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Travis T. Tygart at the Helsinki Commission Hearing in Washington D.C. on Friday, July 27, 2018. Photo courtesy of Adam Woullard.

Q&A: UNC grad and USADA head Travis Tygart talks Lance Armstrong case and more

Travis Tygart graduated from UNC in 1993 with a degree in philosophy. Now, he's the CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, which in 2012 helped expose cyclist Lance Armstrong in a massive doping scandal. In light of ESPN's recently-released documentary, Lance, senior writer Ryan Wilcox caught up with Tygart to discuss his role in the Armstrong saga and more. Answers have been edited for brevity and clarity.


An empty Boshamer Stadium as pictured on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.

A postseason that never was at UNC baseball's Boshamer Stadium

In a normal season, Friday would have marked the beginning of the NCAA Baseball Tournament, culminating in the eight-team College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska, starting June 13. The Tar Heels, 12-7 when their season was cut short, were ranked No. 23 by D1 Baseball at the start of the year. Now, though, there is nothing to play for.


With the COVID-19 pandemic, the foreseeable future of UNC athletics looks grim. Original photograph taken at a men's soccer game on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.

'I just can’t imagine it': UNC professors on sports' return in 2020

With Monday marking two months since the NBA suspended its season in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, UNC professor Jonathan Weiler, who hosts the "Agony of Defeat” podcast about the intersection between sports and politics with UNC history professor Matthew Andrews, admits he's on the pessimistic side for sports' return in the near future. Both noted in interviews with The Daily Tar Heel that virtually every league is in uncharted territory right now, with no clear path forward. “We’ve never had this before. Ever,” Weiler said. “Where there’s no sports, anywhere in the world.”



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Chris Miltenberg, the new director of North Carolina's track and field and cross country programs. Photo courtesy of UNC athletics.

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Chris Miltenberg, the new director of North Carolina's track and field and cross country programs. Photo courtesy of UNC athletics.


The new edition of the 2002 book "The Vision of a Champion," co-written by Gloria Averbuch and UNC women's soccer head coach Anson Dorrance.

vision of a champion

The new edition of the 2002 book "The Vision of a Champion," co-written by Gloria Averbuch and UNC women's soccer head coach Anson Dorrance.