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Tar Heels Honor Outstanding Performances At Rammy Awards

UNC Athletics celebrated a year's worth of outstanding performances on and off the field at the second-annual Rammy Awards Monday evening. Student-athletes from all 28 Carolina varsity squads joined with coaches, athletics staff, Rams Club members, the UNC Marching Tar Heels band, members of the spirit squads and other supporters to pack Memorial Hall for the two-hour show. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Hometown favorite Shalane Flanagan aims to win Boston Marathon

Boston-area native Shalane Flanagan took the Boston Marathon bombings personally, giving the runner even more motivation to win the race this year. Anderson Cooper reports for "60 Minutes". (CBS News)

Shalane Flanagan Has Extra Incentive To Push For Historic Boston Marathon Win

Marblehead native Shalane Flanagan knows she has a great shot at becoming the first American to win the Boston Marathon since 1985. But she also wants to win to answer last year’s tragic bombings, which she called “a personal attack on my city.” (CBS Boston)

Shalane Flanagan is motivated and ready to roll for the Boston Marathon

Shalane Flanagan will give the April 21 Boston Marathon her best shot, but what else is new? Motivation and the will to win never have been issues for Flanagan, who trains as part of Jerry Schumacher's elite, Portland-based distance group. (The Oregonian)

Shalane Flanagan to Appear in '60 Minutes' Episode

North Carolina alum and Marblehead, Mass. native Shalane Flanagan will make an appearance on "60 Minutes" on Sunday, April 13 at 7 pm on CBS. Flanagan will be interviewed as part of the network's look back at the 2013 Boston Marathon, where Flanagan placed fourth - finishing the 26.2 mile course in 2 hours, 27 minutes and eight seconds. (Patch.com)

Boston Marathon Attack steels Shalane Flanagan’s resolve

Few participants heading into this year’s Boston Marathon hold as deep a passion for the hallowed event as Marblehead native and two-time U.S. Olympian Shalane Flanagan, whose intense approach has only become more magnified in the wake of last year’s bombings. “The eyes of the world will be watching and it’s important to show how we don’t have any fear,” Flanagan said. (Boston Herald)

Student-Athletes' Outreach Hours Top Last Year's Total

While representing the University of North Carolina in intercollegiate competition, UNC teams all focus on different numbers: goals scored, assists given, averages raised, rebounds grabbed, routines nailed, PRs run, distances covered. But here’s one impressive number on which they all worked together: 2176. (GoHeels.com)

Girls And Women In Sports Day Means Fun For All

Athletes of all ages found much to celebrate Sunday as UNC commemorated National Girls and Women in Sports Day with an event at the Eddie Smith Indoor Field House. Student-athletes from most of the Tar Heel women's sports teams, as well as the UNC cheerleading squad, came out to spend part of the afternoon interacting with young girls and boys, teaching sports skills and having fun. (GoHeels.com)

Marion Jones Named An ACC Basketball Legend

Marion Jones, a member of UNC's 1994 National Championship squad, will represent the Tar Heels in the 10th annual class of ACC Women's Basketball Legends, announced Wednesday. The Legends will be honored at the 2014 ACC Women's Basketball Tournament, held March 5-9 at the Greensboro Coliseum. Jones is recognized as one of the finest athletes ever to compete at UNC. (GoHeels.com)

Jim Beatty, History Featured In Oxford American

Tar Heel legend Jim Beatty, the first man to ever run a sub-four minute indoor mile in 1962, is featured in a new online video series, SoLit: Southern Literature in Motion from Oxford American. Beatty is featured in the first episode stimulated by Wendy Brenner's lyrical essay "Telegram" and the discovery of a twenty-six-foot telegram that contains over 1,200 signatures of Beatty's fans. (GoHeels.com)

Capital One Cup to be presented to UNC women

UNC 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)

Shalane Flanagan finishes eighth in women's 10,000 meter run at World Championships

Marblehead’s Shalane Flanagan took to the track in Moscow, Russia yesterday for the IIAF World Championships in the women’s 10,000 meter run and finished eighth in a time of 31:34.83. The bulk of Flanagan’s training over the last year revolved around the Boston Marathon, though the won the United States national title (her 15th overall) in the 10K in June to qualify for worlds. (Salem News)

GoHeels Weekly Primer

Carolina will play three times on ESPN's Big Monday next season. Former head coach Dean Smith won the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Thursday. Lucas writes that it was a fitting honor. Check out the sampling of reactions to the announcement. Recap the first week of traiing camp with the Tar Heel Football Weekly Roundup, which will become a regular feature. (GoHeels.com)

Former UNC Track & Field stars Shalane Flanagan and Vikas Gowda At World Championships

Former University of North Carolina track and field stand-outs Shalane Flanagan and Vikas Gowda will compete at the 14th IAAF World Championships in Moscow. The championships take place beginning August 10 through August 18. (GoHeels.com)

GoHeels Weekly Primer

The finishing touches are still being added to the 2012-13 season, and the 2013 football season is nearly underway. Be sure you didn't miss any of the action last week with the GoHeels Weekly Primer. (GoHeels.com)

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