The N.C.A.A. announced on Monday that it was reopening an investigation into whether the University of North Carolina athletics program violated rules in connection with a department that held dozens of bogus classes that distributed inflated grades to athletes.
Cliff Godwin is less than a week into his first college baseball head coaching gig, and he undoubtedly will use his experience as an assistant at big-time programs as he dives head-first into recruiting and other offseason tasks this summer in preparation for East Carolina’s upcoming fall practice regimen and ultimately the 2015 season.
At a time when funding shortages for autopsies threaten the reliability of death investigations across North Carolina, competent forensic services are being provided in Greenville through East Carolina University for Pitt and 23 other eastern counties. State officials and lawmakers should recognize they have a vested interest in keeping those services here.