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Carolina Grad Learning From Olympic Broadcast Experience

As five Tar Heel field hockey alums helped the U.S. Olympic team to a quarterfinals spot in Rio, another of the program’s graduates has helped bring field hockey action to those who can’t be there in person. Casey Di Nardo, a May graduate with a degree in journalism, is working for NBC Sports as the statistician on each of the network’s field hockey broadcasts. (GoHeels.com)

Lower Concessions Prices & More Options At UNC Venues

The UNC department of athletics and its concessions partner, Aramark Sports and Entertainment, is introducing reduced concessions prices and new outside food and beverage options for all Olympic sports venues for the 2016-17 school year. Fans can enjoy lower-priced food and beverage options at Olympic sports events. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels’ fall Olympic sports preview

Last year’s North Carolina field hockey team finished as the runner-up in the National Championship. The volleyball team has been one of the top teams in the ACC the last few years. The men’s soccer team consistently fields one of the top teams in the country, and the women’s soccer team is considered one of the most successful programs of all time. (Tar Heel Blog)

ACC-laden USA field hockey team eyeing gold

Regardless of the outcome against Great Britain, the U.S. field hockey team has already clinched a spot in the quarterfinals and their roster is loaded with North Carolina connections. If you’re doing the math, five USA field hockey players competed at UNC, two attended Wake Forest and one played at Duke.There is always some good ribbing among the eight. (WRAL Sports Fan)

How have former UNC athletes done so far at the Olympics?

Fifteen UNC alums are taking part in the 2016 Olympics. Of that 15, only two have yet to participate in the games. Shalane Flanagan and Vikas Gowda will take part in the Track and Fields events which take place in the second week. The other 13 athletes’ events have begun, and many of them have had fairly successful starts. (Tar Heel Blog)

U.S. Women's Field Hockey Team Stays Unbeaten In Olympic Play

The U.S. scored two goals in the first five minutes of play and rolled to a 6-1 win over Japan Wednesday in Olympic women’s field hockey action. Team USA, ranked No. 5 in the world, remains undefeated in Olympic play. Goalkeeper Jackie Briggs, one of five Tar Heels on the team, has given up just three goals in the first three Olympic games. (GoHeels.com)

Kelsey Kolojejchick Earns 100th International Cap in Field Hockey

UNC graduate Kelsey Kolojejchick reached a significant milestone Monday on an extraordinary stage. A forward for the U.S. National Field Hockey Team, she earned her 100th international cap as she helped Team USA to a 2-1 win over Australia at the Rio Olympics. “I’m so proud of Kelsey and her continued development,” UNC coach Karen Shelton said. (GoHeels.com)

USA Field Hockey Team Picks Up Another Impressive Olympic Win

The U.S. earned another impressive win in Olympic women’s field hockey Monday, defeating Australia 2-1. Fifth-ranked Team USA is now 2-0 in Rio with wins over the No. 2 (Argentina) and No. 3 (Australia) teams in the world. UNC alum Caitlin “Poppy” Van Sickle scored a goal in the win over Australia and goalkeeper Jackie Briggs played another outstanding game. (GoHeels.com)

Four Tar Heels Named To U.S. Junior World Cup Field Hockey Squad

Four UNC field hockey players have been named to the 2016 U.S. Junior World Cup team, announced by USA Field Hockey. The squad will compete Nov. 23-Dec. 4 in Santiago, Chile. Tar Heels on the roster so far are Ashley Hoffman, Gab Major, Lauren Moyer and Julia Young. Kristy Bernatchez is among the pool of eight players competing for the remaining spots. (GoHeels.com)

Interview with Team USA Olympian, former UNC field hocker player Rachel Dawson

Rachel Dawson (BSBA ’07) will represent Team USA in Rio – her third Olympic Games. We caught up with the former UNC Field Hockey scholar-athlete to get the inside scoop on what it’s like competing on the world’s biggest stage and the essentials for building an all-star team. (UNC.edu)

Team USA Field Hockey Opens Olympic Play With Win Over No. 2 Argentina

The U.S. Women’s Field Hockey Team, which includes five UNC alums, opened Olympic play Saturday with a surprising 2-1 win over Argentina, currently ranked second in the world and a favorite in the medal race in Rio. Tar Heels on the team are goalkeeper Jackie Briggs, Rachel Dawson, Katelyn Falgowski, Kelsey Kolojejchick and Caitlin Van Sickle. (GoHeels.com)

Seventeen Tar Heels to represent four countries in Rio

Beginning this week, the rest of the sports world will stop for nearly a month as more than 10,000 athletes from the around the world travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to compete for gold in the Summer Olympic Games. And 17 of those elite athletes are Tar Heels. (UNC.edu)

Karen Shelton Reflects On Olympic Experience

As a player, UNC field hockey coach Karen Shelton was a member of two U.S. Olympic teams: the 1980 team that boycotted the Games and the 1984 team that competed in Los Angeles and won a bronze medal, the USA’s highest finish ever. As the UNC coach, she has watched current and former players compete. This year’s U.S. squad includes five former Tar Heels. (GoHeels.com)

Seventeen Tar Heels In 2016 Olympics

Beginning Aug. 5, athletes from the around the world travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to compete in the Summer Olympics. And 17 of those athletes are Tar Heels. Representing the United States, Turkey, India and New Zealand, former UNC student-athletes will contend for medals in track and field, field hockey, men’s and women’s basketball, and women’s soccer. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Olympic sports and the impact of the ACC Network

As Cunningham says in the video above, the ACC Network will give the Olympic teams at UNC much more exposure. The network will allow for fans, family, and recruits to watch these teams from anywhere in the world. This certainly will help in recruiting new athletes. It will show recruits, who may not be able to easily get to Chapel Hill, all that UNC has to offer. (Tar Heel Blog)

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