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    NCAA athletes deserve contracts

    Following the Tar Heels victory in the NCAA Championship game, fans from across North Carolina celebrated at home and on Franklin Street. Immediately after the buzzer sounded and confetti floated onto the court, stores were ready for the crowds of ravenous fans with newly designed championship apparel. Countless options ranging from hoodies to championship hats fill Franklin Street’s many boutiques to offer fans a way to capture their jubilation and commemorate the victory. At UNC’s student store, mannequins advertised in a large glass display sport the freshest shirt designs available. As Tar Heel fans tout their apparel around Chapel Hill, the sports community cannot help to notice the revenue being…

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    UNC Women’s lacrosse program emerges as powerhouse

    The University of North Carolina is known for their successful athletic programs. Men’s basketball has a reputation for greatness, having helped developed the skills of some of the most famous basketball players in the world. Women’s soccer has dominated their league for years, winning a record 21 national championships. One athletic program in particular that has risen in the ranks over the past decade is women’s lacrosse. The program was started in 1994 when Jenny Levy, a recent graduate from the University of Virginia, was hired as the head coach. Over the years, Coach Levy has built up the women’s lacrosse program. UNC women’s lacrosse has had nine appearances in…

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    Carolina women’s basketball perseveres

    By: Kayla Merriweather The Carolina women’s basketball team has experienced a topsy turvy year. While the team is ripe with young talent and seasoned veterans, several possible wins have slipped out of reach in the final minutes. At first glance, their 12-7 overall record reflects a competitive team with room for improvement. The team came into the season hot, winning four of its first five matchups. As the season has progressed, they’ve absolutely pounded other opponents at certain points, with the margin of victory being as high as 35. However, a closer inspection of the record exposes the Tar Heels’ faults. Conference play began Jan. 2, and the team is…

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    College athletes accrue cash

    By Mia Colloredo-Mansfeld The NCAA has always prided itself on being an amateur league, meaning, among other guidelines, that the athletes are not paid. However, this is all about to change, beginning July 1, 2016, the NCAA must pay all Division I men’s basketball players and football players in the top ten conferences whose image, name or likeness it uses in video games, TV broadcasting or other promotional material. Ed O’Bannon, a former NCAA basketball player for UCLA, filed an antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA in 2009 after seeing his image used in a video game without his consent. Judge Claudia Wilken of the United States District Court in Oakland,…

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    What’s wrong with Duke and UNC?

    By Sam Killenberg The perennial superpowers of the ACC have been humbled. On Monday, Duke barely avoided losing on its home floor to Virginia. The Devils led by 11 with less than four minutes to go but needed a serendipitous Cameron bounce on a Rasheed Sulaimon three pointer with 19 seconds left to claim a victory. The escape came at the end of a 10-day stretch that featured road losses to Notre Dame and Clemson. In both games, Duke squandered a big second-half lead to lose. Meanwhile, UNC will have the entire week off to brood on their third straight loss, a 57-45 defeat at the hands of undefeated Syracuse.…