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James Michael McAdoo Helps Deliver BabyFormer UNC forward James Michael McAdoo and his wife have a story to tell. McAdoo's wife, Lauren, posted on Instagram on Tuesday that the couple had a baby New Year's Eve. The child was delivered at their house after only four hours of labor. The couple's midwife didn't arrive in time, so McAdoo himself acted as the midwife to help bring the new life into the world. (Inside Carolina)
The time James Michael McAdoo delivered his own childFormer Tar Heel forward James Michael McAdoo had an interesting New Year's Eve. He and his wife, Lauren, a former UNC volleyball player welcomed their first child, a daughter. Here's the twist: Little Sawyer Ray McAdoo decided she was in a rush. So much so that the couple's midwife never had time to get there, so James Michael and Lauren handled the delivery themselves. (ABC 11)
UNC Volleyball Assistant Eve Rackham Named Head Coach at TennesseeLongtime UNC volleyball assistant Eve Rackham was named the new head coach of the program at the University of Tennessee on Wednesday, after spending the last nine seasons on staff in Chapel Hill. Rackham has been the assistant head coach under Joe Sagula since 2013, and has been responsible for both recruiting and the team’s offensive development. (Chapelboro.com)
A Christmas wish list for UNC athleticsIt’s been a great year for UNC athletics. There’s been a national championship in men’s basketball, a couple of Final Four appearances for men’s soccer and field hockey, a national seed for baseball, a national runner-up finish for men’s tennis, and a handful of conference championships. Here now is a glimpse at my Christmas Wish List for UNC athletics in 2018. (WRAL Sports Fan)
Beth Nordhorn, Taylor Leath Named All-ACC VolleyballUNC volleyball players Beth Nordhorn and Taylor Leath were named All-ACC on Monday. Leath earns her second All-ACC selection after being named ACC Player of the Year, All-ACC First Team and AVCA All-America Second Team last season. Nordhorn enjoyed a spectacular final season with the Tar Heels, solidifying herself as one of the most efficient offensive players in UNC history. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Volleyball Falls at Duke in Season FinaleThe 2017 regular season came to a disappointing close on Friday, as North Carolina fell to Duke, 3-0 (25-21, 25-22, 25-20) at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The win moved the Blue Devils into a tie with the Tar Heels for eighth place in the ACC standings, each finishing the year 11-9 in conference play. Duke closed the 2017 season at 19-12 overall, while UNC finished at 14-14. (GoHeels.com)
Twenty-One Blocks Not Enough In UNC Volleyball's Loss To Wake ForestNorth Carolina stuffed an unprecedented 21.5 blocks behind a career-high 11 stuffs by senior Beth Nordhorn and a triple-double with 10 blocks by freshman Holly Carlton, but a season-high 28 attack errors handcuffed the Carolina offense, as the Tar Heels fell to Wake Forest, 3-1. The win marked the first for the Demon Deacons over UNC since 2009. (GoHeels.com)
Total Tar Heels: Nov. 22, 2017As we look ahead to Thanksgiving tomorrow, read on for numerous ways that UNC student-athletes show their gratitude and give back to our community. We're grateful for the way they represent Carolina. Total Tar Heels is a digest that provides a behind-the-scenes look at UNC student-athletes and some of the things they do away from competition. (GoHeels.com)
Paris Kea Living Up To The Hype, UNC Olympic Sport NotesAs the North Carolina women's basketball team has navigated a 2-2 start, Paris Kea has lived up to the hype that landed her a spot on the preseason All-ACC team. Averaging 25.3 points through four games, Kea leads the ACC in scoring. She also ranks fourth in the conference with a 58.8 shooting percentage. But she's excelled in other areas, as well. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Comeback Falls Just Short in Volleyball Thriller in LouisvilleNorth Carolina erased an 0-2 deficit to force a deciding fifth set at Louisville on Sunday, but the Cardinals held on to win, 15-11, to take the match, 3-2. It was the second time this season that the Tar Heels returned from trailing two sets to none against the Cardinals. With the win, Louisville remains tied for first place in the ACC at 22-6 (16-2 ACC), while UNC falls to 14-12 (11-7 ACC). (GoHeels.com)
Carolina Volleyball Drops Road Trip Opener to Notre DameNorth Carolina's road woes continued on Friday night, as the Tar Heels opened their final road trip with a 3-0 loss at Notre Dame. Carolina entered Friday's contest on a four-match winning streak after completing a perfect 10-0 home ACC campaign, but UNC has struggled on the road, capturing just a single victory away from home. UNC falls to 14-10 (11-6 ACC). (GoHeels.com)
Ex-UNC football player's estate sues ACC, NCAA over concussionsRepresentatives of a former North Carolina football player's estate are suing the Atlantic Coast Conference and the NCAA, saying they ignored the dangers of concussions and it led to Ryan Hoffman's death. Sandra LaMountain and Noah Hoffman brought the 39-page lawsuit on behalf of Ryan Hoffman's estate and filed it Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Greensboro. (WRAL Sports Fan)
Hadden LaGarde to Join UNC Volleyball in JanuaryUNC volleyball is pleased to announce that incoming freshman Hadden LaGarde has accepted her admission to the University of North Carolina. She intends to enroll in January to begin training with the Tar Heels this spring. No stranger to UNC, LaGarde is the daughter of former Tar Heel Tom LaGarde, who played men's basketball for Carolina from 1973-77. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Volleyball's Madison Laufenberg Battles Off The CourtNorth Carolina volleyball player Madison Laufenberg, a junior outside hitter from Castle Rock, Colorado, opens up about her experience with Type 1 Diabetes as she competes at the highest level in NCAA athletics.
Defense Leads UNC Field Hockey To Final Four, Olympic NotesIt seemed appropriate for UNC to extend its season behind its defense. The Tar Heels had allowed only two goals in their first four postseason games. Before surrendering one in the 35th minute Sunday, 250 minutes, 30 seconds of game time separated them from the last goal they surrendered. UNC's defense will continue to be key Friday, when it faces No. 1 Connecticut. (GoHeels.com)