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Lucas: A Red-Carpet Night

The Rammys are a twist on the traditional end-of-year all-sports banquet, which had gotten a little stale in recent years. So instead of sitting at a formal dinner, the entire student-athlete population will assemble tonight at Memorial Hall for an ESPYs-type show celebrating the year in Tar Heel sports-and also some of the talent outside of sports that makes Carolina student-athletes unique. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Sixth In Directors' Cup Standings

North Carolina ranks sixth in the latest Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Division I Standings, announced Wednesday. The Tar Heels gained points in winter competition for finishing 12th in women's swimming, 13th in fencing, 22nd in wrestling, 29th in men's swimming and 52nd in women's track and field. UNC leads all ACC schools in the standings. (GoHeels.com)

Weekend Watch: March 22-24

Men's basketball takes on Villanova tonight at 7:20 p.m. EDT in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on TNT. Women's basketball begins tournament play Sunday at 2:30 p.m. against Albany in Newark, Del. Baseball was supposed to be in Boston this weekend, but he field in Chestnut Hill is unplayable due to recent weather. So the Tar Heels and Eagles will do battle in Chapel Hill. (Tar Heel Monthly)

Weekend Watch: March 8-10

Men's Basketball closes out the regular season Saturday at 9 against Duke on ESPN. Tar Heel women's basketball is the third seed in this weekend's ACC Tournament in Greensboro. They face #11 Boston College Friday at 8 on Fox Sports South. #1 Carolina baseball begins conference play with a trip to Wake Forest for games Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6, 4, and 1, respectively. (Tar Heel Monthly)

Weekend Watch: February 15-17

It's Opening Day at the Bosh as Carolina Baseball hosts Seton Hall for a weekend series Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 3, 2, and 1 respectively. You can watch Friday's game on GoHeels.com, and there will be audio feeds for both Saturday and Sunday's games. The #1 Tar Heels are one of Five locks for Omaha, according to Tom Shatel of the Omaha World-Herald. (Tar Heel Monthly)

Mock, Tar Heels weigh in on IOC's wrestling decision

Sport has its fair share of fabled traditions, but none is more storied — nor ancient — than wrestling. Wrestling first appeared in the first Olympic games in 708 B.C. and has remained an undisputed fixture of international competition. Until Tuesday morning, that is. In a widely and vehemently criticized decision, the executive board of the International Olympic Committee rescinded wrestling’s Olympic status. (Daily Tar Heel)

Weekend Watch: February 8-10

The big story is Sylvia Hatchell getting her 900th win last night at Boston College. Women's basketball will go for Hatchell's 901st win Sunday at 11:30 at Georgia Tech, on ESPNU. Men's basketball looks to continue the solid play of late as they travel to ACC-leading Miami. That game tips off Saturday at 2 on ESPN. The Tar Heels will wear Carolina Blue Nike Hyper Elite jerseys. (Tar Heel Monthly)

Weekend Watch: February 1-3

Men's Basketball hosts Virginia Tech Saturday at noon. P.J. Hairston, who had first-half 14 points before leaving the Boston College game with a concussion, is unlikely to play. Women's Basketball takes on Duke Sunday at 1 as Sylvia Hatchell goes for win #900. That game is available on ESPNU. (Tar Heel Monthly)

Weekend Watch: January 18-20

Men's Basketball hosts Maryland at noon on Saturday on ESPN. Prior to the varsity game, you can catch JV men's basketball taking on Davidson County Community College. Rasheed Wallace, who's been dealing with an acute stress reaction in his left foot, says his season is not done. (Tar Heel Monthly)

UNC Athletics: 2012 Year In Pictures

Enjoy and remember 2012 in Carolina athletics with this video compiled of images by staff photographer Jeffrey A. Camarati. The video features images from all 28 varsity sports at UNC with a look back at the 2012 women's soccer national championship, memorable moments from men's basketball, field hockey's run to the title game, and other showcases of Carolina's talented family of student-athletes. (GoHeels.com)

Weekend Watch: January 11-13

Men's Basketball will try to get on track with game at Florida State Saturday at 2 p.m. That game is on ESPN. Women's Basketball is 2-0 in conference play and coming off a big win at N.C. State. They'll host Georgia Tech Sunday at 2 at Carmichael Arena. That game is on ESPN3. (Tar Heel Monthly)

Weekend Watch: December 28-30

Men's Basketball is back in action tomorrow for a 2 pm tilt with UNLV at the Smith Center. UNLV will be without star Mike Moser, but forward Anthony Bennett is considered one of the best freshmen in the country. Two Tar Heels, Jeff Saturday and Julius Peppers, were named to the Pro Bowl this week. (Tar Heel Monthly)

First Person: The Must List

A few weeks back, I interviewed wrestling coach C.D. Mock, who is a joy to speak with. He loves his University, he loves his program, and he loves wrestling. We spoke at length about a common and necessary practice in college wrestling: weight cutting. Not a conversation most people have before the holidays and I only felt slightly guilty about eating and drinking liberally while writing the story. (Tar Heel Monthly)

Weekend Watch: November 2-4

Men's Tennis plays in the "Big Jim" Russell Invitational in Chapel Hill all weekend. Carolina field hockey continues play in the ACC Tournament Friday, with the championship set for Sunday at Henry Stadium. Volleyball hosts Miami Friday at 7 and Florida State Saturday at 5. Cross country is in Raleigh for the Three Stripe Invitational on Saturday. Wrestling is at the Hokie Open in Roanoke, Va. on Sunday as well. (Tar Heel Monthly)

History of the Atlantic Coast Conference

The withdrawal of seven schools from the Southern Conference came early on the morning of May 8, 1953, during the Southern Conference’s annual spring meeting. On June 14, 1953, the seven members met in Raleigh, N.C., where a set of bylaws was adopted and the name became officially the Atlantic Coast Conference. (Chatham Journal)

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