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On the Star News blogs Chuck Kuebler and I have been going back and forth about a story that got very little press around here. As you know UNCW has formed a task force to look at the sports program because they are lacking sufficient funds to keep all athletics going. Why? Well the Seahawk boosters and alumni are not contributing like they do at the “big” schools like Chapel Hill. I made the comment that perhaps they will eliminate sports which gave Chuck a lot of heartburn.

Then I quoted this article that has not been reported here:
http://www.wral.com/unc-system-could-lose-campuses/12252716/
This article alluded to the possible closure of 2 UNC system schools. Of course that raised some hackles and I got the impression that he thought “Oh they wouldn’t do that Vog” from him. I then found this article on WWAY :
http://www.wwaytv3.com/2013/03/20/legislators-elect-next-class-to-serve-...

So, we have a conservative Legislature that has cut UNC severely already – that has nominated a UNC Board of Governors that prompted this response from a legislator:
“ Rep. Mickey Michaux of Durham says it's a travesty Republicans didn't support some Democrats to promote board diversity.
House Majority Leader Edgar Starnes of Granite Falls says his side makes no apologies for electing Republicans.”

If I were a betting man? I’d say it’s pretty certain 1 if not 2 campuses get closed and UNCW better look hard at what it does well as far as athletics are concerned and propose hard cuts to those sports that don’t perform.
Otherwise the BoG may do it for them.

Vog

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