The Daily Tar Heel - Sports
Thanks for checking out my work. I m a recent graduate from UNC-Chapel Hill. I spent my college years majoring in Exercise and Sport Science with the goal of becoming a Certified Athletic Trainer.
Athletic training provided unique insight behind the curtain in the world athletes live. For the past four years, I’ve spent my time assessing and treating injured athletes. Unlike many people, I got to see a behind the scenes look into the day to day struggle to stay healthy and compete, the hours upon hours of practice, meeting room film sessions, and intense workouts in the weight room with the strength and conditioning staff.
I’m thankful for the foundation I’ve gained; however, I do not want to spend the entirety of my career assessing and treating athletes, I want to tell their stories. The challenges listed above are what make athletics special and I want to chronicle those experiences.
In the clips below I hope you can gain a sense of my writing style. I’ve included clips from my two previous desks with a mix of long and short-form pieces.
The Daily Tar Heel - Sports
In 2007, Banghart was named the head coach of Princeton women's basketball, and quickly turned the program around. In her third season, the Tigers made their first ever NCAA Tournament appearance. In 2015, Banghart's team went undefeated in the regular season, and Banghart was named one of the Women's 50 Greatest Leaders by Fortune magazine.
What do Bob Cousy, Magic Johnson and UNC alumni Michael Jordan and Danny Green all have in common? They've all won an NCAA championship and an NBA Finals. The list of men who have accomplished such a feat is short - the list of men who have an NCAA title and multiple NBA titles is even shorter.
Soon after news broke of the investigation, Hatchell released a statement regarding the impending investigation into the matter, conducted by Charlotte-based firm Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein. "I've had the privilege of coaching more than 200 young women during my 44 years in basketball," Hatchell said in the statement.
Boylen hinted at the possibility of playing faster and explored different small-ball lineups at the end of last season. That fits right up White's wheelhouse. In the open court, White's speed will have defenders on their heels fearing easy layups.
For a portion of the college basketball fanbase the focus shifted immediately to head coach Roy Williams. After all, Williams hasn't landed as many top tier NBA talents as Kentucky's John Calipari or Duke's Mike Krzyzewski. Under Williams, only five Tar Heels have bolted for the NBA after a single season: Marvin Williams, Brandan Wright, Tony Bradley, White and Little.
A lot has been made of the job head coach Roy Williams did on the recruiting trail this offseason, but here are three returning Tar Heels that will be vital to a successful season - and maybe even to hanging another banner in the Dean E. Smith Center.
Fox attributes the team's success at the plate to hard work and a selfless mindset. "I think we hit the long ball all year ... we can be a dangerous team," Fox said.
The North Carolina track & field team competed in the NCAA East Preliminary Round this weekend on the campus of the University of North Florida. Nicole Greene, Madison Wiltrout and the men's 4x400 team of Isaiah Palmer, Ryan Saint-Germain, Onyedikachi Ohia-Enyia and Ari Cogdell all qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Austin, Texas.
The Daily Tar Heel - Arts and Culture
Often times, art and advocacy are considered independent from one another. However, UNC professors have found a way to merge art and advocacy to better the world. Here are two professors who are doing just that.
"Growing up, I was a big sneaker head as a kid," Freeman said. "The first item I ever laid away was a pair of sneakers." Freeman recalled getting his first pair of Jordans: the Jordan 2s. It was such a big deal for him at the time because he remembered Michael Jordan playing in the pair.