How Bubba Cunningham and UNC Learned To RISE Above Crisis

UNC athletics director Bubba Cunningham was cognizant that one could not just simply walk into an organization with almost a century of deeply rooted ideology and expect to change its culture overnight. Instead, he had to discover a pragmatic solution in which the core principles that defined the university were counterbalanced against the need for change. (Athletic Director U)

Trio Of Tar Heels Named NFCA Softball All-America Scholar Athletes

University of North Carolina senior Kendra Lynch and freshmen Carly Kruse and Lauren Rushing were named 2017 All-America Scholar Athletes, as awarded by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA). The award is bestowed upon student-athletes who achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher during the 2016-17 academic year. (

3 factors could lead to big things for Brandon Harris at UNC

UNC football appeared to have struck gold on the transfer market last offseason when the Tar Heels landed LSU graduate transfer quarterback Brandon Harris. Harris is a former 4-star recruit out of Louisiana. During his three seasons in purple and gold, Harris played in 25 games. He made 15 starts at quarterback, including all 12 games in 2015 as a sophomore. (ACC Sports Journal)

Inside UNC's Position Battles: Defensive Line

The word out of spring practice was that up to 12 Tar Heel defensive linemen could see significant reps during the 2017 season. The depth took a hit when rising sophomore defensive tackle Marlon Dunlap left the program this summer and announced his transfer to Florida on Sunday. Still, UNC's defensive line should be deep with a mix of young talent and veteran players. (Inside Carolina)

Interview with UNC assistant women's soccer coach Chris Ducar

This week, I had the amazing privilege of speaking with Chris Ducar, one of the most respected men in all of soccer. Coach Ducar is entering his 22nd season as the top assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the North Carolina Tar Heels. “The competitive cauldron. Every day, every practice, we compete and we track results. You either win, or you lose.” (USA Today)

UNC's kickoff against Cal offers coast-to-coast questions

If California’s transcontinental trip to UNC doesn’t qualify as the most unconventional opening game on this season’s national college football schedule, it has to be a contender. Not only have the two schools never faced each other in football, the Sept. 2 (12:20 p.m., ACC Network) game in Chapel Hill almost was scrubbed on the launchpad by political differences. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Video: Austin Proehl Discusses His Roles, UNC's QB Position & More

UNC senior receiver Austin Proehl is the veteran of his position group after spending three years behind one of the most productive trios in UNC history. He’s ready for the challenge to not only follow through on making plays for the Tar Heels but being a leader and mentor to a young group and for an offense that enters fall camp with so many questions. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

UNC alumnus Duke Buchan III nominated by White House as Ambassador to Spain

The White House announced its intent on Aug. 3 to nominate Duke Buchan III as Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain and the Principality of Andorra. Buchan, a Henderson, North Carolina, native who graduated from North Carolina with a B.A. in Economics and Spanish in 1985, is the highly successful founder and CEO of Hunter Global Investors L.P. (

No rumor, Barry Switzer says Ryan Switzer is his cousin

Let Dallas Cowboys receiver Ryan Switzer tell it, former Cowboys coach Barry Switzer claims they are cousins because they have the same last name and roots in South Carolina. But he doesn't believe they are related. Well, Switzer has no doubts about their blood relation and brought the receipts to prove it, so to speak. "Yeah. It’s no rumor," Barry Switzer said. (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

UNC Football Preview: Impact Newcomers

The UNC football team has a lot of talent to replace for the 2017 season. The attrition from 2016 has some talking heads worried about the Tar Heels’ chances in the ACC Coastal division, but they still have enough talent to receive votes in the preseason Coaches Poll. Many holes will be filled by returning players, but a few impact newcomers will be used to fill others. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC Athletic Facilities Construction Live Updates

Construction is well underway on a series of new UNC athletics facilities, including the football indoor practice facility, the soccer and lacrosse stadium, the track & field and practice fields complex near Finley Golf Course and the field hockey complex. Tar Heel fans can keep up with the progress of the construction with live footage of the projects as they're built. (

Jawad Williams: Collegiate Pros

Jawad Williams: For some time now, there has been an ongoing debate on whether collegiate athletes should be paid. After being a four year scholarship athlete at a high level university, I say, with confidence, YES, college athletes should be paid. The people who debate that notion usually have no idea what it takes to be a student athlete. Let me break it down for you. (Jawad Williams)

UNC Among The South’s Best Tailgates For 2017

We knew the category would be contentious. College football is one of those few topics that can make any reasonable Southerner abandon decorum, even civility, but we underestimated to just what degree your spirit would show in our poll for the South’s Best Tailgate. No. 14 - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Southern Living)

Video: Donnie Miles Discusses UNC QBs, Practice & Being A More Vocal Leader

UNC senior safety Donnie Miles is always smiling and positive, and that was no different when he met with the media recently. Miles discussed his own game, facing the quarterbacks battling for the starting job, the quirkiness of having to practice in Kenan Stadium, and being a more vocal leader. Miles will be one of the primary faces of the Tar Heels this season. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Summer Baseball Dispatches: Gianluca Dalatri

Dear Carolina fans, This summer was pretty unbelievable with the opportunities I was given and the amount of outstanding people I have met along the way. Being selected to play for the United States Collegiate National Team was a dream come true. It was something I never realistically imagined making and when I was given the opportunity I was overcome with joy. (

A historical look at UNC’s 2017 football schedule

Of the 12 teams on North Carolina’s 2017 football schedule, the Tar Heels have met 10 of their opponents before. With the season rapidly approaching, let’s look at how the Tar Heels have matched up historically against their opponents. Vs. Cal: When the Tar Heels and Golden Bears meet on September 2nd, it will be the first ever meeting between the two teams. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC scientists have been chasing sharks for 45 years

It’s just after dawn as shark scientists gather in front of UNC’s Institute of Marine Sciences, waiting to make a trip to sea in a search for sharks that has lasted decades. Frank Schwartz’s longline shark survey has sailed the waters off the coast of North Carolina through the spring, summer and fall for the past 45 years, making it the longest running shark research program in the country. (Raleigh News & Observer)

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