North Carolina Tar Heels Receive Championship Rings Banner To Be Unveiled At Event

By Ryan Touhey,

Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, was the sight of triumph and tragedy last night. The tragedy came in the form of a 47-35 North Carolina football loss to Louisville. The triumph though, was the basketball team receiving their 2016-17 NCAA Championship rings.

According to North Carolina’s website, members of the championship team, as well as former members of the Tar Heels’ previous championship teams, were honored during halftime of last night’s game.

According to the Tar Heel blog, past members included Tyler Zeller, Wayne Ellington, Melvin Scott, James Worthy and Eric Montross.

The championship ring’s design has the Tar Heels’ iconic foot logo in the middle of it. The word “National,” is above the logo and the word “Champions,” is below it. There are three rings of diamond surrounding the foot as well.

The crowd was ecstatic for their champions and it gave them a pleasant sight to look at, considering the dysfunctions that the football team was enduring on the gridiron.

The Tar Heels are heavy favorites in the ACC and in the country. They are a serious threat to repeat as the National Champions. On October 13, the team will have their championship banner revealed at their “Late Night with Roy” event.

According to Blake Cockrum of Keepingitheel.com, Late night is an event that has took place at the campus of North Carolina since Roy Williams returned to the school 14 years ago in 2003. Cockrum stated that, “It’s considered by many to be the unofficial start of college basketball season in Chapel Hill. It also marks an important night both for the fans’ enjoyment, and for the team to recruit high school prospects.”

The team meanwhile, will get to the action starting October 27 against Barton College, in an exhibition game. Their first regular season game will be against Northern Iowa on November 10.

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