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UNC Wrestling Coach Coleman Scott Competes For Ticket To Rio SundayNorth Carolina head wrestling coach Coleman Scott will attempt to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Team this weekend at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa. Scott, the 2012 freestyle bronze medalist at 60 kilograms, will compete for a spot at 57 kg (125.5 pounds) against the best wrestlers in the country. (GoHeels.com)
Joey Ward Wrestles Way to All-America Finish at NCAAsNorth Carolina junior Joey Ward scored a 3-1 sudden victory decision over Lehigh's Randy Cruz to claim seventh place in the 141-pound weight class on the final day of the 2016 NCAA Wrestling Championships Saturday morning at Madison Square Garden. Ward finishes his All-America season with a record of 23-6. (GoHeels.com)
Coleman Scott Named Head Wrestling Coach At UNCColeman Scott has been named the head coach of the North Carolina wrestling team, Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham announced Wednesday. Scott, who came to UNC as an assistant in 2014 and has served as the interim head coach since June, becomes the sixth head coach in the history of the program. (GoHeels.com)
Judge: Former UNC wrestling coach's son should not have been expelled from UT-ChattanoogaA Tennessee court ruled that Corey Mock, the son of former UNC wrestling coach C.D. Mock, should not have been expelled for sexual assault by his university. The judge ruled the UT-Chattanooga, which expelled Corey Mock for sexual misconduct in December, held him to an unreachable standard by asking him to prove he'd attained verbal consent instead of asking for proof that he had not. (Daily Tar Heel)
339 Tar Heels Earn ACC Academic Honor Roll SpotsA total of 339 North Carolina student-athletes have earned spots on the 2014-15 ACC Honor Roll, announced Wednesday. The Honor Roll is comprised of student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the full academic year. The conference recognized a record 4,143 student-athletes for their hard work in the classroom. (GoHeels.com)
UNC wrestler Jacob Pincus Set To Travel As GLOBE ScholarAfter two years on the UNC wrestling team, rising junior Jacob Pincus is leaving the mat in favor of seeing the world. Pincus, from Rochester, N.Y., is the first Carolina student-athlete selected to be part of the Kenan-Flagler Business School’s GLOBE program and will spend all of the 2015-16 school year studying outside of the U.S. (GoHeels.com)
Former wrestling coach disputes firingC.D. Mock, North Carolina’s former wrestling coach who was fired last month, says the University violated his First Amendment rights. After his son Corey Mock was found guilty of sexual assault by the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga’s judicial system, C.D. Mock began a blog denouncing college sexual assault policies. (Daily Tar Heel)
Best Games Of 2014-15: No. 25-No. 21Once again this July, GoHeels.com will count down the top 25 wins of the school year. Check back around noon EDT each weekday for the latest update before the No. 1 win is revealed on July 17. The countdown begins today with thrilling regular season wins from women's soccer, women's lacrosse, softball, wrestling and swimming and diving. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Finishes 5th in Learfield Sports Directors' CupAfter finishing out of the top ten last season when UNC failed to win a title conference or national, the Tar Heel athletic program has rebounded for a 5th place finish in the 2014-15 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup. UNC's fifth place finish is an ACC best with Virginia and its league first three NCAA titles in one season just behind the Heels in 6th. (Tar Heel Blog)
Ex-UNC wrestling coach CD Mock issues statement about his firingC.D. Mock, who was fired as head coach of the University of North Carolina wrestling program after 12 seasons last Friday, issued a statement about his dismissal on his blog Sunday, saying that he was not surprised, and reiterating that it had nothing to do with the performance of the Tar Heels on the mat or in the classroom. (Examiner.com)
UNC Announces Coaching Change For Wrestling ProgramC.D. Mock has been relieved of his duties as the head wrestling coach at North Carolina, Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham announced Friday. Coleman Scott, who has been at UNC as an assistant since last May, will guide the program as interim head coach. "I made the decision that a coaching change was in the best interest of our wrestling program moving forward," Cunningham said. (GoHeels.com)
McCorkle, Pate, Utley Take Top Strength HonorsThe UNC strength and conditioning program has announced its most outstanding performers for Olympic sports for the 2014-15 school year, with Hayley McCorkle (volleyball), Adam Pate (baseball) and Alex Utley (wrestling) taking top honors. Pate, a rising junior outfielder from Pikeville, N.C., was the top male SuperRam, which measures overall athleticism. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Coaches "Shake It Off"UNC Coaches made a music video to Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off". The video originally aired at the 2015 Rammys on April 20, 2015.
Video: UNC Athletes Dance to "Uptown Funk"Watch Tar Heel athletes dance to "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars. This video premiered at the 2015 Rammys on Monday night.
Tar Heels Celebrate At RammysThe North Carolina Department of Athletics celebrated the successes of the past year Monday evening at the third-annual Rammy Awards. A full slate of awards recognized outstanding academics, athletics and service. The evening also included student-athlete musical performances, videos and the introduction of UNC’s refreshed logo and other marks. (GoHeels.com)