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8/21/2001 12:00am

UNC Adds 2 Coaches For 2001 Rowing Squad

Sarah Haney, who as a UNC undergraduate helped push the women's rowing program toward varsity status, has joined the North Carolina rowing staff as an assistant coach. UNC also hired Erica Gill to assist the team. "I'm thrilled to be able to bring back one of our own to help guide Carolina rowing through its next stage of growth," UNC coach Joel Furtek said.


8/21/2001 12:00am

She's Back: Teasley Returns to Tar Heels

Three basketball players were released from the team because they did not meet physical requirements. By Kelly Lusk Assistant Sports Editor Last year was supposed to be different for the North Carolina women's basketball team.


8/21/2001 12:00am

Forte's Mother Sparks State Inquiry

Staff Report The Boston Celtics made former North Carolina star Joseph Forte a professional basketball player when they selected the 6-foot-4 guard with the 21st pick of this year's NBA draft. But Forte's departure didn't keep the NCAA from looking into rumors swirling around his mother's involvement with Octagon, the sports marketing agency he now employs.


8/21/2001 12:00am

Kluegel Shines on National Stage

A Saturday afternoon at Fetzer Field it wasn't. When Jena Kluegel ran onto the turf early last month at the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minn., for the U.S. women's national soccer team, the record-setting crowd of 15,614 greeted its hometown star with a hero's welcome.


6/28/2001 12:00am

Women's Tennis Coach Leaves

After three years as head coach of University of North Carolina women's tennis, Roland Thornqvist has been named to the same position at the University of Florida.In three years, UNC compiled a 42-30 record under Thornqvist and appeared in the NCAA Tournament all three years."The University of Florida offers the best opportunity for me and my family," Thornqvist said.


5/2/2001 12:00am

Promise of Fall Crumbled in Spring for Tar Heels

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.With apologies to Charles Dickens, his opening lines of "A Tale of Two Cities" aptly apply to North Carolina's fall and spring seasons. Although there were notable exceptions, the former was a lot better than the latter.North Carolina got things off on the right foot with its first game of the year -- a 3-0 field hockey victory against Duke on Aug. 26.

5/2/2001 12:00am

Time Will Tell Staying Power of Bunting, Doherty

Brendan Haywood sat at the table, still in shock that he had played his final college basketball game.Haywood and North Carolina had just been eliminated by Penn State in the NCAA Tournament's second round -- earlier than most people expected -- and a reporter asked Haywood to reflect on his career at UNC."I've had a lot of good moments here," said Haywood, the school's all-time leading shot blocker. "I was happy with my career here, I've made a lot of good friends, and I've met a lot of different coaches.


5/1/2001 12:00am

Sports Briefs

Women's Golf to Host, Play in NCAA RegionalNorth Carolina's women's golf team was one of 21 teams to receive a bid to participate in the NCAA East Regional. North Carolina will also serve as host for the 54 hole event, which will be played May 10-12 at Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill. In addition to the 21 teams, two individuals received a bid to play in the regional. The top eight teams and top two individuals (not on one of those eight teams) advance on to participate in the NCAA Championships to be played May 23-26 at the Mission Inn Resort in Howie-in-the-Hills, Fla.


5/1/2001 12:00am

Baseball's Lone Senior Leads Pitchers

As the only senior on the North Carolina baseball team, Jason Howell stands out in more ways than one.You might notice something distinct in Howell's step each time he strolls to the plate at Boshamer Stadium.He gets ready to bat to the beat of Britney Spears' "Hit Me Baby One More Time," which his teammates tease him about. And UNC's opponents can attest to how diverse Howell is.


4/30/2001 12:00am

A Look Back At 4 Years of UNC Sports

There have been many memorable sports moments in the last four years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.The senior class of 2001 was deprived the chance to see Dean Smith roam the sidelines, but few of the 22,050 fans in attendance at the Smith Center on the night of Feb. 5, 1998, will forget UNC's win against Duke and the off-the-glass-alley-oop-that-almost-was with Ed Cota and Vince Carter.These same seniors filled Kenan Stadium on Saturdays as freshmen to watch Mack Brown's Tar Heels. Most even came an hour or two early. A scene like the one at Kenan on Nov.


4/30/2001 12:00am

Women Get League of Their Own

If only Brandi Chastain had taken her shirt off five years ago.Rather than a conference room or board meeting, the Women's United Soccer Association, or WUSA, was born on the field of Pasadena's Rose Bowl. In the championship game of the 1999 Women's World Cup, the U.S.


4/30/2001 12:00am

Courage Goes Down on Late Penalty Kick

Carolina Courage coach Marcia McDermott summed up her team's loss in five words."Mia is always a threat," she said.The Courage was successful in containing women's soccer's most decorated athlete, Mia Hamm, for most of the first half. Carolina midfielder Erin Baxter's slide tackle in the 15th minute even sent her to the sideline with a knee sprain. But Hamm refused to let anyone dominate her on Fetzer Field at her alma mater.


4/30/2001 12:00am

Hamm Comes Back Home

Mia Hamm never lost on Fetzer Field during her standout collegiate career at North Carolina.And she wasn't going to let anything - not even a sprained knee - upset that record.In her first time playing on Fetzer Field since Nov. 21, 1993 in the NCAA Championship game, Hamm's heroics during the WUSA matchup between the Washington Freedom and the Carolina Courage were reminiscent of her days at UNC.


4/30/2001 12:00am

UNC Stomps UMass to End Regular Season

The North Carolina women's lacrosse team had a lot to play for Sunday at Henry Stadium. Not only was it Senior Day, but the No. 7 Tar Heels were looking to send a message to the NCAA selection committee, especially after a 7-6 loss to sixth-ranked Dartmouth on Friday. Next Sunday, the committee will announce the 16 teams that will go on to postseason play.UNC delivered under pressure with a 20-5 pummeling of Massachusetts."We took out our frustration today, and I think that was big deal for us," UNC goalie Melissa Coyne said.


4/26/2001 12:00am

Base Running Sparks UNC's Victory

The North Carolina baseball team wasn't going to wait for something bad to happen Wednesday night against UNC-Greensboro.The Tar Heels grabbed an early four-run lead with some aggressive base running and staved off a late Spartan rally en route to a 10-3 win at Boshamer Stadium.UNC put pressure on the Spartan defense all night long.Third baseman Chris Maples set the tone in the second inning by challenging the throwing arm of Spartan first baseman Chris Mittendorf.Running on the pitch, Maples scored from second on catcher Ron Braun's ground out to shortstop to give North Carolina (


4/26/2001 12:00am

Bray Keeps Goals Quiet, Lets Play on Links Talk

Dustin Bray tries to remain relatively mute about his future expectations on the North Carolina men's golf team. Not that his superb play on the links helps him to maintain that modesty. In his first year of collegiate golf, Bray has proven his value to the future of UNC's golf program. A prized in-state recruit from Asheboro, Bray's performance on the fairways and greens continues to catch the eye of UNC coach John Inman."He was definitely not just one of the best players in the country, but one of the best players in the country from North Carolina," Inman said.


4/25/2001 12:00am

Softball Lights Up Spartans Early

The North Carolina softball team jumped on UNC-Greensboro early.The Tar Heels decided they liked putting an early lead on the board so much that they did it again.UNC's anxious offense allowed it to sweep a doubleheader against the Spartans with 8-0 and 6-4 wins Tuesday.Michelle Semmes and Natalie Anter led the way with their bats, and the Tar Heels received impressive pitching performances from Radara McHugh and Michael Parrott en route to stymieing the Spartans at Finley Field.In the opening game, UNC started quickly.


4/25/2001 12:00am

Quick Advantage Helps Seahawks Defeat UNC

Drizzle and the threat of a downpour pushed the starting time of Tuesday night's North Carolina-UNC-Wilmington matchup back 45 minutes.Less than an hour later, the Tar Heels were probably wishing the tarp still covered the infield of Boshamer Stadium. The Seahawks won 11-5.From the start, the Seahawks continued right-hander Dennis Robinson's starting woes -- they torched him for three runs on two hits. He didn't come back."We have had trouble starting games," UNC coach Mike Fox said. "When you're at home, it sometimes starts with pitching.


4/24/2001 12:00am

Inconsistency Troubles Tar Heels

The learning experience continued for the North Carolina baseball team's pitching staff this weekend. UNC's pitching dug itself into a hole early and often during the weekend, and it simply seemed like the Tar Heels were playing catch-up for most of their three-game series with Duke.Overall, eight pitchers were shuffled on and off the mound, 39 hits were given up and Sunday's rubber match was won by the Blue Devils."It's hard to describe," UNC coach Mike Fox said.