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Lucas: Tar Heels Relish Big Weekend
The national polls took notice of Carolina's weekend success. Three programs are now in the national top ten (field hockey at No. 1, men's soccer at No. 3 and women's soccer at No. 10) with football still in the top-25 of the coaches poll. After watching from afar last weekend, Tar Heel fans will get an opportunity to see most of the fall teams at home this weekend.
No. 2 Tar Heels Top No. 1 Maryland, 3-1 In Field Hockey
In an early-season battle of the country's top-ranked field hockey teams, No. 2 North Carolina gutted out a 3-1 win over No. 1 Maryland Friday at the Terrapins' Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex. UNC improved to 3-0 with the win, while Maryland fell to 2-1 in what is now a nonconference battle after the Terrapins' move from the ACC to the Big Ten this season.
Heels To Know: Field Hockey
Get to know some of the key performers for the always-powerful Tar Heel field hockey team with this get-to-know-you feature from the CAROLINA digital magazine.
Duke, UNC field hockey prep for season with friendly exhibition
It’s not often when folks wearing Duke and North Carolina colors gather when nothing important is on the line. Sunday, though, offered a learning experience that’s become the norm for the field hockey squads from the rival schools. Duke and UNC held their annual preseason exhibition match in the sport, which UNC has excelled at on the national level for years and Duke made its big move with an NCAA Tournament runner-up finish last year.
My Carolina Experience: Meghan Lyons
"UNC provided the perfect environment to channel my competitive fire. My time management skills allowed me to immerse myself in several important leadership positions and university organizations, in addition to my academic and athletic responsibilities," says Meghan Lyons. "I was fortunate enough to have a coach who believed that leadership and academic success are positively correlated with success on the field."
Tar Heel Inducted Into USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame
Kate (Barber) Kinnear, a three-time All-America selection at UNC who helped the Tar Heels to three NCAA field hockey titles, recently was inducted into the USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame for her contributions to the U.S. Women's National Team program and the sport as a whole. The ceremony took place on June 28 in Lancaster, Pa.
Best Games Of 2013-14: No. 20-No. 16
No. 16: Carolina 45, Virginia 14 - Football, Nov. 9, 2013: The first chapter of Ryan Switzer's legendary freshman season was written against Virginia. With Carolina leading 14-0 in the second quarter, Switzer muffed a punt, picked it up and took it 85 yards for a touchdown. Marquise Williams threw for a touchdown, rushed for another and caught one from wide receiver Quinshad Davis.
UNC Finishes Fourteenth in Director's Cup Standings
UNC finished fourteenth in the final 2013-2014 Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings, the National Association of College Directors of Athletics announced Friday. Carolina compiled a total 976 points, led by the women’s tennis team with a second-place finish of 90 points.
It's Official: UNC Didn't Win an ACC Title in 2013-14
If you are keeping score at home this year marks the first time in UNC's ACC membership a team didn't win at least one ACC championship. UNC last chance to snag a title dissipated Friday night in Greensboro when the Tar Heel baseball team was officially eliminated from ACC Championship contention via a 3-2 loss to Virginia.
Tar Heels Excel In Latest APR
UNC had 18 sports with a four-year Academic Progress Rate of 980 or higher according to figures released today by the NCAA. The 18 sports include six programs that scored a perfect 1000 and another half dozen that scored 990 or higher. The NCAA tracks classroom performance of student-athletes through the APR. The score measures eligibility and retention each semester at every NCAA institution.
Video: UNC 2013-2014 All Sports Video
The All Sports video celebrates UNC athletics over the past year. The video highlights some of the best moments during the 2013-2014 Tar Heel sports calendar.
UNC 0-for-This Year in ACC Team Titles?
Barring UNC winning one of the last three championships, the Heels will finish the 2013-14 season without winning a single official ACC title in any team sport. What's worse UNC only had one team finish in the first place. The women's tennis team ended up in a four way tie for first during regular season play. Per UNC, the Tar Heels have never not won at least one ACC title in something.
Lucas: Out Of The Spotlight
One of the best things about working with college sports is they renew every year. Each fall, a whole new batch of student-athletes moves in, and each fall, there are dozens of them who remind you how smart and how involved college students can be. Here are six stories about Carolina athletics you might not have read in the paper:
Video: UNC Coaches Dance to "Happy"
UNC Coaches made a music video to Pharrell Williams "Happy". Originally aired at the 2014 Rammy's on April 14, 2014.
Tar Heels Honor Outstanding Performances At Rammy Awards
UNC Athletics celebrated a year's worth of outstanding performances on and off the field at the second-annual Rammy Awards Monday evening. Student-athletes from all 28 Carolina varsity squads joined with coaches, athletics staff, Rams Club members, the UNC Marching Tar Heels band, members of the spirit squads and other supporters to pack Memorial Hall for the two-hour show.