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Holden Thorp: Presidents ill-equipped

Updated: April 19, 2013, 11:26 PM ET
Associated Press

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Outgoing North Carolina chancellor Holden Thorp said Friday that presidents are often ill-equipped to run big-time sports programs and should give more control to their athletic directors.

Speaking during a campus forum about balancing athletics and academics, Thorp said the "presidential-control idea has sort of gotten away from us" and that the model hasn't prevented corruption or the money-driven culture of college sports.

"Either we put the ADs back in charge ...

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