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Where did the mascot nickname tar heel come from?

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1924 Vic Huggins, head cheerleader, decided that Carolina needed a mascot like N.C. State's Wolf and Georgia's Bulldog. Jack Merrit, known to his fans as the "Battering Ram," was a popular member of UNC's football team. More?

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