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Video: UNC Coaches Dance to "Happy"UNC Coaches made a music video to Pharrell Williams "Happy". Originally aired at the 2014 Rammy's on April 14, 2014.
Shalane Flanagan’s Best Not Enough To Win Boston MarathonMarblehead native Shalane Flanagan desperately wanted to win the 2014 Boston Marathon. For the first 17 miles she was in position to do so, but despite running a personal best Monday, it wasn’t enough to win. Flanagan dropped to the back of the leader pack in the Newton hills and ending up finishing in seventh place with a time of 2:22:02. She was the top American woman finisher. (CBS Boston)
Young Tar Heels thriving on trackFresh off a medal-rich performance at the ACC Track and Field Championships on Saturday, fleet-footed UNC freshman Ceo Ways already was looking ahead to the Penn Relays this weekend. But Ways, who also had silver medal performances in the 400-meter and 200-meter individual sprints, and UNC head coach Harlis Meaders have even bigger plans for the talent-loaded team. (Durham Herald-Sun)
Shalane Flanagan hopes knowledge is powerShalane Flanagan has entered a new phase in her relationship with the Boston Marathon course. In fact, Flanagan is happy to admit they’ve been seeing a lot more of each other lately. The 32-year-old American hopeful from Marblehead will make her second start on the torturous 26.2-mile track in Monday’s 118th running of the Boston Marathon. (Boston Herald)
Weekend Preview: April 18-20UNC Baseball: Three-game series at Virginia (Friday at 6, Saturday at 1, Sunday at 1) The Tar Heels have won two of three games in each of their last two ACC weekend series, but the job gets tougher this weekend at Virginia, which is 14-4 in conference play and ranked No. 1 in the nation in most of the national polls. Saturday afternoon's game will be televised by RSN. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels Honor Outstanding Performances At Rammy AwardsUNC 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 MarathonBoston-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 WinMarblehead 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 MarathonShalane 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' EpisodeNorth 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 resolveFew 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 TotalWhile 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 AllAthletes 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 LegendMarion 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 AmericanTar 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)