UNC Volleyball

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A young UNC volleyball team set to improve in 2020

The North Carolina volleyball team is seeking redemption. Coming off of a losing 2018 season, the Tar Heels proved their ability to come back this past year, impressively defeating No. 23 Florida State from an 0-2 set deficit. With only one senior on the roster, UNC will aim to transform this young team into one that can compete for an ACC Championship. (Daily Tar Heel)

Destiny Cox Selected To Preseason All-ACC Volleyball Team

North Carolina Volleyball has been tabbed seventh in the preseason ACC poll with junior Destiny Cox earning preseason All-ACC honors, as voted on by the league's head coaches. Carolina finished the 2019 season third with 12 ACC wins. Two-year returning starter, Cox owns 436 kills, averaging 2.48 kills per set in her first two seasons as a Tar Heel. (GoHeels.com)

Destiny Cox, a Tar Heel born and bred superstar for UNC Volleyball

competed in track and field at UNC from 1997 to 2001, setting a school record for the indoor 60-meter dash before competing in the women's 4x400-meter relay at the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics. Since childhood, everyone assumed Destiny Cox, too, would run track — until that fateful night at the dinner table when Destiny spoke up. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC athletes had a Saturday march on Franklin Street

, the director of basketball operations for men’s basketball, said he learned of the march when texted the team’s group chat. May said he stayed off to the side, but wanted to show support with his presence. “I thought it was super powerful that that many young people get together at the spur of the moment for something that is bigger than them,” May said. (Charlotte Observer)

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." (GoHeels.com)

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. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Volleyball Begins 2020 Practices

Recent inductee into the NC Volleyball Hall of Fame, UNC Volleyball coach begins his 31st season at the helm of the Tar Heels with six newcomers and 10 returners. Sophomores Parker Austin and Skyy Howard garnered ACC all-freshman honors in 2019 while transfer Niki Khoshatefeh earned all-America East freshmen honors at UMBC. (GoHeels.com)
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