North Carolina capped its most successful regular season in history in style. The Coastal Division champions beat Atlantic Division champion Florida State 4-3 at Boshamer Stadium and will head into the postseason with a 48-8 record, three more wins than any previous UNC team.
Former Arkansas quarterback Brandon Mitchell says he is transferring to N.C. State to play his final season.
After winning the ACC regular-season title for the first time since 1990, North Carolina players have claimed the top individual awards. Junior third baseman Colin Moran was named ACC player of the year and junior lefthander Kent Emanuel was named ACC pitcher of the year, the league announced Monday.
Florida State and Georgia Tech will open the ACC Baseball Tournament on Wednesday at 11 a.m., while top-seeded North Carolina will face Miami on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
North Carolina played to its offensive strength early in its NCAA quarterfinal game against the University of Denver at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday. The Tar Heels scored six goals on seven shots during an eight-minute span in the first quarter and appeared poised to advance to the program's first Final Four since 1993.
North Carolina is headed back to the NCAA semifinals for the fourth time in five years. The Tar Heels took nine shots on net in the first half and scored 10 goals — the final tally was put in by a Virginia defender — en route to a 13-9 win over the Cavaliers Saturday at Fetzer Field.
With a win against No. 4 Denver today at Indianapolis (noon, ESPNU), No. 5 UNC will make the NCAA Tournament semifinals for the first time since 1993.
North Carolina had stayed atop the ACC by being the only team in the country without consecutive losses. By keeping that streak alive, UNC ensured it would finish as conference regular-season champions. The Tar Heels scored six runs in the bottom of the eighth and defeated the Cavaliers 8-5 on Friday night at Boshamer Stadium, clinching UNC’s first ACC regular-season title in 23 years.
Whether it’s forcing a ground ball, causing a turnover or driving to goal, Kara Cannizzaro brings a scrappiness and a fierce competitiveness to No. 3 North Carolina. UNC coach Jenny Levy said it comes from her upbringing.
Senior Brinson Paolini fired a two-under 68 to lead Duke to a two-under 278 in the opening round of the NCAA Tempe Regional at the ASU Karsten Golf Course (par 70, 7,036 yards).
With Kent Emanuel on the mound and 3,095 fans in the stands at Boshamer Stadium, North Carolina was primed to celebrate its first ACC regular-season title in 23 years.
Duke will face Andrew Wiggins next season, but the nation’s top recruit won’t be wearing a North Carolina uniform.
After months of waiting, North Carolina finally will find out if it landed the top men’s basketball recruit in the Class of 2013. Huntington (W.Va.) Prep small forward Andrew Wiggins is scheduled to announce his college decision at 12:15 p.m. today during a private ceremony at his high school. The Ontario, Canada, native is deciding among UNC, Kentucky, Kansas and Florida State.
Wiggins is the last uncommitted high school senior in the ESPN 100 rankings.
Juniors Hanna Mar and Marianne Jodoin both dropped the first set in their respective singles matches but rallied to lead the 15th-ranked Duke women’s tennis team past No. 17 Texas Tech 4-3 Sunday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Lubbock, Texas.