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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    A Tribute To Them

    Coach Karen Shelton reflects on her players, a championship season and the best field hockey stadium in America

    Student Support

    Shining Brightly

    Student-athlete Jackie Kenny was determined to be the best writer she could be at Carolina...


    A Legacy Beyond The Field

    Karen Shelton never planned to be a head field hockey coach, not at North Carolina nor anywhere else.


    All the Way Choo Choo

    Justice has inspired generations of athletes...


    An Immediate Impact in Health Care

    “I didn’t want to wait 10 years to practice so I decided to pursue the business side of medicine.”


    Hoops for Relief

    A normal shooting drill for the Tar Heels became a catalyst for Hurricane Florence relief.