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Tar Heel National Champions Honored At Team Banquet

The words national champions were invoked numerous times Friday night at the Loudermilk Center for Excellence Blue Zone as the 2016 University of North Carolina men’s lacrosse team was feted as its annual team banquet. (GoHeels.com)

Defending NCAA Champion UNC Women's Lacrosse Releases 2017 Schedule

Defending NCAA women's lacrosse champion North Carolina will begin its national title defense on February 4, 2017, at home against Elon, head coach Jenny Levy announced on Tuesday when Carolina released its 2017 regular season schedule. The schedule features 11 of 15 games against teams that made the 2016 NCAA Tournament field. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Rewards Seven Championship Coaches With New Contracts

UNC has agreed in principle on three-year contracts with five head coaches – Joe Breschi (men’s lacrosse), Anson Dorrance (women’s soccer), Sam Paul (men’s tennis), Karen Shelton (field hockey) and Carlos Somoano (men’s soccer) – and is extending the contracts of women’s basketball head coach Sylvia Hatchell and women’s lacrosse head coach Jenny Levy. (GoHeels.com)

NCAA to relocate championships from North Carolina for 2016-17

Based on the NCAA's commitment to fairness and inclusion, the Association will relocate all seven previously awarded championship events from North Carolina during the 2016-17 academic year. The NCAA Board of Governors made this decision because of the cumulative actions taken by the state concerning civil rights protections. (NCAA.org)

An Enduring Legacy

Before every practice, before every home game, the UNC women's lacrosse team gathers in its locker room -- The Chris Quackenbush Locker Room. Twice in the last four years, teams that used that locker room have won NCAA championships. On the morning of September 11, 2001, Chris became one of 2,977 people – and six UNC alumni – killed in the 9/11 attacks. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Athletics: 2015-16 Year In Review

Carolina finished seventh in the Learfield NACDA Cup standings, UNC’s seventh top-10 performance in the last eight years. It marked the 17th time Carolina was the highest finisher among ACC schools. UNC was one of only three schools, with Stanford and Oklahoma, to finish in the top 10 in both men’s and women’s standings in the Capital One Cup. (GoHeels.com)

Sydney Holman Enjoying Journalism Internship At Olympics

Five months ago I received the call saying that I was one of 29 students selected to travel to Rio de Janeiro to report on the 2016 Olympic Games. What I have experienced over the past 25 days is something that I will never forget, and I am incredibly thankful. Patience, independence, and relentlessness are a few things I have learned about myself. (GoHeels.com)

Lower Concessions Prices & More Options At UNC Venues

The UNC department of athletics and its concessions partner, Aramark Sports and Entertainment, is introducing reduced concessions prices and new outside food and beverage options for all Olympic sports venues for the 2016-17 school year. Fans can enjoy lower-priced food and beverage options at Olympic sports events. (GoHeels.com)

Aly Messinger Named Assistant Women's Lacrosse Coach At Navy

Navy women’s lacrosse coach Cindy Timchal announced on Tuesday she has added Aly Messinger (UNC ’16) to her coaching staff as an assistant coach. Messinger will focus on Navy’s offensive attack and will have an active role in recruiting. She fills a void on the Navy staff left when Josh Dionne left Annapolis in July to join the UNC staff as an assistant to Jenny Levy. (GoHeels.com)

Eight Tar Heels Lead 2017 Women's Lacrosse National Team

Eight current and former UNC players led the way as US Lacrosse named the 2017 United States Women’s National Team on Sunday night following a three-day tryout at the organization’s national team training center. No school had as many players on the team as Carolina, with Maryland ranking second with six and Syracuse third with five. (GoHeels.com)

Jenny Levy: Developing the Right Talent

UNC Women's Lacrosse Coach Jenny Levy: Regardless of the team, coaches all have similar challenges. Beyond the field and X’s and O’s, coaching is really about your ability as a coach to inspire, motivate and manage people. As a new academic year is about to start, here are 10 things to keep in mind on the road to uncovering your team’s “Right Talent.” (Behind the Whistle)

From Fetzer To Finley: The Dual Trophies Moment

As things began to calm down in the aftermath of North Carolina men's lacrosse national championship victory, UNC captain Mark Rizzo carried the trophy into the stands where Molly Hendrick of the UNC women’s team waited with their trophy. Athletic department photographer Jeff Camarati seized the image for posterity and it accompanies this article. (GoHeels.com)

From Fetzer To Finley: Memorial Day Magic

This weekend marks the two-month anniversary of UNC’s remarkable Memorial Day weekend in Philadelphia when the women’s and men’s lacrosse teams captured NCAA championships on successive days. The 72-hour period from the start of the women’s semifinal game on Friday until Chris Cloutier found the back of the net in overtime on Monday can be described as the stuff dreams are made of. (GoHeels.com)

Five UNC Student-Athletes Will Gain Journalism Experience At Olympics

Five UNC student-athletes are headed to the Summer Olympics in Brazil Thursday as part of a team that’s pursuing career success instead of athletic acclaim. They’re among 29 students from the UNC School of Media and Journalism that participating in a one-month internship with Olympic News Services during the 2016 Games. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Olympic sports and the impact of the ACC Network

As Cunningham says in the video above, the ACC Network will give the Olympic teams at UNC much more exposure. The network will allow for fans, family, and recruits to watch these teams from anywhere in the world. This certainly will help in recruiting new athletes. It will show recruits, who may not be able to easily get to Chapel Hill, all that UNC has to offer. (Tar Heel Blog)

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