Athletics: A catalyst for leadership

The impact of Carolina athletics is undeniable. Our distinctive blue-hued uniforms adorned with that iconic argyle are often the first things that come to mind when people think about the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill-but there's so much more. Teamwork is essential to the Carolina experience, and UNC Athletics supports educational and athletic opportunities across 28 sports to produce both great athletes and amazing people who compete at the highest level in every endeavor.

    Athletics Funding Priorities

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    The Bill Koman Game Plan for Success

    Preparing Carolina football players for life after graduation


    Securing the foundation: FORevHER Tar Heels

    FORevHER Tar Heels is an initiative focused on building and inspiring a Carolina community that champions and empowers our female student-athletes.

    Katie hoeg

    Empowered by Environment

    Lacrosse player Katie Hoeg is fueled by the powerful female force at Carolina.


    Behind the Scenes with Bubba Cunningham

    Carolina Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham talks about the FORevHER Tar Heels initiative.

    Suzy Whaley

    Top Golf

    Suzy Whaley’s Carolina experience put her in position to be one of the most important people in the game of golf.


    Life on Scholarship

    The realities of being on an athletic scholarship sometimes differ from the common perception.