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UNC Women’s Tennis Head Coach Brian Kalbas Breaks Program’s All-Time Wins Record

As if picking up a victory over Duke isn’t enough–something the third-ranked UNC women’s tennis team did Wednesday at home–the Tar Heels also helped their coach set the program’s all-time wins record. UNC dropped the doubles point for just the fourth time all season, but rallied for a 5-2 win over the No. 15 Blue Devils (17-4, 11-1 ACC), which suffered their first loss against conference competition in 2017. It was the 352nd win for head coach Brian Kalbas since he took the reins in Chapel Hill following the 1998 campaign. He succeeded previous record holder Kitty Harrison, who...

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Jerry Stackhouse Named NBA D-League Coach of the Year

After a standout career as a player lasting 18 seasons in the NBA and two years at UNC, Jerry Stackhouse is starting to make a name for himself as a coach. The 42-year-old Kinston native served as an assistant for the Toronto Raptors last season, before taking a job as the head coach of Toronto’s NBA D-League affiliate–a squad called Raptors 905. On Wednesday, Stackhouse was named the D-League’s Coach of the Year for the work he’s done guiding his own team. Under Stackhouse’s leadership, Raptors 905 posted an Eastern Conference best 39-11 record in the regular season–and are currently...

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Late Surge Helps Liberty Stun No. 4 UNC Baseball

In his first game back at Boshamer Stadium since leaving his longtime assistant coaching job at UNC this past offseason, Liberty head coach Scott Jackson was triumphant against the fourth-ranked Tar Heels on Tuesday night. The Flames (21-14) scored four runs in the top of the eighth inning against UNC reliever Rodney Hutchison on the way to a 5-2 upset victory. Jackson’s team gave the Tar Heels (29-8) a taste of their own medicine–some big-time shutdown pitching–by holding them to just four hits throughout the night. Tyler Lynn and Ashton McGee each hit solo home runs for UNC in...

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Justin Jackson Earns MVP Honors at UNC’s Team Awards Ceremony

Junior wing Justin Jackson was honored as the Dean Smith Most Valuable Player Tuesday night at the Carolina Inn, which played host to the UNC men’s basketball team’s annual awards ceremony. The award is the latest addition to the trophy case for the 6-foot-8 native of Tomball, Texas–who was already named a consensus First Team All-American and became just the third Tar Heel to earn ACC Player of the Year and win a national championship in the same year. Both Jackson and point guard Joel Berry–the Most Outstanding Player of this year’s Final Four–will have their jerseys honored in the...

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Tar Heels Rise to No. 4 in D1Baseball.com Top 25

The UNC baseball team may have seen its 11-game win streak come to an end over the weekend, but a series victory over NC State–paired with a huge mid-week win over South Carolina–helped the Tar Heels jump one spot to the No. 4 ranking in the most recent D1Baseball.com Top 25. It’s the highest UNC (29-7, 14-4 ACC) has been ranked all season long, as it looks to put an end to a two-year NCAA Tournament drought. Pitching has been the strong point for head coach Mike Fox’s squad throughout the season, but a recent offensive outburst has helped...

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NC State Snaps UNC Baseball’s 11-Game Win Streak, Avoids Sweep

All good things must come to an end. The fifth-ranked UNC baseball team was reminded of that fact Sunday afternoon, as the NC State Wolfpack ended the Tar Heels’ 11-game win streak with a 4-2 victory at Boshamer Stadium. Freshman Austin Bergner made his second career start on the mound for UNC (29-7, 14-4 ACC)–which has struggled to find a consistent arm on Sundays. NC State (20-17, 8-10 ACC) broke through against Bergner with a solo home run from Brock Deatherage in the top of the third inning, before adding another run in the fourth–and two more in the...

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Win Streak Hits 11 For UNC Baseball, Tar Heels Clinch Series vs. NC State

The fifth-ranked UNC baseball team extended its spectacular winning streak to 11 games on Saturday afternoon, taking out the NC State Wolfpack by a score of 7-1 at Boshamer Stadium. Freshman Gianluca Dalatri picked up the victory on the mound for UNC (29-6, 14-3 ACC), after tossing six innings and surrendering just a single run on five hits. NC State’s Brock Deatherage provided the visiting team with its only offense when he slapped an RBI single off Dalatri in the top of the second inning–a hit that gave the Wolfpack an early lead much like the one they had...

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Top-Ranked Syracuse Rallies Past UNC Men’s Lacrosse For OT Victory

With Fetzer Field hosting its final two lacrosse games on Saturday, Syracuse made sure neither the UNC men’s or women’s teams could give the stadium a proper send-off. Hours after the Syracuse women ended UNC’s nine-game winning streak, the Orange men–ranked No. 1 in the country–reeled off a stunning comeback to defeat the No. 17 Tar Heels 12-11 in overtime. Sergio Salcido scored the overtime winner for Syracuse–his third score of the day–during an extra-man opportunity. Assisted by Brad Voigt, the play completed a stunning rally that saw the Orange score the final five goals of the afternoon–including four during...

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Syracuse Stuns No. 2 UNC Women’s Lacrosse on Senior Day

Riding a nine-game win streak entering Saturday’s home game vs. No. 11 Syracuse, the second-ranked UNC women’s lacrosse team appeared to be cruising into postseason play with a great shot at repeating as national champions. The Orange offered a huge wake-up call, however, as they defeated the Tar Heels 13-11 on UNC’s senior day. Emily Hawryschuk led the charge with four goals for Syracuse (12-4, 5-1 ACC), which earned a critical tiebreaker over UNC (12-2, 5-1 ACC) for the conference regular season championship. The Tar Heels fell behind right from the get-go, as they allowed the Orange to score...

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UNC Baseball Defeats NC State, Stretches Win Streak to 10 Games

The wins keep on piling up for the fifth-ranked UNC baseball team, which extended its season-best winning streak to 10 games–defeating the rival NC State Wolfpack on Friday night at Boshamer Stadium by a score of 7-2. Sophomore third baseman Kyle Datres hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning, handing the Tar Heels a lead they would keep extending throughout the latter portion of the evening. Prior to Datres’ game-changing swing, NC State lefty Sean Adler had previously held the red-hot UNC offense completely scoreless through the first five frames. Fans were treated to a tight...

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