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North Carolina Women's Basketball 2016-17 Preview

North Carolina women's basketball has been a relevant D1 force for decades under head coach Slyvia Hatchel. A year ago, things took a turn for the not-so-dominant ways of Tar Heel basketball as they fell to 14-18 and 4-12 finish in the ACC. But no one should expect them to be down for long as Hatchel reloads for a return to the ACC upper reaches. (Hero Sports)

UNC Women's Basketball Starts Season On Monday

The UNC women’s basketball team will have familiar faces in the backcourt, but the front court will have a new look and feel when the Tar Heels begin the 2016-17 season with their first official practice of the season on Monday, Oct. 3. UNC welcomes back a trio of starting guards in junior Jamie Cherry and sophomore’s Destinee Walker and Stephanie Watts. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Rewards Seven Championship Coaches With New Contracts

UNC has agreed in principle on three-year contracts with five head coaches – Joe Breschi (men’s lacrosse), Anson Dorrance (women’s soccer), Sam Paul (men’s tennis), Karen Shelton (field hockey) and Carlos Somoano (men’s soccer) – and is extending the contracts of women’s basketball head coach Sylvia Hatchell and women’s lacrosse head coach Jenny Levy. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Releases 2016-17 Women's Basketball Schedule

Home games with Duke, Florida State, NC State and Notre Dame highlight the 2016-17 schedule for the UNC women’s basketball team. Carolina will play 16 home games in total inside Carmichael Arena, including the season finale on Sunday, Feb. 26 against the Blue Devils. January stacks up to be an exciting month of hoops action in Chapel Hill. (GoHeels.com)

ACC pulls football title game, other championships from North Carolina due to HB2

The ACC followed musicians, the NBA and the NCAA on Wednesday, when the league announced that it would pull its football championship out of North Carolina due to the state's controversial House Bill 2. The ACC will move every championship event that isn't played on a college campus with football being the most high-profile and most impactful. (Syracuse.com)

Video: UNC Women's Basketball 2016-17 Season Promo

The North Carolina women's basketball season is around the corner. Their first home exhibition game is Wednesday, November 2 vs. Carson-Newman at 6pm. Here's a preview of this season's team. View Video...

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)

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