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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)
UNC wrestling coach Mock pushes for sexual assault discussionUNC Wrestling coach C.D. Mock echoes the same message he’s tried to convey in a website he started to tell the ongoing saga of his son’s sexual assault case at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. “I’m the father of a young man who, we believe, has been falsely accused of something,” Mock said. His son’s case is a complex one, but one that isn’t unfamiliar. (Durham Herald-Sun)
UNC wrestling coach's stance on campus sex assaults raises ireThe wrestling coach at UNC is receiving a lot of criticism for comments he made on social media, a blog and in the school newspaper after his son was accused of rape in Tennessee. C.D. Mock says universities treat students accused of sexual assault, including his son, unfairly, and he wants to raise awareness of how campus assaults are handled. (WRAL.com)
Carolina Rundown: December 15Bruce Carter played well on Sunday Night Football, making six tackles and grabbing a game-sealing interception. Giovani Bernard had 79 yards on the ground and 24 yards receiving. All-America honors for two UNC men's soccer players. The volleyball team defeated Oregon to advance to the NCAA regional final for the first time in school history, but fell to Texas in the round of eight. (GoHeels.com)
Carolina Rundown: December 1Great Denver debut for Connor Barth, as he tied a franchise record and went 5-5 in his first game as a Bronco. A big win for women's basketball over Stanford. Marcus Paige will renew acquaintances with some AAU teammates on Wednesday. P.J. Hairston scored 15 off the bench for the Hornets on Saturday. The Bucks suddenly decided to play Kendall Marshall, and he had nine points and eight assists. (GoHeels.com)
Carolina Rundown: November 17Julius Peppers, who has become a leader in Green Bay, returned an interception for a touchdown in a blowout Packers win over the Eagles. Raymond Felton is healthy, and will start serving his four-game suspension against Charlotte today. Hakeem Nicks caught two passes, including a sweet touchdown grab, for the Colts. (GoHeels.com)
My Carolina Experience: Spencer NadolskyFor student athletes looking to follow in his footsteps Spencer Nadolsky had these words of advice, "Anything and everything that you could want to do at Carolina is possible. Athletics, academics, socializing - it's all here. When people ask me where I went to school I say proudly - "UNC! Chapel Hill!" - with a big grin on my face, because I know that they know it's an awesome school." (GoHeels.com)
Best Games Of 2013-14: No. 20-No. 16No. 16: Carolina 45, Virginia 14 - Football, Nov. 9, 2013: The first chapter of Ryan Switzer's legendary freshman season was written against Virginia. With Carolina leading 14-0 in the second quarter, Switzer muffed a punt, picked it up and took it 85 yards for a touchdown. Marquise Williams threw for a touchdown, rushed for another and caught one from wide receiver Quinshad Davis. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Finishes Fourteenth in Director's Cup StandingsUNC finished fourteenth in the final 2013-2014 Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings, the National Association of College Directors of Athletics announced Friday. Carolina compiled a total 976 points, led by the women’s tennis team with a second-place finish of 90 points. (Chapelboro.com)