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Season preview: North Carolina wrestling will lean on offseason work, senior leaders in 2017-18The North Carolina wrestling team doesn’t want stiff competition this season — it needs it. After all, that's what makes it fun. This offseason, competition is the only thing the Tar Heels have known. Newcomers have taken on seniors every practice. Players have been exposed to some of the best talent in the country in national qualifiers. (Daily Tar Heel)
15 years after his death, US Senator and UNC alum Paul Wellstone's legacy lives onTucked among pines and aspens off an out-of-the-way road near Eveleth, Minn., there's a small memorial to Sen. Paul Wellstone about a half-mile from where his campaign plane crashed 15 years ago. It's quiet and simple, featuring a ring of polished slabs of rock, in memory of Wellstone and his wife Sheila, his daughter, and three campaign workers who also died in the crash. (Minnesota Public Radio News)
Two-time national wrestling champ Mason Phillips commits to UNC over Ohio StateMason Phillips, who will wrestle in the 149-pound weight class in college, said he received interest from Ohio State, Oregon State and Nebraska, and took visits to Columbus and Corvallis, but he simply fell in love with North Carolina. “I went to North Carolina on a visit a couple weeks ago, and just loved it. I wasn’t really interested in going anywhere else after that.” (The Daily Herald)
UNC Wrestling coach Coleman Scott named men's freestyle World Team coachUNC head wrestling coach Coleman Scott has been named a volunteer men’s freestyle coach for the U.S. World Team that will compete at the World Championships in Paris, France. Scott will work alongside U.S. National Freestyle Coach Bill Zadick, and U.S. Assistant National Freestyle Coaches Kevin Jackson and Joe Russell, to prepare the team for the World Championships. (USA Wrestling)
One of Nation's Top Juniors, Gabriel Tagg Commits to UNC WrestlingGabe Tagg has committed to North Carolina. The No. 14 ranked 120 pounder projects as a 125 or 133 for the Tar Heels. The Ironman champ and Beast of the East runner-up is one of the top juniors in the country. He is 34th on the Class of 2019 big board. Tagg is the first commit for head coach Coleman Scott and his UNC staff in the class of 2019. (Flo Wrestling)
Tar Heels Finish Top 10 In All-Sport CompetitionThe University of North Carolina was one of six athletic programs to finish in the top 10 in both the men's and women's standings in the 2016-17 Capital One Cup, which measures top 10-finishes in NCAA Championship play and coaches' polls in 20 men's and 21 women's sports. The Tar Heels finished third in the men's standings and ninth in the women's this year. (GoHeels.com)
Record 385 Tar Heels Named To ACC Academic Honor RollA record 385 North Carolina student-athletes have been named to the 2016-17 Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll, announced Thursday by the league. It's the second year in a row and the fourth time in the past five years that UNC has established a new high and the fifth year in a row that more than 300 Tar Heel student-athletes have been honored. (GoHeels.com)
Around The World With Coleman ScottUNC head wrestling coach Coleman Scott is a member of the USA Wrestling World Team coaching staff this summer as the team prepares for the World Championships in Paris, France. Over the next two months, Coach Scott will be providing updates on his work with the World Team and his travels to Colorado Springs, Madrid, Germany and, ultimately, Paris. (GoHeels.com)
UNC finishes 5th nationally in race for the Learfield Directors’ CupUNC finished fifth in the final 2016-17 Learfield Directors' Cup standings, the Tar Heels' 11th top-five and 20th top-10 finish in the 24-year history of the award. It marks the 18th time UNC is the highest-ranked ACC program. The Directors' Cup measures NCAA post-season competitive success and awards points to a maximum of 10 men's and 10 women's programs per school. (GoHeels.com)
Wrestler Dalton Macri Transferring From Cornell To UNCAfter being injured in the first period of the first match of the season and missing the remainder of his sophomore season due to the injury, Dalton Macri will be leaving Cornell and heading to North Carolina. Coming out of high school as a state champ he was the seventh ranked wrestler in the country. Naturally, Macri will slot into the Tar Heels' lineup at 125-pounds. (Flo Wrestling)
Video: Rammys 2017 - Bad Joke TellingCoaches from North Carolina's athletic teams try to keep a straight face in a corny jokes battle in this video which first aired at UNC's 2017 Rammy Awards.
Tar Heel Strength & Conditioning Announces Annual HonorsThe UNC Strength and Conditioning staff has announced team awards for 2016-17, recognizing outstanding members of each Olympic sports team. Honorees have been selected based on performance and effort throughout the school year. The top award for each team is the Iron Ram Award, which goes to the athlete with the best overall performance during the year. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC All Sports Highlights 2017Relive North Carolina athletics highlight-worthy moments from the past year, including spectacular individual performances, dramatic come-from-behind victories, clutch plays, and national championships in a highlight video shown at UNC's 2017 Rammy Awards celebration.
Tar Heels Celebrate At Rammy AwardsUNC Athletics celebrated the successes of the past year at the fifth-annual Rammy Awards Monday at Memorial Hall in the center of campus. The ceremony highlighted leaders in athletic performance, academic achievement and community service, recognizing both individual student-athletes and teams, as well as the department’s longest-tenured coach. (GoHeels.com)
Three-Time State Champ Brandon Whitman Commits To UNC WrestlingOne of the best wrestlers from the class of 2018 has announced his commitment. Brandon Whitman said he will be wrestling for the University of North Carolina. Whitman is ranked the No. 35 overall recruit among current juniors. Whitman is 150-3 in his career and a three-time state champ. He chose UNC over Minnesota, Virginia Tech, Cornell and Michigan. (Flo Wrestling)