsp; North Carolina has won 12 of 15 all-time games against <a href="http://www.ecupirates.com/sports/m-footbl/ecu-m-footbl-body.html">the Pirates from Greenville</a>, but that won&#39;t dampen the pride that each squad will bring into the game at Chapel Hill.&nbsp; Tar Heels head coach Larry Fedora says the game puts old friends and foes back on the same field.<br /> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:25:57 +0000 Gurnal Scott 23177 at http://wunc.org Triangle College Football Teams Try To Bounce Back New Report Seeks Academic-Athletic Balance At UNC-Chapel Hill http://wunc.org/post/new-report-seeks-academic-athletic-balance-unc-chapel-hill <p>A panel of academic and athletic leaders have released <a href="http://rawlingspanel.web.unc.edu/files/2013/09/Rawlings-Panel_Intercollegiate-Athletics-at-UNC-Chapel-Hill.pdf">a report aimed at re-defining the role of sports on campus at UNC-Chapel Hill</a>.&nbsp; Committee members listed 28 recommendations they hope will help bring a better balance to school and sports on campus.&nbsp;<br> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 20:58:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 21873 at http://wunc.org New Report Seeks Academic-Athletic Balance At UNC-Chapel Hill