4 down, 2 to go: Flanagan’s run through 6 major marathons in 7 weeks continued with 2 in 2 days

By R.L. Bynum Monday capped a crazy 16 days of running four marathons for former Carolina runner Shalane Flanagan, with still two marathons and 27 days to go. The Olympian, three-time national champion at UNC and 2017 New York City Marathon winner finished the Chicago Marathon on Sunday and the Boston Marathon on Monday in …

With another straight-set volleyball victory, UNC heads into ACC play 11–0

By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina’s volleyball team has impressively met every challenge during its nonconference schedule, sweeping Davidson 3–0 on Saturday to take an 11–0 record into ACC play. It’s the first time that the Tar Heels have finished their nonconference schedule undefeated since the 2013 team won its first 15 games …

Six transfers help give UNC volleyball the talent, leadership to start season 6–0

By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL — During a crazy time for college sports with a busy transfer portal, veteran Carolina volleyball coach Joe Sagula has recruited plenty of experienced talent to Chapel Hill. That momentum has transferred from the recruiting trail to the court in the first couple of weeks of the season. Six transfers, …

No panic after UNC field hockey starts 0–2 for the first time since 1992

By R.L. Bynum There is no panic within the best field hockey program in the country. But when Carolina starts the season 0–2 for the first time since 1992, that gets the everybody’s attention. No. 1-ranked and three-time reigning national champion UNC followed up a season-opening 3–2 Friday loss to No. 2 Michigan with a …

Tar Heel Selmon begins run at gold in Tokyo on Thursday

By R.L. Bynum Former UNC star Kenny Selmon begins his run for gold at the Olympics on Thursday in the first round of the 400-meter hurdles at Japan National Stadium in Tokyo on the first day of track and field competition. The two-time ACC champion in the event will be in lane seven as one …