News Items from UNC Greensboro

It’s game day and the air is electric. The players warm up. The cheer team practices its routine. The crowd is settling in. And eight Spartan students, with high-def cameras and multiscreen consoles, are ready to stream all the action across the nation. The count begins: 30 seconds to air. 15. 10. 5, 4, 3, […]

In North Carolina, college basketball is king.  It’s the land of Michael Jordan, the Atlantic Coast Conference, and bitter rivalries. An environment like this one isn’t always welcoming to newcomers. It can be difficult for up-and-coming basketball programs to find success, gain recognition, and generate excitement.  That’s why the emergence of UNCG men’s basketball – in […]

Join Spiro and hundreds of fellow Spartans as the UNC Greensboro community “storms the streets” to cheer on the Spartan men’s basketball team in their first home game of the season against N.C. A&T Tuesday, Nov. 5. UNCG students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends are all invited to participate in the second annual mile-long march, which […]

Seniors Nadine Soliman, Te’ja Twitty, Alexis Pitchford, and Alexus Willey started their UNC Greensboro basketball careers three years ago with a 20-win season and an exciting postseason run.  Now, as the veteran players look ahead to the Nov. 5 season opener, they are hoping to once again find that kind of success.  Notching 20 wins […]

UNC Greensboro men’s basketball announced its 2019-20 regular season schedule today, which features a combined nine games against teams that were in either the NCAA Tournament or NIT last season and 10 games against opponents that finished the year in the top 100 of the NCAA NET rankings. A difficult non-conference schedule boasts three matchups […]

UNC Greensboro announced Monday that Ashley Leonard has been named women’s golf head coach. Leonard has spent the past eight years with the Barton College men’s and women’s golf programs, including the last six as head coach for both teams. She also held the title of assistant athletic director since 2017. “We are excited to […]

The NCAA and the Division I Committee on Academics honored four teams at UNC Greensboro as recipients of the NCAA Public Recognition Award. UNCG volleyball (Coach Corey Carlin), women’s golf (Coach Janell Howland), baseball (Coach Link Jarrett), and men’s tennis (Coach Jeff Trivette) were recognized. The NCAA Public Recognition Award is bestowed on teams with […]

Students are back on campus. Classes have begun. And soon, Spartan sports will be back in action. The 2019-20 athletic season will kick off this week with men’s and women’s soccer games at home. Men’s soccer will compete in exhibition games on Wednesday, Aug. 21, against Montreat College and on Saturday, Aug. 24, against College […]

As a child, Mike Rikard ’94 was obsessed with baseball cards, spending countless hours assessing players and debating with friends. Much has changed over the years for Rikard, now VP of Amateur Scouting for the Boston Red Sox. But his love for the game and his fascination with ranking and prioritizing players remain constant. “I’ve always […]