The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, more commonly known as simply UNC, is one of the three oldest public university in the United States. The university, which is home to nearly 20,000 graduate and undergraduate students, was founded in 1789 and was known as North Carolina University until 1963. The school’s motto is “Lux libertas,” which translates to “Light and liberty.”
The current school chancellor is Carol Folt, who leads an academic staff of 3,696 and an administrative staff of more than 8,000.
University of North Carolina Facts
School Colors: Carolina Blue and White
Campus Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Tuition: In-state: $9,005 Out-of-state: $34,588
Attendance / Number of Students: 18,715
Conference: Atlantic Coast Conference
North Carolina Tar Heels Cheerleaders
The North Carolina cheerleading teams are split into Junior Varsity and Varsity squads, first being introduced in 1914 by Frank Porter Graham.
“I was trying out for the baseball team, but I didn’t make the regular squad,” Graham said after organizing the cheerleading program, according to The Daily Tar Heel. “As a substitute I got in the habit of leading the cheering when I wasn’t needed. The next thing I knew I was a cheerleader.”
Both squads cheer at home football games, while the Varsity squad makes the trip to away games. JV then holds court during women’s basketball games, while Varsity suits up for the men’s basketball games.
North Carolina Men’s Basketball Team
Nickname: Tar Heels
Head Coach: Roy Williams
School Rank: No. 10 (AP), No. 2 seed (NCAA Tournament)
Betting Line: 16/1
The North Carolina basketball team is consistently one of the top programs in the nation. Led by head coach Roy Williams, who is in his 15th season with the Tar Heels, North Carolina finished the 2017-18 campaign with a 26-11 record and top ten finish in the final AP Top 25 poll.
North Carolina entered the 2018 NCAA Tournament as a No. 2 seed in the West Region as they attempted to defend their national championship run from a year ago. However, after defeating Lipscomb in the First Round, the Tar Heels were bounced from the Big Dancein the Round of 32 thanks to a loss to Texas A&M.
Fight Song (Video & Lyrics):
1. Hark the sound of Tar Heel voices Ringing clear and True Singing Carolina's praises Shouting N.C.U. Hail to the brightest Star of all Clear its radiance shine Carolina priceless gem, Receive all praises thine. I'm a Tar Heel born I'm a Tar Heel bred And when I die I'm a Tar Heel dead. So it's RAH, RAH, Car'lina 'lina RAH, RAH, Car'lina 'lina RAH, RAH, Car'lina RAH! RAH! RAH! 2. 'Neath the oaks the sons true hearted Homage pay to thee Time worn walls give back their echo Hail to U.N.C. 3. Though the storms of life assail us Still our hearts beat true Naught can break the friendships formed at Dear old N.C.U.