If fall sports seasons are able to proceed as planned, two North Carolina teams will be right back in the title hunt, while a third will seek a return to national prominence.
If there's one thing North Carolina basketball isn't short on, historically speaking, it's point guards.
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.
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.
At one point, former UNC student-athlete Elizabeth Haus was unsure if she could balance lacrosse and pursuing a nursing degree. Two years after graduation, she's working 12-hour shifts in a pediatric intensive care unit fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
We caught up with Brandon Robinson, who just finished his senior season with UNC men's basketball, to talk "The Last Dance" — ESPN's 10-part documentary on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls — and more.
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.”
Francis is the second Tar Heel to announce a transfer this month, following Brandon Huffman's announced exit on April 9.
As the world soldiers on, some UNC professors are already looking into the impact of the virus on different industries, while others are thinking about what it could mean for social interaction of all kinds, even once it is overcome.
While Matson's training clips were intended for the U10 Carolina All Stars, a team that she helps coach in the winter and spring, the clips have since taken on a life of their own.
Chris Miltenberg, the new director of North Carolina's track and field and cross country programs. Photo courtesy of UNC athletics.
UNC women's soccer's list of core values includes tenets like toughness, focus and discipline.
The 2018 "Competitive Cauldron" for UNC women's soccer.
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.