8/27/2020 9:00pm

Photo courtesy of Jeremiah Holloway.

Column: Black athletes serve a greater purpose beyond just entertainment

As much as these leagues post statements on social media, have players wear Black Lives Matter T-shirts on the bench or have coaches wear pins on their shirts, it has always been up to the individuals on the team to transcend the title of “athlete” and make sacrifices on their own. The owners and coaches sometimes support the players publicly, but historically, it has always been the players who speak out on their own.

8/25/2020 8:10pm

Senior Annabelle Webb performs during halftime with The Marching Tar Heels during the Belk College Kickoff on Aug. 31, 2019. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the marching band is practicing remotely. 

Marching Tar Heels go fully remote as UNC cancels in-person classes

“For me, marching band is about Carolina pride,” Brown said. “Without marching band, I kind of lose some of that pride. Playing the fight song, playing the alma mater and getting to play at the football games ups that sense of morale for Carolina, and so without that, it kind of takes away some of the feelings I have.” 

8/23/2020 7:28pm

Number 19, junior forward Alessia Russo, prepares for a Clemson player to throw the ball back into play during a game on  Saturday, Oct. 5th, 2019. UNC beat Clemson 1-0.

NCAA to give extra year of eligibility to fall sports athletes

In late March, the NCAA granted an extra year of eligibility to spring sports athletes, citing cancellations brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, with the fate of college sports for the remainder of 2020 looking murkier by the day, the NCAA hopes to remove some level of uncertainty for its fall sports athletes.

8/20/2020 8:40pm

UNC senior thrower Jill Shippee (left) and UNC senior javelin thrower Madison Wiltrout (right) pose for a portrait on Aug. 18, 2020. Shippee and Wiltrout are in the same practice pod, which means they work and train together on a regular basis since returning to campus.

'Hearts got broken': UNC Olympic hopefuls reflect after postponed Trials

Three UNC athletes dreamed about their shot at making it to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, and they dreamed of what their performance at the Trials would have to be like to make it there. Now, in the wake of COVID-19, these athletes are staying positive despite the postponement of the trials. 

8/19/2020 9:39pm

Junior running back  junior Michael Carter  (8) is tackled by Mercer redshirt senior strong safety Eric Jackson (7), in Kenan Memorial on Saturday Nov. 23, 2019. UNC beat Mercer 56-7.

Dontavius Nash, seven other four-star football recruits to enroll early at UNC

“It hurts, but it’s all about doing what’s best for me. I felt that by staying I could risk getting hurt,” Nash said. “In football, one play can be the end of your career, so I just thought of that. Basically doing what’s best for me. I want to get to the NFL as quick as I can, and I felt like early enrolling could help me do that.” 

8/19/2020 9:37pm

Wide receiver Beau Corrales (88) extends for a ball against N.C. State on Nov. 25 in Raleigh.

For some UNC football players, a 2020 season could be a springboard to the NFL

As some players echo the sentiment of wanting to play in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, some of them believe the season needs to happen to prepare for the next level. Although Kenan Stadium will likely be at reduced capacity this fall, a number of players know this might be their final opportunity to create game film for NFL scouts.  

8/18/2020 8:43pm

UNC-Chapel Hill sophomore Ryan Burnett tees off at the Rod Myers Invitational at the Duke University Golf Club on Sunday, September 15, 2019. Burnett placed third with an even-par 72, his second third-place finish at the invitational.

'Just the way it is': UNC golfers adjusting after canceled team play

“It's just the nature of my sport,” senior Ryan Gerard said. “We don't generate TV revenue, except for maybe one tournament in the spring, where we make a little bit. But it's not like actually generating money; we’re still losing money. Like a lot of college sports, it’s just the way it is. People don't want to watch them as much as they'd rather watch the professional one.”