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Turkey vs. Belarus hoops becomes UNC vs. Duke

The women's basketball game Wednesday between Belarus and Turkey had a Triangle twist. In fact, it had a Battle of the Blues feel. Lara Sanders, who was born in Nuremburg, Germany and plays for Turkey, came via UNC, graduating in 2008. Lindsey Harding, the first Duke player to ever play in the Olympics, comes from a Belarusian family. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Senior Captain Hillary Fuller Recaps UNC Women's Basketball's Trip To UK/Ireland

Our trip to Scotland and Ireland was a great adventure for the entire team and staff. Most of us had never been overseas and being able to embrace the Scottish and Irish culture was amazing. It was a good opportunity for the team to bond and better learn each other, both on and off the court. Thank you to the University of North Carolina for this amazing opportunity. (GoHeels.com)

Former UNC basketball star LaToya Sanders posts highest-scoring game at Olympics

A former UNC basketball star posted the highest-scoring game of the Rio Olympics thus far on Tuesday. But it wasn’t U.S. men’s team member Harrison Barnes. It was LaToya Sanders. Known by her maiden name LaToya Pringle when she played for the Tar Heels, the 6-foot-3 center scored 36 points for Turkey — where she plays professionally. (Wilmington Star News)

Pringle Sanders Takes Unique Path To Olympic Stage

Carolina fans may not immediately recognize the name Lara Sanders when they see it on the roster for the Turkey women's basketball team. But they will certainly recognize the game when Sanders takes the court starting Saturday in pursuit of the country's first Olympic basketball medal. Sanders is better known as LaToya Pringle to Tar Heel fans. (GoHeels.com)

Recounting UNC’s Olympic gold medal history

North Carolina has had plenty of sporting success over the years. In addition to the many teams that have won national championships, UNC has sent dozens of athletes to the Olympics. Several of them have came away with gold medals. In all, Tar Heel athletes have won 35 gold medals. In 2016, 17 former UNC athletes have a chance to add to that total. (Tar Heel Blog)

Ali Cyr-Scully Checks In From Ireland

Ali Cyr-Scully, a freshman on the UNC women’s basketball team, checks in during the 12-day trip for the Tar Heels through the UK and Ireland. The team is currently in Killarney in Southwest Ireland: "I love to travel and be exposed to different cultures, so playing games and spending time with my new teammates is even better because we're abroad." (GoHeels.com)

Seventeen Tar Heels to represent four countries in Rio

Beginning this week, the rest of the sports world will stop for nearly a month as more than 10,000 athletes from the around the world travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to compete for gold in the Summer Olympic Games. And 17 of those elite athletes are Tar Heels. (UNC.edu)

UNC Women's Basketball Tops Ireland, 75-60

Four players scored in doubles figures, led by Paris Kea’s 18 points, in North Carolina’s 75-60 victory over the Ireland Senior National Team on Tuesday night at the National Basketball Arena outside Dublin, Ireland. Along with Kea’s 18, Hillary Fuller had 13 points, followed by Destinee Walker’s 12 and 10 from Stephanie Watts. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Women's Basketball Freshman Naomi Van Nes Back Home In the UK

Naomi Van Nes, a freshman on the North Carolina women’s basketball team, was born and raised in England for 13 years. She reflects on coming back home to the UK during the Tar Heels trip through her native country, Scotland and Ireland. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Women's Basketball Posts Win Over Scotland Select

Stephanie Watts scored 26 points and Paris Kea added 19 points in her North Carolina debut in a 107-54 victory over Scotland Select on Sunday afternoon at The Peak Sports Center. Carolina took control of momentum in the first quarter with a 13-0 run that resulted in a 16-5 advantage. Kea did most of the damage with 10 points in the period to lead all scorers. (GoHeels.com)

A look back at some of the best speeches given by Tar Heels

I decided to take a look back at some of the best speeches given by Tar Heels (either athletes or those associated with Tar Heel athletics). Charles Kuralt's Bicentennial Speech, Roy Williams' 2009 Locker Room Speech, Marcus Paige’s Senior Speech, Stuart Scott’s Jimmy V Award Speech, Anson Dorrance's Speech on Mia Hamm. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC Women's Basketball Gets Late Start To Europe, Enjoys Visit To London

After suffering through a 24-hour delay in getting their much anticipated trip underway to the British Isles, the North Carolina women’s basketball team enjoyed a bonus of sorts by spending most of Saturday in London, England. The team was scheduled to arrive in Scotland on Friday morning, but storms in the New York area resulted in extended flight delays (GoHeels.com)

UNC Women's Basketball Leaves For Scotland & Ireland

UNC continues its preparation for the 2016-17 women’s basketball season with a 12-day trip to Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland during which it will play three games between July 28 and Aug. 8. The team is scheduled to visit Edinburgh, Scotland, before heading to Belfast, Northern Ireland and then on to Dublin, Killarney and Galway in Ireland. (GoHeels.com)

Seventeen Tar Heels In 2016 Olympics

Beginning Aug. 5, athletes from the around the world travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to compete in the Summer Olympics. And 17 of those athletes are Tar Heels. Representing the United States, Turkey, India and New Zealand, former UNC student-athletes will contend for medals in track and field, field hockey, men’s and women’s basketball, and women’s soccer. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Olympic sports and the impact of the ACC Network

As Cunningham says in the video above, the ACC Network will give the Olympic teams at UNC much more exposure. The network will allow for fans, family, and recruits to watch these teams from anywhere in the world. This certainly will help in recruiting new athletes. It will show recruits, who may not be able to easily get to Chapel Hill, all that UNC has to offer. (Tar Heel Blog)

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