Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager reactivated from 60-day IL

Seattle Mariners third baseman will begin his 2019 season Saturday afternoon in Oakland, playing third and batting sixth. The Mariners reactivated Seager from the 60-day injured list Saturday morning. Days before the Mariners wrapped up their spring training, Seager dove for a ball in a game against the Cubs and landed awkwardly. (Tacoma News Tribune)

UNC Baseball advances to ACC championship game with 13-5 win vs. Boston College

Unlike North Carolina's previous two games, the Tar Heels didn't need extra innings to beat Boston College. went 4-for-5 with a home run and four runs scored to lead UNC to a 13-5 win over the Eagles in the ACC Baseball Championship semifinals. UNC will face the winner of Saturday's game between Georgia Tech and NC State at noon Sunday. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Chase Rice to perform at Stanley Cup Final

The NHL announced Friday Lil Nas X and country singer as the artists who will play at Boston's City Hall Plaza before Game 1. Rice, whose song "Eyes On You" peaked at No. 3 on the country music chart, will open the musical part of the show around 6 p.m. A longtime hockey fan, Rice also performed at the NHL All-Star Skills Competition in Tampa last year. (USA Today)

North Carolina Bolsters Case for Hosting Baseball Regional

The Tar Heels fell behind in the hosting discussion after losing a series to NC State to wrap up the regular season, but with a 2-0 showing so far in the ACC Tournament, including a 7-5 victory against Miami on Friday, UNC is back in the mix. Its RPI of 15 is good enough, a 12-11 record against the RPI top 50 is solid, and you can’t discount a 40+ win total. (Baseball America)

Video: Toe Groves - Muscle Milk Athlete of the Year

Through a diligent regimen of high-protein, high-carbohydrate diet supplemented with high-calorie shakes, Rontavius 'Toe' Groves transformed his body from a 160-pound freshman to a 187-pound junior. He took advantage of UNC's nutrition program after suffering pattelar tendon injuries his redshirt freshman and 2017 seasons. Read More...

Crystal Dunn, Allie Long ready for Women's World Cup

Defender likes to say she hails from Strong Island. Midfielder notes that the Long Island and New York state of mind has influenced her, Long said during Women’s World Cup media day in New York on Friday. Both played vital roles in leading UNC to NCAA championships and became National Women’s Soccer League All-Stars. (Newsday)

Greatest former UNC athlete by state (Minnesota): Adam Boone

played two seasons at UNC. As a freshman, he was part of a Tar Heels’ team that reached the No. 1 ranking, and as a sophomore he was on the worst team in UNC history. Boone was a backup point guard behind in 2000-01 and had a leg up the following season. But the Tar Heels struggled and Boone transferred home to Minnesota. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Former UNC Receiver Thomas Jackson Transfers to Louisville

waited patiently for an opportunity at UNC as a walk-on. After earning a scholarship his redshirt sophomore season, Jackson hauled in 17 receptions and four touchdowns. In December, the Tar Heels decided they needed Jackson’s scholarship to help haul in new talent. That’s where Louisville and former UNC receivers coach came into play. (Big Red Louie)

UNC Baseball Advances To Semifinals With 11 Inning Thriller Over Miami

No. 19 North Carolina overcame an early five-run deficit to beat Miami 7-5 in an 11 inning thriller (Highlights) to advance to the ACC Championship Semifinals against Boston College on Saturday, May 25 at 1 p.m. Austin Love, Joey Lancellotti and Hansen Butler combined to throw 9.2 innings out of the bullpen limiting the Hurricanes to just one run on four hits. (

UNC Women's Lacrosse Drops 2OT Heartbreaker To Boston College In NCAA Semifinal

Sam Apuzzo scored just over a minute into the second overtime period to send Boston College into the NCAA women's lacrosse championship game with a 15-14 win over North Carolina on Friday (Highlights). UNC fought back from a two-goal deficit in the final 10 minutes to force overtime. There were four ties and four lead changes in the final 15 minutes of the game. (

Kings' Harrison Barnes looks back on India trip, shares funny cricket story

went to India and got confused for a cricket evaluator. Earlier this month, the Sacramento Kings forward traveled to the country that will host his team and the Indiana Pacers for two preseason games in October and stopped in the Mumbai suburb of Dharavi to play cricket with a few kids. Before Barnes knew it, the group grew from five kids to 20 to 45. (NBC Sports)

UNC Women's Lacrosse Drawing Comparisons to 2016's NCAA Championship Team

The North Carolina Women's Lacrosse team is back in the Final Four. UNC will play Friday against Boston College at 5 p.m. and will try to advance to the national championship game for the fifth time in program history. North Carolina has gone 25-8 in the NCAA Tournament in the last 11 years and reached the semifinals eight times, winning 2 national titles. (Inside Lacrosse)

Nicole Greene, Madison Wiltrout Advance To NCAA Women's Track & Field Championships

North Carolina's Nicole Greene and Madison Wiltrout advanced to the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships with top-12 finishes at the NCAA East Preliminary Round on Thursday. Greene advanced with a height of 5-10 3/4 in the high jump while Wiltrout secured her first ever bid to the NCAA championships with a fifth-place mark in the javelin. (

Carolina Hurricanes players visit with UNC's Roy Williams and make some special moments

I don't know that Roy and Wanda Williams ever made it to a Carolina Hurricanes playoff game, but I want to believe they watched at least a couple of them at home. With their near-epic season now in the rearview, the Canes get a couple of months to recharge. A few of them decided that a trip to the Smith Center to get some shots up was just the recipe. (ABC 11)

Tim Taylor Added To UNC Women's Basketball Coaching Staff

has added coach Tim Taylor to her UNC women's basketball staff. Taylor enjoyed three separate stints on staff at the University of Virginia. More recently, Taylor coached within the Team Loaded basketball program in Virginia from 2015-19, which produced numerous collegiate players, including UNC's . (

NCAA women's lacrosse tournament: Top teams still standing in final four

We already know the NCAA women's lacrosse national championship will pit the Big Ten vs. the ACC. We'll find out exactly what teams will be playing for the title with Friday's semifinals that start with second-seeded Boston College facing third-seeded UNC at 5 p.m. on ESPN3 and ESPNews. The late game features No. 1 Maryland vs. No. 4 Northwestern. (

Coby White to Chicago?

One of the fastest-rising NBA prospects this year has been former North Carolina point guard . He was a five-star recruit in high school and started every game except one for UNC last season, emerging as a dynamic scorer. The Chicago Bulls hold the seventh pick in the NBA Draft and White seems to be a popular target for them in mock drafts. (

Rontavius Groves Awarded Muscle Milk Male Athlete of the Year Award

UNC receiver Rontavius 'Toe' Groves has been awarded the Muscle Milk Male Athlete of the Year award, presented by the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association. This award recognizes one male and one female college, Olympic, professional or tactical athlete whose athletic accomplishments reflect dedication to sports nutrition. (

Gianna Bowe a Spark Plug for UNC Women's Lacrosse Attack

In her first two seasons on the UNC women's lacrosse team, Gianna Bowe was a spark plug for the Tar Heels' attack, tallying 17 points while playing a reserve role. "She brings our team a lot of energy, she's got a never-say-die attitude and I think she can be underestimated because of her size," said coach Jenny Levy of Bowe, who is listed at 5 feet tall. (

Legendary Chapel Hill food icon 'Mama Dip' remembered, celebrated in Carrboro

Mildred "Mama Dip" Council was celebrated at the Carrboro Century Center Sunday afternoon during an event that honored her legacy. Her famed restaurant, Mama Dip's Kitchen, prepared a "Sunday Supper spread" to help celebrate her life. The Mama Dip Share the Love Fund looks to provide grants to causes that are important to 's legacy. (ABC 11)
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Today In UNC History
May 25, 2013
It took 18 innings and over six hours but the Tar Heels beat NC State 2-1 at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park to advance to the ACC Baseball Tournament Championship game. The game ended after 1:00 AM making it the longest game in ACC tourney history and the highest attended baseball game ever in the state of North Carolina (11,392).
May 25, 2015
North Carolina’s Jamie Loeb defeated No. 2 seed Carol Zhao of Stanford to win the 2015 NCAA Women’s Tennis Singles National Championship. Loeb (31-5) is the first singles national champion in Carolina women’s tennis history.
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