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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)

UNC men's lacrosse coach Joe Breschi enjoying summer after winning NCAA title

In perhaps the biggest understatement in a long time, coach Joe Breschi is enjoying his summer after UNC outlasted Maryland, 14-13, in overtime for the NCAA championship on May 30. “It’s been great, it’s been a lot of fun,” said Breschi, a Baltimore native who guided the Tar Heels to their fifth national title but their first since 1991. (Baltimore Sun)

UNC's Top 25 Wins of 2015-16: No. 1

For the second time in four years, UNC claimed three national titles in the same academic year. Powered by NCAA crowns in women's and men's lacrosse, the Tar Heels finished as the top-performing ACC school in the Learfield Directors’ Cup standings for the 17th time in 23 years. Add the first team national title for UNC men's tennis, and you've got three deserving programs. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Men's Lacrosse: Great Day to be a Tar Heel

The ghosts of North Carolina teams of the past quarter century — the talk of not winning the big game and why — were nowhere to be found at 4:35 p.m. on Memorial Day Monday in the visiting locker room at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Joe Breschi's last dab brushed those bad vibes out for another generation. (Lacrosse Magazine)

Three Tar Heels Earn Gold Medals With U19 National Lacrosse Team

Ryan Conrad capped an incredible comeback by the United States, handling Simon Mathias’ pass from behind the cage in traffic in front of the goal, and burying a shot with eight seconds to play to lift Team USA to a 13-12 victory over Canada on Saturday, July 16 in the championship game of the 2016 Federation of International Lacrosse Men’s U19 World Championship. (GoHeels.com)

UNC's Top 25 Wins of 2015-16: No. 4

No. 4: No. 16 Carolina 17, No. 1 Notre Dame 15 - Men's Lacrosse, April 23, 2016 - It's natural for a bit of hyperbole to sneak into stories following a championship season. So here goes. What took place in the fourth quarter of UNC's 17-15 win over No. 1 Notre Dame at Kenan Stadium on April 23 was the most important 10 minutes in the history of the UNC men's lacrosse program. (GoHeels.com)

Jenny Levy Named IWLCA National Coach Of The Year

UNC's Jenny Levy has been named the 2016 NCAA Division I National Coach of the Year, the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association announced. The Tar Heels went 20-2 in 2016, including 7-0 in the ACC regular season. UNC won both the ACC and NCAA Tournaments for the second time while also winning a school-record 17 games in a row. (GoHeels.com)

Top 25 UNC Wins of 2015-16: No. 7

No. 7: Carolina 15, Syracuse 14 (OT) - Women's Lacrosse, May 1, 2016: This was the game that UNC shouldn't have won. That they should have won. That they almost certainly should have won in regulation. That they probably should have lost in overtime. But that they did win, a game that likely set the tone for the NCAA championship run later that month. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Excel In Capital One Cups

UNC placed second in the country in the men’s competition and tied for fourth in the women’s in the final standings of the 2015-16 Capital One Cups. UNC joined Oklahoma and Stanford as the only schools whose men’s and women’s programs both placed in the top 10. The Capital One Cup is awarded based on cumulative on-field performance across multiple sports. (GoHeels.com)

The Carolina Kellys

There was no denying the UNC influence Thursday in Team USA's 12-5 victory over Canada in the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) U19 World Championship opener. Attackman Timmy Kelly and defenseman Jack Rowlett, both of whom played meaningful roles as freshmen in the Tar Heels' magical run to the NCAA championship, showed up in a big way. (Lacrosse Magazine)

ACC Academic Honor Roll Includes All-Time High From UNC

An all-time high 356 UNC student-athletes have been named to the 2015-16 ACC Academic Honor Roll, announced Thursday. The ACC Academic Honor Roll recognizes student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the full academic year. (GoHeels.com)

UNC's Top Wins of 2015-2016: No. 15-No. 11

No. 13: UNC 83, Syracuse 66 (Final Four) - Men's Basketball, April 2, 2016: Carolina faced a familiar opponent in its first Final Four since 2009 when the Tar Heels took on 10th-seeded Syracuse in the national semifinals. Four Tar Heels finished in double figures, including Justin Jackson and Brice Johnson, who had game highs of 16 points each. (GoHeels.com)

Which school had the best season in college sports?

We rated every FBS football school in three sports -- football, men's basketball and women's basketball -- along with two "wild card" sports to come up with the Best in College Sports award. The wild-card spot went to the most successful among the school's non-revenue spectator sports. No. 2 Overall: North Carolina Tar Heels. (CBS Sports)

Twenty-Four Tar Heels Earned Perfect Grades In Spring

Twenty-four UNC student-athletes earned perfect 4.0 grade point averages for the 2016 spring semester. Among them are three Tar Heels who were also national champions this spring: women’s lacrosse team members Kelly Devlin, Mallory Frysinger and Elizabeth Haus. Three other student-athletes had perfect 4.0 GPAs in both the fall and spring semesters. (GoHeels.com)

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