[Full Gallery: UNC wrestling during 2002 Sharpie Wrestling Open]
The North Carolina Tar Heels football team kicked off their first practice of the season today in Kenan Stadium. Often I am working for the University, but today I freelanced today for Inside Carolina, filling in for Jim Hawkins who was on travel today. Below are some of my photos. You can find the entire gallery on my website as well as a smaller gallery on Inside Carolina.
Gallery Posted: Marcus Ginyard basketball camp in Chapel Hill
One of my photos used by the graphics team at UNC for their varsity wrestling team. Pictured is Danny Chaid.
I showed up to a North Carolina Tar Heels women’s soccer game at Fetzer Field with a cheap camera to try and make some action photos. As a then freshmen at UNC, I didn’t know much about photography, but I had seen action photos by other photographers and seemed enthralled by the idea of sports photography. I developed the photos from the game and they were … horrible.
Thankfully in time I improved and by my junior and senior year Dave Lohse, a sports information director at UNC, gave me my first start as a sports photographer, something I remain thankful for to this day. In my four years of undergrad, I also spent many nights with my friend Karena Cason peregrinating the track under the lights, talking about life and working off the stress of school.
Many memories of both my undergrad days and the start of my sports photography career are inexorably tied to Fetzer Field. So, I was sad to learn that it and the surrounding Irwin Belk track would be demolished. The renovation happens tomorrow leaving today one last chance to take in Fetzer Field and the track before the new facilities are installed.
So I grabbed my camera to snap a few final photos of Fetzer Field and Irwin Belk track. In 2018 the renovation will be done; the track will be gone (moved off campus) but soccer and lacrosse fans will enjoy a vastly improved venue.
2017 April 01: The “Battle of the Blues” track and field meet between the Duke Blue Devils, the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Michigan Wolverines at Duke University in Durham, NC. [photo gallery]
Photo gallery: Notre Dame women’s lacrosse at Duke lacrosse
Photo gallery: Lehigh at North Carolina lacrosse.
Photo gallery: Duke lacrosse vs Air Force
Devin Kane of UNC wrestling pins Michael Wright of Duke on February 8, 2017.
2017 January 23: Fans cheer as Danny Chaid of the North Carolina Tar Heels celebrates a 3-1 decision over #10 Michael Macchiavello of the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Memorial Hall in Chapel Hill, NC. NCSU won 19-11. [Photo gallery]
North Carolina Tar Heels swimming during a January 21, 2017 meet agains the Virginia Cavaliers. [photo gallery]
2017 January 17: No. 6 Jacob Kasper of the Duke Blue Devils celebrates a 5-4 decision over No. 12 Denzel Dejournette of the Appalachian State Mountaineers. App State won 30-6. Photo gallery.