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UNC Finishes 5th in Learfield Sports Directors' CupAfter finishing out of the top ten last season when UNC failed to win a title conference or national, the Tar Heel athletic program has rebounded for a 5th place finish in the 2014-15 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup. UNC's fifth place finish is an ACC best with Virginia and its league first three NCAA titles in one season just behind the Heels in 6th. (Tar Heel Blog)
Beth Miller was there when women’s sports was a struggleBeth Miller is set to retire on July 1 after 40 years at North Carolina, the preponderance as an administrator. Miller won consecutive ACC volleyball titles from 1980 through 1983 and also briefly coached softball at UNC. But she is most notable as a pioneer in shepherding women’s athletics from second-class status to relative equality in contemporary intercollegiate sports. (Charlotte Observer)
Tar Heels Post Outstanding Academic Progress RatesSeventeen UNC varsity athletic teams posted a four-year Academic Progress Rate of 980 or higher and four other teams were within four points of that score, according to figures released today by the NCAA. Overall, UNC’s 28 teams averaged 981, three points above the national average. The Tar Heels had six programs that scored a perfect 1000 and another five that scored 990 or higher. (GoHeels.com)
UNC softball looks back on successful seasonThe North Carolina softball team saw its season come to an end Saturday on a devastating walk-off homerun, but Coach Donna Papa seemed very proud of how the team stayed composed in crucial moments of the season. “The whole team, I was so proud of our team, how we competed. That’s all you can ask,” Papa said after the loss Saturday. (Daily Tar Heel)
Kristen Brown breaks UNC softball career home run recordForty-four. That's the number that was buzzing around the Anderson Softball Stadium on Wednesday. While the North Carolina softball team beat the Elon Phoenix by a score of 12-4, the game was much closer in the bottom of the fourth inning. (Daily Tar Heel)
Video: UNC Coaches "Shake It Off"UNC Coaches made a music video to Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off". The video originally aired at the 2015 Rammys on April 20, 2015.
Video: UNC Athletes Dance to "Uptown Funk"Watch Tar Heel athletes dance to "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars. This video premiered at the 2015 Rammys on Monday night.
Tar Heels Celebrate At RammysThe North Carolina Department of Athletics celebrated the successes of the past year Monday evening at the third-annual Rammy Awards. A full slate of awards recognized outstanding academics, athletics and service. The evening also included student-athlete musical performances, videos and the introduction of UNC’s refreshed logo and other marks. (GoHeels.com)
Carolina Rundown: December 9The Tar Heels went shopping for underprivileged families on Monday afternoon. The funds are generated by the sale of team-signed basketballs. Touching tribute to Stuart Scott last night from the ESPN crew at Lambeau. 22 points and 12 assists for Ty Lawson. Some interesting details on the Quick Lane Bowl matchup, how it came about, and Eric Ebron is already talking a little trash. (GoHeels.com)
Carolina Rundown: November 3John Henson had six points and seven rebounds on Friday. Ty Lawson had 25 points and five assists on Saturday. Harrison Barnes had 15 points on Saturday. Brandan Wright had 12 points on Saturday. Tyler Zeller had eight points and four rebounds on Saturday. Ed Davis, an early bright spot for the Lakers, had 13 points and six rebounds on Saturday. (GoHeels.com)
Best Games Of 2013-14: No. 25-No. 21No. 22: Carolina 93, Louisville 84 - Men's Basketball, Nov. 24, 2013: The Tar Heels scored their first of several signature non-conference wins with a 93-84 upset of defending NCAA champion Louisville. The win over the Cardinals was also perhaps the first sign that Marcus Paige would become one of the dominant players in the ACC, as the sophomore guard poured in a team-high 32 points in an MVP performance. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Finishes Fourteenth in Director's Cup StandingsUNC finished fourteenth in the final 2013-2014 Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings, the National Association of College Directors of Athletics announced Friday. Carolina compiled a total 976 points, led by the women’s tennis team with a second-place finish of 90 points. (Chapelboro.com)
It's Official: UNC Didn't Win an ACC Title in 2013-14If you are keeping score at home this year marks the first time in UNC's ACC membership a team didn't win at least one ACC championship. UNC last chance to snag a title dissipated Friday night in Greensboro when the Tar Heel baseball team was officially eliminated from ACC Championship contention via a 3-2 loss to Virginia. (Tar Heel Blog)
Tar Heels Excel In Latest APRUNC had 18 sports with a four-year Academic Progress Rate of 980 or higher according to figures released today by the NCAA. The 18 sports include six programs that scored a perfect 1000 and another half dozen that scored 990 or higher. The NCAA tracks classroom performance of student-athletes through the APR. The score measures eligibility and retention each semester at every NCAA institution. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC 2013-2014 All Sports VideoThe All Sports video celebrates UNC athletics over the past year. The video highlights some of the best moments during the 2013-2014 Tar Heel sports calendar.