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Capital One Cup to be presented to UNC womenUNC will be presented the Capital One Cup, symbolic of the nation’s best overall women’s sports program in 2012-13, at Saturday’s home football against Middle Tennessee. The Tar Heels, on the strength of national championships in both soccer and lacrosse and top-10 finishes in field hockey and tennis, totaled 140 points to beat out perennial champion Stanford, Oregon, Texas and Penn State for the honor. (Wilmington Star News)
Tar Heel Rundown: August 28Columbia weather forecast for Thursday: high of 93...A graphic representation of the head-to-head breakdown between Carolina football and South Carolina football (hint: it may not be what you think)...John Swofford listed among Dennis Dodd's smartest people in college football...$4.62 billion was spent on college licensed merchandise last year (UNC ranked ninth on the list of biggest sellers) (GoHeels.com)
Best UNC Games of 2012-13: No. 15-No. 11The GoHeels.com countdown of the of the top 25 games of the 2012-13 school year continues today with five more entries, taking the list from No. 15 to No. 11. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC 2012-2013 Year in PicturesCarolina has over 800 talented student-athletes representing the university and since we are between school years, it is a good time to reflect on this past year's accomplishments. This video feature has images from all 28 varsity sports at UNC.
Tar Heels Finish 8th In Directors' CupNCAA championships by women's soccer and women's lacrosse and five other Top 10 national finishes led the University of North Carolina to eighth place in the final 2012-13 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings, the Tar Heels' fifth consecutive Top 10 performance. The Directors' Cup measures each school's performance in NCAA post-season competition. (GoHeels.com)
GoHeels Weekly PrimerCatch up on all the latest news, videos and action from Carolina athletics with this week's edition of the GoHeels Weekly Primer. Athletic director Bubba Cunningham is mulling upgrades to Fetzer Field and the Smith Center and discussed those ideas and more in a year-in-review interview with the Associated Press. (GoHeels.com)
The Most Academically And Athletically Dominant Colleges In AmericaBuzzFeed plotted Forbes’ academic rankings of colleges and universities against USA Today’s tally of total athletic expenses (which doesn’t include private schools like Stanford or Notre Dame) to determine which schools value both athletics and academics. Then we weighted both ranks equally and tallied them up for our top 10. # 4. University of North Carolina (BuzzFeed)
UNC Claims Top Women's Program AwardUNC has won one of the most prestigious trophies in college sports. The Tar Heels' women's athletics program finished first in the annual Capital One Cup, which is awarded to the best men's and women's Division I athletics programs in the country. North Carolina will be formally honored for their accomplishment during this year's ESPY Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on July 17. (GoHeels.com)
GoHeels Weekly PrimerThe NCAA Tournament rolled along for some spring sports, and the baseball team clinched the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season championship last week. Make sure you didn't miss anything and look ahead to next week with this week's installment of the GoHeels Weekly Primer. (GoHeels.com)
Weekend Watch: May 17-19Baseball dropped the first game of a series with Virginia on Thursday. They'll need to win one of two to capture the Coastal Division crown and the #1 seed for next week's ACC Tournament. The Tar Heels and Cavaliers play at 7 Friday and 2 Saturday. Sunday at 1, it's Carolina men's lacrosse against Denver in Indianapolis on ESPNU. The winner advances to the Final Four. (Tar Heel Monthly)
Weekend Watch: May 10-12Baseball is at Georgia Tech this weekend for games Friday at 7, Saturday at 6 and Sunday at 1. All games are available on ESPN3, the Tar Heel Sports Network and SiriusXM College Sports, channel 91. Men's Lacrosse begins NCAA play with a game against Lehigh Saturday at noon at Fetzer Field. Watch on ESPN2 or ESPN3. Women's Lacrosse awaits the winner of Loyola and High Point. They'll start their NCAA Tournament Sunday at 1. (Tar Heel Monthly)
Weekend Watch: May 3-5Track is at the Duke Twilight meet on Sunday. And that's it. Baseball has the weekend off, Women's Tennis begins NCAA play next Friday. Both women's lacrosse and ACC champion men's lacrosse will learn their NCAA draw Sunday. The softball selection show is not until May 12. Women's golf has NCAA regionals beginning next weekend, with men's golf following the week after. (Tar Heel Monthly)
Chansky: A Night That GlitteredThe event held Monday night at Memorial Hall was a genuine breath of fresh air, an opportunity to acknowledge, display and celebrate the incredible group of 800 athletes at Carolina and a veteran coaching staff that, by record alone, has no superior in collegiate sports. It was called the first annual Rammy Awards, a light blue combination of the Grammy’s and ESPY’s. (Chapelboro.com)
Tar Heels Celebrate At Rammy AwardsUNC'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 NightThe 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)