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UNC AD: On-field success ‘overshadowed’ by academic case

In this Oct. 14, 2011 file photo, Bubba Cunningham smiles during a news conference after being introduced as the new athletic director at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. UNC is poised for another top-10 national finish among overall college sports programs after a season in which 25 of 28 teams competed in postseason play. But in an interview with The Associated Press, Cunningham said that success "has been overshadowed" by the school's long-running academic fraud case. UNC faces five NCAA charges in case Cunningham said "will come to closure" in 2016.  (Shawn Rocco/The News & Observer via AP, File)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina earned another high finish among college sports programs after a season of strong tournament showings. The Tar Heels are also wrapping up yet another year of off-field issues, including an NCAA investigation into academics.

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AP Source: Hornets to send Henderson to Blazers for Batum

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets acquired small forward Nicolas Batum from the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday in exchange for guard Gerald Henderson and power forward Noah Vonleh.

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UNC hires Nicki Moore as senior associate AD

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has hired Nicki Moore as a senior associate director of athletics.

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USBWA creates award in honor of late UNC coach Dean Smith

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The United States Basketball Writers Association has created an annual award in honor of late North Carolina Hall of Fame coach Dean Smith.

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