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Courtney Banghart, the newly hired UNC women's basketball head coach, spoke at a small press conference in Carmichael Arena about her hopes for the program on May 1, 2019.

Meet Courtney Banghart, new head coach of UNC women's basketball

To understand Courtney Banghart – Ivy League graduate, Dartmouth College Hall of Famer, Naismith Coach of the Year – and how she got to North Carolina, you’ll have to understand her past. Banghart was a basketball player and neuroscience major at Dartmouth, but said that coaching "wasn't a vocation in my eyes." It took three years of coaching high school basketball – while also teaching and serving as athletic director – for her to change her tune. Banghart then returned to Dartmouth, where she served as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator while working toward her master's in writing and leadership development. In 2007, Banghart was named the head coach of Princeton women's basketball, and quickly turned the program around. In her third season, the Tigers made their first ever NCAA Tournament appearance. In 2015, Banghart's team went undefeated in the regular season, and Banghart was named one of the Women's 50 Greatest Leaders by Fortune magazine. Now, Courtney Banghart is in Chapel Hill. Click to read more about her journey.


7/20/2019 2:18pm

UNC football coach Mack Brown observes his team during the Spring Football Game on April 13, 2019 in Kenan Stadium. The Carolina team defeated the Tar Heel team 25-10.

UNC football lands transfer defensive back Kyler McMichael

Kyler McMichael is the latest defensive back to transfer to North Carolina. Formerly playing at Clemson for his first year, the Norcross, Georgia product will join a UNC team lacking in depth in the secondary after losing four players this past offseason. 

7/1/2019 2:22pm

NC Governor Roy Cooper attends the UNC versus Duke game UNC at the Smith Center on Saturday, March 9, 2019. The Tar Heels defeated Duke 70-79 to become ACC regular season champions.

Beer and wine sales now legal at UNC system sporting events

Gov. Roy Cooper signed a bill into law on Wednesday allowing legal beer and wine sales at sporting events throughout the UNC system. Should the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees vote in favor of the law, the purchase of certain forms of alcohol will be legal at UNC-CH sporting events.