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Tar Heels Celebrate At Rammy Awards

UNC'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 Night

The 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 2012-13

The 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 5-7

North 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 22-24

Men's basketball takes on Villanova tonight at 7:20 p.m. EDT in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on TNT. Women's basketball begins tournament play Sunday at 2:30 p.m. against Albany in Newark, Del. Baseball was supposed to be in Boston this weekend, but he field in Chestnut Hill is unplayable due to recent weather. So the Tar Heels and Eagles will do battle in Chapel Hill. (Tar Heel Monthly)

Weekend Watch: March 15-17

Men's Basketball plays Florida State tonight at 9:30 p.m. on Raycom and ESPN2. The winner of that game gets the Duke/Maryland winner in the second game (around 3 p.m.) Saturday. Baseball has their ACC home opener with a series against Miami. The No. 1 Tar Heels (3-0 in ACC play) sit atop the Coastal Division while the Hurricanes (1-2) look to claw back in the race. (Tar Heel Monthly)

Weekend Watch: March 8-10

Men's Basketball closes out the regular season Saturday at 9 against Duke on ESPN. Tar Heel women's basketball is the third seed in this weekend's ACC Tournament in Greensboro. They face #11 Boston College Friday at 8 on Fox Sports South. #1 Carolina baseball begins conference play with a trip to Wake Forest for games Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6, 4, and 1, respectively. (Tar Heel Monthly)

UNC gymnast Meredith Magjuka looks back, moves forward

Three years ago, North Carolina gymnast Meredith Magjuka broke her back. Three weeks ago, she broke her personal record in a floor exercise. To get to where she is today, she had to go for broke. “You might be able to slow her down a little bit,” UNC coach Derek Galvin said. “But you cannot stop her … She only knows one speed, and that’s all-out.” (Daily Tar Heel)

Weekend Watch: February 15-17

It's Opening Day at the Bosh as Carolina Baseball hosts Seton Hall for a weekend series Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 3, 2, and 1 respectively. You can watch Friday's game on GoHeels.com, and there will be audio feeds for both Saturday and Sunday's games. The #1 Tar Heels are one of Five locks for Omaha, according to Tom Shatel of the Omaha World-Herald. (Tar Heel Monthly)

Weekend Watch: February 1-3

Men's Basketball hosts Virginia Tech Saturday at noon. P.J. Hairston, who had first-half 14 points before leaving the Boston College game with a concussion, is unlikely to play. Women's Basketball takes on Duke Sunday at 1 as Sylvia Hatchell goes for win #900. That game is available on ESPNU. (Tar Heel Monthly)

Weekend Watch: January 18-20

Men's Basketball hosts Maryland at noon on Saturday on ESPN. Prior to the varsity game, you can catch JV men's basketball taking on Davidson County Community College. Rasheed Wallace, who's been dealing with an acute stress reaction in his left foot, says his season is not done. (Tar Heel Monthly)

UNC Athletics: 2012 Year In Pictures

Enjoy and remember 2012 in Carolina athletics with this video compiled of images by staff photographer Jeffrey A. Camarati. The video features images from all 28 varsity sports at UNC with a look back at the 2012 women's soccer national championship, memorable moments from men's basketball, field hockey's run to the title game, and other showcases of Carolina's talented family of student-athletes. (GoHeels.com)

Weekend Watch: January 11-13

Men's Basketball will try to get on track with game at Florida State Saturday at 2 p.m. That game is on ESPN. Women's Basketball is 2-0 in conference play and coming off a big win at N.C. State. They'll host Georgia Tech Sunday at 2 at Carmichael Arena. That game is on ESPN3. (Tar Heel Monthly)

UNC scores highly in NCAA graduation rate report

In a report that showed student-athletes nationwide are graduating from colleges at a higher rate than the general enrollment. Student-athletes at North Carolina graduated at an 88 percent clip, up one percentage point from a year ago. At UNC, the five teams with 100 percent graduation rates were men’s fencing and women’s rowing, golf and gymnastics. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Answering some FAQs about ACC’s addition of Notre Dame

The Irish will remain an independent in football, but has a contractual commitment to play five regular-season games each season against ACC opponents. The games will be played on a rotating basis with the ACC getting three home games one year and two the next. John Swofford said that “in a perfect world,” each ACC team would get to play Notre Dame either home or away at least once every three years. (Wilmington Star News)

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