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
Grass issues. Losing a game to the weather. Mack Brown will have none of it.
Carolina’s new football coach had artificial turf installed at Texas Memorial Stadium in 2009 when he was coach there, and he’ll have it in Kenan Memorial Stadium this fall.
The Rams Club will spend about $2.5 million to carpet the field. The work will start after Commencement in May and will be done in time for the home opener on Sept. 7. The UNC System Board of Governors has approved the expenditure.
Turf is something Brown has wanted since he returned to Carolina in November.
“I can remember when we were here before that we had some grass issues, and we had them at Texas, and we changed to turf because we were going to have a fast team,” he said. “Also, you never lose a game because of weather, and I think that’s really important.”
The Tar Heels practice on artificial turf in their new indoor facility and soon will have a choice of artificial or real turf on two outdoor practice fields.
The BOG also approved a $3 million expenditure to upgrade the weight room and locker rooms in the Kenan Football Center.