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UNC finishes 5th nationally in race for the Learfield Directors’ Cup

UNC finished fifth in the final 2016-17 Learfield Directors' Cup standings, the Tar Heels' 11th top-five and 20th top-10 finish in the 24-year history of the award. It marks the 18th time UNC is the highest-ranked ACC program. The Directors' Cup measures NCAA post-season competitive success and awards points to a maximum of 10 men's and 10 women's programs per school. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Men's Golf Making a Coaching Change

University of North Carolina head men's golf coach Andrew Sapp will not be retained after six seasons leading the Tar Heel program. “I have a tremendous amount of respect for Andrew and the first-class manner in which he conducted himself as head coach, but I believe it is necessary to make a change at this time,” says UNC Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham. (GoHeels.com)

Caddie Confidential -- Davis Love's got a brand new bag -- his son's

There's no way to hide the fact that Davis Love III is our caddie and Davis Love IV the player he was working for. So rather than hide it, DL III was kind enough to sit with me for a few minutes after a heartbreaking missed cut by his son, nicknamed Dru (a three-putt on the last hole to miss by one shot), and talk about his experience carrying the bag. (ESPN.com)

Father’s Day Gift for Davis Love III: Caddying for Son, Dru

Davis Love III’s son, Dru, was on the eighth green at Erin Hills on Tuesday when he asked for a number from his caddie. “Dad,” Dru Love said, “what year was your first U.S. Open?” Brookline in 1988, the elder Love replied. That led his friend and golfing contemporary Brad Faxon, a Fox analyst who was visiting with them, to ask, “Were you 23 in ’88?” (New York Times)

Chansky’s Notebook: Local Boy Makes Good

Ben Griffin is the first Tar Heel golf All-American in 10 years. Chapel Hill’s Griffin shot an even-par 72 for the third straight day to finish in a tie for 11th place at the 2017 NCAA Men’s Golf Championships Monday in Sugar Grove, Illinois. Griffin missed Tuesday’s stroke play final but still earned the coveted All-American honors, UNC’s first since Kevin O’Connell in 2008. (Chapelboro.com)

Ben Griffin Earns All-American, Ties for 11th at NCAA Championship

UNC's Ben Griffin shot an even-par 72 to finish in 11th place at the 2017 NCAA Men's Golf NCAA Championships Monday at Rich Harvest Farms. The Chapel Hill native earned All-America honors for the second time (honorable mention All-America in 2015). He tied ACC champion Jimmy Stanger as the low finisher at the NCAA Championship among ACC players. (GoHeels.com)

2016-2017 was an incredible year for North Carolina athletics

A national championship, five Final Fours (or NCAA Tournament semi-finals), and five ACC regular season or tournament championships. There were also awards won and records set—both individual and team achievements. At times, it seems easy to take the success that Carolina has had for granted and just brush it off as another typical year for the Tar Heels. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC Men's Golf Rallies to Advance to NCAA Championship

Freshman Austin Hitt fired a 3-under 67 and juniors Ben Griffin and Jose Montaño shot 69s to lead the University of North Carolina to a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Stanford Regional and a berth in the 2017 NCAA Golf Championship. Carolina entered today's third round in eighth place and six shots out of the top five, which was needed to advance. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Women's Golf Completes Comeback In Athens Regional

The UNC women's golf team qualified for the 2017 NCAA Women's Golf Championships after making an 11-shot comeback on Wednesday. The Tar Heels shot a 1-under par 287 to climb from tenth to sixth and claim the final spot from the Athens Regional. The Tar Heels knew coming into the day that they needed an under-par round to have a chance to advance. (GoHeels.com)

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. (GoHeels.com)

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...

UNC's Carter Jenkins makes PGA Tour debut at Wells Fargo Championship

Raleigh native Carter Jenkins is making his PGA Tour Debut at this weekend's Wells Fargo Championship as Eagle Point Golf Club makes its debut hosting the event. The former UNC golfer earned a sponsor's exemption and steps into his PGA debut just two hours from his hometown. Jenkins played one and a half seasons for the Tar Heels after beginning his collegiate career at UNC-Greensboro. (WRAL Sports Fan)

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 (GoHeels.com)

Eight UNC Athletics Programs Honored for Top APRs

The NCAA is honoring eight athletic programs at the University of North Carolina for placing among the top 10 percent nationally in Academic Progress Rates in their respective sports. The eight Tar Heel squads honored this year include men's cross country, women's fencing, women's golf, gymnastics, men's soccer, men's tennis, women's tennis and volleyball. (GoHeels.com)

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. (GoHeels.com)

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