Cockrell’s selection was the first of a busy day at the NFL Draft for Duke and North Carolina. After Cockrell went to Buffalo with the 109th pick, Cincinnati selected UNC offensive lineman Russell Bodine with the 111th pick. Tar Heels strong safety Tre Boston went to the Carolina Panthers later in the fourth round at the 128th overall slot. In the seventh round, Minnesota selected UNC cornerback Jabari Price with the 225th overall pick.
The seventh-ranked North Carolina men's tennis team cruised past South Carolina State 4-0 on Saturday at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center to advance to the second round of the NCAA Men's Tennis Championships.
With a chance for selection to postseason play hanging in the balance, a struggling UNC team likely needs big wins against No. 4 Florida State this weekend and at Miami later this week to get into the College World Series chase. But the Tar Heels face a possible sweep today by the Seminoles, who dominated the first two games in a three-game series by a combined 17-2 score, including a convincing 10-2 win Saturday.
Facing No. 4 Florida State and ace Luke Weaver and needing some wins to improve its NCAA Tournament chances, North Carolina couldn’t afford any mental mistakes. Instead, the Tar Heels allowed two runs to score on a wild pitch in the second inning, sending the Seminoles on their way to a 7-0 win in the series opener at Boshamer Stadium.
UNC senior defensive end Kareem Martin will be joining former Tar Heel guard Jonathan Cooper in Arizona.
UNC, which was tied for 8th after opening round, slides to a tie for 11th in Stillwater, Okla. UNC's Katherine Perry falls four slots to a tie for seventh place.
Seventh seed North Carolina won 4-0 over VCU in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Tennis Championship on Friday afternoon from Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center.
North Carolina’s 2014 season came to a close Friday as the Tar Heels were eliminated from the ACC Softball Tournament 9-1 in five innings by top seed Florida State at the University of Maryland.
Tight end Eric Ebron proposes in afternoon to UNC women's basketball player Brittany Roundtree, finds perfect mate in Detroit Lions Thursday night.
Third-ranked Duke shot a 4-under 284 Thursday in the opening round of the 54-hole NCAA East Regional women’s golf tournament at SouthWood Golf Club, good for fourth place, seven shots behind tournament leader 13th-ranked Vanderbilt.
Fifth-seeded North Carolina downed fourth-seeded rival and defending ACC champion N.C. State 8-4 in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference Softball Championship and earned a shot at top-seeded Florida State in Friday’s 1 p.m. semifinal.
UNC will host Atlantic Division leader Florida State at Boshamer Stadium (Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m., Sunday at 1 p.m.), while Duke will face Coastal Division leader Miami at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park (Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m., Sunday at noon).
Greensboro native Eric Ebron is expected to be the first tight end taken when the NFL Draft begins Thursday at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
Reigning national champion Duke men's lacrosse was one of 14 Duke athletic teams honored by the NCAA on Wednesday with Public Recognition Awards. The NCAA presents the awards annually to teams that finish in the top 10 percent of their respective sport based on the most recent multi-year Academic Performance Rate (APR).
North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell still hasn’t figured out why star player Diamond DeShields is leaving UNC, but the freshman has received an unconditional release to transfer to another school.