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Tuesday August 3rd

Lucas Thomae


Six former UNC athletes are set to compete for Team USA in the Tokyo Olympics

Over 600 athletes will be representing Team USA when the Olympic Games kick off on Friday. But before donning the red, white and blue, some were sporting powder blue and argyle. Former women's soccer players Tobin Heath and Crystal Dunn, baseball players Tim Federowicz and Ryder Ryan, sprinter Kenny Selmon, and rugby player Naya Tapper will all be competing in Tokyo.

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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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UNC boasts at least two Honda Sport Award winners in Matson and Daavettila

For just the fourth time in the school’s history, North Carolina will be represented by at least two athletes as recipients of the Honda Sport Award. On Thursday, fifth-year senior Sara Daavettila was announced as this year’s recipient of the Honda Sport Award for Tennis, joining fellow Tar Heel Erin Matson, who was named the winner of the field hockey award on June 2.

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