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UNC Finishes Fourteenth in Director's Cup StandingsUNC finished fourteenth in the final 2013-2014 Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings, the National Association of College Directors of Athletics announced Friday. Carolina compiled a total 976 points, led by the women’s tennis team with a second-place finish of 90 points. (Chapelboro.com)
Houston Summers: Heart & DesireCoaches call it desire. Houston Summers refers to it more boldly as “my aggression.” As a child, he saw everything as a challenge. “Whether it was wrestling, football, baseball, basketball, it was really, really fun for me to go out there and compete,” he said. He needed that toughness to survive when in 2005, at age 17, he became the youngest American-born player ever drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks. (UNC.edu)
My Carolina Experience: Houston SummersCoaches call it desire. Houston Summers refers to it more boldly as "my aggression." As a child, he saw everything as a challenge. "Whether it was wrestling, football, baseball, basketball, it was really, really fun for me to go out there and compete," he said. (GoHeels.com)
It's Official: UNC Didn't Win an ACC Title in 2013-14If you are keeping score at home this year marks the first time in UNC's ACC membership a team didn't win at least one ACC championship. UNC last chance to snag a title dissipated Friday night in Greensboro when the Tar Heel baseball team was officially eliminated from ACC Championship contention via a 3-2 loss to Virginia. (Tar Heel Blog)
Tar Heels Excel In Latest APRUNC had 18 sports with a four-year Academic Progress Rate of 980 or higher according to figures released today by the NCAA. The 18 sports include six programs that scored a perfect 1000 and another half dozen that scored 990 or higher. The NCAA tracks classroom performance of student-athletes through the APR. The score measures eligibility and retention each semester at every NCAA institution. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC 2013-2014 All Sports VideoThe All Sports video celebrates UNC athletics over the past year. The video highlights some of the best moments during the 2013-2014 Tar Heel sports calendar.
UNC 0-for-This Year in ACC Team Titles?Barring UNC winning one of the last three championships, the Heels will finish the 2013-14 season without winning a single official ACC title in any team sport. What's worse UNC only had one team finish in the first place. The women's tennis team ended up in a four way tie for first during regular season play. Per UNC, the Tar Heels have never not won at least one ACC title in something. (Tar Heel Blog)
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)