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Philly Bound: UNC Men's Lacrosse Set To Take On Loyola

The University of North Carolina men’s lacrosse team, under the direction of eighth-year head coach Joe Breschi, returns to action this Saturday when it plays the Patriot League Tournament champion Loyola Greyhounds at 12 p.m. EDT in the 2016 NCAA Tournament semifinals. The match will be played at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa. (GoHeels.com)

Breschi Thanked UNC For Winning, For Bringing Him Home

UNC lacrosse coach Joe Breschi was certain of one thing. He had to reveal the raw feelings swirling inside of him on this all-important road trip. Besides being back at Ohio State, where his head coaching career began in 1998, Breschi was back in the city where he had suffered the loss that left a scar far deeper than any defeat he has ever felt on any field. (Lacrosse Magazine)

Boshamer Stadium grounds crew reaps beauty from the grass

Even during the baseball team’s offseason, the grounds crew works with the field, growing Bermuda grass and re-sodding while keeping the field pristine for summer camps. When the baseball field doesn’t demand much attention, the grounds crew will turn their attention to UNC’s other athletic fields — including Fetzer Field, Navy Field and Kenan Stadium. (Daily Tar Heel)

Video: UNC Women's Lacrosse - Wheels Up, Heels Up

Senior Kelly Devlin takes us through Day 1 as the UNC women's lacrosse team travels from Chapel Hill to Philadelphia for the NCAA Semifinals. View Video...

Video: Indi Cowie Freestyle Soccer and Trick Shots at UNC

Former UNC soccer player and world-renowned soccer freestyler Indi Cowie shows off her soccer skills and trick shots around campus, from the Quad to the Dean Dome to Kenan Stadium and everywhere in between. View Video...

How the Cubs are helping former UNC baseball player and coach Mike Roberts through a terrible time

He walked into the Cubs' clubhouse in San Francisco last Friday, scared and nervous, as if he was a little kid. Mike Roberts, 66, has been in baseball more than 45 years. But he had never traveled with a major-league team, not even with his son, former major leaguer Brian Roberts. He certainly had never walked into a major-league clubhouse during the regular season. (FOX Sports)

UNC men's lacrosse coach prepares for Final Four, going home

Joe Breschi didn’t want to cry anymore. He had done that enough already. When the North Carolina men’s lacrosse team upset Marquette in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on May 14, it booked a trip to Columbus, Ohio for the national quarterfinal. It was a place Breschi knew all too well. (Daily Tar Heel)

'Emotional Weekend' For North Carolina's Joe Breschi Ends in Final Four Trip

“This Heel team understood what he was going through,” ESPN’s Quint Kessenich said. “How tough it was for him to bring his family back here. Joe has always coached with Michael in his mind, treating the student-athlete like his son, and he has battled back, he and his family. And that’s why people love going to North Carolina to play lacrosse with Joe Breschi.” (Inside Lacrosse)

Both UNC lacrosse teams hope to have success this weekend

Sammy Jo Tracy arrived out of breath for her press conference before practice on Tuesday. She also had blue paint all over her hands that she just couldn’t get off. She had a good reason, though. Tracy — a senior attacker/midfielder on the North Carolina women’s lacrosse team — had just finished dying the hair of a few guys on the North Carolina men’s lacrosse team dark blue. (Daily Tar Heel)

Andy Griffith's Daughter Remembers Her Late Dad — "He Wasn't the Typical Hollywood Type"

Summer residents of Roanoke Island, N.C., became accustomed to the sight of a familiar-looking man running errands to the hardware store barefoot, or sometimes without a shirt. “He was not the typical Hollywood type,” Andy Griffith’s daughter, Dixie, tells Closer, adding that her father, who passed away in 2012 at 86, was “gracious” to fans and “felt free” in his home state of North Carolina. (Closer Weekly)

Mets weigh next step for Matt Harvey amid his ongoing struggles

New York Mets right-hander Matt Harvey successfully lobbied to make Tuesday's start against the Washington Nationals. After another flop, Harvey now might have run out of chances to work out his kinks while remaining in the rotation. Harvey's ERA swelled to 6.08 after he allowed five runs on eight hits and two walks in five innings in the Mets' 7-4 loss at Nationals Park. (ESPN.com)

Video: UNC Women's Lacrosse - Final Four vs. Penn State Preview

North Carolina advances to Friday’s NCAA women's lacrosse semifinal in Chester, Pa., to face Penn State at 5pm. Third-seeded UNC got three goals from Marie McCool and beat sixth seeded Notre Dame, 10-6, on Saturday at Fetzer Field. View Video...

Where Are They Now? Checking in on former UNC WR Erik Highsmith

By the time Erik Highsmith concluded his Tar Heel career he had amassed 166 receptions (4th all-time at UNC), 2,047 receiving yards (8th), and 14 receiving touchdowns (7th). The Vanceboro, N.C. native signed as an undrafted free agent with the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings but didn’t make the final roster. Highsmith ultimately decided on his next career move: the United States Army. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels' Lacrosse Final Four return a product of 23 years of 'buildup'

The UNC men's lacrosse team makes its first Final Four appearance in 23 years Saturday. For the Tar Heels, this trip to NCAA Championship weekend is a culmination of all the times the team got close, but failed to advance past the first or second round of the tournament in the past. “It’s a buildup of a lot of things and it started my freshman year,” senior captain Jake Matthai said. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Top five plays from UNC's 2015-16 football season

The 2015-6 Tar Heel football season was one to remember. The team's strong offense led the Heels to an 11-3 record, a spot in the ACC Championship game and a number of records for senior QB Marquise Williams. Here are the top five plays for the 2015-6 North Carolina Tar Heels' football season. (Carolina Blue)

Lucas: Series To See

Yesterday's announcement that UNC will travel to Indiana in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge means the welcome renewal of a solid nonconference rivalry. The Tar Heels and Hoosiers should play occasionally--it's an interesting matchup of two of college basketball's powerhouse programs, they don't play so frequently that it's gotten old, and they have a lengthy history together. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Baseball Balancing on NCAAT Bubble

UNC has an anxious week ahead after failing to qualify for the ACC Baseball Championship that began Tuesday at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The Tar Heels were ranked third nationally and in contention for a national seed after an 18-2 start to the season. Since then, however, the Heels have lost 19 of their last 35 games, including 16 of their last 24 ACC games. (Inside Carolina)

10 reasons the ACC could be college football's most entertaining conference

7. North Carolina back in title conversation The Tar Heels won 11 games last season for the first time since 1997, but the 2015 season ended on a sour note with losses to Clemson in the ACC Championship and Baylor in the Russell Athletic Bowl. Is North Carolina the favorite to win Coastal Division again? (Today's U)

Chansky’s Notebook: Baseball Format Hurts ACC

The ACC restricting its baseball tournament to ten teams does not help member schools that find themselves on the NCAA bubble. If there were no ACC tournament, UNC would be a shoe-in for an NCAA tourney bid with their high RPI and tough schedule. But now the selection committee will say, “Well, they didn’t even make their own conference tournament.” (Chapelboro.com)

Mariners C Chris Iannetta not stressing over cold May at the plate

Entering Tuesday, Mariners catcher Chris Iannetta was hitless in his last 10 at-bats, but he is far ahead of where he was last season at this time. In his first season with Seattle, the 32-year-old catcher has a slash line of .216/.328/.351 with four home runs and 10 RBIs. Comparatively, through the first 44 games last season with the Angels, Iannetta’s line was .169/.265/.270. (MyNorthwest.com)

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