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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
North Carolina had chances against Duke on Thursday night inside a packed and rowdy Cameron Indoor, but fell short in the final minutes and lost 86-78. It was hard-fought game featuring all the intensity of a classic Tobacco Road battle. The … 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
Dr. Jason Staples has covered college football since 2007. You can follow him on Twitter @DocStaples and check out more of his work at InsideCarolina.com. When North Carolina steps onto the Kenan Stadium football field to open its 2017 season … more
Coming into the weekend’s rivalry tilt against N.C. State, North Carolina knew it would need to stop the run, win the special teams battle and get a few big plays in the passing game to win. … 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
The big news Monday was that North Carolina redshirt junior quarterback Mitch Trubisky declared for the 2017 NFL draft, announcing the decision in a piece he wrote for The Player’s Tribune, a journalistic website for athletes. “After … 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
Say what you want about North Carolina’s subpar 2017 football season, but one thing you can’t say is that this team quit fighting. Given the season’s many disappointments and implausibly bad … 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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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