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Sophomore center Janelle Bailey (44) celebrates with the crowd after a clutch UNC three pointer in an upset against No. 1 Notre Dame in Carmichael Arena on Jan. 27, 2019. UNC wins 78-73.

UNC women's basketball feeds off electric crowd in 78-73 win over No. 1 Notre Dame

The Tar Heels seemed to feed off the crowd in its win over Notre Dame on Sunday.  After an impressive third quarter that gave UNC a 62-53 lead, Notre Dame (19-2, 6-1 ACC) came storming back with a 12-1 run to begin the fourth quarter. The run was extinguished when redshirt junior guard Stephanie Watts and sophomore center Janelle Bailey each made a clutch basket to keep the Tar Heels in the game.

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Larry Fedora conducting a press conference at the 2018 ACC Kickoff in Charlotte.

Thanks to the NFL, UNC is participating in a CTE study with part of a $14.7 million grant

You may have heard about the tragic death of a former UNC football player who was homeless and nearly unrecognizable in 2015. But his story highlights the way C.T.E. brain injuries follow and affect athletes long after they hang up their jerseys and walk across the stage at graduation. Stories like these and years of research have culminated with the NFL offering UNC, along with other partners, a grant to help develop new findings on catching and preventing C.T.E. 

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Photo courtesy Jeffrey A. Camarati for Go Heels. 

How Lindsey Lemke and the sister survivors overcame 30 years of abuse

“The tears, sadness, pain, guilt, frustrations, depression, anxiety, sleepless nights —  it was all so worth it in that moment,” Lemke said. “Being courageous and coming out with my story was so tough for many different reasons that many others didn’t really have to worry about since I was a current MSU athlete at the time.”  Read about Lindsey Lemke's journey through the corruption of the gymnastics world, from Michigan to Chapel Hill to a courtroom testifying against Larry Nassar.

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Head coach Larry Fedora looks on during UNC's 42-35 loss to Duke at Wallace Wade Stadium on Nov. 10, 2018.

UNC head football coach Larry Fedora will not be retained, no replacement yet named

Larry Fedora's seventh year as the UNC head football coach is also his last, the University announced on Sunday. The announcement came just after a loss to N.C. State marked the end of North Carolina football's worst season since 2003.  During his tenure, UNC had a combined record of 45-43 — having some of its best and worst seasons in recent program history under the coach. Read about Fedora's turbulent time at the helm of the Tar Heels here.

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