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How former UNC athletes fared in the 2016 Rio Olympics

Fifteen athletes competing in the games were former Tar Heels. Of those 15, only one former UNC athlete came home with a medal. Despite a notorious lack of playing time, Harrison Barnes won gold with the USA Men’s Basketball Team. (Tar Heel Blog)

Vermont women's basketball cancels game at UNC over HB2 law

The University of Vermont women's basketball team has canceled an upcoming game against North Carolina due to concerns about the state's controversial HB2 law, the UVM athletic department announced Wednesday. The Catamounts were scheduled to face the Tar Heels on their Chapel Hill campus on December 28. (Burlington Free Press)

Tar Heels Making Their Marks at Rio Olympics

Sixteen Tar Heels have been delivering on months and years of training in their goal to compete at the highest level of their sports, bringing them to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. With the games closing ceremony set for Aug. 21, here’s how UNC Olympians have been doing. (UNC General Alumni Association)

Lower Concessions Prices & More Options At UNC Venues

The UNC department of athletics and its concessions partner, Aramark Sports and Entertainment, is introducing reduced concessions prices and new outside food and beverage options for all Olympic sports venues for the 2016-17 school year. Fans can enjoy lower-priced food and beverage options at Olympic sports events. (GoHeels.com)

Giving Back: Blueberries Help UNC Coach Fight Cancer

You may be used to seeing Coach Sylvia Hatchell on the hardwood, leading UNC women's basketball the last 30 of her 42-year college coaching career, but it's deep in the mountains at her home under the Carolina blue sky, that the basketball legend is making a difference off the court. "I started this in 2000, 2001, and it's just gotten bigger," Coach Hatchell said. (TWC News)

How have former UNC athletes done so far at the Olympics?

Fifteen UNC alums are taking part in the 2016 Olympics. Of that 15, only two have yet to participate in the games. Shalane Flanagan and Vikas Gowda will take part in the Track and Fields events which take place in the second week. The other 13 athletes’ events have begun, and many of them have had fairly successful starts. (Tar Heel Blog)

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)

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