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Video: UNC 2012-2013 Year in PicturesCarolina has over 800 talented student-athletes representing the university and since we are between school years, it is a good time to reflect on this past year's accomplishments. This video feature has images from all 28 varsity sports at UNC.
Tar Heels Finish 8th In Directors' CupNCAA championships by women's soccer and women's lacrosse and five other Top 10 national finishes led the University of North Carolina to eighth place in the final 2012-13 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings, the Tar Heels' fifth consecutive Top 10 performance. The Directors' Cup measures each school's performance in NCAA post-season competition. (GoHeels.com)
The Most Academically And Athletically Dominant Colleges In AmericaBuzzFeed plotted Forbes’ academic rankings of colleges and universities against USA Today’s tally of total athletic expenses (which doesn’t include private schools like Stanford or Notre Dame) to determine which schools value both athletics and academics. Then we weighted both ranks equally and tallied them up for our top 10. # 4. University of North Carolina (BuzzFeed)
GoHeels Weekly PrimerThe NCAA Tournament rolled along for some spring sports, and the baseball team clinched the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season championship last week. Make sure you didn't miss anything and look ahead to next week with this week's installment of the GoHeels Weekly Primer. (GoHeels.com)
Weekend Watch: May 17-19Baseball dropped the first game of a series with Virginia on Thursday. They'll need to win one of two to capture the Coastal Division crown and the #1 seed for next week's ACC Tournament. The Tar Heels and Cavaliers play at 7 Friday and 2 Saturday. Sunday at 1, it's Carolina men's lacrosse against Denver in Indianapolis on ESPNU. The winner advances to the Final Four. (Tar Heel Monthly)
Weekend Watch: May 10-12Baseball is at Georgia Tech this weekend for games Friday at 7, Saturday at 6 and Sunday at 1. All games are available on ESPN3, the Tar Heel Sports Network and SiriusXM College Sports, channel 91. Men's Lacrosse begins NCAA play with a game against Lehigh Saturday at noon at Fetzer Field. Watch on ESPN2 or ESPN3. Women's Lacrosse awaits the winner of Loyola and High Point. They'll start their NCAA Tournament Sunday at 1. (Tar Heel Monthly)
Spring Championships This WeekExams may be winding down, and graduation is this weekend, but Carolina has several teams fighting for an NCAA championship this spring. Here's a look at the week ahead. Mens' Lacrosse: Despite sitting at #1 in most polls, the ACC champion Tar Heels are the fifth-overall seed in the NCAA Tournament. They'll host Lehigh Saturday at noon at Fetzer Field and on ESPN2. (Tar Heel Monthly)
Weekend Watch: May 3-5Track is at the Duke Twilight meet on Sunday. And that's it. Baseball has the weekend off, Women's Tennis begins NCAA play next Friday. Both women's lacrosse and ACC champion men's lacrosse will learn their NCAA draw Sunday. The softball selection show is not until May 12. Women's golf has NCAA regionals beginning next weekend, with men's golf following the week after. (Tar Heel Monthly)
Chansky: A Night That GlitteredThe event held Monday night at Memorial Hall was a genuine breath of fresh air, an opportunity to acknowledge, display and celebrate the incredible group of 800 athletes at Carolina and a veteran coaching staff that, by record alone, has no superior in collegiate sports. It was called the first annual Rammy Awards, a light blue combination of the Grammy’s and ESPY’s. (Chapelboro.com)
Tar Heels Celebrate At Rammy AwardsUNC's student-athletes, coaches, athletics staff and supporters celebrated the 2012-13 school year and the competition that was part of it on Monday evening at the inaugural Rammy Awards. The event, held at Memorial Hall on the UNC campus, recognized outstanding academic, athletic and community outreach performances and also highlighted the artistic talent of Carolina student-athletes. (GoHeels.com)
Lucas: A Red-Carpet NightThe Rammys are a twist on the traditional end-of-year all-sports banquet, which had gotten a little stale in recent years. So instead of sitting at a formal dinner, the entire student-athlete population will assemble tonight at Memorial Hall for an ESPYs-type show celebrating the year in Tar Heel sports-and also some of the talent outside of sports that makes Carolina student-athletes unique. (GoHeels.com)
Leadership Academy Celebrates 2012-13The Richard A. Baddour Carolina Leadership Academy celebrated its ninth year of excellence in student-athlete leadership training at its year-end banquet, held April 15 in the Concourse Club of the Blue Zone. The event, attended by students, coaches and administrators, included its hallmark elements as well as several new additions. (GoHeels.com)
Weekend Watch: April 26-28The NFL Draft continues tonight with rounds two and three beginning at 6:30. NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal and Mike Mayock say Giovani Bernard is the 20th-best player still on the board. One of the biggest baseball series of the season begins tonight in Raleigh. Carolina takes on N.C. State Friday at 6:30 (ESPN3), Saturday at 6:30 (ESPN3) and Sunday at 7 (ESPNU). (Tar Heel Monthly)
Weekend Watch: April 5-7North Carolina football's scrimmage trip to Greensboro has been canceled due to weather, so the Tar Heels will practice at Kenan Stadium at 5 p.m. Friday. The practice is open to the public. No. 1 Carolina baseball hosts Maryland Friday at 7, Saturday at 6 (with fireworks afterward) and Sunday at 1. (Tar Heel Monthly)
Weekend Watch: March 29-31#1 Carolina baseball takes on Clemson in an ACC showdown Saturday at 6, Sunday at 7 (Fox Sports South) and Monday at 6 (ESPNU). Men's Lacrosse is on a roll, having won three straight over great competition. They will host Johns Hopkins Saturday at noon in Kenan Stadium. If you can't be there, watch on ESPN3. (Tar Heel Monthly)