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UNC to begin fall sports season without fans

North Carolina AD Bubba Cunningham: "We will begin our fall sport seasons without fans at home events. This includes Football, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Men's and Women's Soccer and Volleyball. This attendance restriction will last through September with the hope that we can increase capacity in October. Tailgating also will not be allowed on campus." (

UNC senior athletes reflect as they enter their final year of eligibility

Eva Smolenaars, a two-time national champion with the UNC field hockey team, and Alex Milligan and Emmeline Fisher, both leaders on the cross country teams, shared how their time at UNC changed them and what they hope to leave behind. Hard work was a common theme between the athletes, and each spoke about their work ethic and how it paid off. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC clears athletes to practice; football to resume Monday

UNC has cleared football and multiple other sports to resume workouts after temporarily pausing athletics activities earlier this week. The school announced the move Saturday, allowing some programs to resume activities Sunday. That list includes the men’s and women’s basketball teams, cross country, field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer, and volleyball. (Associated Press)

Bubba Cunningham on the Challenges for UNC & College Sports

Bubba Cunningham: "We had a call last night with our student-athletes about the importance of (temporarily suspending athletics). Because it is not about you, it is about your teammates, it is about your parents, it is about your coaches, it is about the people in your community. We understand it may not affect you as much, but we need to do the right thing." (Inside Carolina)

UNC Athletic Activities Remain Suspended Through Friday

UNC has extended its suspension of all athletic activities through Friday, Aug. 21, an athletics department spokesman confirmed Thursday. “We will not be practicing tomorrow as we are extending the temporary suspension of all athletic related activities through Friday, August 21st,” the spokesman said. “We will continue to evaluate the situation.” (Tar Heel Illustrated)

UNC Temporarily Suspends All Athletic Activities

Because of a continued upward trend in positive COVID-19 tests on campus, UNC Athletics will immediately suspend athletic activities for all sports teams until at least 5 p.m. Thursday (August 20). "After consulting with health experts and University leadership, we are taking this action to protect our students, coaches and staff,'' said UNC Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham. (

Meet UNC junior Erin Matson: the Michael Jordan of field hockey

A national team coach called “the American dream,” and there are obvious parallels to field hockey legend Luciana Aymar. With half her college career to come, Matson’s already in an exclusive club of UNC greats, alongside the likes of and . But one name comes up without fail when people discuss Matson’s greatness. (Daily Tar Heel)

NCAA cancels Division-I fall championships this year

NCAA President Mark Emmert said Thursday that the NCAA will not hold DI fall championships this year. The announcement affects men's and women's cross country, field hockey, FCS, men's and women's soccer, women's volleyball and men's water polo. Emmert also said the NCAA is looking into holding fall sports championships in winter or spring. (

Marissa Creatore, William Blumberg Win 2019-20 Patterson Medals

Eight-time tennis All-America and field hockey forward Marissa Creatore, who captained the undefeated national champions in 2018 and 2019, are the recipients of the Patterson Medals for 2019-20. The Patterson Medal is based primarily on career athletic accomplishments. Recipients must have played at least three seasons at UNC. (

Defending NCAA Champion UNC Field Hockey Back On The Turf

The defending NCAA field hockey champions returned to the turf Thursday, beginning the preseason with practice at Stadium. The Tar Heels are coming off a second straight 23-0 season. They return six starters, two others who started multiple games last season, and two more who have starting experience but missed 2019 with injuries. (
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