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UNC sophomore linebacker Cedric Gray (33) carries in the North Carolina flag before the Tar Heels' home matchup in Kenan Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 against the Georgia State Panthers.

After breakout season, Cedric Gray ready to emerge as UNC's next great linebacker

Under new defensive coordinator Gene Chizik, the Charlotte native linebacker Cedric Gray seems poised and ready to take on the challenge of helping the Tar Heels improve after a lackluster 6-7 season.  This year, Gray stands as one of the few linebackers on UNC's roster that has multiple years of college experience. “Coming off of last year, and the type of season I had, I know I’m the new leader of the linebacker room,” Gray said. “It’s definitely something I’m looking forward to.” 

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Junior Elizabeth Culton (right) celebrates with teammate Hallie Thompson (left) her successful beam routine during UNC gymnastics' home meet on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, at Carmichael Arena.

UNC gymnast Hallie Thompson battling back from second ACL tear ahead of 2023 season

In the first meet of the 2022 season, then-junior UNC gymnast Hallie Thompson stepped up to compete in the bar routine and suffered the second ACL tear of her collegiate athletics career — sidelining her for yet another season. After working hard to get back to the mat and put together an all-around meet her junior year, she’s prepared to work even harder to meet those same goals her senior season. 

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