"A unique thing about rowing is that you don't need any prior experience in order to row competitively in college," said first-year UNC assistant coach Sarah Haney. "I started rowing while I was a student here at Carolina, and the sport has become an important part of my life."
The majority of the student-athletes on UNC's team, which is heading into its fifth season as a varsity squad, picked up the sport after arriving on campus.
The team competes throughout the fall and spring, with the ACC Championships in April and the NCAA Championships in May. The returning rowers began workouts Tuesday.
Peppers Picked Preseason All-American
North Carolina junior defensive end Julius Peppers has been named a preseason first-team All-America by ABC Sports Online.
The fourth annual team was voted on by ABC Sports' college football announcing team and ABC Sports Online writers and editors.
Peppers, a candidate for the 2001 Lombardi Award, also has been named a first-team preseason All-America by Playboy, Lindy's, The Sporting News and Athlon.
Peppers enters 2001 tied with Lawrence Taylor in third place with 21 career sacks at UNC. He enters the 2001 season needing 12 sacks to break the school record of 32.5 held by Greg Ellis.
Soccer to be Broadcast on Web
For the second successive year, the North Carolina women's soccer games will be broadcast live on the Internet. Tar Heel Sports Marketing will broadcast eight regular season games and three postseason tournament games on TarHeelBlue.com, the official Web site for the Carolina athletic department.
UNC's potential games in the NCAA Tournament in rounds one, two and three, as well as the quarterfinals, will also be broadcast as long as UNC earns a home field in any of those rounds.
Fall Men's Lax Schedule Announced
North Carolina men's lacrosse coach John Haus has announced the team's fall schedule.
The alumni lacrosse game will be played at 8 p.m. on Sept. 28 at Henry Stadium. The alumni will battle the 2001-02 varsity that night.
The Tar Heels will travel to Baltimore on Oct. 6 to play in the annual Leukemia Tournament at the McDonough School.
The long-planned reunion of the 1981, 1982, 1986 and 1991 North Carolina NCAA championship teams will be held on Oct. 26 and 27.
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