Athletics

We believe athletics are a conduit for knowledge and inspiration. Whether you’ve been a teammate since T-ball or a solitary strider, a record-setter or a statistics-crunching spectator, there’s a part for you to play in Carolina athletics.

Active Tar Heels

A look at Carolina athletics, from behind-the-scenes to people profiles.

  • A woman playing volleyball

    Thousands of Tar Heels find plenty of ways to stay active through student groups, Campus Recreation’s Sport Clubs program and intramural sports. With a variety of teams, ranging from quidditch to tennis to wallyball to flag football, it’s easy to find a sport that is a good fit for you.

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  • Athletes huddle with hands in

    Unified Sports is a Special Olympics program that brings people with and without intellectual disabilities together on the same teams. Through Campus Recreation, Carolina students compete alongside local Special Olympics athletes in flag football and kickball.

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  • Men play basketball

    With competitions ranging from flag football and volleyball to wallyball and cornhole, the intramural sports program provides structured leagues for the entire Carolina community.

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