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Audio: Former UNC, Duke mascots talk about life behind the mask

Many schools ask their mascots to remain anonymous until they hang up their costumes. Fortunately, co-host Jeff Tiberii got the chance to talk to two recent graduates – UNC’s Daniel Wood and Duke’s Cate Schick and – who were both mascots for several years, including in 2022, the year of the the Tar Heels' Final Four victory over the Blue Devils. (WUNC)

The Story Of Rameses

Eric Chilton remembers the day Rameses came to Carmichael Arena for the first time during a basketball game in the 1987-1988 season. A senior studying broadcast journalism at the time, he recalls a lot of the details, though none too vividly. As the man inside the Rameses costume, his only view was through a 6-inch hole in Rameses’ mouth. (

Student behind UNC's Rameses mascot for 4 years set to graduate

It's the end of an era for UNC student Daniel Wood. Set to graduate from UNC with a degree in sport administration Sunday, Wood will also say goodbye to his role as Rameses, the school mascot. A Huntersville, NC native, Wood stepped into the role of Rameses went he arrived at UNC. He knew that it was something he wanted from the beginning. (WFMY)

'He's given me meaning': UNC senior talks about his time as Rameses

Thousands of students and fans fill UNC's athletic venues, but senior Daniel Wood has a very different view than the rest. For the past four years, he has cheered on the Tar Heels through the mask of the University's mascot, Rameses. In March 2018, Wood attended tryouts to be UNC's mascot. On April 12, he got an email welcoming him to the "ramily." (Daily Tar Heel)

Chansky’s Notebook: Cool, Calming Coach

There is something special that sets apart. I have watched the UNC women’s coach since she took the job in 2019. On the sideline during games, she has a cool, calming demeanor that seems genuine. The more I watch her, the more I'm convinced that is exactly who she is. The highlight of her coaching career had to be Monday night. (

Carolina Insider Podcast: Basketball Wins Big, Football Coaching Changes, Eric Chilton Interview

UNC Football made changes to its coaching staff. and Adam Lucas discuss the moves (5:50). They then reflect on the big Carolina Basketball win over Virginia (18:23). Eric Chilton, the first costumed Rameses, talks about growing up in a Tar Heel crazy family, his TV career, and how he came to don the Rameses suit (35:36). (Listen To Podcast)

Eric Chilton celebrates anniversary of his debut as UNC's first Rameses mascot

So, Thursday I had an anniversary. Not with my wife or even a work anniversary. It was the anniversary of when I debuted as the costumed Rameses for a UNC basketball game. Now, I didn't remember the actual date but it popped up on my Twitter feed since the Rameses Twitter account tagged me on the post. I was shocked and thrilled at the same time. (WFMY)

UNC’s former live mascot Rameses XXI dies

Rameses XXI died Monday afternoon. The ram was UNC’s mascot for nearly a decade and had gone to his first football game when he was less than a year old. He’d been treated for arthritis in his shoulder and hips, according to Ann Hogan Leonard, who lives on Hogan’s Magnolia View Farm. Rameses, Hogan said, was gentle and friendly from the start. (Daily Tar Heel)

Rebranded dance team “Carolina Girls” merges with UNC marching band

New silver pom poms, uniforms and bedazzled rhinestone shoes are just a few of the eye-catching differences to the newly rebranded UNC dance team — the Carolina Girls. The dance team has gone by several names: The High Kicking Heels, the UNC Dance Team and now the Carolina Girls. The dance team is adapting a new look, style and presence. (Daily Tar Heel)

Well Said Podcast: Rameses and the Hogans

Rameses, a 7-year-old horned Dorset ram who roams the sidelines of Kenan Stadium during football games, has become one of Carolina’s most famous and beloved Tar Heels. Away from the football field and public life, the same family has been caring for UNC-Chapel Hill’s mascots since the first Rameses walked campus in 1924. (
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