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Graduate guard Cameron Johnson attempts a layup in the first half against Louisville in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte.

Analysis: Cam Johnson, Justin Jackson and a history of UNC players in the NBA Finals

UNC has a total of 17 former players that have won the NBA Finals. Six players from UNC have won three or more championships; the most recent player to join this club was Danny Green in 2020 with the Los Angeles Lakers. Despite having more players in the NBA, Duke has 12 fewer NBA champions than UNC. Duke may have more players in the league, but UNC is winning where it counts — the trophy case.

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UNC's new women's golf head coach, Aimee Neff (right), smiles at the 2020 FAU Women's Golf Photo Day. Photo courtesy of JC Ridley.

UNC women's golf team finds its next head coach in Aimee Neff

Neff coached a season as an assistant at Vanderbilt University before joining UNC's program as an assistant in the 2017-2018 season. Neff learned a lot coaching under big names and competitive programs, but credits her experiences at UNC under former head coach Jan Mann as crucial in her growth as a coach and opportunity to return to North Carolina.

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Danna Durante was recently named the new coach of the UNC gymnastics team. Photo courtesy of UNC Athletic Communications.

Danna Durante comes to UNC gymnastics with an elite track record

An elite gymnast by the age of fifteen, Durante was member of the U.S. National Team and qualified for the Olympic Trials for the 1988 games in Seoul, but ultimately she didn't make the cut for the Olympic team. She went on to compete on the college level at Arizona State University, where she earned multiple All-Pac 10 team accolades and scored perfect 10s five times.

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UNC Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham speaks at the Rammys. Photo taken by Jeffrey A. Camarati and courtesy of UNC Athletic Communications.

Bubba Cunningham prepares for "new era" as Supreme Court rules against NCAA

All nine justices sided with Shawne Alston, the lead plaintiff in the case and a former football player at the University of West Virginia, who argued that the NCAA's caps on education-related benefits violated federal antitrust laws. What makes this case particularly compelling, though, is that it could open the door for challenges to the NCAA rule that prohibits college athletes from being paid.

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Ryan Tezzi and Mason Atwell, members of the UNC Bass Fishing Team pose with their prize at the 2021 U.S. Boat Collegiate Bass Championship at Lake Murray, SC. Photo courtesy of Mason Atwell.

All about that bass: UNC Bass Fishing Club nets a quality finish in championship

The UNC Bass Fishing Club may not have the notoriety that some of the higher-level programs at UNC do, but its drive to succeed is no different than any other athlete, regardless of the sport. “Throwing on the UNC jersey is definitely something that feels awesome to do and that’s definitely a big motivator for us being out there and representing our school,” incoming president Mason Atwell said. “We’re out there putting on that jersey and our hearts are racing just as hard as the basketball or the football players would when they’re ready for tipoff or ready for kickoff.”

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