Usually, those sports don't include wrestling.
But don't tell that to North Carolina
(5-4, 2-0 in the ACC), which continued its march toward a fifth consecutive ACC championship with a tidy 24-12 victory against Virginia (4-6, 1-2) on Saturday.
For the second time in two ACC matchups, UNC used the momentum of a last-second takedown to propel itself to victory.
Junior Brad Byers faced Virginia's Joe Alexander in the 133-pound weight class with UNC leading 8-0. Byers struggled through the first two periods, trailing 7-2 with one period remaining.
The recipe for a comeback, though, was not gourmet.
"I knew I had to get a takedown," Byers said. "And then I had to get out and get another one. I couldn't get them all at once, so I had to get them one at a time."
With 30 seconds remaining, Byers still trailed 9-7, but Alexander was gasping for air. Though his wrestler trailed, North Carolina coach Bill Lam knew Byers was prepared for this situation.
"We're in pretty good shape," Lam said. "And if it comes down to the end, I like to think our conditioning will make a difference."