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August 2012

Tar Heel Monthly August 2012

The August 2012 issue of Tar Heel Monthly reflects on the 2011-12 Tar Heel year in sports.  Tar Heels of the Year honors go out to the Men’s Soccer team for the adversity they faced on the road to a national championship.

Turner Walston gives insight to the change of the official University of North Carolina web site, GoHeels.com. Coach Dennis Craddock sits down with Helen Buchanan to discuss how his retirement is a refocusing of his life. Amy Hoots provides readers a look into Hurbet Davis’ first basketball camp as a coach and father. 

This month features more behind the scenes into the lives of former athletes including Jawad Williams, who sheds a light on why Carolina is Home Sweet Home, and Mike Ingersoll, who brings back college memories of the daily scheduled class changes.  Woody Durham, legendary broadcaster, reflects back on his heroes over the years. Lee Pace explains how the new coaching staff is holding players accountable. The Voice of the Tar Heels, Jones Angell, gives us a look into how he is spending his free time this summer. 

July 2012

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The July 2012 issue of Tar Heel Monthly takes you to the heart of current and former Tar Heels' preparation for the 2012 London Olympic Games. Shalane Flanagan holds the cover, showing true form after her win at the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in January of this year. Flanagan and many other Tar Heels are vying for final spots for the American and other national teams as Helen Buchanan tells you about their journey and history with the Olympic Games.

You'll also find out from Turner Walston what it takes to be a professional in your sport as well as maintaining a career outside of athletics and an enlightening story on the good works of the Gfeller Center at UNC. Amy Hoots catches up with former Diamond Heels and MLBer Russ Adams, who is back on campus and finishing his degree. Adam Lucas also brings the familiar relationship between Coach Roy Williams and newly named assistant Hubert Davis.

And as always, our columnists bring their passion and experience with the Tar Heels to the magazine each month. This issue features perspective on the balancing act of Tar Heel athletics from long-time, legendary broadcaster Woody Durham and Lee Pace tells of Clyde Christensen's challenges with the Indianapolis Colts. Also, get inside the end of the baseball season with Voice of the Tar Heels Jones Angell and more from former UNC athletes Jawad Williams, who talks of what summer brings to Chapel Hill, and Mike Ingersoll on what it really takes to be noticed as an athlete.

June 2012

The June 2012  cover of Tar Heel Monthly features Jacob Stallings as our cover subject and his journey to becoming one of Carolina baseball's key players.

Inside you’ll find out from Helen Buchanan what it takes to be a parent of a Tar Heel student-athlete, Amy Hoots tells of Carolina's coaching connections through recent hires nationwide as well as the benefits of UNC's athletic teams hosting summer camps, and Adam Lucas has a sit down with Bubba Cunningham wrapping up his first six months at the helm of the athletic department.

Also be sure to check out a very special edition of our Publisher's Letter, featuring a personal note from a Tar Heel who happens to be a flight surgeon in the U.S. Navy.

And as always, our columnists bring their passion and experience with the Tar Heels to the magazine each month. This issue features perspective on the upcoming the professional league drafts from long-time, legendary broadcaster Woody Durham and some insight on Coach Larry Fedora's special attention to his special teams squad from Lee Pace. Also, get inside what’s happening now with Voice of the Tar Heels Jones Angell as he gives his "end of season" awards to football and basketball and more from former UNC athletes Jawad Williams and Mike Ingersoll.

May 2012

The May 2012 issue of Tar Heel Monthly focuses on leadership, and what better way to welcome Coach Fedora to campus than by showing how he will bring Carolina football back to greatness with his high-energy style.

Inside, UNC student-athletes tell you who they think is the best leader at Carolina as well as a special column by women's lacrosse coach Jenny Levy about how to foster leadership at the collegiate level. Amy Hoots illuminates the backstory on how the Carolina Leadership Academy came to be and why it will always be a one-of-a-kind experience for Tar Heels.

And as always, our columnists bring their passion and experience with the Tar Heels to the magazine each month. This issue features a special "thank-you" from long-time, legendary broadcaster Woody Durham and what Carolina needs to do under Coach Fedora to take the football program to the next level from Lee Pace. Also, get inside what’s happening now with a "what if" summation of the basketball season from Voice of the Tar Heels Jones Angell and an inside look at how leadership pushed Jawad Williams to national greatness and the adversity Mike Ingersoll saw football overcome.

April 2012

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The April 2012 cover of Tar Heel Monthly features John Henson in the one-time only Nike platinum uniforms worn on senior night against Maryland in Chapel Hill.

Inside you’ll find a unique take on why uniforms are such a big stir including an artist's rendition of what former Tar Heel pitcher Colin Bates would do if he got a chance at designing the Diamond Heels uniforms. Turner Walston brings the quirky personality of third baseman Colin Moran, and his family tree of athleticism, to the fold and Helen Buchanan tells of lacrosse defenseman Logan Corey's split decision of attending medical school or continuing with his final year of eligibility -- or perhaps both.

And as always, our columnists bring their passion and experience with the Tar Heels to the magazine each month. This issue features perspective on how Carolina and Duke can come together to do incredible things from long-time, legendary broadcaster Woody Durham and Mac Brown's endorsement of new football coach Larry Fedora from Lee Pace. Also, get inside what’s happening now with Voice of the Tar Heels Jones Angell and more from former UNC athletes Jawad Williams and Mike Ingersoll.

March 2012

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Inside, our headline feature is a first-person account of the Carrier Classic experience by Capt. James Covington, a Tar Heel graduate in the Marines who explains what it meant to the military to have Tar Heel basketball on board the USS Carl Vinson. Other features include a profile of baseball closer Michael Morin, plus Amy Hoots tries to learn the art of hitting in softball.

This month’s columnist topics include:

  • Jawad Williams on the depth of the Carolina family
  • Woody Durham on the return of assistant football coaches Randy Jordan and Gunter Brewer
  • Lee Pace on the mechanics of installing the new up-tempo offense preferred by Larry Fedora
  • Mike Ingersoll on the unsung heroes in the equipment room
  • Jones Angell on the key three-pointers in Carolina basketball history

February 2012

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The February 2012 cover of Tar Heel Monthly features former UNC football player turned country music singer and songwriter, Chase Rice. Rice is on the verge of releasing a new album titled "Dirt Road Communion," due to hit iTunes in March.

Inside you’ll find the telling story of Rice's journey since leaving Chapel Hill, which have included a runner-up performance on TV's Survivor and many other lines that make a great country song. Also, Turner Walston catches up with the 2011 NCAA Men's Soccer Champions and the newly-named head football coach Larry Fedora. Amy Hoots tells how Tar Heels playing professional basketball overseas still get to connect with their former team in the states and Jones Angell takes a look back at his first season calling football.

And as always, our columnists bring their passion and experience with the Tar Heels to the magazine each month. This issue features perspective on his favorite things while behind the mic from long-time, legendary broadcaster Woody Durham and the return of football assistant Gunter Brewer, though this time under Coach Fedora, from Lee Pace. Take an inside look at how Mike Ingersoll really saw his former team succeed through a tough two years of scandal and Jawad Williams told a personal account of his transition through Carolina basketball.

January 2012

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The January 2012 cover of Tar Heel Monthly features Harrison Barnes, a highlighting tribute to his contributions during his first season and a half with the Tar Heels.

Inside you’ll find enlightening stories like managing editor Turner Walston's telling of Carolina football being credited with the first forward pass, Shammond Williams' gratitude to Carolina basketball setting him on a potential new career path, rule changes to women's basketball, and don't forget that CNN daytime anchor is a Tar Heel, too.

And as always, our columnists bring their passion and experience with the Tar Heels to the magazine each month. This issue features perspective on a different sound from the Victory Bell from long-time, legendary broadcaster Woody Durham and the landscape of football coaches from Lee Pace. Also, get inside what’s happening now with Voice of the Tar Heels Jones Angell and more from former UNC athletes Jawad Williams and Mike Ingersoll.