ACC meetings: Could league expand conference basketball schedule?This is our first time covering the ACC Spring Meetings in Amelia Island. In just the space of an hour or so, we chatted with Roy Williams, Mark Gottfried, Sylvia Hatchell, Larry Fedora and Dave Doeren. David Cutcliffe and the athletic directors will follow Wednesday. (Mike Krzyzewski and Debbie Yow are not in attendance). Some notes on each discussion: (ABC 11)
UNC Athletics Tar Heel Yard SaleThe UNC Athletic Department will hold a Yard Sale on Saturday, May 14, from 7 a.m. to noon at the Eddie Smith Field House. Merchandise bags will be provided to customers as they enter the building. Only small purses will be permitted inside the facility. Visit GoHeels.com for more details. Please see our map for recommended parking to this event. (UNC.edu)
My Carolina Experience: Trinity BurseyWhen Trinity Bursey was 10 years old, her father’s military assignment brought her family to England. At the time, she and her siblings were active and into sports but they were not involved in organized athletics. Shortly after arriving her father brought home a book on basketball mechanics and they began going to the park every day after school to practice drills. (GoHeels.com)
Scholar-Athlete Luncheon Recognizes Academic ExcellenceThe day’s highest honor went to the Top 10 Scholar-Athletes, the five senior men and women who rank the highest in the most impressive collegiate statistic: grade point average. Each invited a faculty member and introduced him or her during brief remarks. In addition to speaking about each honored faculty member, the students looked back on their time at UNC. (GoHeels.com)
Sylvia Hatchell Raising Money For Cancer Patients“You don’t have the choice that you have cancer, but you have the choice in how you deal with it.” Inspiring words from UNC women’s basketball coach and cancer survivor Sylvia Hatchell, who is leading an effort to add wellness rooms for patients at the N.C. Cancer Hospital. Diagnosed with leukemia in October 2013, Hatchell was treated at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. (GoHeels.com)
North Carolina Athletics Tar Heel Yard SaleThe UNC Athletic Department will hold a surplus equipment Yard Sale on Saturday, May 14, from 7 a.m.-noon at the Eddie Smith Field House. More than 12,000 items will be on sale, including more than 500 football jerseys in Carolina Blue, white, black and navy, and at least 100 pairs of Jordan Brand basketball shoes. Women’s basketball game uniforms and Louisville Slugger baseball bats are also included. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Bad Lip Reading - Tar Heel Coaches EditionIt's Bad Lip Reading, North Carolina coaches style! Originally shown at the 2016 Rammys on Monday, April 18 2016.
Video: UNC Athletics - Bring 'Em OutDiving teammates Jack Nyquist and Ozzie Moyer wrote an "Even More Fire" version of Bring 'Em Out. Tar Heel Style featuring all of UNC's talented teams.
Rammys Recognize Tar Heel SuccessesFrom the opening strains of the all-sports video score to the closing cheers of the alma mater, the fourth-annual Rammy Awards highlighted UNC’s successes of the past year within the Department of Athletics and beyond. The awards show recognized student-athletes and teams that have excelled academically, athletically and in service. (GoHeels.com)
My Carolina Experience: Iman McFarlandIman McFarland: “The decision to start my own company was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The other was deciding to attend Carolina. With high caliber athletics, hall of fame coaches, first class academics, the coolest students around, and a commitment to your future after athletics - what more could a student-athlete want?” (GoHeels.com)
Destinee Walker Selected For ACC All-Academic TeamUNC freshman Destinee Walker was named to the 2015-16 All-ACC Women's Basketball Academic Team, announced Friday. The Orlando, Florida, native was named to the ACC All-Freshman team earlier this week after an outstanding rookie season with the Tar Heels. Walker averaged 13.9 points per game, the second-best figure on the team. (GoHeels.com)
Overtime Loss To Pitt Closes Out Season For UNC Women's BasketballNorth Carolina appeared to have the momentum heading into overtime, but Pitt held on to earn an 82-72 victory over the Tar Heels in the opening game of the 2016 ACC Women’s Tournament. ACC Freshman of the Year Stephanie Watts led UNC (14-18) in scoring with 20 points, logging her sixth game this season scoring 20-plus points. (GoHeels.com)
Stephanie Watts Named ACC Freshman Of The YearUNC guard Stephanie Watts has been voted ACC Freshman of the Year, announced Wednesday. Watts is the ninth Tar Heel to win the award, and the third in the last four seasons. A native of Wesley Chapel, N.C., Watts earned second team All-ACC and All-Freshman team honors on Tuesday. She leads UNC in scoring and ranks 10th in the league at 14.5 points per game. (GoHeels.com)
Jamie Cherry: the hero of West Craven, the future of UNC women's basketballToday at 1 p.m., Jamie Cherry will lead UNC’s unlikely crew of first-years and walk-ons into Greensboro Coliseum against 12th-seeded Pittsburgh. As the No. 13 seed, UNC appears to be a longshot to make any noise in the ACC Tournament, let alone the NCAA Tournament. But Cherry is no stranger to long shots. And this time, it’s a shot she is willing to take. (Daily Tar Heel)
Destinee Walker, Stephanie Watts Earn All-ACC AwardsFreshman Stephanie Watts was named Second Team All-ACC, while her and classmate Destinee Walker both earned ACC All-Freshman Team honors on Tuesday. Watts, from Wesley Chapel, North Carolina, was named Rookie of the Week an ACC-leading four times this season. Walker has scored in double figures 27 times thus far, tops among ACC freshman. (GoHeels.com)