July 22, 2021
Carolina fans had 14 Tar Heels to cheer on during the pandemic-delayed 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo. Nine competed for U.S. teams and five for other countries. As the Paralympics wrapped up Sept....Read More
July 19, 2021
After a year of campus challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Carolina athletics delivered some good news to Tar Heel supporters in July: The department managed to avoid — by far — the deep...Read More
July 2, 2021
A third consecutive field hockey national championship and eight other teams’ top-10 national finishes in NCAA post-season competition propelled Carolina to a fourth-place finish in the 2020-21 Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup. It is the...Read More
The U.S. win against Lithuania Saturday, 104 to 96, earned the men’s basketball team a bronze. Argentina took the gold, after beating the U.S. in the semifinals Friday and Italy in the finals.
The 104 points was the most by any team in the men’s tournament. The US team was knocked out of gold-medal contention by Argentina in an 89-81 semifinal loss Friday.
USA coach Larry Brown ’63 tried to stay upbeat.
“I think we ought to be real positive about them and what they did, the commitment they made and the sacrifice they made,” Brown said. “I said this before: This is the greatest time I ever had as a coach, and I don’t know if I’ve ever been more proud of a group of people after tonight than this group. It has not been easy.”