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UNC alum Chip Peterson's Olympic goal has ironic twistEight years ago, Chip Peterson stopped the timer five seconds after his U.S. teammate Fran Crippen at the finish of the 10-kilometer open water swim off Copacabana Beach. Peterson dried off and collected a silver medal in the brilliant sunshine of Rio de Janeiro. It was not the last time Peterson would stand on a podium, but it was the last time he would feel completely well for many years. (ESPN.com)
339 Tar Heels Earn ACC Academic Honor Roll SpotsA total of 339 North Carolina student-athletes have earned spots on the 2014-15 ACC Honor Roll, announced Wednesday. The Honor Roll is comprised of 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. The conference recognized a record 4,143 student-athletes for their hard work in the classroom. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels Starring At Pan American GamesCurrent and former Tar Heel athletes are in the spotlight this month, competing at the Pan American Games in Toronto. On Sunday, former UNC swimming star Chip Peterson won gold in the men’s 10-K open water race, beating out fellow USA teammate David Heron by four seconds. (Chapelboro.com)
Best Games Of 2014-15: No. 25-No. 21Once again this July, GoHeels.com will count down the top 25 wins of the school year. Check back around noon EDT each weekday for the latest update before the No. 1 win is revealed on July 17. The countdown begins today with thrilling regular season wins from women's soccer, women's lacrosse, softball, wrestling and swimming and diving. (GoHeels.com)
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)
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)
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)
My Carolina Experience: Sue WalshSue Walsh came to UNC after already having made an Olympic team in 1980 for the 200-meter backstroke. Although the U.S. boycotted those games in the Soviet Union she continued to train and improve in hopes of securing her spot on the 1984 Olympic team. During that time Walsh became one of the greatest swimmers, not only in UNC’s history, but also in the history of the NCAA. (GoHeels.com)
Carolina Rundown: December 16The Heels will see some familiar faces on the UNCG bench tonight. Carolina is No. 24 in the new AP poll. James Michael McAdoo is impressing the Warriors in the D League. Danny Green had 12 points. Marvin Williams had 10 points. Wayne Ellington scored seven. (GoHeels.com)
Carolina Rundown: November 21Start your day with highlights from last night's Bell-ringing win. There's a Roy Williams press conference this afternoon in advance of the Davidson game. Loren Shealy won the prestigious Elite 89 award at the field hockey Final Four (for the third time). Jonas Sahratian would be proud as Danny Green shares his eating and nutrition picks. (GoHeels.com)
Carolina Rundown: November 20The Raptors paid tribute to Vince Carter, and it brought him to tears. Ty Lawson had 15 points and 15 assists. Brandan Wright had 14 points and six rebounds. Wayne Ellington may be back with the Lakers tomorrow. Giovani Bernard is back at practice for the Bengals. The field hockey team has arrived in Maryland for tomorrow's Final Four matchup with Syracuse. (GoHeels.com)
Carolina Rundown: November 12Horrible news about the father of Wayne Ellington, who was killed in Philadelphia. Big night for Harrison Barnes, with 22 points and eight rebounds. Danny Green had nine points. Vince Carter had six points and three assists. Ed Davis had six points and five rebounds. Brandan Wright had 10 points. P.J. Hairston had eight points. (GoHeels.com)
Carolina Rundown: November 10Tar Heels in the NFL: Bruce Carter had a pretty interception and seven tackles for the Cowboys in London. Da'Norris Searcy had four tackles. Quinton Coples had four tackles, including one for loss. Julius Peppers had four tackles and a sack. Sylvester Williams had a tackle. Kareem Martin had just one tackle, but he made it count, as his sack forced a fumble and led to an Arizona touchdown. (GoHeels.com)