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 The UNCP volleyball team remained winless in PBC action as they dropped a contest to the Georgia College Bobcats on Oct. 27. 


In the first set, both teams gained early momentum. The Bobcats scored the first seven points, but the Braves cut the lead t...

“We’re tired of taking second place in the ECAC, I can tell you that.”


O.T. Johnson, head coach of the UNCP wrestling team, is confident that his team has what it takes to make some noise in the Eastern College Athletic Conference this year. 



 After an early exit in the quarterfinals of last season’s Peach Belt conference tournament, head coach John Haskins is ready to set sail on a season that will hopefully result in a lengthy playoff run.


Even though Haskins lost the team’s top three scorers...

  After notching the first Peach Belt Conference tournament title in program history last season, the UNCP men’s basketball team hopes to replicate that success this year. 


Their competitors around the conference think they will be able to do so as well. Th...

The UNCP volleyball team dropped three straight sets and recorded their 21st loss of the season, falling to USC Aiken (16-25, 19-25, 15-25). 


Things started out promising in the first set, but after that early run the team just couldn’t muster any kind of...

The UNCP football team finally found a way to defend its home field, topping Lenoir-Rhyne 14-10 on Oct. 28 at Grace P. Johnson Stadium. 


Redshirt junior Tyler Hinton set a new program record in the process, notching his 20th sack to pass current running ba...

Paul O'Neil 

Before former UNCP Director of Athletics Dan Kenney appointed Paul O’Neil to take over the school’s baseball program prior to the 2001 season, he conducted an intricate search process with one goal in mind. 


Kenney wanted to change the culture...

Plus-size model Iskra Lawrence promotes Aerie's body positivity movement, #aeriereal, in Aerie's store.

Tess Holliday, a plus-size model and mother of two, strives to imbue others with confidence.  After growing up lacking self-esteem herself, Instagram has be...

There is a piece of paper on UNCP women’s soccer head coach Lars Andersson’s office door that features 12 bullet points. Each one is a different goal that the team set prior to this season.

The goals deal with a variety of factors and are mostly long-term. Finish in the...

New year, new me. Or, at least, that’s what adults say when it is time for a change. A healthier diet, weight loss and saving money rank among the top resolutions, it is all about making improvements in life.


But these upgrades change the identity and...

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