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Beckman leaves volunteer post at UNC

One day after controversy erupted surrounding North Carolina's decision to hire former Illinois coach Tim Beckman to be a volunteer assistant with the football program, Beckman on Thursday thanked the university for the opportunity and announced that he's leaving.

Luke DeCock

Tim Beckman gone from UNC, many questions still linger — DeCock

Even though the entirely avoidable situation was resolved Thursday night when Tim Beckman resigned from his volunteer assistant position, apparently at chancellor Carol Folt’s instigation, the misstep raises serious questions about Larry Fedora’s judgment and whether anyone at North Carolina is paying attention to what’s going on in athletics.

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Vermont cancels women’s basketball game at UNC due to HB2

According to the Burlington Free Press, Catamounts athletic director Jeff Schulman said the cancellation of the Dec. 28 game was due to concerns over the North Carolina law that requires people to use bathrooms in public buildings that correspond to the sex on their birth certificates, rather than the gender with which they identify.

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