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How to watch UNC classic sports on ACC Network this week

In a time with no live sports for the foreseeable future, a lot of networks are re-airing old games. The ACC Network is no exception. This week, the focus is on Olympic sports and original programming with a healthy dose of men's and women's basketball. Stay safe, stay at home, and enjoy a wide variety of North Carolina sports this week. (Tar Heel Blog)

By The Numbers: UNC Wrestling 2019-20 Season In Review

In 2019-20, North Carolina Wrestling posted one of its top seasons in program history. 0 – The Tar Heels had zero losses in ACC duals from both Austin O'Connor and Kennedy Monday, going 9-0 in the ACC. 1 – Austin O'Connor was ranked the preseason No. 1 at 149 pounds – the first preseason top-ranked honor for Carolina in the era. (

UNC wrestling navigates disappointment following canceled NCAA Championships

Following one of its most successful seasons ever, the North Carolina wrestling team was gearing up to send seven competitors to the NCAA Championships in Minneapolis. But one week before the competition would begin, the NCAA canceled winter sports championships due to COVID-19 pandemic. Head coach delivered the news. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC, ACC Suspend All Athletic Related Activities

UNC Athletics will immediately suspend athletic-related activities, including all competition, practice, recruiting, and participation in NCAA championships until further notice in accordance with the ACC's decision Thursday. "There is so much uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, and things are changing so quickly nationally, that the ACC's decision is appropriate at this time." (

Three Tar Heels Win ACC Titles, UNC Finishes 3rd At ACC Wrestling Championships

For the first time since 2006, UNC crowned three ACC wrestling champions Sunday at the ACC Wrestling Championships. UNC finished third as a team, with Zach Sherman (141), Austin O'Connor (149), and Clay Lautt (174) winning titles. Three other Tar Heels placed: Jaime Hernandez (2nd, 133), Brandon Whitman (2nd, 197) and A.C. Headlee (3rd, 157). (

UNC Set For Sunday's ACC Wrestling Championships

North Carolina is in Pittsburgh this weekend for the 2020 ACC Wrestling Championships. The Tar Heels are looking to lock up their share of the 35 NCAA automatic qualifier spots. Wrestling begins at 11 a.m. Sunday for the one-day tournament. Coverage for the early rounds is set for ACC Network Extra, with the finals being aired on the ACC Network. (

UNC assistant wrestling coach Jordan Oliver sets sights on Olympic gold

In one of the most wide-open weight classes for the 2020 season, Jordan Oliver seeks to be the USA’s 65 kg men’s freestyle representative at the Tokyo Olympics this summer. Fresh off a Senior Nationals title in December, Oliver has positioned himself as one of the frontrunners for the Olympic Team spot. But it hasn’t been an easy path to get there. (USA Wrestling)

UNC Wrestling Finishes Regular Season Ranked No. 7 In NWCA Poll

With a 14-3 dual meet season record, North Carolina Wrestling posted its highest single-season winning percentage (.823) since 1997. On Tuesday, it was announced that the Tar Heels finished seventh in the NWCA Coaches Poll, the second-highest finish in the ACC. The ranking caps a dual meet season that had just a bit of everything for the Tar Heels. (

'We want titles': UNC wrestling not letting loss to Arizona State deter postseason hopes

Despite having one of its best seasons in 20 years, the No. 8 UNC wrestling team cut itself no slack Sunday after a loss to No. 5 Arizona State in its last dual meet of the season. The sense from the team was that the excellence of this season was not there on Sunday, but the group will work harder than ever to be ready for the ACC and NCAA championships. (Daily Tar Heel)

No. 8 UNC Wrestling Finishes Best Regular Season Since 1997 But Falls To No. 5 Arizona State

No. 8 North Carolina Wrestling dropped its final dual meet of the season on Sunday afternoon to No. 5 Arizona State, 22-9 in Carmichael Arena. With the loss, UNC officially finishes the season 14-3. This marks the first time since 2002 that Carolina has won 14 dual meets in a single season. The team's .823 winning percentage is the best mark since 1997. (
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