The Tar Heels have improved their balance this season — with remodeled players in the post and three impact freshmen surrounding ACC preseason player of the year Marcus Paige — leading to hopes for a deep run in 2014-15.
Duke freshman center Jahlil Okafor voted top newcomer, joins Player of the Year favorite Marcus Paige of UNC on preseason all-ACC team ... UVA gets no respect ... N.C. State learning to live without 2014 player of the year T.J. Warren of Durham.
Graduation Success Rate (GSR) results released Tuesday by the NCAA indicated that 97 percent of freshmen student-athletes receiving scholarship aid or recruited individuals participating in programs that do not offer athletic aid graduated from Duke within six years. ... UNC Chapel Hill came in at 86 percent, N.C. Central 66 percent.
Following two straight come-from-behind wins, the Tar Heels will be Coastal champions if they win their final four games, starting Saturday at Miami.
Senior days bring wins a Duke, UNC in women's soccer and field hockey
North Carolina coach Larry Fedora said that no one on North Carolina was going to say he played a great game in UNC’s 28-27 win over Virginia Saturday — except for sophomore Mack Hollins.
Freshman backup quarterback Mitch Trubisky was in for one play Saturday and he threw the game-winning touchdown pass.
It was just typical of a wild finish that ended with North Carolina beating Virginia 28-27 Saturday at Scott Stadium.
Roy Williams defended his actions during the time of rampant academic fraud at North Carolina, claiming that his program did things the right way while acknowledging that he didn’t know if the NCAA would still levy penalties.
When the Tar Heels (3-4, 1-2 ACC) come back to Scott Stadium today (12:30 p.m., WRAL), the junior quarterback will be in the midst of one of the most productive stretches in school history.
Three weeks after Late Night With Roy and the start of preseason practice and three weeks before its regular season opener, North Carolina will play its first men’s basketball exhibition game of 2014-15 at 7:30 Friday, Oct. 24 against Fayetteville State at the Smith Center.
Sylvia Hatchell has begun her 40th season as a college basketball head coach and, given what she’s been through the last year, it may be her most satisfying preseason camp. The Naismith Hall of Fame head coach at North Carolina, Hatchell is coaching the Tar Heels again after missing last season while receiving treatments for leukemia.
With three minutes left and North Carolina trailing by one against Georgia Tech, quarterback Marquise Williams was getting ready to lead the offense back on the field when he turned to coach Larry Fedora. “He said, ‘No big deal, we do it every week,’” Fedora said.
Tar Heels top Duke in women's soccer; UNC, Duke find success at tennis regionals
Tar Heels toppled reigning ACC volleyball champs at Cameron