CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina is partnering with the National Fitness Foundation in its work to raise awareness and funding for youth sports and physical-education...
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke athletics director Kevin White is joining his counterpart at rival North Carolina in expressing concerns about “potential complications” with plans to compensate college...
College coaches in non-revenue sports are worried about the impact legislation allowing compensation for athletes could have on their programs.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.