Document Number: 10885Report of the Rawlings Panel on Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - As state spending on universities retracted, revenue from athletics gained importance. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, some would argue that athletics-academics tipping point crashed on the side of athletics; as a result, the Association of American Universities has come up with a list of 28 recommendations at UNC-Chapel Hill’s request that may be embraced by other institutions. For example, consider requiring a year of readiness for “special admit” athletes in which they would be ineligible to compete. Final decision-making authority for athlete admission must reside with academic and admissions staff. Practice time should be reduced. (Jim Delaney, Patricia Goodson, Robert Malekoff, Amy Perko and Hunter Rawlings, Rawlings Panel on Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, August 2013)...