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Sinead Loughran plays with broken hand, helps field hockey to final four

Sinead Loughran looked down at her hand. She didn’t see her fourth knuckle. The senior midfielder sat in a Boston College locker room Nov. 7 during halftime of the North Carolina field hockey team’s ACC quarterfinal meeting with Wake Forest. Loughran collided with a Demon Deacon and fell awkwardly on her right hand, but she got up and played out the half.

UNC Field Hockey Heads to Final Four for Fifth Straight Year

For the fifth year in a row and the 18th time in program history, North Carolina has earned a spot in field hockey's final four. The third-ranked Tar Heels defeated No. 13 Wake Forest 5-2 Sunday in an NCAA Tournament second round game to advance to the NCAA semifinals. UNC will face No. 4 Connecticut Friday in Norfolk, Va.

Tar Heels Exceed National GSR Average

UNC's latest Graduation Success Rate for student-athletes is 86 percent, five points higher than the national average. The NCAA released data today for the incoming class of 2006. Carolina had 10 varsity teams that scored 100 percent, including men's and women's fencing, field hockey, women's golf, gymnastics, rowing, women's swimming and diving, men's and women's tennis and volleyball.

Capital One Cup to be presented to UNC women

UNC will be presented the Capital One Cup, symbolic of the nation’s best overall women’s sports program in 2012-13, at Saturday’s home football against Middle Tennessee. The Tar Heels, on the strength of national championships in both soccer and lacrosse and top-10 finishes in field hockey and tennis, totaled 140 points to beat out perennial champion Stanford, Oregon, Texas and Penn State for the honor.

UNC women to be honored Saturday

What’s in your wallet? If you’re the North Carolina women’s athletic program, the answer is a $200,000 check and a shiny new trophy. The Tar Heels were declared the winner of the 2013 Capital One Cup in June and will receive their award during halftime of UNC’s home football game against Middle Tennessee State Saturday.

Tar Heel Rundown: August 28

Columbia weather forecast for Thursday: high of 93...A graphic representation of the head-to-head breakdown between Carolina football and South Carolina football (hint: it may not be what you think)...John Swofford listed among Dennis Dodd's smartest people in college football...$4.62 billion was spent on college licensed merchandise last year (UNC ranked ninth on the list of biggest sellers)

GoHeels Weekly Primer

Fall semester classes begin on Tuesday and several Tar Heel sports are in full swing. The men's and women's soccer teams have played exhibition games and regular season play is just around the corner. Take a moment and recap the week with the latest installment of the GoHeels Weekly Primer.

Record 329 Tar Heels Earn ACC Honor

A record total of 329 North Carolina student-athletes have been named to the 2012-13 ACC Academic Honor Roll, announced Tuesday. The ACC Academic Honor Roll is comprised of conference student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.00 or better for the full academic year.

GoHeels Weekly Primer

Adam Lucas caught up with junior Luke Davis to discuss his rigorous training regimen. Freshman forward Kennedy Meeks is shedding pounds and getting ready for the 2013-14 season. Former Tar Heel star pitcher Rob Wooten got the call up to the major leagues this week. The media picked Carolina third in the coastal division in the preseason All-ACC football poll.

Best Games Of 2012-13: No. 20-No. 16

The GoHeels.com countdown of the of the top 25 games of the 2012-13 school year continues today with five more entries, taking the list from No. 20 to No. 16.

And the winners of the 2012-13 ACCSPYs are...

There won’t be any celebrity sightings or a classy red carpet to greet them upon their arrival to the show, as there will be tomorrow at the ESPY Awards ceremony in New York. The ACCSPYs are, after all, fictitious. But the votes are all in and the ballots have been counted. So without further ado, here are the winners of the ACC version of the real-life ESPYs. The envelopes, please.

Video: UNC 2012-2013 Year in Pictures

Carolina has over 800 talented student-athletes representing the university and since we are between school years, it is a good time to reflect on this past year's accomplishments. This video feature has images from all 28 varsity sports at UNC.

GoHeels Weekly Primer

The Tar Heels posted another fine finish in the Directors' Cup, awarded the Patterson Medals and more in another big week in Carolina athletics. Don't miss any of the action by recapping with the GoHeels Weekly Primer.

Tar Heels Finish 8th In Directors' Cup

NCAA championships by women's soccer and women's lacrosse and five other Top 10 national finishes led the University of North Carolina to eighth place in the final 2012-13 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings, the Tar Heels' fifth consecutive Top 10 performance. The Directors' Cup measures each school's performance in NCAA post-season competition.

UNC’s SI athlete of the year has little time to celebrate

It took three weeks to get Loren Shealy on the phone to talk to her about being named Sports Illustrated’s Female College Athlete of the Year. Free time, it seems, is something the UNC field hockey player has in precious short supply. Shealy started an internship in San Francisco about three weeks ago. Before that, the rising junior spent a week competing in the USA Field Hockey Women’s National Championship.

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