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Since its disappointing and embarassing loss to Georgia Tech on Dec. 31, 2016, North Carolina has run off five straight Atlantic Coast Conference wins to extend its record to 17-3 and return to the top 10 in the Associated Press rankings. On … more
An inept offensive performance Monday night against Virginia gave North Carolina its first lost in five games. The Tar Heels, who moved up from eighth to fifth in The Associated Press Top 25 earlier Monday, were held to 43 total points, the … more
UNC NOTEBOOK After shooting a program-record low 24.6 percent from the field in a 63–45 loss to now No. 3 Michigan State on Nov. 26, North Carolina bounced back offensively with dominant wins … more
Not expecting much push back, North Carolina went to Raleigh last Wednesday and put away N.C. State 97-73 in what would spell the end for Wolfpack head coach Mark Gottfried. He would be fired the next day after going 3-11 so far in the Atlantic … more
Despite a 93-83 semifinals loss to Duke in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament, North Carolina (27-7) locked down a No. 1 seed in the South Regional of the NCAA Tournament. The Tar Heels will play No. 16 seed Texas Southern (23-11) on Friday at … more
After being named a consensus All-American for the 2016-17 season, Justin Jackson’s No. 44 jersey will be honored in the Dean Dome rafters. It is deserving recognition for a player who led UNC in scoring all season (18.3 points per game, 37 … more
UNC Notebook Going into North Carolina’s football game Saturday at No. 14 Virginia Tech, a Tom Sheldon punt had never been returned more than 17 yards (last year’s opponents managed all of two … more
It is one of the biggest shots in NCAA Tournament and North Carolina basketball history. After Kentucky’s Malik Monk tied Sunday’s South Regional final at 73-73, Theo Pinson got the ball with 7.2 seconds remaining. He took it the length … more
UNC Notebook North Carolina football fans must feel as though they’ve passed into Bizarro World — the comic-book realm in which everything is opposite to its counterpart on earth. Through … more
It was an odd weekend for the North Carolina basketball team and all residents of Chapel Hill. A water crisis created by both an influx of fluoride and a break in a water main forced a closure of campus Friday. The Tar Heels’ game against … more
UNC Notebook Roy Williams continued his preseason mad scientist routine, experimenting with numerous lineup combinations throughout each of North Carolina’s three periods in Sunday’s Tar Heel … more
UNC Notebook Going into Saturday’s game against Western Carolina, Larry Fedora-coached North Carolina teams had previously dominated FCS competition to a 6–0 record by an average of 53.4 to … more
Once again the North Carolina-Duke game lived up to its billing. The back-and-forth contest Saturday night in Chapel Hill’s Smith Center saw 23 lead changes before the Tar Heels, ranked fifth by The Associated Press, pulled away at the end … more
It was a weird last couple of days for the North Carolina basketball team. The Tar Heels failed to show up at Miami on Saturday in what can easily be considered their worst performance of the 2016-17 season. In the first half, the Tar Heels, … more
The announcement came last week that North Carolina freshman Tony Bradley and juniors Joel Berry II and Theo Pinson would enter the 2017 NBA draft, but not hire representation. They would be able to go through all the pre-draft workouts and the NBA … more
After a dominant 104–61 win over Western Carolina, the North Carolina basketball team now has a break for final exams before traveling to Knoxville to face No. 20 Tennessee on Sunday. At 9–1 … more
Through five games, North Carolina’s season continues to be defined as much by the players no longer on the field than those actually playing. Nineteen players, including eight starters, were … more
North Carolina had No. 8-ranked Miami on the ropes on Saturday, but never managed to land enough of a punch to knock the Hurricanes down. The Tar Heels had every opportunity at a first-half knockout, … more
North Carolina entered the 2017 football season with lots of questions on the offensive side of the ball offset by optimism about the ability of a more veteran defense to lead the way until the … more
It was a rough 24 hours for University of North Carolina sports fans over the course of last Friday and Saturday as the Tar Heels football team lost 25-23 to Stanford in the Hyundai Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas, on Friday afternoon and then the Tar … more
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