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Women's soccer: UNC ties Florida 0-0

No. 19 North Carolina tied No. 20 Florida 0-0 after 110 minutes of back-and-forth soccer tonight at Fetzer Field. Neither team was able to score in regulation, and though the two 10-minute overtime periods proved more lively, the game ended in a scoreless draw.


Hark the Tweets, August 21

Student-athlete tweeting has been quite the contentious issue in college sports of late. Some programs have resorted to Twitter bans. Others have banned hundreds of words from their athletes’ Twitter vocabulary.


Tar Heel Blue to become GoHeels.com

Beginning on July 1st, the University of North Carolina’s official athletic website will no longer be www.tarheelblue.com. Instead, www.goheels.com will be the new home of Tar Heel athletics on the internet. The switch is being pegged as a redesign and relaunch of Tar Heel Blue that will present their traditional UNC media in addition to some new features. Carolina All-Access will be replaced by GoHeels TV which will broadcast select UNC athletic events in high definition.


Fall soccer schedules set

Mark your calendar’s the women’s and men’s 2012 soccer schedules have been released. Here’s when the Tar Heels will be kicking it at Fetzer field this fall.


Jacob Stallings drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates took the first North Carolina baseball player taken in the 2012 Major League Baseball first year player draft as they selected Jacob Stallings. Stallings was the 226th pick of the draft as he was taken in the 12th round. The deadline for draft picks to sign with their team is July 13th. Stallings was picked in the 42nd round, 1,285th overall by the Cincinnati Reds in last years draft but obviously didn’t sign to return to the Tar Heels. Baseball America projects that the 226th pick in this year’s draft is worth a $148,000 slot bonus. UNC third baseman tweeted his congratulations to Stallings just minutes after the selection. “@CMOran18: Congrats to the newest Pittsburgh Pirate!


Russell's defense keys the Tar Heels to victory

In the loss against St. John’s Saturday, North Carolina coach Mike Fox blamed the defense. In Sunday’s 5-3 win over East Carolina, UNC’s defense responded well to the criticism. The Pirates were held scoreless until the sixth inning due mostly in part to an active Tar Heel defense.