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UNC Softball Falls Just Short In ACC Title Game

A three-run home run by Katelyn Shifflett in the top of the seventh cut the deficit to a single run, but top-seeded Florida State closed out a perfect 27-0 season against ACC opponents with a 4-3 victory to capture its fourth consecutive ACC Tournament title. The Seminoles secured the ACC's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, while the Tar Heels fall to 38-19. (

North Carolina softball feels no pressure as it enters ACC championship game

When UNC takes the field at Anderson Stadium, its home field, against Florida State in the ACC Tournament Championship on Saturday, it will be doing so against a softball powerhouse. The Seminoles are appearing in their 21st ACC title game and have won the tournament three years in a row. This season, not a single ACC opponent has beaten FSU. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Softball Beats NC State To Advance To ACC Finals

Third-seeded North Carolina held off a late surge from NC State Friday in the ACC Softball Semifinals, defeating the Wolfpack, 8-7, to advance to the ACC Championship game for the first time since 2011 (Highlights). The Tar Heels stranded the tying run on third base in the top of the seventh to secure the victory. UNC improves to 38-18, while NC State's season ends at 18-38. (

Six-Run First Inning Leads UNC Softball Into ACC Semis

No. 3-seed North Carolina scored six runs in the bottom of the first inning to propel itself to an 8-4 victory over No. 6-seed Syracuse in the last Quarterfinal of day one of the 2017 ACC Softball Championship, hosted by the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill. The win sends the Heels into the ACC Semifinals, where they will face NC State at 3:30 p.m. on Friday. (

Brittany Pickett One Of Top-10 National Freshmen Of The Year

North Carolina pitcher Brittany Pickett has been selected as a top-10 Finalist for 2017 Scuhtt Sports/NFCA Division I National Freshman of the Year, as chosen by members of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA). The NFCA created the award in 2014 to honor outstanding athletic achievement among freshmen competing in Division I softball. (

Sixteen UNC Teams Score Perfect 1000 In APR

The 2017 NCAA champion men's basketball team and the 2016 women's lacrosse national champions are two of 16 University of North Carolina athletic programs to score a perfect 1000 in the NCAA's latest Academic Progress Rates for the academic year 2015-16. This is the third consecutive year the UNC men's basketball and women's lacrosse teams recorded a 1000. (

UNC To Host ACC Softball Tournament, Will Face Syracuse

UNC will host the 2017 ACC Softball Championship on May 11-13 at Anderson Stadium in Chapel Hill. The single-elimination tournament features the top eight ACC teams, seeded according to the regular-season ACC standings. The Tar Heels captured the #3-seed for the tournament and will host #6-seed Syracuse in the Quarterfinals on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. (

Former UNC Softball Player Whitney Gelin Qualifies for CrossFit Regional Games

The CrossFit Regional Games in Atlanta next month will feature 20 men and 20 women. Three of those women come from one gym in Raleigh. Meagan Reardon, Kaitlin Issacs and former UNC softball player Whitney Gelin have qualified. Thousands tried, only 40 earned spots. The ladies will compete for the right to head to the 2017 CrossFit games in Carson, Calif., in August. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Video: Rammys 2017 - Bad Joke Telling

Coaches from North Carolina's athletic teams try to keep a straight face in a corny jokes battle in this video which first aired at UNC's 2017 Rammy Awards. View Video...

Top Six Awards Honor Outstanding Service

Six Tar Heel student-athletes or teams were recently announced as this year's winners of ACC Top Six for Service Awards, recognizing outstanding commitment to community service: Leila Evans, Field Hockey; Nazair Jones, Football; Kayla Miles, Women's Lacrosse; Bryana Nguyen, Women's Golf; Mark Rizzo, Men's Lacrosse; UNC Softball Team (

Tar Heel Strength & Conditioning Announces Annual Honors

The UNC Strength and Conditioning staff has announced team awards for 2016-17, recognizing outstanding members of each Olympic sports team. Honorees have been selected based on performance and effort throughout the school year. The top award for each team is the Iron Ram Award, which goes to the athlete with the best overall performance during the year. (

No. 2 Seminoles Take Series Opener vs. UNC Softball, 3-0

Small ball in the late innings broke a scoreless tie on Friday , night as No. 2 Florida State took the ACC series opener with North Carolina by a score of 3-0. With the loss, UNC fell to 36-16 (14-7 ACC). The top two teams in the ACC combined for just four hits in the pitcher's duel behind complete-game efforts from Brittany Pickett (20-6) and Meghan King (22-1). (

Kendra Lynch does it all for UNC softball

Eleven softball players got sick with norovirus in the first week of the spring semester. Kendra Lynch took care of all of them. “Kendra is literally running back and forth and back and forth across campus getting people help. It was unbelievable. And to top it all off, she didn’t get sick.” Things haven’t always gone according to plan for Kendra since she arrived at UNC. (Daily Tar Heel)

Video: UNC All Sports Highlights 2017

Relive North Carolina athletics highlight-worthy moments from the past year, including spectacular individual performances, dramatic come-from-behind victories, clutch plays, and national championships in a highlight video shown at UNC's 2017 Rammy Awards celebration. View Video...

No. 14 JMU Takes Doubleheader From UNC Softball

North Carolina closed out the 2017 regular-season home slate on Wednesday with a doubleheader against No. 14 James Madison. The Tar Heels came up just short in game one, leaving the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh to fall 4-3. The Dukes had UNC's number in the nightcap, winning 8-0 in five innings. With the sweep, Carolina fell to 36-15. (

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