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UNC Attendance Is Off. Now Why Would That Be?

Could it possibly have something to do with the radioactive scandal?

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UNC fans have had interesting reactions to the academic fraud scandal in Chapel Hill
UNC fans have had interesting reactions to the academic fraud scandal in Chapel Hill
Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

In this N&O article, Andrew Carter asks: why isn't UNC's attendance better?

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He lists the usual suspects - more chances to watch on screens, an aging building, but somehow overlooks one possible cause: some of the fans are staying away due to the scandal.

We're just following our instincts here, but awe've talked to a lot of UNC fans are very unhappy about the way it's been handled. Is it enough to make them stay away, if only for a while? Is it enough to make a visible difference?

We're not suggesting a serious protest, but something more simple: embarrassment, perhaps disgust.