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NCAA Women’s Lax Tourney: Tar Heels Advance to Final Four With 19-14 Win vs. Northwestern

Make it seven times in the last 10 seasons that the UNC women’s lacrosse team has advanced to the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament. The No. 2 seed Tar Heels knocked off Northwestern by a score of 19-14 in Saturday’s NCAA Quarterfinal matchup, which was held in Chapel Hill at Kenan Stadium. Freshman attacker Jamie Ortega led the way with five goals for UNC (17-3), while Marie McCool and Ela Hazar each chipped in three goals apiece. Katie Hoeg also tallied a goal and three assists to set the new Tar Heel single-season scoring record with 87 points...

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UNC Baseball Completes Sweep of Virginia Tech to Claim Outright ACC Crown

A 6-1 victory over the visiting Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday helped the No. 7 UNC baseball team put the finishing touches on yet another series sweep, while also handing the Tar Heels the regular season ACC championship. Ashton McGee and Brandon Riley each drove in two runs apiece for UNC (37-17, 22-8 ACC), and the Tar Heel pitching staff held the Hokies (21-33) to just three hits over the course of the entire game. It also marked the long-awaited return of 6-foot-6 right-hander Gianluca Dalatri, who has missed nearly the entire season with an undisclosed injury after receiving...

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UNC Baseball Hammers Virginia Tech 11-2, Clinches Series Victory

The seventh-ranked UNC baseball team used a stellar offensive performance from the trio of Michael Busch, Kyle Datres and Ashton McGee on Friday at Boshamer Stadium to power past the Virginia Tech Hokies by a score of 11-2. With the win, the Tar Heels (36-17, 21-8 ACC) clinch the series victory in their final series of the regular season–all while putting themselves in position to claim the top overall seed in the ACC Tournament with a win in Saturday’s season finale. Busch and Datres each had four hits in the game, with Datres coming just a home run shy...

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Tar Heels Clinch ACC Baseball Coastal Division Title Following Duke’s Loss to Georgia Tech

All the UNC baseball team needed to clinch its second consecutive ACC Coastal Division title this weekend was win two out of its three games against Virginia Tech, and it wouldn’t matter what else happened. The Tar Heels took care of the first part of their business by defeating the Hokies 9-1 in Thursday’s series opener, but they also received some help later on when second-place Duke came up short against Georgia Tech. Since the Blue Devils lost, UNC now clinches the division crown no matter what the results of its final two games are. It marks the seventh...

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UNC Football Home Opener vs. UCF Set for Noon Kickoff Time

College football season is steadily approaching, as less than four months remain before the beginning of the 2018 campaign. With that in mind, a noon kickoff time for UNC’s home opener at Kenan Stadium against UCF was announced Friday by the ACC and its television partners. That game will be played on September 15, following back-to-back road games at California and at East Carolina to open the season. UCF is coming off a 13-0 season capped with a win over Auburn in the Peach Bowl, which led the school to declare themselves the unofficial national champions. The Golden Knights’...

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Men’s Tennis: No. 7 Tar Heels Fall to No. 10 USC in NCAA Tournament Round of 16

Much like it was for their counterparts on the women’s side on Thursday, the No. 7 seed UNC men’s tennis team had its season ended just a bit ahead of schedule in Friday’s NCAA Tournament Round of 16 match–as the Tar Heels were defeated 4-2 in Winston-Salem by the No. 10 USC Trojans. UNC finishes the season with a team record of 24-6, and missed the NCAA Quarterfinals for the first time in five years. Friday’s match saw the Trojans get off to a great start by taking the crucial doubles point, before battling it out in singles play...

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UNC Women’s Lacrosse Places Four Players on Inside Lacrosse All-American Teams

Inside Lacrosse, one of the premier publications covering the sport, released its women’s All-American teams on Friday, with four Tar Heels making the final cut. Senior midfielder Marie McCool was a First Team selection, while sophomore attacker Katie Hoeg was named to the Second Team. The Third Team included attackers Ela Hazar, a senior, and Jamie Ortega, a freshman. In addition to those four, sophomore defender Erin Kelly and redshirt freshman goalie Taylor Moreno were selected as honorable mentions. Teams were determined by a survey of over 20 members of the women’s lacrosse media. The Tar Heels are currently...

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Diamond Heels Open Series vs. Virginia Tech With 9-1 Victory

Catcher Brandon Martorano went 3-for-4 with four RBIs and a two-run home run in the fourth inning on Thursday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium, helping carry the No. 7 UNC baseball team to a 9-1 victory in the series opener against the Virginia Tech Hokies. With the victory, the Tar Heels (35-17) are now just one win away from locking up the ACC Coastal Division title. The Hokies slip to 21-31 this season with the loss. Martorano and senior Zack Gahagan kicked things off on Thursday with back-to-back RBI singles in the bottom of the second inning to give UNC...

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UNC Women’s Tennis Falls to Stanford in NCAA Tournament Round of 16

The second-seeded UNC women’s team saw its season come to an abrupt end Thursday afternoon in Winston-Salem, as the Tar Heels were upset 4-1 by the No. 15 overall seed Stanford Cardinal. UNC (28-4) went ahead 1-0 early on after taking the doubles point, but Stanford (21-3) took four straight victories in singles play to extend its current winning streak to 17 matches. Stanford, like UNC, boasts one of the top lineups in the country with both teams having all six players ranked among the top 120 in the nation. It was the Cardinal that came out in top...

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UNC Men’s Basketball Invited to Play in 2019 CBS Sports Classic, Held in Las Vegas

The announcement came Thursday morning that UNC will again be one of four men’s basketball teams featured in the 2019 CBS Sports Classic, which will be held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Games will be held on Dec. 21, 2019 with the Tar Heels taking on UCLA and Kentucky facing off against Ohio State. It will be the sixth edition of the CBS Sports Classic, which has featured the same four teams in each of the past four years. This upcoming season will see UNC battle Kentucky on Dec. 22, 2018 at the United Center in Chicago....

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