Sports: UNC

Jul. 24, 2014 @ 04:33 PM

UNC's Fedora plays it close to the vest at Pigskin Preview

Ever since North Carolina coach Larry Fedora said there would be an open quarterback competition entering the 2014 season, the battle between junior incumbent Marquise Williams and redshirt freshman Mitch Trubisky has dominated discussions about the Tar Heels.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 08:00 PM

Ex-Tar Heel star Raymond Felton takes felony plea, avoids jail

Dallas Mavericks point guard Raymond Felton pleaded guilty Wednesday in a New York gun case, taking a plea deal that involved admitting a felony but spares him jail.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 04:57 PM

Duke 2nd to FSU in preseason All-ACC football picks

Jamison Crowder, Laken Tomlinson, Kelby Brown and Jeremy Cash of Duke are joined on the prestigious team by return specialist Ryan Switzer of North Carolina.


Jul. 22, 2014 @ 09:25 PM

UNC’s only incoming freshman ready to step in

North Carolina incoming freshman Jamie Cherry burnished her reputation as a scorer with a game-high 24 points in the N.C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star game in Greensboro Coliseum on Monday. But she plans to change her mindset when she plays for the Tar Heels this season.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:54 PM

Northern's Council lights it up in East-West All-Star Game

Ricky Council had something to prove Monday night in Greensboro Coliseum during the N.C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game. The West won 98-86, but Council led the East with 21 points. It took him a while to get going, but he found his mojo in the second half and had it working.


Jul. 21, 2014 @ 06:34 PM

ACC Kickoff Notebook: FSU No. 1 in media poll

The reigning national champion Florida State Seminoles are the pick of the media attending ACC Football Kickoff at the Grandover Resort to win the league championship for the third year in a row. ... Johson likes Tech 'D' under Roof ... Fedora discusses reopening of NCCA probe. ...


Jul. 21, 2014 @ 06:22 PM

Fedora: Maturation process key for young, talented Tar Heels

With just 10 seniors on the depth chart, UNC coach Larry Fedora said this is the youngest team he’s had in 26 years. “It should be a lot of fun but there will be some headaches involved,” Fedora said Monday at the ACC Football Kickoff.


Jul. 20, 2014 @ 07:39 PM

Swofford: Change all but certain in ACC

The NCAA will vote Aug. 7 on a proposal that would give the ACC, SEC, Big 10, Big 12 and Pac-12 more voting power on rules.


Jul. 21, 2014 @ 12:32 AM

UNC QB Williams confident, ready to get throwing

Most people knew North Carolina signal caller Marquise Williams had nice legs. But a couple of guys who really know what they're talking about said his arm is legit, too.


Jul. 18, 2014 @ 07:16 PM

Theo Pinson could bolster Tar Heels’ perimeter defense

 Theo Pinson knows how to guarantee himself a significant role as a freshman at North Carolina — play defense. The 6-foot-6 swingman arrived this summer to help fill the Tar Heels’ need for backcourt depth and bolster UNC’s defense on the perimeter, where opponents blistered the Tar Heels in last season’s final two games.


Jul. 17, 2014 @ 09:24 PM

Area ADs weigh in on 'full cost of attendance' issue

In early August, the NCAA’s five highest-revenue conferences — the so-called “Power 5” — may be given the power to offer more benefits for their athletes.


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 07:31 PM

Schoettmer: Tar Heel LB corps back on track for 2014

North Carolina was so thin at linebacker by the end of the 2013 season that its starting linebackers in the Belk Bowl were all-ACC second-team safety Tré Boston and freshman reserve Nathan Staub.


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 01:51 PM

Cary, Railhawks to host Team USA women's soccer vs. Swiss

The Carolina RailHawks announced Wednesday they have come to an agreement with U.S. Soccer to host the U.S. Women’s National Team on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 as they face Switzerland in preparation for the 2015 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.


Jul. 15, 2014 @ 10:10 PM

Fanfare-Colleges: Tomlinson, Turner honored

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Jul. 10, 2014 @ 09:42 PM

Switch shooter

Rising sophomore Nate Britt has come up with an unusual way to increase his offensive production – switching his shooting hand.

After posting 6.7 points a game as a senior at Oak Hill Academy and 5.1 points on 36.7 percent shooting in his freshman year at North Carolina, the formerly-lefthanded point guard has started shooting exclusively with his right hand this summer.