Monthly Archives: May 2019

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Relief pitcher Chad Sykes holds top ERA in nation

Throwing out the first pitch gets a lot of attention, but what about the last one? In Spartan baseball, that understated honor has often been… Read More >

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Men’s golf wins second straight SoCon Championship

For the second straight year, UNC Greensboro men’s golf (283-294-276) has claimed the Southern Conference Championship after the Spartans finished the tournament at 11-under, besting… Read More >

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Record-breaking men’s basketball season comes to close

UNC Greensboro men’s basketball saw its season come to an end Saturday afternoon, as the Spartans fell to Lipscomb 86-69 in the second round of… Read More >

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Kim Record and alumni named ‘Outstanding Women’

UNC Greensboro Director of Athletics Kim Record and four UNCG alumni have been named winners of the Triad Business Journal’s 2019 Outstanding Women in Business… Read More >

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Spartans place second in SoCon, await postseason fate

After what has been another historic season for UNC Greensboro men’s basketball, the Spartans fell short of a second straight conference title Monday night, placing… Read More >

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Ticket, livestream information for SoCon Tournament

The UNC Greensboro men’s and women’s basketball teams are traveling to Asheville this weekend for the Ingles Southern Conference Basketball Championships presented by General Shale,… Read More >

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UNCG Athletics launches Campaign for Champions

UNC Greensboro Athletics today announced the Campaign for Champions, a fundraising campaign to transform student-athlete academic and support facilities, and to recruit and retain top… Read More >

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UNCG alum EJ O’Keeffe named men’s soccer head coach

UNC Greensboro today announced that EJ O’Keeffe, a two-time Big South Coach of the Year, has been named the men’s soccer head coach after a… Read More >

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Spartan Spotlight: Francis Alonso

In Spain, soccer is a religion. It’s what brings people together, and it’s what drives them apart. Team loyalty runs deep. Fierce rivalries often reflect… Read More >

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Women’s soccer wins second consecutive SoCon Championship

UNC Greensboro women’s soccer (15-4-1) won the Southern Conference Tournament Championship for the second straight year with a 2-1 win over Furman Sunday afternoon. With… Read More >

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Spartans return to action, ready for the spotlight

The wait is over, Spartan fans. Basketball season is finally here. UNCG men’s basketball returns to action Tuesday, Nov. 6, when the team travels across… Read More >

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Men’s basketball releases 2018-19 schedule

The defending Southern Conference Champion UNCG men’s basketball program released its 2018-19 regular season schedule today featuring road non-conference matchups with two SEC teams ranked… Read More >

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UNCG Athletics kicks off 2018-19 season with full weekend of Spartan sports

Spartan sports are back in action this weekend with women’s soccer, volleyball and men’s soccer competing at home. Women’s soccer kicks off the 2018-19 athletics… Read More >

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UNCG unveils brand new Spartan

The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) Spartan has a bold new look. Capitalizing on a year of historic growth, outstanding performance in the classroom and record-breaking results… Read More >

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UNCG Athletics celebrates record-breaking year

Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. kicked off the school year last August with a call for everyone on campus to step boldly into the spotlight…. Read More >

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Spartans are triple threat in softball, baseball and golf

It was a winning weekend for Spartan spring sports. No. 1 seed UNCG softball (46-11) claimed its first-ever Southern Conference Tournament Championship with a 5-2… Read More >

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Men’s golf wins first-ever SoCon Championship, clinches NCAA Tournament bid

The UNCG men’s golf team won its first-ever Southern Conference Championship by five strokes with a team-score of 18-over par 882 (297-285-300) in windy and… Read More >

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Wes Miller receives contract extension following historic season

UNC Greensboro has announced the extension of head men’s basketball coach Wes Miller’s contract through the 2028-29 season. The agreement in principle comes after Miller’s program… Read More >

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Spartans step up to the plate

There’s a unique mix of weekend relaxation and edge-of-your-seat excitement when you spend a Saturday at UNCG Softball Stadium. You’re sitting with sunflower seeds in… Read More >

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Kinesiology research focuses on keeping student-athletes healthy after graduation

As a field hockey goalkeeper in college, Dr. Erin Reifsteck was no stranger to long hours in the gym. But, after graduation, she found it… Read More >

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Historic season comes to a close for UNCG Basketball

After an unforgettable few days in Boise, Idaho, the Spartans’ historic season has come to a close. The UNC Greensboro men’s basketball team lost to… Read More >

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Spartans gear up for NCAA Tournament

For just the third time in program history, the UNC Greensboro men’s basketball team is going dancing. The Spartans will face off against fourth-seeded Gonzaga… Read More >

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UNCG Athletics announces selection show party, NCAA ticket information

The UNC Greensboro men’s basketball team sent Spartan fans into a frenzy on Monday night as it won the Southern Conference Tournament Championship and secured… Read More >

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Spartans soar in SoCon championship, earn NCAA berth

Grab your dancing shoes, Spartans. We’re going to the Big Dance. The UNC Greensboro men’s basketball team defeated East Tennessee State 62-47 Monday night in… Read More >

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Men’s and women’s basketball travel to Asheville for SoCon Tournament

It’s tournament time for the Spartans. The men’s and women’s basketball teams travel to Asheville this week to compete in their respective Southern Conference tournaments…. Read More >

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Back-to-back champs: Men’s basketball claims SoCon title

It was a familiar scene at the Greensboro Coliseum. Shouts of celebration. High-fives and hugs. A ladder, a pair of scissors and players beaming with… Read More >

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A bright future for women’s basketball

UNCG women’s basketball is bursting at the seams with potential. The group is the youngest squad in Division I women’s basketball – 12 of the… Read More >

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Spartan Spotlight: Head Coach Wes Miller

When Wes Miller became head coach of the Spartans, he was just 29 years old – the youngest head coach in Division I men’s basketball…. Read More >

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UNCG Athletics prepares for big weekend of season openers and postseason play

It’s a weekend full of season openers and tough tournament match-ups for UNCG’s basketball and soccer squads. Men’s and women’s basketball tip off on Friday,… Read More >

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Women’s soccer wins SoCon title, earns NCAA Tournament berth

For the eighth time in program history and for the first time since 2010, the UNCG women’s soccer team can call itself Southern Conference Tournament… Read More >

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Men’s basketball returns after record-breaking season

A regular season Southern Conference title. The most wins in program history. And a trip to New York to compete against Syracuse in the National… Read More >

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UNCG Athletics announces five-year strategic plan

The UNCG athletic department has announced its updated strategic plan, “The Spartan Way: 2017-2022,” a comprehensive vision that maps out the next five years for… Read More >

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UNCG, NCAA launch online wellness resource for freshman student-athletes nationwide

The NCAA Sport Science Institute has partnered with UNCG’s Institute to Promote Athlete Health & Wellness (IPAHW) to implement The Freshman Experience, an association-wide initiative… Read More >

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Schedules announced, tickets on sale for Spartan hoops

The UNCG men’s and women’s basketball teams have announced their 2017-18 schedules, and this year Spartan fans can expect some tough non-conference competition and exciting… Read More >

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Spartan soccer ready for the spotlight

It’s a big weekend for the UNCG men’s soccer team. With just two games under their belt, the Spartans are facing stiff competition. UNCG will… Read More >

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UNCG Athletics kicks off home season with big weekend of fall sports

UNCG Athletics kicks off the 2017-18 home season in a big way this weekend with three marquee events as volleyball, women’s soccer and men’s soccer… Read More >

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Alumnus Paul Chelimo wins national championship

UNCG alumnus and former track standout Paul Chelimo added another highlight to his career Friday night as he won the 5,000-meter race at the USA Track and Field… Read More >

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Spartan student-athletes set records in classroom

UNCG Athletics had a banner year in 2016-17, but even more impressive was its record-setting performance in the classroom. A total of 233 student-athletes set… Read More >

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Spartans win SoCon title, earn NCAA berth

The UNCG baseball team is heading to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1997 after earning its first-ever Southern Conference Tournament Title. The… Read More >

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UNCG Softball takes top seed

Senior Day couldn’t have gone much better for UNCG Softball on Sunday. The Spartans defeated the East Tennessee State Buccaneers 7-2 to win a share of the… Read More >

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Women’s basketball finishes season with 20 wins, postseason run

A postseason tournament run all the way to the championship game. A Southern Conference Coach of the Year Award. The most wins in a decade. Trina… Read More >

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Women’s basketball advances to WBI championship game

The UNCG women’s basketball team defeated Milwaukee 59-49 on Thursday night to advance to the championship game of the Women’s Basketball Invitational (WBI). The Spartans… Read More >

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Women’s basketball to host Milwaukee in WBI semifinals

The UNCG women’s basketball team defeated Brown 87-84 on Sunday to advance to the semifinals of the 2017 Women’s Basketball Invitational (WBI). The Spartans, now… Read More >

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Spartans’ season comes to a close in hard-fought NIT loss

UNCG men’s basketball’s record-setting season came to a close on Wednesday night as the Spartans fell to Syracuse 90-77 in what was a hard-fought battle… Read More >

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UNCG-Syracuse game postponed due to winter storm

The UNCG men’s basketball team’s National Invitation Tournament (NIT) game against Syracuse has been postponed due to a winter storm. The first-round game, which was… Read More >

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Spartans battle to the end, earn NIT bid

The UNCG men’s basketball team took second in the Southern Conference Tournament to round out what has been a record-setting run for Coach Wes Miller… Read More >

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Finals frenzy

Electric. That’s the best way to describe the atmosphere on campus today as the UNCG men’s basketball team prepares to take on East Tennessee State… Read More >

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Men’s basketball to play for tournament title, NCAA berth

The UNCG men’s basketball team is on its way to the Southern Conference Tournament Championship game after defeating Wofford 77-73 in Sunday night’s back-and-forth semifinal… Read More >

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No. 1 Spartans advance to SoCon semifinals

The top-seeded UNCG men’s basketball team is headed to the Southern Conference Tournament semifinals after it knocked off The Citadel 76-67 at the U.S. Cellular… Read More >

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Men’s basketball clinches conference title, enters tournament as No. 1 seed

The UNCG men’s basketball team clinched the Southern Conference regular season title Monday night, knocking off East Tennessee State (ETSU) 72-66 in front of a… Read More >

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Men’s basketball off to best start in two decades

Talent, depth and experience. That’s the combination that Head Coach Wes Miller has been searching for since he took the helm of UNCG’s men’s basketball… Read More >

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Spartan is nation’s top-scoring freshman

Take one look at the stat sheet, and you’ll see that Egypt native Nadine Soliman is adjusting well to life as a student athlete in… Read More >

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Spartans take it to the hoop

The UNCG men’s basketball team finished last season with a five-game winning streak in the regular season and a trip to the College Basketball Invitational… Read More >

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Chelimo shines, wins silver

The Spartan community followed Paul Chelimo’s Olympic journey from his qualifying race in July to his silver medal finish in Rio. Check out social media highlights from Paul’s week in Rio.

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UNCG Athletics to document Olympic journey of alumnus Paul Chelimo

Paul Chelimo ’14, UNCG’s first Olympian, isn’t the only Spartan in Rio de Janeiro. UNCG Athletics staff arrived in the city today to document this… Read More >

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Paul Chelimo: Racing to Rio

Thirteen minutes and 35 seconds. That’s how long it took former UNCG track and field star Paul Chelimo ’14 to punch his ticket to Rio…. Read More >

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From fútbol to finance

Three decades ago, Andrew Mehalko ’87 was known as a star UNCG soccer player and a three-time national champion. Fast forward to 2016, and he’s… Read More >

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Globe trotting and goal scoring

When it comes to balancing athletics and academics, there are few who do it better than UNCG senior Evan Rees. From winning a Southern Conference… Read More >

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UNCG athletes double-team Academic All-American Honors

In the past five months two UNCG sports stars have been named Division I First-Team Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors (CoSIDA). Basketball… Read More >

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New talent steps up to the plate for UNCG baseball

Longer days, warmer weather and the “ping” of a bat heard across campus can only mean one thing. Baseball season is officially upon us. Having… Read More >

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UNCG teams up with NFL to shift culture of high school sports

“Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing.” The infamous quote, attributed to iconic football coaches Vince Lombardi and Red Saunders, has been spoken in countless… Read More >

UNCG one of eight universities selected by NCAA, Dept. of Defense to study concussion culture

UNCG is one of eight universities across the nation to win the NCAA-Department of Defense (DOD) Mind Matters Challenge research grant that seeks to improve… Read More >

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Former Spartan softball star heads to Super Bowl 50

If you look closely at the TV screen during Super Bowl 50 this Sunday, you might catch a glimpse of UNCG, right there on the… Read More >

UNCG senior wins national bodybuilding competition

UNCG exercise science major Jasmine Williams began bodybuilding in 2014. She won her first competition in 2015, and 11 months later she earned her pro… Read More >

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Holiday hoops

UNCG’s campus may be slowing down for winter break, but there’s no rest for Coach Wes Miller and company. Spartan hoops is in full swing… Read More >

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Spartans take soccer title

The UNCG men’s soccer team wrapped up the 2015 regular season as SoCon champions. By posting a 1-1 double overtime tie at East Tennessee State… Read More >

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All Spartans on Deck

All eyes will be on the UNCG women’s soccer team this Thursday night as the Spartans take on defending national champions and third-ranked Florida State… Read More >