March 6, 2018
Leah Everist, a UNC senior, has been named a 2018 Luce Scholar by the Henry Luce Foundation. Carolina boasts more Luce Scholars than any other college or university in the U.S. Everist, a health policy...Read More
March 1, 2018
Carolina has claimed the first Atlantic Coast Conference championship in the history of the women’s fencing program, pulling off an epic upset by beating Duke for the first time since 2015 and then winning fence-offs...Read More
Jan. 17, 2018
In its 92nd season this fall, Kenan Stadium will offer individual seats with chair backs — 22 inches wide with arm rests. Removal of the stadium’s bleachers and installation of the chair-back seats is set...Read More
Carolina finished ninth in the Directors’ Cup, the all-sport competition sponsored by the National Association of College Directors of Athletics and formerly known as the Sears Cup. The annual ranking measures how Division I programs perform in NCAA postseason competition. This is the fourth year in a row and 10th time in the 12-year history of the Directors’ Cup the Tar Heels have placed in the top 10 nationally.
Carolina accumulated 940.5 points, beating the University of Southern California for ninth place by 38.25 points. After Carolina won the first competition in 1994, Stanford has won the other 11. Stanford was followed this year by Texas, UCLA, Michigan, Duke, Florida, Georgia and Tennessee.
This was only the second time in 11 years that Carolina was second among ACC schools. Virginia (13th) joined the Blue Devils and Tar Heels as the only ACC schools among the top 25 finishers.
Carolina’s previous Directors’ Cup finishes were: first in 1994, second in 1995, sixth in 1996, second in 1997, tied for second in 1998, tied for 17th in 1999, fifth in 2000, 15th in 2001, fourth in 2002, eighth in 2003 and seventh in 2004.