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Tar Heel Trio Joins N.C. Sports Hall Of Fame

All-America pitcher Scott Bankhead, tennis star Laura Dupont and golfer Donna Andrews headline the 2018 class of inductees for the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. This year's 15-person class is the largest in several years. Other inductees include an Olympic Gold Medal speed-skater, a veteran major league umpire and one of the top administrators in the NBA. (GoHeels.com)

Davis Love's hip surgery a success; eyes Florida swing return

Within hours of having hip replacement surgery on Tuesday Davis Love III was keeping busy. “I’ve been up and walking, cheated in the night and stood up by the bed, but I’m cruising around my room,” he laughed early Wednesday from Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center in Birmingham, Ala., where he underwent surgery to replace his left hip. (Golf Channel)

Total Tar Heels: Nov. 22, 2017

As we look ahead to Thanksgiving tomorrow, read on for numerous ways that UNC student-athletes show their gratitude and give back to our community. We're grateful for the way they represent Carolina. Total Tar Heels is a digest that provides a behind-the-scenes look at UNC student-athletes and some of the things they do away from competition. (GoHeels.com)

Newest medical venture for Davis Love III: A new left hip

At 53, Davis Love III says he wants to be the oldest player to ever win on the PGA Tour. Sam Snead won in Greensboro in 1965 at 52, and Love, who won in Greensboro at age 51, would love to own that mark. Unfortunately, that quest will be put on hold . Love, who has battled a variety of injuries over the last decade, is scheduled to get a left hip replacement on Tuesday. (Golf Week)

ACC Tabs UNC’s Ben Griffin as Men’s Golfer of the Month for October

The ACC selected UNC senior and Chapel Hill native Ben Griffin as its Golfer of the Month for October, announced Thursday. In four tournaments last month, Griffin posted a win, a second-place finish, three top-10 and four top-15 finishes. His most impressive performance came while winning the Tar Heel Intercollegiate at Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC's Graduation Success Rate Rises In NCAA Data

Nine Carolina teams scored 100 percent for the four-year period in their respective Graduation Success Rates (GSR) including men's and women's fencing, field hockey, women's golf, gymnastics, women's lacrosse, women's swimming and diving, men's tennis and volleyball. Nineteen sports topped 80 percent and 23 sports reached at least 75 percent in the GSR. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Bring Happy HEELoween To Hospital

The annual HEELoween party on Tuesday afternoon brought Halloween fun to patients at UNC Children's Hospital. Tar Heel student-athletes helped to decorate the hospital's Pediatric Play Atrium then played games and did crafts with patients who could come to the party, and visited rooms to meet with some of those who couldn't. (GoHeels.com)

Senior UNC men's golf teammates push each other in record-breaking weekend

The North Carolina men’s golf team sank putts and school records en route to its first place finish this weekend at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate Final. Senior Ben Griffin had a historic round Saturday at the Tar Heels’ home course, UNC Finley Golf Club. “I think we’re all very comfortable with this golf course,” Griffin said. (Daily Tar Heel)

Ben Griffin, UNC Men's Golf Wins in Record Fashion

UNC senior Ben Griffin shot a school-record 19 under par to win by five and the UNC men's golf team won the Tar Heel Intercollegiate by 23 strokes on Sunday at the UNC Finley Golf Course. Griffin shot 67 in Sunday's final round to follow his 67 and 63 on Saturday. The Chapel Hill native won his third college tournament, his second in this event and his first since his freshman season. (GoHeels.com)

Davis Love III Inducted Into World Golf Hall of Fame

Davis Love III was among four players inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in a ceremony rich in history and praise for the family who helped get them there -- and for Lorena Ochoa, a family that allowed her to leave with purpose. "Golf has improved my life in every way," said Love, a PGA champion and two-time Ryder Cup captain. "This induction is the greatest honor of my life." (ESPN.com)

Davis Love III on protests, unity and the common goal

Davis Love III: Any athlete can protest. Whether it's LeBron James or Colin Kaepernick or me or anybody else, that's an American right. But sometimes you have to put personal statements and desires aside in the name of team unity and trying to reach a common goal. If I talked about President Trump's tweets and comments, I'd be putting myself ahead of the team. (Golf.com)

Two-time Ryder Cup USA Captain Davis Love III doing his part to help in hurricane recovery

Davis Love III calls St. Simons Island, Ga., home. Living on the coast, he's no stranger to hurricanes. But, it's not often that a storm as powerful as Hurricane Irma batters through like it did. Conditions are so poor in that area, that evacuees weren't allowed to start going back until Thursday. Love, a two-time Ryder Cup Captain and 21-time PGA Tour winner, is doing his part to help. (PGA.com)

Davis Love III approaches one of his goals

In what has become almost an annual ritual at the Wyndham Championship, a gallery packed the bleachers behind the practice range today watching Davis Love III hit balls. Later, as he climbed the hill back to the clubhouse, he was stopped every 10 feet by autograph hunters. To the Wyndham, Love has emerged as a replacement of sorts for Sam Snead. (Greensboro News & Record)

Michael Jordan once swiped Davis Love III's driver and broke the head off

Michael Jordan, in a way, can take credit for Davis Love III's driving success for much of the 1980s and 90s. With this week's PGA Championship being played at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, PGATour.com's Helen Ross chronicled how Charlotte's most famous athlete, Jordan, turned into the golf fanatic he is now. Love had a major hand in it. (Golf.com)

Former UNCW men’s golf coach chases dream to Chapel Hill

Leaving your position as men’s golf coach at UNCW to become an assistant at North Carolina might seem like a curious move. For the man who made the decision, it aligns with the message he gave his players every day during nine years here: Chase your dreams with passion. Matt Clark led the Seahawks to three CAA titles and four NCAA regional appearances. (Wilmington Star News)

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