Alex Zietlow

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Women's tennis Head Coach Brian Kalbas smiles as he chats with a colleague at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. Kalbas, a coach for the Tar Heels for 16 years, led his team to three ACC championships in a row from 2016-18 and was named ACC Coach of the Year five times. He holds a 602-180 career record, making him the winningest coach in ACC history and cementing him as leader in all-time wins at Carolina with 388-95.

Why UNC women’s tennis coach Brian Kalbas was a chance worth taking

Not everyone saw the success of UNC women’s tennis coach, Brian Kalbas, coming. Since starting at North Carolina in 2003, he’s won three ITA National Indoor championships, added another national coach of the year honor and has won four ACC Championships — including three in a row the last three years. The kind of coach he became, more importantly, is found in the details. Read about Kalbas' journey to the UNC history books.


Jerry Wilson wipes sweat from his face while wearing a noose around his neck at an Aug. 20 protest against Silent Sam, a Confederate monument on UNC-Chapel Hill's campus. His friend, Cortland Gilliam, joined him in this gesture. They both vowed to wear these nooses whenever they were on campus until the statue was taken down. This was intended to represent the oppression and white supremacy they feel the statue represents. The pair did not have to wear the nooses long, as protestors forcefully tore down the statue only a few hours later at 9:20 p.m. on August 20, 2018. 
Wilson and Gilliam put the nooses back on following Chancellor Carol Folt and the Board of Trustees' Dec. 3 proposal to establish a University History and Education center to house Silent Sam.  

Why are graduate students often at the center of campus protests?

Graduate students have been at the helm of campus protests at UNC since the 1960s, from George Vlasits, an anti-Vietnam War protester in the 1960s, to Maya Little, a current UNC graduate student of history who faced Honor Court and criminal charges for staining Silent Sam with red ink and her own blood last April. We took a closer look at why that is.


NC State forward Wyatt Walker (33) guards UNC forward Luke Maye (32) in PNC Arena Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. UNC defeated NC State 90-82.

Team effort cements rivalry victory for UNC men's basketball over N.C. State, 90-82

Over the course of the North Carolina men’s basketball team’s matchup with the Wolfpack on Tuesday night, Roy Williams saw one of the most frustrating performances from his team all season.  But as much as the performance was frustrating, in certain ways, it was the best this team has played all year. The Tar Heels left with their sixth consecutive win in PNC Arena, 90-82 — a win characterized by a first half led by Maye, and a second half propelled by the entire team.


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UNC football head coach Mack Brown conducts a press conference on early signing day in the Kenan Football Center.

Mack Brown presser

UNC football head coach Mack Brown conducts a press conference on early signing day in the Kenan Football Center.


Junior wide receiver Anthony Ratliff-Williams addresses the media at ACC Kickoff in Charlotte on July 18.

Ratliff-Williams

Junior wide receiver Anthony Ratliff-Williams addresses the media at ACC Kickoff in Charlotte on July 18.


Lauren Moyer, senior forward on the North Carolina Field Hockey team, ventured out of her comfort zone this past summer and participated in the UNC Summer Jazz Workshop. Moyer studied and immersed herself in the genre of Jazz on her way to fulfilling a general education requirement. 

Lauren Moyer: Off the Field

Lauren Moyer, senior forward on the North Carolina Field Hockey team, ventured out of her comfort zone this past summer and participated in the UNC Summer Jazz Workshop. Moyer studied and immersed herself in the genre of Jazz on her way to fulfilling a general education requirement.