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Brett Thompson

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#SurvivingRio Part 6: Masking Reality

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Tuesday night in Rio de Janeiro, a projectile penetrated the glass of a bus taking journalists from Deodoro to the Main Press Centre in Barra. Reports have varied between stones and bullets breaking the glass and injuring two passengers, but that doesn’t change how frightening the situation was, or how easily that could have been… Read more »

UNC owes nothing in NCAA response


Now that it’s crystal clear that the NCAA has no power to intervene in North Carolina’s academic failures, calls for UNC to “do the right thing” by pulling down banners or hamstringing their own athletic programs will surely start to roll in. Just this morning, the News and Observer threw out the most recent call… Read more »

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#SurvivingRio: First Impressions

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When you go abroad, the friends you make are as important as the memories you make. That’s something I’ve learned from various family members and friends when they’ve returned from foreign countries, and it’s something that I’ve already begun to grasp after two days in Rio di Janeiro preparing to cover the Olympics. UNC-Chapel Hill… Read more »

#SurvivingRio: The Day Before

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“Welcome to HELL.” For the past few months, Rio de Janeiro has been swept up in controversy after controversy as it prepares for the 2016 Summer Olympics. First responders are underpaid and protesting. The Zika virus is spreading at an alarming rate. Premeditated attacks have been stopped. The water is vile and contaminated with human… Read more »

ACC Network: Mistakes we hope ESPN won’t make


The ACC Network is here! That’s cool, I guess. Other conferences have one so it’s not a terrible idea to have one too, plus it’s more money which is always nice. In all seriousness, the finally-public commitment to an actual ACC Network is the exclamation point on an impressive campaign to not only survive conference realignment, but… Read more »