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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:
Weekend Preview: April 25-27
Baseball: Three-game series vs. Virginia Tech (Friday at 7, Saturday at 6, Sunday at 1) Carolina needs wins this weekend to stay in the hunt for an NCAA Tournament berth, and the Hokies arrive at Boshamer Stadium on Friday evening having lost five consecutive games. UNC's remaining ACC series this season are at home against Florida State and at Miami.
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.
Weekend Preview: April 18-20
UNC Baseball: Three-game series at Virginia (Friday at 6, Saturday at 1, Sunday at 1) The Tar Heels have won two of three games in each of their last two ACC weekend series, but the job gets tougher this weekend at Virginia, which is 14-4 in conference play and ranked No. 1 in the nation in most of the national polls. Saturday afternoon's game will be televised by RSN.
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.
Student-Athletes' Outreach Hours Top Last Year's Total
While representing the University of North Carolina in intercollegiate competition, UNC teams all focus on different numbers: goals scored, assists given, averages raised, rebounds grabbed, routines nailed, PRs run, distances covered. But here’s one impressive number on which they all worked together: 2176.
Tar Heels Make The Season Brighter
For more than a decade, Tar Heels have made a tradition of helping create happier holidays for local families. The Share Your Holidays program, an annual event for Carolina student-athletes, pairs UNC teams with local families in need. Each team "adopts" one or more local families, shopping for gifts from wish lists provided by the families, then wrapping and delivering the gifts.
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.
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)
Best UNC Games of 2012-13: No. 15-No. 11
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. 15 to No. 11.