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No. 25 UNC Wrestling Improves to 2-0 in ACC with Win Over Pittsburgh

A pin from No. 13 Ethan Ramos helped break a 10-10 tie between UNC and Pittsburgh in Carmichael Auditorium on Friday and led the UNC wrestling team to a 26-10 win. The Tar Heels improved to 8-8 and are now 2-0 in ACC matches. No. 17 Chip Ness won by 8-5 decision at 184, and No. 16 Danny Chaid won by a 13-5 major decision to put the match away.

No. 25 UNC Wrestling Beats Virginia In ACC Opener

No. 13 Ethan Ramos returned to the mat after a six-week injury layoff and scored a 14-5 major decision over Will Schany at 174 pounds to help No. 25 North Carolina (7-8, 1-0 ACC) to a 24-15 win over Virginia Friday night at Memorial Gym. No. 18 Chip Ness added a technical fall at 184 to put the Tar Heels ahead for good in the ACC opener for both schools.

UNC Places Seven Wrestlers Among Initial NCAA Coaches’ Panel Rankings

Seven wrestlers from the 25th-ranked Tar Heels were among the season’s first round of coaches’ panel rankings, which were released by the NCAA on Thursday. These rankings are used as a tool to help as part of the selection process for the 2018 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. UNC’s top-ranked wrestler is redshirt senior Troy Heilmann at 149 pounds.

Nicole Greene's Historic High Jump, UNC Olympic Sports Notes

Nicole Greene high-jumped a personal best of 6 feet, 2 inches (1.88 meters) during the Dick Taylor Carolina Cup on Saturday. Her previous personal best of 6-1 ½ (1.87 meters) was set as a high school senior in 2015. Greene's jump stands as the best in the country this season. It also tied for the second-highest mark in UNC history in the indoor women's high jump.

Jamie Cherry Boosts Women's Basketball & Olympic Sports Notes

Leah Church's play helped set the stage for Jamie Cherry's game-winning 3-pointer with 12 seconds left against Pitt. In the UNC Wrestling Duals – which the Tar Heels concluded with a 28-12 victory over Army and losses against Wyoming and American – Chip Ness won all three of his bouts, highlighted by a 16-0 technical fall against Prince Hyeamang of American.

UNC Wrestling Knocks Off No. 8 Minnesota

No. 24 North Carolina scored its first top-10 win under coach Coleman Scott when the Tar Heels knocked off No. 8 Minnesota 25-16 Friday at the South Beach Duals. UNC got pins from A.C. Headlee and Danny Chaid among six match wins to score the upset in the first dual of the day. No. 4 Troy Heilmann added a major decision against the Golden Gophers.

Janelle Bailey Thriving, Olympic Sports Notes

Over the past two seasons, the North Carolina women's basketball team's first back-to-back losing campaigns since 1989-91, the Tar Heels' most glaring weakness has been the lack of a reliable post presence. The sample size might be limited. But through eight games this season, freshman center Janelle Bailey has appeared to be the solution to that problem.

Q&A With Former UNC Wrestler, Award-Winning Scientist Michael Hall

During his first few years at UNC, Michael Hall ’76 spent a lot of time in the biology lab, but he also logged many rounds on the mat as a member of the wrestling team. Early training in both arenas, he says, prepared him for a career in science. “I think wrestling is the ultimate competitive sport,” Hall said. “It’s one-on-one, and it has a lot of elements in common with doing science.”

UNC Wrestling Coach Coleman Scott to be Inducted into Pennsylvania Wrestling Hall of Fame

Former Oklahoma State wrestler, Olympic bronze medalist, and current North Carolina head wrestling coach Coleman Scott will be inducted into the Pennsylvania Wrestling Hall of Fame on April 8, 2018. In addition to his success at the collegiate level, Scott has also excelled at the international level as a four-time member of the United States National Team.

Defense Leads UNC Field Hockey To Final Four, Olympic Notes

It seemed appropriate for UNC to extend its season behind its defense. The Tar Heels had allowed only two goals in their first four postseason games. Before surrendering one in the 35th minute Sunday, 250 minutes, 30 seconds of game time separated them from the last goal they surrendered. UNC's defense will continue to be key Friday, when it faces No. 1 Connecticut.

Season preview: North Carolina wrestling will lean on offseason work, senior leaders in 2017-18

The North Carolina wrestling team doesn’t want stiff competition this season — it needs it. After all, that's what makes it fun. This offseason, competition is the only thing the Tar Heels have known. Newcomers have taken on seniors every practice. Players have been exposed to some of the best talent in the country in national qualifiers.

15 years after his death, US Senator and UNC alum Paul Wellstone's legacy lives on

Tucked among pines and aspens off an out-of-the-way road near Eveleth, Minn., there's a small memorial to Sen. Paul Wellstone about a half-mile from where his campaign plane crashed 15 years ago. It's quiet and simple, featuring a ring of polished slabs of rock, in memory of Wellstone and his wife Sheila, his daughter, and three campaign workers who also died in the crash.

Two-time national wrestling champ Mason Phillips commits to UNC over Ohio State

Mason Phillips, who will wrestle in the 149-pound weight class in college, said he received interest from Ohio State, Oregon State and Nebraska, and took visits to Columbus and Corvallis, but he simply fell in love with North Carolina. “I went to North Carolina on a visit a couple weeks ago, and just loved it. I wasn’t really interested in going anywhere else after that.”

UNC Wrestling coach Coleman Scott named men's freestyle World Team coach

UNC head wrestling coach Coleman Scott has been named a volunteer men’s freestyle coach for the U.S. World Team that will compete at the World Championships in Paris, France. Scott will work alongside U.S. National Freestyle Coach Bill Zadick, and U.S. Assistant National Freestyle Coaches Kevin Jackson and Joe Russell, to prepare the team for the World Championships.

One of Nation's Top Juniors, Gabriel Tagg Commits to UNC Wrestling

Gabe Tagg has committed to North Carolina. The No. 14 ranked 120 pounder projects as a 125 or 133 for the Tar Heels. The Ironman champ and Beast of the East runner-up is one of the top juniors in the country. He is 34th on the Class of 2019 big board. Tagg is the first commit for head coach Coleman Scott and his UNC staff in the class of 2019.

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