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Chapel Hill Native Ben Griffin Fires UNC Record 63 at Tar Heel Intercollegiate Golf Tournament

UNC men’s golf standout–and Chapel Hill native–Ben Griffin tied a school record on Saturday by firing a 63 on the first day of the Tar Heel Intercollegiate at the nearby Finley Golf Course. The senior tallied seven birdies, an eagle and ten pars in a round that was among the best the course has ever seen. His 63 is just the fourth in UNC history and is the first ever shot during a tournament at Finley. “Ben was composed all day and did an excellent job of staying in the present, especially in the afternoon round when he shot...

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No. 21 Notre Dame Throttles UNC Football, Tar Heel Offense Lifeless Again

With black storm clouds looming over Kenan Stadium for the majority of the UNC football team’s 33-10 loss to No. 21 Notre Dame on Saturday, it was a perfect metaphor for a Tar Heel offense which has fallen completely flat over the last couple weeks. Right out of the gates, UNC went three-and-out on its first five offensive possessions. For the game, the Tar Heels punted a whopping nine times while gaining just 13 first downs. Quarterback Chazz Surratt and company managed only seven yards in the entire first quarter—while finishing with just 265 for the game. If that...

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Volleyball: Tar Heels Earn Hard-Fought Rivalry Win Over Duke

Redshirt freshman Holly Carlton notched her second triple double of the season on Friday night, as she helped lead the UNC volleyball to a comeback victory over the rival Duke Blue Devils at Carmichael Arena in Chapel Hill. Carlton tallied 13 kills, 18 assists and 11 digs for UNC (6-7, 3-2 ACC), which dropped the first set of the evening before rallying to win the rest for a 3-1 victory (18-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-17). She became the first Tar Heel in 25 years to register two triple doubles in a single season–giving the nearly 3,500 fans in attendance quite the...

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UNC Field Hockey Blanks No. 3 Virginia

Four different players scored goals for the sixth-ranked UNC field hockey team on Friday night in Charlottesville, as the Tar Heels picked up a huge 4-0 shutout victory over the No. 3 Virginia Cavaliers. Ashley Hoffman opened the scoring for UNC just before halftime, but it was in the second half where most of the damage was done. The Tar Heels (11-2, 3-1 ACC) racked up 17 of their 22 shots after the break, while also receiving goals from Catherine Hayden, Marissa Creatore and Feline Guenther. Perhaps the most shocking part of the result, though, is that Virginia (10-2,...

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No. 2 Wake Forest Snaps Nine-Game Win Streak for UNC Men’s Soccer

In a battle between the nation’s top two scoring teams in NCAA Division I men’s soccer, the No. 2 Wake Forest Demon Deacons outlasted No. 4 UNC by a score of 2-1 on Friday night at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary. The loss ended a nine-game winning streak for the Tar Heels (11-2, 4-1 ACC), while Wake Forest (11-1, 5-0 ACC) stayed unbeaten against conference competition. Although Wake Forest took a 1-0 lead into halftime following a 39th-minute goal from Omir Fernandez, the Tar Heels responded nicely with a free-kick goal from Cam Lindley in the opening minutes of...

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UNC Women’s Soccer Powers Past Miami in Second Half

A trio of second-half goals led the fifth-ranked UNC women’s soccer team to a 3-0 shutout victory over the Miami Hurricanes on Thursday night. Playing on the road at Miami’s Cobb Stadium, the Tar Heels’ late surge delivered their fifth consecutive victory and kept them tied with Duke atop the ACC standings. Freshman Alessia Russo opened scoring for UNC in the 48th minute, beating defenders off the dribble before scoring from 12 yards out for her fifth goal of the season. The Tar Heels (9-2, 5-0 ACC) held onto the slim lead for the next half hour or so,...

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Fedora, Tar Heels Trying to Remain Optimistic Heading Into Showdown vs. No. 22 Notre Dame

As the UNC football team continues to watch its season fall into a downward spiral entering this week’s huge home game against No. 22 Notre Dame, head coach Larry Fedora remains focused on trying to salvage something out of this year. With the large number of obstacles that have presented themselves already during the team’s 1-4 start in 2017, it would be tough to blame Fedora for turning an eye towards next year. It wasn’t exactly his plan to have 13 players—including a number of key starters—lost for the season. What he did know, was that there would be...

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UNC Lands Top 10 Hoops Recruit Nassir Little

UNC landed its first top 10 men’s basketball recruit since 2014 on Wednesday evening, with the commitment of Class of 2018 prospect Nassir Little. A 6-foot-7-inch wing forward from Orlando, Florida (Orlando Christian Prep), Little chose the Tar Heels over Duke, Georgia Tech, Arizona and Miami. Listed as the No. 10 senior in America by Scout.com, he is UNC’s highest-ranked recruit since Justin Jackson, and becomes the third member of a loaded recruiting class for head coach Roy Williams–one which already includes highly-touted guards Coby White and Rechon “Leaky” Black. “I just love Coach Williams,” Little said, in an...

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Roy Williams to Receive Nell and John Wooden Leadership Award

UNC head men’s basketball coach Roy Williams will be honored with the Nell and John Wooden Leadership in Coaching Award, it was announced Wednesday. The award will be presented Thursday, Oct. 12 at the Watergate Hotel in Washington D.C. as part of the Nell and John Wooden Leadership in Coaching Awards Dinner. Williams is coming off his third national championship at the helm of the Tar Heels, and is currently entering his 15th season in Chapel Hill. A North Carolina graduate and native, Williams has won 816 games as a head coach at both UNC and Kansas–along with making...

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NC State Edges Past UNC Men’s Golf at Wolfpack Intercollegiate Tournament

A late rally over the final three holes lifted NC State to a comeback victory over the UNC men’s golf team on Tuesday at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate–which was played at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course in Raleigh. Although UNC led for the majority of the final round, the Tar Heels played the last three holes at three over par. The Wolfpack took advantage of the late miscues and turned in a three under par performance across the same three holes. This turned what was a three-shot UNC lead into a two-shot NC State victory. Both teams entered the third–and...

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