UNC’s Cunningham: school working to ‘move forward’

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Things just have not gotten easier for North Carolina and athletic director Bubba Cunningham.

The school again spent the past year dealing with off-field issues, from the eligibility of a top basketball player to a long-running academic scandal and now a reopened NCAA investigation. On the field, the Tar Heels failed to win an Atlantic Coast Conference championship in any sport for the first time.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Cunningham said UNC is ”wrestling with some of the toughest issues you can wrestle with” and that it must ”figure out how we can move forward.”

UNC finished 14th in the Directors’ Cup standings ranking the nation’s top overall sports programs, the first time in six years and fourth time overall it failed to make the top 10.