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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)
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)
Shalane Flanagan finishes eighth in women's 10,000 meter run at World ChampionshipsMarblehead’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 PrimerCarolina 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 ChampionshipsFormer 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 PrimerThe 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)
Former UNC Track & Field Coach Craddock To Be Inducted In Hall Of FameWith 44 years of coaching between the collegiate and high school levels, Craddock has amassed a legendary resume that includes two women's NCAA cross country team titles (1981, '82), a women's indoor NCAA team title (1982), and an unparalleled 45 ACC team titles via coaching tenures at Virginia and North Carolina. (GoHeels.com)
Best UNC Games Of 2012-13: No. 25-No. 21Over the course of the next two weeks, GoHeels.com will take a look back at the greatest games of the 2012-13 UNC school year and count down the top 25 Tar Heel triumphs. Today starts with the first five entries on the list. (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)
GoHeels Weekly PrimerThe baseball team advanced to the College World Series, but that was far from the only athletic news from Chapel Hill last week. Catch up with this week's installment of the GoHeels Weekly Primer. Thursday's big news was that UNC won the women's Capital One Cup, given to the top women's athletic program in the nation for the 2012-13 academic year. (GoHeels.com)