CHAPEL HILL – As Tar Heel fans enjoy the summer and prepare for the 2012-13 athletic season, Carolina Athletics is proud to announce the relaunch and redesign of its official website. Beginning on July 1, the new official home of Carolina athletics will be

Working with Tar Heel Sports Properties, a property of Learfield Sports, and digital media partner NeuLion, the new will be your official destination for everything Tar Heels, continuing all the great content of while adding new and improved features to enhance your online experience, including:

* A sleek new design created to deliver the latest in UNC sports and offer engaging ways for fans to interact with all Tar Heel athletics programs.

* Increased access to what fans want most on the homepage, including video, social media, featured writers, shopping, score updates and more.

* GoHeels TV will replace Carolina All-Access and offer an enhanced video destination and more ways to watch Tar Heel sports than ever before. During the 2012-13 season, GoHeels TV will have select live events in high definition available to watch on your computer and the soon-to-be-released iPad application.

* Also, launching this August, GoHeels mobile and tablet apps will be available for download on your iPhone, Android and iPad. Carolina fans can stay up to date on all Tar Heel news, scores, schedules, photos, rosters, live audio, and video on demand on the go.

“Our website and social media platforms provide tools for us to connect and interact with Carolina fans worldwide,” says UNC Associate Athletic Director for Marketing Rick Steinbacher. “The relaunch of our website under the new name provides us with an opportunity to ease access to what fans want, including more video, social media, featured columnists and event score updates.

“Carolina fans are worldwide and we look forward to continuing to find new and innovative ways to tell the stories of our outstanding athletes and coaches via news, scores, schedules, photos, rosters, live audio and video.”

Carolina Athletics strives to deliver insider access to fans anytime, anywhere and the new is at the forefront of that effort.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with the University of North Carolina Athletics & Tar Heel Sports Properties,” said Steven Brown, Senior Vice President at NeuLion, Inc. “They are one of the top programs in the country and they value a cutting edge digital platform to drive their fan engagement. Together, we are excited to unveil several new products this season ranging from high definition video to delivering anytime, anywhere access to their fans on multiple devices; PC, mobile applications, tablet applications and social media.”