We held much of this back to keep the focus on the #RedLight the past few days (make sure to spend some time perusing the recent blog entries to catch up), but…

The Flagship has seen its APR scores suffer now that it can no longer use The Carolina Way to actively promote fake majors (N&O):

In the latest statistics from the NCAA, the men’s basketball team, at one point the best in the Atlantic Coast Conference with a near perfect score, is in eighth place. The football team never ranked higher than seventh, but it had managed to stay out of the ACC’s cellar until last year, when it had a score so low it is just a few points away from losing postseason eligibility.

Both teams scored their all-time lows on a measure the NCAA launched in 2003 –- the Academic Progress Rate -– to try to ensure that athletes are getting a meaningful education. The rate is built upon how many athletes on sports scholarships stay in school and remain academically eligible to play. It represents the four most recent years of academic performance and retention.

The new scores for UNC’s revenue-producing teams are not in line with UNC’s profile. It is one of the nation’s top public universities, and officials there have long boasted that its athletes succeed on the field and in the classroom.

UNC Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham and other officials declined to be interviewed.

Larry Farmer left to become an assistant at Western Michigan (GoPack.com).

State basketball has a home-and-home agreement with Tennessee (NBCSports.com). State will travel to Knoxville this season and Tennessee will come to Raleigh in 2014-15.

You probably don’t care didn’t notice (N&O), but today:

In a move that was two years in the making, the ACC officially welcomed Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame to the conference.

That was old news. Perhaps most newsworthy from the two-day event was the fact that it was held in New York City, and not Greensboro, the traditional home of the conference.

“We wanted to showcase the Atlantic Coast Conference in New York City and to show that this is a very important part of our new footprint,” ACC commissioner John Swofford said.

The ACC welcoming party lasted two days in New York City, with mascots from every school parading around different city landmarks (the Maryland terrapin was included on the fun-the school will spend one season in the new-look ACC before leaving for the Big 10 in 2014. Louisville, not present in New York, will join the ACC that year, too). The welcoming event concluded with representatives from the conference ringing the closing bell at the NASDAQ Monday.

On a related note, the ACC continues to focus on New York, New York, as it now has a 6-year agreement (2014-19) with the Pinstripe Bowl, played at Yankee Stadium (NBCSports.com).

About StateFans

'StateFansNation' is the shared profile used by any/all of the dozen or so authors that contribute to the blog. You may not always agree with us, but you will have little doubt about where we stand on most issues. Please follow us on Twitter and FaceBook

13-14 Basketball ACC ACC Teams Big Four Rivals Coaches UNC Scandal

16 Responses to Miscellaneous

  1. lawful 07/01/2013 at 9:46 PM #

    The pinstripe bowl??? grfplumph…sorry, I just threw up in my mouth.

  2. Alpha Wolf 07/01/2013 at 10:33 PM #

    In case you missed what they did to Testudo, the Maryland mascot:

  3. travelwolf 07/01/2013 at 10:34 PM #

    NY is a very long drive away… especially over the holidays:(

  4. Wufpacker 07/01/2013 at 10:41 PM #

    @Alpha…they should have shat in his mouth while he was down there.

    (Sorry, sometimes the thoughts come out before I can stop them : ) )

  5. PackerInRussia 07/01/2013 at 10:59 PM #

    I was thinking they might do something like abandon him in Central Park at night or something.

  6. wolffpride 07/02/2013 at 8:26 AM #

    Wow. The significant drops in the 1 year scores after they cut out the no show classes is as condemning as it gets. So athletics wasn’t benefiting from these classes? Oh wait, it’s okay they were, as long as regular students were as well. The NCAA obviously isn’t concerned with manufactured APRs for revenue sports. They just like to track it and call out a school line UCONN every once and a while. Think of the children, right?

  7. packof81 07/02/2013 at 10:12 AM #

    It’s now glaringly obvious what the no show classes, phony courses and bogus curricula did for UNC sports.

    This story would have been buried long ago if Dan Kane hadn’t continued to follow up on it.

  8. packalum44 07/02/2013 at 10:14 AM #

    Live in NYC and very happy they are expanding the ACC here.

    On one of his annual trips up here, Randy Woodson noted that NYC has the highest concentration of Wolfpackers outside of NC (and maybe behind DC I can’t remember, but it was close).

  9. oceanman 07/02/2013 at 10:31 AM #

    NYC. oh, close to New Jersey, Home state of Duke University.

  10. BJD95 07/02/2013 at 11:12 AM #

    Welcome, Syracuse and Notre Dame. We are ahead of the curve and hate you already. Extra hate for Notre Dame for the special arrangement they have (all the benefits to them, none for the ACC in terms of football membership), though that’s Swoffy’s fault.

    I actively like Louisville, I made a road trip there my senior year (they murdered us), and their fans were very hospitable and much like us. Their stadium served beer, which I needed to make it through the second half.

    Totally neutral about Pitt, though I liked our OOC football series from long ago.

    I love how the Holes are now refusing to comment. Maybe next they will hold their breath until they get their way.

  11. highstick 07/02/2013 at 12:00 PM #

    I posted the entire article on the forum on Sunday, but got so frustrated trying to edit the junk out of it that I ended up deleting.

    The curious part was that in one sentence, the accreditation board “blew away” the credibility of the entire premise of the Martin/Tilley-Baker report. They clearly could “connect the dots” with this being an athletic department issue..

    Read the full article if you can..

  12. MP 07/02/2013 at 12:29 PM #

    “Everyone does it.”

    “This will be over by Friday.”

    “Chris Washburn.”

    “How will this affect recruiting?”

    “We play for NAAATIONAL titles.”

  13. blpack 07/02/2013 at 2:23 PM #

    U*NC: to seem rather than to be.

  14. highstick 07/02/2013 at 6:10 PM #

    LOL, BJD…Several of us got our hands slapped a long time ago trying to steer a recruit to State and he eventually went to Pitt.

    I have no ill will with Pitt cause it was a Hole who reported us…very innocent stuff by today’s standards..

  15. Primewolf 07/02/2013 at 9:13 PM #

    Was Mr. Wolf even in that picture. Wow, we may need a more agressive, not to be denied Wolf in the future. That is the second pic I have seen of the NY trip with him out of the main focus.

  16. Virginia Wolf 07/05/2013 at 2:42 PM #

    Actually, I wish it was the blue ram that was on his head and leaving the ACC.

Leave a Reply