North Carolina Tar Heels

Atlantic Coast Conference logo in North Carolina's colors
North Carolina Tar Heels baseball
2008 men's basketball players Wayne Ellington, Danny Green, Tyler Hansbrough, Ty Lawson, and Deon Thompson
2007 field hockey team with President George W. Bush
2006 football team playing Virginia Tech
Men's lacrosse in the 2009 ACC tournament final.
Offensive Player of the Year Yael Averbuch
2006 women's soccer player Robyn Gayle
2005 men's soccer team playing SMU

The North Carolina Tar Heels are the intercollegiate athletic teams that represent the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Public research university in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Statue of Confederate soldier Silent Sam. The statue was toppled by a crowd in 2018, and the plinth (pedestal) was ordered removed by Chancellor Carol Folt in the same letter in which she resigned. As of October 2020 it is in storage.
Panoramic image of the main quad
Franklin Street forms the northern border of main campus and contains many popular restaurants and shops. In addition, it serves as a focal point for cultural events including Halloween festivities and major basketball victory rallies.
The Morehead Planetarium, designed by Eggers & Higgins, first opened in 1949.
A representation of the university seal, located in front of South Building and dedicated by the class of 1989.
Students walk past the Old Well, a symbol of UNC-Chapel Hill for years
The Morehead–Patterson Bell Tower was completed in 1931 and stands 172 feet tall.
South Building, administrative offices of the chancellor and College of Arts and Sciences
Students walking through campus between classes
The Davis Library
Louis Round Wilson Library opened in 1929 and serves as the special collections library.
The NCC is the largest collection of printed materials related to a single state.
Graham Memorial is adjacent to Franklin Street and houses the Office for Undergraduate Research and the Honors Study Abroad program.
Water tower featuring the official UNC athletics logo
Rameses at the 1957 Victory Bell football game
Celebration on Franklin Street after victory over Duke
The 2007 commencement ceremony in Kenan Memorial Stadium
The Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies of UNC were founded in 1795 and have debates each week in the New West building.
The Forest Theatre was first used for outdoor drama in 1916 to celebrate the tercentenary of Shakespeare's death.
Undergraduates on campus at UNC-Chapel Hill
At the end of each semester, students organize a flash mob dance party in the library.
Lenoir Hall
Old East Residence Hall, built in 1793
James K. Polk was President of the United States from 1845 to 1849.
Thomas Wolfe remains one of the most important writers in modern American literature, authoring works such as Look Homeward, Angel and Of Time and the River.
Andy Griffith was an active member of Chapel Hill's arts community while attending UNC, later starring in productions such as A Face in the Crowd and The Andy Griffith Show.
Michael Jordan (left) played basketball under Dean Smith (right) while attending the University of North Carolina. Jordan helped the Tar Heels win the 1982 NCAA Championship with a game-winning jump shot.

Competing athletically as the Tar Heels, UNC has achieved great success in sports, most notably in men's basketball, women's soccer, and women's field hockey.

2007 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament

Held from June 1 to 24,.

The Beavers, led by head coach Pat Casey, won all three games in their four-team bracket and then defeated North Carolina in two games in the best-of-three championship series.

Kenan Memorial Stadium

Kenan Memorial Stadium in 1959
The stadium in 1971
The West End Zone addition in 1998 created a horseshoe.
The Loudermilk Center in the east end zone, which turned the stadium into a bowl. Includes the Blue Zone.

Kenan Memorial Stadium is located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and is the home field of the North Carolina Tar Heels.

NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship

Top annual competition in U.S. men's collegiate golf.

2 champions: Clemson, Florida, Georgetown, Illinois, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Purdue, San Jose State, UNLV

Davis Love III

American professional golfer who has won 21 events on the PGA Tour, including one major championship: the 1997 PGA Championship.

He played college golf at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, where he was a three-time All-American and all-Atlantic Coast Conference.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Town in Orange, Durham and Chatham counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina.

A mural at Amber Alley between Franklin and Rosemary streets
Chapel Hill fire truck, painted with the colors of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Sorrell building on Franklin Street has housed a movie theater (currently called the Varsity Theatre) since its construction in 1927.
UNC's wooded campus buffers the town center

The University of North Carolina has been very successful at college basketball and women's soccer, and a passion for these sports has been a distinctive feature of the town's culture, fueled by the Tobacco Road rivalry among North Carolina's four ACC teams: the North Carolina Tar Heels, the Duke Blue Devils, the NC State Wolfpack, and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.

Duke Blue Devils

The Duke Blue Devils are the intercollegiate athletic teams that represent Duke University, located in Durham, North Carolina.

Atlantic Coast Conference logo in Duke's colors
A Blue Devils baseball pitcher in 2014
Tip off of a Duke women's basketball game in Cameron Indoor Stadium
Wallace Wade Stadium, home to Duke football and site of the 1942 Rose Bowl.
Laetitia Beck
"Les Diables Bleus" French military unit

Duke's major historic rival, especially in basketball, has been the Tar Heels of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (see Duke-Carolina rivalry).

Rameses (mascot)

Costumed Rameses at Carmichael Auditorium
Rameses Jr. at a football game

Rameses is the ram mascot of the North Carolina Tar Heels.

Marion Jones

American former world champion track and field athlete and former professional basketball player.

Marion Jones at the 2000 Olympics
Marion Jones (far left) during the 1999 World Championships
Federal Medical Center, Carswell, where Jones was imprisoned

After winning further statewide sprint titles, she accepted a full scholarship to the University of North Carolina in basketball, where she helped the team win the NCAA championship in her freshman year.

Carolina blue

Shade of blue used as one of the official school colors of the University of North Carolina.

The North Carolina Tar Heels athletics department has their own formulation for Carolina blue.