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UNC field hockey players stand as the starting lineup is announced during the NCAA Championship Game at Kentner Stadium on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. UNC won 6-1, marking their 8th national championship.

NCAA cancels Division I fall championships, football still allowed to play

NCAA President Mark Emmert announced Thursday evening that the NCAA is canceling all 2020 Division I fall championships. This announcement comes eight days after the Division II Presidents Council and Division III Presidents Council each canceled their respective fall championships. The NCAA will attempt to have the championships in the spring. Fall sports teams will still be allowed to participate in a regular season schedule, but they will not have a chance to win a national title.


UNC fans cheer on the football team at the homecoming game against Duke on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 at Kenan Memorial Stadium. UNC defeated Duke 20-17 for the first time in three years.

Will students feel comfortable going to games this fall?

Despite a rising number of positive COVID-19 tests across the country, the ACC plans to start its football season the week of Sept. 7-12. With the North Carolina football team planning to play an 11-game schedule, the UNC athletics department could open the doors of Kenan Stadium to fans in a limited capacity.  


Seats of Kenan Stadium on Sunday, June 7, 2020.

Q&A: Peach Bowl, Inc. CEO Gary Stokan talks UNC-Auburn, COVID-19 precautions and more

Following decisions from the Pac-12 and Big 10 to move to conference-only schedules for fall sports, the North Carolina football team's week two match-up with Auburn in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff was thrown into question with speculation that the ACC could follow suit. Summer Sports Editor Zachary Crain caught up with Peach Bowl, Inc. CEO Gary Stokan to discuss conference plus-one schedules, the Kickoff game's potential impact and more. This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. 


Junior receiver Greg Little (8) recorded 265 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns. Photo by Margaret Cheatham Williams from the DTH Archives.

Austin, Sturdivant, Little: A look at UNC football's last top 10 class

With the marquee signing of five-star cornerback Tony Grimes on June 30, North Carolina’s football recruiting class of 2021 is now slated No. 3 in the nation, according to 247Sports. The last time the Tar Heels recruited a top 10 class was in 2007, the first recruiting class to come in under then-head coach Butch Davis.