“amateur” sport, #MarchMadness, and the Olympics

On the surface, March Madness appears to have nothing to do with last month’s Winter Olympics.  Athletes competing in the Games seem to come from a different world, materializing every two years on this global platform and then returning to wherever it is they train and compete. What may come as a surprise: the money…

Thoughts on UNC Response to NCAA’s 2nd Amended NOA

I let the most recent UNC Response to the NCAA’s 2nd Amended Notice of Allegations, released last month, sit with me for the last couple weeks.  I experienced many reactions, which overwhelmed to the point of white noise, and sensed that I needed to let them simmer.  A mailing from UNC Athletics received in April,…