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2018-19 UNC Women's Basketball Schedule Released

The ACC released the 2018-19 women's basketball schedule Tuesday. North Carolina's opponents include five non-conference and eight ACC teams who participated in last year's NCAA Tournament. Carolina will face two of those league rivals twice, giving UNC 15 games against the 2018 NCAA field. UNC will open its season with a road game for the first time in 19 seasons. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heel Tandem Leads Mystics To WNBA Finals

and -Sanders, a pair of former standouts from the University of North Carolina, led the Washington Mystics into the 2018 WNBA Finals, where they fell to the Seattle Storm in game one on Friday, 89-76. The Mystics are in the WNBA Finals for the first time in its 21 year history following Tuesday's win-or-go-home semifinals victory in Atlanta. (GoHeels.com)

Jessica Breland Named To WNBA All-Defensive First Team

has been named to the 2018 WNBA All-Defensive First Team. This marks the first career selection for Breland, who starred at North Carolina from 2007-11. In her first season in Atlanta, Breland has led the Dream into the semifinals of the WNBA Playoffs. Atlanta and Washington tip off Friday at 8 p.m. on NBA TV and ESPNews with the series tied, 1-1. (GoHeels.com)

UNC in the WNBA Update: Playoff Time

The WNBA playoffs begin Tuesday with a pair of first-round games that will feature two former North Carolina women's basketball standouts on ESPN2. and the Phoenix Mercury take on Dallas at 8:30 p.m., while and the Minnesota Lynx go up against LA Sparks at 10:30 p.m.. has helped guide the Atlanta Dream to the No. 2 seed. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heel alumnae helping teams to WNBA playoffs

The North Carolina women’s basketball program has produced a number of WNBA players over the years, so let’s check in on the five Tar Heels currently in the WNBA. Plus, it just so happens that all of their teams are having pretty good seasons. The second-best record in all of the WNBA belongs to the Atlanta Dream, who features former Tar Heel . (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC Athletics: Community Outreach Year In Review

Carolina Athletics is committed to giving back to the campus and surrounding community. Outreach is a part of UNC's culture, and student-athletes act on a desire to serve and embrace their responsibility as role models. Each team has an outreach representative who organizes service opportunities, and the number of hours devoted to service continues to climb. (GoHeels.com)

Minnesota Lynx Sign Forward Erlana Larkins

The Minnesota Lynx have signed forward for the remainder of the 2018 season. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Drafted by New York in the first round (14th overall) of the 2008 WNBA Draft, Larkins has appeared in 37 postseason games (29 starts) including starting in nine of the Fever’s 10 playoff games during their 2012 title run. (Minnesota Lynx)

Leah Church Claims Gold At FISU America Games

North Carolina's Leah Church and Team USA went undefeated in the women's basketball competition and knocked off host Brazil to claim the gold medal at the FISU America Games. The United States breezed through the group stage and topped Chile in the semifinals to reach the gold medal game in the inaugural FISU America Games in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (GoHeels.com)

Jessica Breland Named WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week

of the Atlanta Dream today was named the WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week. Breland earned Player of the Week honors for the first time in her seven-year career. She led the Eastern Conference in rebounding (9.3 rpg) and blocked shots (2.67 bpg), ranked sixth in scoring (14.7 ppg) and finished fifth in field goal percentage (54.1). (Atlanta Dream)

UNC Women's Basketball Announces Non-Conference Schedule

North Carolina women's basketball has put together one of its most competitive non-conference schedules in recent years with five games against Power 5 Conference opponents among its 14 out of league contests. The Tar Heels' key non-league opponents include Auburn and Kentucky from the SEC, Colorado and UCLA out of the Pac-12 and the Big Ten's Ohio State. (GoHeels.com)

Minnesota Lynx Sign Forward Erlana Larkins

The Minnesota Lynx have signed free agent forward to a seven-day contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Larkins, an eight-year veteran, was a WNBA champion with Indiana in 2012 and made the Finals in 2015 with the Fever. Last season with Indiana, she played in all 34 games, starting in 17 of them, averaging 4.9 ppg and 4.2 rpg. (Minnesota Lynx)

Student athletes offer off-season insight into amateurism hot topics

Each ACC school has a group of athletes that make up a Student Athlete Advisory Committee and some of those representatives were invited to the ACC Spring Meetings at Amelia Island, Fla. "You learn about rules that affect you every day that you didn't even know affected you and you can also be heard," said UNC women's basketball player Taylor Koenen. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Top 25 college programs ranked by athletic success

7. North Carolina: "Top 2017-18 sports: women’s field hockey; men’s soccer; women’s lacrosse. Trajectory: Down. Tar Heels slid out of the Top Ten for the first time since 2014, finishing 13th, and this also was the first time since ’14 that UNC wasn’t the top ACC program." 247Sports: At what point are the Tar Heels going to break through and win the College World Series? (247 Sports)

Leah Church To Represent Team USA At FISU America Games

UNC's rising sophomore Leah Church will have a different experience this July when she represents the United States at the FISU America Games in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Coach Jane Albright, a winner of more than 500 collegiate games and a native of Graham, North Carolina, approached Church about playing for the team because of her sharp-shooting abilities. (GoHeels.com)

Record Number Of Tar Heels Named To ACC Academic Honor Roll

For the third year in a row and the fifth time in the past six years, a record number of Tar Heel have earned spots on the ACC Academic Honor Roll. UNC placed 391 student-athletes, an all-time high, on the ACC's 62nd-annual honor roll, announced on Friday. It's the sixth year in a row that more than 300 Tar Heel student-athletes have earned the recognition. (GoHeels.com)
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Women's Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 64
NC State: 77
Thu, Mar 1
Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Carson-Newman
Thu, Nov 1 6:00 ET
UNC @ Elon
Tue, Nov 6 7:00 ET
UNC vs. Kent State
Fri, Nov 9 6:00 ET
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