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Video: RAMMYS 2018 - Finesse

Watch Tar Heel athletes from all UNC sports find their inner Bruno Mars in their rendition of his hit "Finesse" in a video shown during North Carolina's 2018 RAMMY Awards presented last week in Chapel Hill. Read More...

Tobin Heath is making her way back from injuries

Tobin Heath, a U.S. national team veteran considered among the best players in the world, has returned to her NWSL club after spending the better part of the past year dealing with injuries. Reflecting on the year, Heath was clearly frustrated during with her lengthy stay on the sideline. A long-lingering back injury kept Heath off the field for the Thorns for nearly all of 2017. (Associated Press)

Frances Reuland Has Goals Beyond Soccer at UNC

Not every 21-year-old’s prospects are as bright as Frances Reuland’s. A senior majoring in Spanish and Environment and Ecology, Reuland not only plays on the UNC women’s soccer team, but maintains a 4.0 average. During her first two years at UNC, Reuland was preparing for medical school. A study-abroad trip to Argentina, however, piqued her interest in public health. (

Lucy Bronze Nominated for 2018 BBC Footballer of the Year

Former North Carolina women's soccer standout Lucy Bronze has been nominated for the 2018 BBC Women's Footballer of the Year award. The winner will be revealed on Tuesday, May 22. Bronze was named Professional Football Association Women's Player of the Year in 2014 and 2017, and also the English Football Association's Player of the Year in 2015. (BBC News)

Video: UNC Athletics Facilities Construction Update

North Carolina field hockey coach Karen Shelton and Mike Bunting, Assistant Athletic Director for Facility Planning and Management, put on their hard hats to give an on-site update on the progress of the University's extensive athletic facilities makeover taking place in Chapel Hill over the past year. Read More...

Tar Heels Celebrate At Rammy Awards

UNC Athletics celebrated the many talents of Tar Heel student-athletes Monday evening at the sixth-annual Rammy Awards. The show opened with a highlight video and ended with the North Carolina alma mater. The hour in between included laughter, cheers, tears, bloopers and, of course, an appearance by everyone's favorite Carolina canine, Remington. (

UNC Men's Soccer Finishes As Undefeated Champions Of U.S. Soccer Spring Program

The UNC men's soccer team capped off an undefeated spring season with a 1-0 defeat of rival Duke on Saturday to be named champions of the inaugural U.S. Soccer Spring College Program. A Jeremy Kelly goal midway through the second half proved to be the difference. Overall, the Tar Heels finished 5-0 on the spring season and outscored opponents 13-2. (

UNC Men's Soccer Continues Undefeated Spring Season with Win Over Wake Forest

North Carolina continued its undefeated spring men's soccer season with a 2-0 victory against Wake Forest to move to 4-0 in the U.S. Soccer Spring College Program, the only unbeaten team in the program. The Tar Heels fifth and final game of the spring season will take place next Saturday against Duke in Winston-Salem. The game time has yet to be determined. (

Crystal Dunn's versatility a key for USWNT moving forward after win over Mexico

The walkie-talkie crackled to life in the press box before Thursday's game between the United States and Mexico. Someone on the distant end wanted to double-check a detail for the lineup sheet. A U.S. Soccer staffer confirmed that, yes, Crystal Dunn should be labeled as a defender for the evening. Left unsaid was whether to use permanent ink. (

Phil Ford to Serve as Keynote Speaker at ACC Postgraduate Luncheon

UNC and ACC basketball legend Phil Ford will be the keynote speaker at the annual ACC Postgraduate Luncheon presented by ESPN and hosted by the Nat Greene Kiwanis Club. The following UNC student-athletes will be honored as 2018 ACC Postgraduate Scholars: David October, (Soccer), Emily Godwin (Track & Field), Morgan Lane (Gymnastics). (The ACC)

NC Courage features the reclamation of Crystal Dunn

Crystal Dunn is only 25 years old, but she fancies herself an “old soul,” as likely to groove to Aretha Franklin as Beyoncé. Like Aretha, maybe all Dunn is askin’ for is a little respect. “I want to be a really impactful player this season. There was a lot of hype about me coming back into the league. I feel like I matter. But ultimately, it’s just me playing soccer again.” (WRAL Sports Fan)

14 Tar Heels On Opening Day NWSL Rosters

The National Women's Soccer League, the premier professional league for women's soccer in the United States, opened its fifth season his past weekend. The UNC women's soccer program was well represented as 14 former Tar Heels were on opening day rosters for the league this year. UNC was also represented by 14 players on opening day rosters in 2017. (

Former UNC Soccer Star Eric Lichaj Added to U.S. National Team Roster For Match vs. Paraguay in Cary

The U.S. men’s national soccer team is set to host Paraguay at the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary this week, and will be bringing a former Tar Heel along with them. Right back Eric Lichaj was among the 22 players named to the roster for the friendly, which will take place on March 27. It will be the team’s first game in Cary since a 1-1 draw against Jamaica in 2006. (

UNC Men's Soccer Shuts Out Georgetown 4-0

The Tar Heels traveled to Washington, D.C. this weekend to take on Georgetown in its second spring game of 2018 where they beat the Hoyas 4-0. With both teams coming in to the game 1-0 on the season, the Tar Heel offense once again came to life as they scored four goals in both games so far this season. The Tar Heels took a commanding 3-0 lead by halftime. (

‘You’re going to see a different Crystal Dunn’ this year

Paul Riley expects Crystal Dunn will regain the form this year that made her one of the most lethal and exciting players in U.S. women’s soccer. Dunn, who joined the North Carolina Courage after a year-long stint with Chelsea in England, was named the National Women’s Soccer League’s MVP while capturing Golden Boot honors (15 goals) as well in 2015. (Front Row Soccer)

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