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Video: UNC Athletes Dance to "Uptown Funk"Watch Tar Heel athletes dance to "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars. This video premiered at the 2015 Rammys on Monday night.
Tar Heels Celebrate At RammysThe North Carolina Department of Athletics celebrated the successes of the past year Monday evening at the third-annual Rammy Awards. A full slate of awards recognized outstanding academics, athletics and service. The evening also included student-athlete musical performances, videos and the introduction of UNC’s refreshed logo and other marks. (GoHeels.com)
Sapp Engineers a Tar Heel Golf TurnaroundKeep this under your hat, but things are changing in Chapel Hill. Andrew Sapp is now in his fourth season as the Tar Heels' golf coach, and Carolina's five-man spring lineup features a player Sapp feels is the best in the state from the 2013 class, the two best from the 2014 class, and set to arrive in Chapel Hill next fall is the best player in the 2015 class. (Global Golf Post)
Davis Love III Named 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup Team CaptainDavis Love III will be the captain of the 2016 Ryder Cup team, according to a report by the Golf Channel’s Tim Rosaforte. Love, 50, was captain of the American team at Medinah in 2012, which lost in heartbreaking fashion after a historic European comeback in the final day of the event. (Golf.com)
Carolina Rundown: November 4Reggie Bullock had 12 points in his first action of the season, and the Clippers might be ready to give him more playing time. Nine points and 12 assists for Ty Lawson, but Denver lost. Vince Carter had nine points off the bench in a Memphis win. Tyler Zeller had six points in eight minutes. Brandan Wright had six points and six rebounds. (GoHeels.com)
Carolina Rundown: October 31CBSSports.com ranks Marcus Paige the No. 3 player in college basketball. Brandan Wright had 14 points for the Mavericks. Mentioned earlier this week the reception Roy Williams got in Lawrence, and here's the video of both the fan reaction and his speech (note his tie). Women's basketball begins the season ranked 13th in the preseason AP poll. (GoHeels.com)
Carolina Rundown: October 24After the win over Georgia Tech, practice has been a little more spirited this week. Marquise Williams felt like last year's Virginia game was the start of his Tar Heel career, and now he has another important matchup against the Cavs. Don't forget the exhibition basketball game tonight at the Smith Center (GoHeels.com)
Griffin plays hometown hero at UNCBenjamin Griffin has moved six times in his lifetime, but Chapel Hill, has always been home. A North Carolina dorm room is the latest residence he's taken up, but things haven't changed much. He's always been a Tar Heel and he's still playing great at Finley Golf Course. Griffin shot a 10-under 206 at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate, taking medalist honors at the course he knows so well. (Golf Week)
Lucas: Tar Heels Stand Alone In SeptemberUNC's entire athletic department is now undefeated in head to head matches in the month of September, compiling a 14-0 record this month. The Tar Heels are the only program in the 15-member ACC to have gone unblemished in September. In addition, UNC is the only program among the top twenty 2014 finishers in the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup that remains undefeated across the board this month. (GoHeels.com)
Return to Greensboro marks milestone for Davis Love IIIWhen Davis Love III teed off on hole number 10 Thursday at the Wyndham Championship, it was a milestone moment for him. It was his 700th career start on the PGA Tour, seemingly a lifetime since a fresh-faced 21-year-old out of UNC made his first start back in 1985. “Little things like we would call a newspaper to find your tee-time the next day,” Love reminisced. “Literally, it was a different world.” (WRAL Sports Fan)
My Experience as a UNC Student-Athlete: A (Not So) Different PerspectiveFormer UNC golfer Bob Cherry recalls his academic experience as a student-athlete who took one of the infamous "paper classes" and earned a real education nonetheless. In fact, Bob Cherry is now Dr. Cherry, a practicing dentist in Wilmington, NC. Although his perspective on the academic experience of UNC student-athletes is different from what the media has presented, he believes it is not so different from what the vast majority of UNC student-athletes believe. (Coaching the Mind)
UNC Finishes Fourteenth in Director's Cup StandingsUNC 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. (Chapelboro.com)
UNC's O'Donnell shares U.S. Open spotlight with LiCatherine O’Donnell noticed the unusually large gallery and multiple cameras popping photos of her playing group on the first tee Thursday on Pinehurst No.2. It’s O’Donnell’s first time playing the U.S. Women’s Open golf tournament, but all the fuss was for another Open newcomer who is half the former UNC golfer’s age. Lucy Li, the 11-year-old from California, joined O’Donnell for their opening round. (Durham Herald-Sun)
Former UNC star Catherine O'Donnell to tee off in US Women's OpenWhen then-North Carolina freshman Catherine O’Donnell heard in 2009 that the U.S. Women’s Open was coming to Pinehurst No. 2, she called her father and told him she would play in it. Five years later, she called him from a qualifying tournament in Rumson, N.J. “She said, ‘Dad, I was the medallist,’” Michael O’Donnell said. (Durham Herald-Sun)
Mark Wilson Misses Cut At U.S. OpenFormer UNC golfer Mark Wilson fired a 6-over-par 76 in the second round of the 114th U.S. Open for a 6-over 146 total and missed the cut by one stroke. The 72-hole event is being played at Pinehurst #2. Wilson carded two birdies and eight bogeys en route to his 6-over score. Martin Kaymer leads all players in the event with a 10-under 130 total, six strokes ahead of Brendan Todd. (GoHeels.com)