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ACC pulls football title game, other championships from North Carolina due to HB2The ACC followed musicians, the NBA and the NCAA on Wednesday, when the league announced that it would pull its football championship out of North Carolina due to the state's controversial House Bill 2. The ACC will move every championship event that isn't played on a college campus with football being the most high-profile and most impactful. (Syracuse.com)
No. 1 UNC Men's Soccer Falls In Extra Time To ETSUA goal in the 92nd minute by ETSU’s Fletcher Ekern gave the visiting Bucs a 1-0 upset of No. 1 North Carolina on Tuesday night. North Carolina (4-1) pressured the ETSU (3-2) back line for most of the evening, coming up with 16 total shots, but could not find the back of the net in dropping its first match of the season. (GoHeels.com)
Two UNC Men’s Soccer Players Named to National Team of the WeekJames Pyle and Zach Wright of the No. 1-ranked North Carolina men’s soccer team were selected for national team of the week honors after leading the Tar Heels to a pair of victories last week to maintain its perfect start to the season. Pyle landed on the TopDrawerSoccer team of the week, while Wright found a place on the College Soccer News’ team. (GoHeels.com)
NCAA to relocate championships from North Carolina for 2016-17Based 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)
In celebration of Mia Hamm, the ultimate trailblazerOn 17 March 1972, Mariel Margaret “Mia” Hamm was born. She would go on to revolutionise the sport of soccer in America, becoming both the leading scorer and creator in international games for both genders. However, that is not the only factor that sets her apart. She somehow managed to do it in a world made by men, of men, and for men. (These Football Times)
UNC Women's Soccer Falls to USC in First Loss of SeasonTwo days after securing a win at No. 9 UCLA, the No. 8 North Carolina women’s soccer team ended its West Coast swing by falling at Southern California 3-0 at McAlister Field. The loss was the first of the season for Carolina, which fell to 5-1-1 as it wrapped up its non-conference season. USC has won five games in a row and is now 5-2. (GoHeels.com)
No. 8 UNC Women's Soccer Emerges Victorious In Battle With No. 9 UCLAIn a defensive battle between eighth-ranked North Carolina and ninth-ranked UCLA, the Tar Heels persevered to claim a 2-1 women’s soccer victory Friday at Drake Stadium. Goals by Annie Kingman and Megan Buckingham provided the offense. The win was the 797th career victory for Anson Dorrance who has led UNC to a 797-63-33 record as head coach. (GoHeels.com)
No. 1 UNC Men's Soccer Beats No. 2 Clemson, 1-0Zach Wright scored in the 87th minute to give No. 1 North Carolina a thrilling 1-0 victory over second-ranked Clemson on Friday night in the ACC-opening match for both clubs. UNC keeper James Pyle made a save on a Tiger penalty kick in the first half, helping North Carolina improve to a perfect 4-0 on the season. Clemson drops to 3-1. (GoHeels.com)
Video: No. 1 UNC Men's Soccer Tops No. 2 Clemson - HighlightsZach Wright scored in the 87th minute to give North Carolina a thrilling 1-0 victory over Clemson on Friday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference opening match for both clubs.
No. 1 Carolina Men's Soccer Visits No. 2 Clemson FridayThe ACC opener for the North Carolina men’s soccer team turns out to be the most intriguing match of the weekend in college soccer when the top-ranked Tar Heels visit No. 2 Clemson on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The match will be carried live on ACC Network Extra beginning at 7:30 p.m. ACC Network Extra is streamed live on WatchESPN and the ESPN app. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Tobin Heath embarrasses two defenders with sick skillsTobin Heath of the Portland Thorns isn't afraid to show a little bit of flair. The agile, quick midfielder has some fantastic footwork and the moves to leave defenders on the floor ... or worse. Check out what the U.S. women's national team player did for her club on Saturday in a game against the Seattle Reign. (CBS Sports)
UNC Men's Soccer News & NotesUNC men's soccer takes over as No. 1 in three top-25 polls this week - College Soccer News, Soccer America and TopDrawerSoccer - and also sits third according to the NSCAA. Nico Melo is tied for the ACC lead with three assists. Tucker Hume is tied for the ACC lead by averaging 1.0 goals per outing. (GoHeels.com)
Omar Holness Back With Jamaican National Soccer TeamOmar Holness, a former North Carolina men’s soccer standout and current Real Salt Lake midfielder in MLS, has been called back for another round with the Jamaican national team for Group B CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying. Jamaica hosts Caribbean neighbors Haiti Tuesday night at the National Stadium in Kingston. (GoHeels.com)
Hume Brothers Lead No. 2 Carolina Men's Soccer Over VCUTwin brothers Tucker and Walker Hume scored all three goals for No. 2 North Carolina in a 3-2 victory over VCU on Sunday from Fetzer Field. North Carolina (3-0) scored its earliest goal of the season in the fifth minute. Nico Melo’s corner kick skimmed the head of Zach Wright, and Walker Hume headed home his first goal of the season. (GoHeels.com)
What You Should Know About Heather O'ReillyI grew up not far from Heather O'Reilly in New Jersey, and we overlapped two years at UNC. But I only truly got to know her in my first year as a pro. It’s ironic because Heather’s lived all my childhood goals. And because of that, she taught me one of the most important lessons I could have learned. She taught me that’s there’s remarkable value in the journey. (Yael Averbuch)