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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)

Vote: Best of North Carolina

ESPN SportsCenter is spending the summer searching for stories. For 50 days, beginning on July 17 with Massachusetts and wrapping up with Wisconsin on Sep. 4, SportsCenter will celebrate the sporting culture and heritage of each state. Stop in and cast your vote for your favorite North Carolina Tar Heel athletes, venues and events. (ESPN.com)

Tar Heels Finish 4th in Directors Cup

The University of North Carolina's runner-up finish at the College Baseball World Series clinched fourth place for the Tar Heels in the 2006 NACDA Directors Cup, UNC's best finish since it placed fourth in 2001-02. It was Carolina's fifth consecutive Top 10 finish and 11th Top 10 showing in the competition's 13-year history. The NACDA Directors Cup measures a school's postseason success in men's and women's sports. Each school is ranked based upon its 10-highest men's and 10-highest women's finishes. (Tar Heel Blue)

Tar Heels 8th In Final Directors' Cup Standings

Led by the men's soccer national championship and field hockey's second consecutive national runner-up finish, UNC placed eighth in the final Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings for 2011-12. This is Carolina's fourth consecutive Top 10 finish, its 10th Top 10 in the last 11years and its 16th Top 10 showing in the 19-year history of the all-sports competition. (Tar Heel Blue)

Tar Heels Excel In APR Numbers

The University of North Carolina had 21 intercollegiate athletic teams exceed the national four-year average in the NCAA's Academic Progress Rate that was released today for the period ending with the 2010-11 academic year. The NCAA tracks annually the classroom performance of student-athletes on every Division I team through the APR. (Tar Heel Blue)

A Brief History of the UNC Athletics Web Presence

UNC announced today that the athletic department's website Tar Heel Blue was transitioning over to GoHeels.com as of July 1st. It may appear to be a distinction without a difference, as the latter domain has just forwarded to the former for a number of years now. But nothing ever that simple in he synergistic world of corporate buzzwords. (Carolina March)

Don’t look at Director’s Cup standings for ACC’s best in 2011-12

In a couple of weeks, the final Director’s Cup standings will be released and UNC will proclaim itself as the top overall athletic program in the ACC for the 2011-12 academic year. But while the numbers are right there in black and white with UNC finishing fourth nationally, does anyone – even those in Chapel Hill – honestly believe that the Tar Heels’ were the league’s best over the past 12 months? (Wilmington Star News)

Tar Heels Win Carlyle Cup

The University of North Carolina won 11 sports outright and split with Duke in three other sports to win the 2004-05 Carlyle Cup by a point total of 15-11. The Carlyle Cup is a multi-sport competition between Carolina and Duke sponsored by Carlyle & Co., a Greensboro-based jeweler. This was the fifth year of the competition. (Tar Heel Blue)

Tar Heels Honor Top Carolina Leadership Academy Participants

The Carolina Leadership Academy celebrated seven years as the premier leadership development program in college athletics on April 11 at its annual year-end banquet. The evening's program recognized top leaders as well as graduates of the Veteran Leaders and Rising Stars programs. Twenty-four student-athletes earned the CLA's highest honor, the Leader of Distinction Award, for 2010-11. (Tar Heel Blue)

UNC in top 10 of Learfield Cup Directors' standings

The ACC is one of only two leagues with multiple schools in the top 10 and with at least eight schools in the top 45 of the NACDA Division I Learfield Cup Directors’ Standings through winter sports released on April 26. Florida State is currently seventh and is the highest ranked ACC school. North Carolina is also ranked in the top 10, finishing the winter eighth with a total of 625 points. (WRAL Sports Fan)

UNC Athletics Ranked In Top 5 In Directors Cup

After the winter sports season, UNC is expected to be ranked as one of the five best athletic programs in the country. After the fall season, UNC was ranked 2nd in the Learfield Sports Directors Cup, a points system that recognizes the best athletic program in the country. Now after the winter sports season, Carolina has dropped a couple of spots to 4th. (1360 WCHL)

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