UNC first-year Austin O'Connor gains a takedown against Cornell senior Jonathan Furnas to win the bout through a 23-8 technical fall. No. 9 Cornell defeated UNC 29-5 on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2019 in Carmichael Arena. (On Saturday, February 17 2019, UNC Wrestling was defeated by Cornell with a score of 29-5. Cornell's head coach, Rob Koll is a '88 former Tar Heel wrestler. He was recognized at the match and gifted a framed Carolina singlet. His success at Carolina accredited Koll as a four-time All American, three-time ACC champion and 1988 NCAA champion at 158 pounds. Koll's collegiate-level training led him to taking Cornell to six top-five finishes in the NCAA, and defeating his alma mater Saturday night. Tensions were high throughout the night, with yelling and complaints from coaches on both teams directed towards the referees. Redshirt freshman Austin O'Connor was the only victorious Tar Heel, defeating Cornell senior Jonathan Furnas 23-8, with a technical fall in the third period.)
Jackson Hall, home to undergraduate admissions, is named after Blyden and Roberta Jackson, two of the first Black faculty members on campus to receive tenure and some of the first African-American professors in the Southeast.