CHAPEL HILL - Three fall sport seasons came to a close, several winter sports continued early-season action and more in what was another fascinating week of Carolina athletics. Check out this week's installment of the GoHeels Weekly Primer to catch up and look ahead.
MEN'S BASKETBALL: On Saturday evening, former UNC assistant coach Jerod Haase and former Tar Heel player Bobby Frasor returned to the Smith Center as coaches for UAB ... Carolina defeated the Blazers, 102-84 (watch highlights) ... Here's Adam Lucas' look at the win and Haase's return to the Smith Center ... Lucas also profiled the development of freshman forward Brice Johnson on Friday ... Earlier in the week, Carolina dropped a 24-point decision at top-ranked Indiana ... Here's Lucas' column on the defeat ... UP NEXT: The Tar Heels will host East Tennessee State on Saturday ... UNC will sponsor an Orange County Toys for Tots campaign at the game.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: On Wednesday night, Carolina beat Ohio State in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge in Carmichael ... On Sunday, the Tar Heels journeyed to Tennessee and lost, 102-57 ... UP NEXT: The Tar Heels will host Radford on Wednesday evening in Carmichael.
FOOTBALL: Seventeen Carolina seniors over the weekend attended the Disney Institute, the global professional training and development program that offers more than 80 years of best practices from The Walt Disney Company ... Jonathan Cooper was named a first-team All-America ... The team held a Meet the Heels event at South Point Mall ... The All-ACC squads were released, with four first-team Tar Heels and 10 on the first- and second-teams.
MEN'S SOCCER: The Tar Heels saw their 2012 season come to a close one win short of a fifth consecutive NCAA College Cup appearance when Indiana beat Carolina, 1-0, on Friday night at Fetzer Field ... Earlier in the week, senior Scott Goodwin was named the Academic All-America of the Year for men's soccer ... Also, freshmen Jonathan Campbell and Danny Garcia grabbed spots on the College Soccer News All-Freshman first team ... Carolina concluded its 2012 season with a 16-4-3 record and missed the College Cup for the first time since 2007.
WOMEN'S SOCCER: The Tar Heels captured their 22nd national title on Sunday with a 4-1 win over Penn State ... Here's Adam Lucas' column on the championship ... Here's a photo album from the title win ... Kealia Ohai's overtime goal in the 105th minute Friday night lifted 14th-ranked Carolina into the championship game as the Tar Heels knocked off top-ranked Stanford 1-0 in double overtime in the national semifinals ... Carolina concludes its 2012 season 15-5-3 ... UP NEXT: A national championship celebration on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in Carmichael Arena.
SWIMMING & DIVING: Carolina took part in three days of action at the Ohio State Invitational over the weekend ... On Friday, Stephanie Peacock won UNC's first gold of the meet ... On Saturday, Cari Blalock crushed the UNC record in the 400 IM to lead a big day ... On Sunday, Peacock topped her own NCAA record in the 1650 freestyle ... UP NEXT: A break for final exams, then the Duke Diving Invitational on Dec. 28-29.
VOLLEYBALL: Carolina journeyed west to Ames, Iowa, and split a pair of games in the NCAA Tournament, falling short of the NCAA Sweet 16 ... On Thursday, the Tar Heels beat Cal, 3-1, in the first round ... On Friday, host Iowa State defeated Carolina, 3-2 ... Carolina's season ends at 26-6, finishing third in the ACC at 16-4.
WRESTLING: The Tar Heels traveled north to take part in the Nitanny Lion Open hosted by Penn State on Sunday and nine UNC wrestlers placed ... UP NEXT: The Midlands Championships on Dec. 29-30 in Evanston, Ill.