UNC’s Cunningham eager to see impact of 5 new coaches
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's numerous coaching changes last season were a surprise to athletic director Bubba Cunningham.
The Tar Heels enter next season with five new head...
UNC gives hoops coach Roy Williams 8-year contract extension
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has given basketball coach Roy Williams an eight-year contract extension that runs through the 2027-28 season.
Williams' deal headlined the list of 11 contracts or extensions for Tar Heels head coaches announced Wednesday by athletic director Bubba Cunningham.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina is honoring Hall of Fame basketball coach Roy Williams by putting his name on the playing floor.
UNC announced Thursday that it will dedicate "Roy Williams Court" on Aug. 24. Williams has 842 career victories as head coach at Kansas and UNC, including three NCAA championships in 15 seasons with the Tar Heels. He was also an assistant under late Hall of Fame coach Dean Smith at UNC for 10 seasons.
UNC: School reports secondary NCAA violations in football
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has reported secondary violations to the NCAA within the football program involving multiple players.
In a statement Wednesday night, UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham says the NCAA has deemed the violations to be secondary in severity and that the school has "taken appropriate disciplinary action." The statement didn't specify the nature of that action or the violations.
UNC free of NCAA issues for 1st time under AD Cunningham
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina athletics director Bubba Cunningham has spent nearly his entire tenure dealing with serious NCAA issues, from arriving amid a football investigation to dealing with years of offshoot academic trouble.
Now, for the first time, Cunningham is entering a "normal" school year.
Those long-running NCAA issues are resolved, freeing Cunningham to focus on improving on-field performance or a facility project costing more than $100 million.
UNC, baseball coach agree in principle to new deal
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has reached an agreement in principle for baseball coach Mike Fox to return next season.
School officials announced the agreement Friday, but no terms were disclosed.
In his 20th season at his alma mater, Fox led the Tar Heels to their seventh College World Series appearance in 13 years and earned Atlantic Coast Conference coach of the year honors after guiding the team to a second straight Coastal Division title. His contract expires June 30.
North Carolina AD Bubba Cunningham signs 6-year contract
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham has signed a new six-year contract.
UNC announced the deal Friday. Cunningham will earn a base $740,440 salary through June 2023.
UNC-Chapel Hill athletics head gets pay post after scandal
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Three weeks after North Carolina's flagship public university escaped NCAA penalties and closed an academic fraud case, the school's athletic director is getting a $1 million compensation boost.
AP sources: NCAA to release ruling in UNC case Friday
The NCAA infractions committee panel handling North Carolina's multi-year academic case plans to release its ruling Friday, three people with knowledge of the investigation said.
The people said the NCAA notified parties involved in the case Thursday morning. They spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither the school nor the NCAA have commented publicly on the release.
UNC academic case finally reaches NCAA infractions hearing
More than two years after first being charged with five top-level violations, North Carolina finally appeared Wednesday before an NCAA infractions committee panel amid its long-running academic scandal.
School representatives — including chancellor Carol Folt, athletic director Bubba Cunningham and men's basketball coach Roy Williams — spent nearly all day in a closed-door hearing to start a two-day session in Nashville, Tennessee, before wrapping up in the evening.
UNC LB Artis reinstated to team after sexual assault charges dropped
A week after prosecutors dismissed sexual assault charges against a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student, he is back on the football team.
Allen Artis, a senior from Marietta, Ga., was suspended from the team when Delaney Robinson, a rising junior from Apex, swore out warrants last fall alleging that he raped her in an apartment at the Ram Village complex on Valentine's Day 2016.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has reinstated suspended football player Allen Artis after misdemeanor charges against him for sexual battery and assault on a female student were dismissed.
Athletic director Bubba Cunningham announced the decision in a statement Thursday.
Artis was indefinitely suspended from the team last fall following his arrest tied to a February 2016 encounter. Artis had said the two had consensual sex and denied wrongdoing.
Cunningham: UNC football player eligible for reinstatement after sex charges dropped
Prosecutors on Thursday dismissed charges filed against a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill football player by another student who alleged he sexually assaulted her last year.
A court document states that case "has been resolved to the satisfaction of the parties."
UNC’s Cunningham focused on $100 million facility project
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham has long talked about the need to build an indoor football practice facility or upgrade the aging home to the school's soccer and lacrosse programs.
That work has finally begun as part of a roughly $100 million project, one that has left a big hole near the middle of campus and will force a dozen programs to adjust practice or game routines for the coming year.
Alcohol sales at university sporting events growing, NC schools could benefit
As players collide and compete on the football field at North Carolina, NC State and Duke, alcohol is being served in select areas.<br /> <br /> “We do serve alcohol in premium spaces and we'll continue to do that, but in the general public seating bowl, we have not discussed that and we're not pursuing it right now,” said UNC Athletics Director Bubba Cunningham.<br /> <br /> “We have just kind of got into the alcohol availability in the premium section, in the tower at...
UNC responds to 3rd set of NCAA charges in academic case
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina remains steadfast in its belief that the NCAA is overreaching in its investigation of the school's long-running academic fraud case.
It could be weeks before public sees UNC’s latest NCAA response
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's latest response to allegations from the NCAA is "a pretty lengthy response," UNC Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham told reporters Wednesday at the ACC meetings in Florida.
Cunningham was unwilling or unable to offer any detail about the arguments UNC made in that response, only saying that the university would release the document in time.
NCAA academic case hovers over UNC at another Final Four
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham has stopped trying to project when the NCAA case tied to the school's multi-year academic scandal will reach a conclusion.
Mississippi man dies from burns after starting brush fire
MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) — A relative says a Mississippi man has died from burns he suffered after a brush fire on his property spread out of control.
WLOX-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2jLiZfy ) William Cunningham was severely burned Thursday while trying to put out flames that were spread by winds as he burned brush in Moss Point.
A nephew, Bubba Cunningham, said that Cunningham died early Friday at USA Medical Center in Mobile, Alabama.
Saturday’s UNC-NC State basketball game postponed to Sunday
Saturday's basketball game between North Carolina and NC State has been postponed to Sunday at 1 p.m. due to safety concerns stemming from winter weather.
NC State-UNC game postponed to Sunday due to icy conditions
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The rivalry game between No. 14 North Carolina and North Carolina State scheduled for Saturday night in Chapel Hill was postponed a day because of winter weather and potentially dangerous road conditions.
In a news release Saturday afternoon, UNC said the game would be played at 1 p.m. Sunday. A storm brought snow, sleet and icy conditions to the area starting Friday night.
UNC meets with NCAA panel in multiyear academic case
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — North Carolina appeared before an NCAA infractions committee panel Friday for a procedural hearing in the multiyear academic case.
Athletic director Bubba Cunningham told The Associated Press the meeting lasted about five hours in Indianapolis but wouldn't comment on details.
"We are now looking forward the next phase of the process," said Cunningham, adding there was no timetable for a ruling.
Ex-Illini coach Beckman out as volunteer assistant at UNC
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former Illinois head coach Tim Beckman will no longer serve as a volunteer assistant with No. 22 North Carolina.
The school issued statements saying Beckman was out Thursday night, a day after Tar Heels head coach Larry Fedora defended allowing Beckman to work in the program a year after Illinois had fired him amid allegations of player mistreatment.