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 In The WNBA UpdateFive former UNC women's basketball players are active this season in the WNBA, highlighted by former league champions Erlana Larkins of the Indiana Fever and Camille Little of the Seattle Storm. Joining Larkins and Little are Ivory Latta and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt of the Washington Mystics and Jessica Breland of the Fever. Here's a look at how these former Tar Heels are doing in 2013: (GoHeels.com)
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)
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)
Video: One on one with Sylvia HatchellHost Jeff Fischel talks with North Carolina head women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell to discuss her becoming a Naismith Hall of Fame inductee, chasing after 1,000 wins, plus more.
UNC Claims Top Women's Program AwardUNC has won one of the most prestigious trophies in college sports. The Tar Heels' women's athletics program finished first in the annual Capital One Cup, which is awarded to the best men's and women's Division I athletics programs in the country. North Carolina will be formally honored for their accomplishment during this year's ESPY Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on July 17. (GoHeels.com)
Sources: UNC Tapping Ivory Latta for Coaching VacancyMultiple sources close to the situation have informed Inside Carolina that former UNC women's basketball star Ivory Latta has agreed to fill the vacancy on Sylvia Hatchell's coaching staff, pending final contract approval. (Inside Carolina)
UNC Women's Basketball Assistant Trisha Stafford-Odom Tabbed For Concordia JobNorth Carolina assistant coach Trisha Stafford-Odom has been named the new head coach at Concordia University Irvine, Concordia Athletic Director Dave Bireline announced Monday. Stafford-Odom, who spent two seasons in Chapel Hill and helped recruit the No. 1 signing class in the country this year, replaces Jenny Hansen. (GoHeels.com)
UNC To Host Nebraska In Big Ten/ACC Women's Basketball ChallengeThe ACC and Big Ten announced on Thursday the matchups for the 2013 Big Ten/ACC Women's Basketball Challenge, and North Carolina will host Nebraska at Carmichael Arena on Dec. 5. This year's challenge will mark the seventh year of the event that has been extended to 2016. Carolina is 4-2 in the current incarnation of the event. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heel Tour invades DurhamThe annual Tar Heel Tours give North Carolina coaches a chance to meet face-to-face with members of the Rams Club, a collection of boosters who donate money to the athletic department. Though the tour visits eight to 12 sites a year, it made its first appearance in Durham in more than 10 years Tuesday night with a stop at the Carolina Theater. (Durham Herald-Sun)
Chansky: A Night That GlitteredThe event held Monday night at Memorial Hall was a genuine breath of fresh air, an opportunity to acknowledge, display and celebrate the incredible group of 800 athletes at Carolina and a veteran coaching staff that, by record alone, has no superior in collegiate sports. It was called the first annual Rammy Awards, a light blue combination of the Grammy’s and ESPY’s. (Chapelboro.com)
Sylvia Hatchell Takes Thank You TourThe year 2013 has been a remarkable one for UNC head basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell. She achieved her 900th win, and in September she will be inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Achieving her 900th win during the 2012-13 season has given Coach Hatchell the opportunity to pause and reflect on the people who paved the way to her success. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels Celebrate At Rammy AwardsUNC's student-athletes, coaches, athletics staff and supporters celebrated the 2012-13 school year and the competition that was part of it on Monday evening at the inaugural Rammy Awards. The event, held at Memorial Hall on the UNC campus, recognized outstanding academic, athletic and community outreach performances and also highlighted the artistic talent of Carolina student-athletes. (GoHeels.com)
Lucas: A Red-Carpet NightThe Rammys are a twist on the traditional end-of-year all-sports banquet, which had gotten a little stale in recent years. So instead of sitting at a formal dinner, the entire student-athlete population will assemble tonight at Memorial Hall for an ESPYs-type show celebrating the year in Tar Heel sports-and also some of the talent outside of sports that makes Carolina student-athletes unique. (GoHeels.com)
Audio: David Glenn Interviews Sylvia HatchellDavid Glenn recently caught up with UNC women’s basketball coach - and recent Naismith Hall of Fame selection - Sylvia Hatchell on Glenn’s afternoon radio show. Among the topics they discussed: What it felt like to become a member of the Naismith Hall of Fame; coaching with a young Pat Summitt at Tennessee; what Hatchell is most proud of about her coaching tenure at UNC. (ACC Sports Journal)