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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.
At Carolina, we educate and inspire through athletics. Follow our 28 varsity teams, the talented athletes who compete and the inspirational coaches who guide them.
Build mind and body, set personal goals and meet your fitness challenges with campus recreational opportunities ranging from rock-climbing to lap-swimming.
See what all the intramural buzz is about. Engage in some friendly competition against other Tar Heels. Gather a group of your best friends and start a team, or just join a sport you love.
Represent Carolina in competition with other schools, learn an off-the-beaten-track activity or just get fit on one of our 50 club sport teams.
Read more about sport clubs
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.
Read more about Unified Sports
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.
Read more about intramurals
With competitions ranging from flag football and volleyball to wallyball and cornhole, the intramural sports program provides structured leagues for the entire Carolina community.