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Record 385 Tar Heels Named To ACC Academic Honor Roll

A record 385 North Carolina student-athletes have been named to the 2016-17 Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll, announced Thursday by the league. It's the second year in a row and the fourth time in the past five years that UNC has established a new high and the fifth year in a row that more than 300 Tar Heel student-athletes have been honored. (GoHeels.com)

UNC finishes 5th nationally in race for the Learfield Directors’ Cup

UNC finished fifth in the final 2016-17 Learfield Directors' Cup standings, the Tar Heels' 11th top-five and 20th top-10 finish in the 24-year history of the award. It marks the 18th time UNC is the highest-ranked ACC program. The Directors' Cup measures NCAA post-season competitive success and awards points to a maximum of 10 men's and 10 women's programs per school. (GoHeels.com)

UNC's Cunningham focused on $100 million facility project

UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham has long talked about the need to build an indoor football practice facility or upgrade the aging home to the school's soccer and lacrosse programs. That work has finally begun as part of a roughly $100 million project, one that has left a big hole near the middle of campus and will force a dozen programs to adjust practice or game routines for the coming year. (Associated Press)

Kenny Selmon Breaks 22-Year-Old UNC Record In NCAA Final

Kenny Selmon broke a UNC record when he ran a lifetime-best 48.60 to place fourth in the 400-meter hurdles at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday. The previous record of 48.72 was set by Ken Harnden in 1995. Harnden is a two-time Olympian for the Zimbabwe national team in 1996 and 2000 and is also the last Tar Heel to win a national title in the 400 hurdles. (GoHeels.com)

Kenny Selmon Competes For A NCAA Track Title Friday Night

North Carolina's Kenny Selmon will compete for the 400-meter hurdles national title at the NCAA Division I Track and Field Outdoor Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on Friday at 9:57 PM ET. Selmon qualified for the event final after running the third-fastest time of 48.93 in the semifinals on Wednesday. He will compete from lane eight. (GoHeels.com)

Kenny Selmon Advances to 400-Meter Hurdles NCAA Final

Kenny Selmon ran just two tenths of a second off of his lifetime best in the 400-meter hurdles to advance to the event final at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships Wednesday. Selmon finished third in his heat with a time of 49.93, but advanced with the third-fastest time overall in the semifinals. “We knew it was going to be tough,” Head Coach Harlis Meaders said. (GoHeels.com)

2016-2017 was an incredible year for North Carolina athletics

A national championship, five Final Fours (or NCAA Tournament semi-finals), and five ACC regular season or tournament championships. There were also awards won and records set—both individual and team achievements. At times, it seems easy to take the success that Carolina has had for granted and just brush it off as another typical year for the Tar Heels. (Tar Heel Blog)

Kenny Selmon and Ceo Ways Capture ACC Track Titles

Kenny Selmon and Ceo Ways claimed ACC championship titles at the 2017 ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Sunday. Selmon set the nation's best time in the 400-meter hurdles en route to his first ACC championship title while Ways defended his title in the men's 400m. Selmon captured the 400-meter hurdle title in a lifetime best of 48.76. (GoHeels.com)

Sixteen UNC Teams Score Perfect 1000 In APR

The 2017 NCAA champion men's basketball team and the 2016 women's lacrosse national champions are two of 16 University of North Carolina athletic programs to score a perfect 1000 in the NCAA's latest Academic Progress Rates for the academic year 2015-16. This is the third consecutive year the UNC men's basketball and women's lacrosse teams recorded a 1000. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Rammys 2017 - Bad Joke Telling

Coaches from North Carolina's athletic teams try to keep a straight face in a corny jokes battle in this video which first aired at UNC's 2017 Rammy Awards. View Video...

Eight UNC Athletics Programs Honored for Top APRs

The NCAA is honoring eight athletic programs at the University of North Carolina for placing among the top 10 percent nationally in Academic Progress Rates in their respective sports. The eight Tar Heel squads honored this year include men's cross country, women's fencing, women's golf, gymnastics, men's soccer, men's tennis, women's tennis and volleyball. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heel Strength & Conditioning Announces Annual Honors

The UNC Strength and Conditioning staff has announced team awards for 2016-17, recognizing outstanding members of each Olympic sports team. Honorees have been selected based on performance and effort throughout the school year. The top award for each team is the Iron Ram Award, which goes to the athlete with the best overall performance during the year. (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC All Sports Highlights 2017

Relive North Carolina athletics highlight-worthy moments from the past year, including spectacular individual performances, dramatic come-from-behind victories, clutch plays, and national championships in a highlight video shown at UNC's 2017 Rammy Awards celebration. View Video...

Tar Heels Celebrate At Rammy Awards

UNC Athletics celebrated the successes of the past year at the fifth-annual Rammy Awards Monday at Memorial Hall in the center of campus. The ceremony highlighted leaders in athletic performance, academic achievement and community service, recognizing both individual student-athletes and teams, as well as the department’s longest-tenured coach. (GoHeels.com)

8-year-old battling illness signs with UNC cross country team

The cross country team at the University of North Carolina drafted its youngest member Tuesday. Eight-year-old Yash Krishnan has visited with the cross country team and he’s already considered an asset. On Monday, his special signing day, he officially became a Tar Heel. For Kirshnan, it was a dream come true and an opportunity to take his mind off his rare illness. (WRAL.com)

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