UNC's Brian Goodwin To Transfer

According to a release by the University of North Carolina, sophomore outfielder Brian Goodwin will transfer to Miami-Dade Community College for the 2011 season.

The Rocky Mount, N.C., native started all 60 games last year, batted .291 and was a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America.

Goodwin was Selected in the 17th round (523rd overall) in the 2009 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Chicago White Sox but elected to attend North Carolina.

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  • by oldtimer Location: Eastern NC on Jan 15, 2011 at 04:09 PM
    Maybe he is having trouble maintaining his grades and is transferring to pull them up. UNC can't take a chance of playing someone who could be academically inelligble for the Spring sport.
  • by Bud Location: Washington on Jan 5, 2011 at 08:26 AM
    It's pretty weird for somebody to earn All-American status and then suddenly want to transfer, and to a community college no less! Makes you wonder....how deep does that tutor scandal really go? Sounds like he's jumping ship before the fit hits the shan. Reminds me of Florida State a few years ago when nearly all of their sports programs (including swimming!) were found to have violated NCAA academic rules by cheating, fake grades, etc. I can't wait to see how this plays out!

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