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By Bryant Douglass | Keeping It Heel
North Carolina’s leading scorer from last year has found himself in the news constantly this summer. Today, it’s a bitter-sweet news headline for returning junior guard PJ Hairston. Hairston by passed the NBA to return to UNC again this fall.
Today, Hairston pleaded guilty to a speeding charge which was reduced from a reckless driving charge that was given last month. Hairston was charged with reckless driving after being clocked at 93 miles per hour in a 65 miles per hour zone on Interstate 85.
By Steve Berkowitz & Mary Beth Marklein | USA Today Sports
A committee appointed by the University of North Carolina to find ways its scandal-scarred sports program can improve submitted a series of recommendations Tuesday that included considering making specially admitted athletes ineligible for a year, increasing the transparency of the athletics department’s financial data and developing a mandatory education program for coaches.
However, as it was asked to do by then-UNC chancellor Holden Thorp, the committee also made a series of suggestions for broader national consideration that included conferences and/or the NCAA establishing “spending caps on specific sports for all team operating expenses,” as well as a cap on the subsidies that schools provide their athletics programs.
By Kip Coons | News & Observer
With his top seven goal scorers from a year ago unavailable this season, North Carolina men’s soccer coach Carlos Somoano had questions about where he would find his offense.
Junior forward Tyler Engel provided some answers during the weekend. A transfer from Southern Methodist, he scored his second game-winning goal, leading the Tar Heels to a 4-0 rout of Coastal Carolina on Monday at Fetzer Field.