May 20, 2019
Mark Gangloff, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, has been named the new head coach of Carolina’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams. Gangloff comes to UNC after seven years at the University of Missouri,...Read More
April 30, 2019
Courtney Banghart, who took over a Princeton team that never had been to the NCAA tournament and got them there in eight of the past 10 years, has been named women’s basketball coach at Carolina....Read More
April 19, 2019
Sylvia Hatchell has resigned as women’s basketball coach after an investigation found that she made comments that were racially insensitive and was perceived by some of her players to have “undue influence” regarding medical issues...Read More
Following Carolina’s 40-17 win over Duke, football Coach John Bunting ’72 was given a two-year extension on his contract, which now reaches to 2009. Chancellor James Moeser announced the extension, pending approval of the trustees, in the locker room after the game.
The Tar Heels’ 6-5 record and an expected bowl game invitation are a twist on the early-season story, when Bunting’s team struggled before pulling ahead of William and Mary and was beaten by Virginia, Louisville, Florida State and Utah – prompting some fans to call for Bunting to be fired.
A dramatic win over N.C. State raised some downcast eyebrows, and the victory over Miami is rated among the program’s finest moments ever.
“Look at what’s happened [over the] last couple of years … building, building, building,” Bunting said after the Duke game. “Now we’ve got the program going in the right direction. I said at the beginning of the season that, toward the end, you’d be able to recognize that. It’s a tribute to our kids and staff.”