Sports: UNC

Jul. 07, 2014 @ 09:40 AM

Duke, UNC represented on Hornung list

Crowder, Edwards from Blue Devils, Switzer, Logan from Tar Heels on award watch list


Jul. 06, 2014 @ 02:08 PM

Shea to serve up 12th Pigskin Preview

The Pigskin Preview is a time for the area's college football coaches to ham it up for the fans, but serious issues might be on the table this year.


Jun. 27, 2014 @ 08:53 PM

P.J. Hairston story plays only in America

A second chance at hoops. A second chance at life.


Jun. 26, 2014 @ 10:50 PM

Ex-UNC star Hairston picked in 1st round, traded to Hornets

P.J. Hairston was selected with the 26th pick by the Miami Heat, who then sent him to the Charlotte Hornets as part of an earlier trade. The Greensboro native worked out twice with the Hornets, who are owned by Michael Jordan and were desperate for a shooter.


Jun. 25, 2014 @ 04:21 PM

7 Tar Heels, 2 Blue Devils named to field hockey national team

North Carolina will boast seven athletes and Duke two on the 2014-15 U.S. women’s national field hockey team, as announced Wednesday by Coach Craig Parnham.


Jun. 24, 2014 @ 10:54 PM

'HAWKS TOP GALAXY

EX-UNC KEEPER SHUTS OUT L.A., DONOVAN IN CARY

Landon Donovan now has even more reason to be upset with his summer — thanks in no small part to former North Carolina goalkeeper Scott Goodwin.

Goodwin and the Carolina RailHawks shut down Donovan and the L.A. Galaxy over 90 minutes of regulation and 30 minutes of extra time to come away with a 1-0 win Tuesday in the U.S. Open Cup.

Donovan, the leading scorer in the history on the U.S. National Team, wasn’t selected for the 23-player 2014 U.S. World Cup team. So instead of facing Germany on Thursday in front of hundreds of millions of viewers in Brazil, he joined his club team for a round of 16 game against the RailHawks in front of 3,000 fans at Koka Booth Stadium.

The auxiliary field at WakeMed Soccer Park was used because the 10,000-seat main stadium is being resodded.

“I enjoyed it,” Donovan said. “I can’t speak for everybody but I enjoyed it. It’s different. I thought the crowd was great, they gave us a good game, the field was great, the weather was great. It was an enjoyable night except for the result.”

Because of an injury to Carolina’s regular goalie, Goodwin was pressed into service and stopped eight shots — including one from inside the penalty area by Donovan, who came in as a sub in the 64th minute and played the rest of the game.


Jun. 20, 2014 @ 09:01 PM

Duke's Lang beats Open cut by 1; Boutier, O'Donnell done

Two former Duke players advance to weekend play at U.S. Women's Open ... Duke's Boutier, UNC's O'Donnell miss cut ... Michelle Wie's 2nd straight 68 gives her three-shot 36-hole lead at 4-under 136. ... Lucy Li misses cut by seven shots, finishing at 16-over 156. ...


Jun. 20, 2014 @ 09:24 AM

Golfers with Duke, UNC ties struggle through 1st round of Open

Brittany Lang felt good about her putts, just not their outcomes, as she navigated rugged Pinehurst No. 2 on Thursday. ... Lewis leads Wie by a stroke after first round ... Complete first-round scoring ...


Jun. 18, 2014 @ 04:57 PM

UNC's Loeb named National College Player of the Year

North Carolina freshman women's tennis player Jamie Loeb has been named the 2014 ITA National College Player of the Year.


Jun. 18, 2014 @ 09:44 PM

LIVING THE DREAM

EX-UNC STAR CATHERINE O'DONNELL SWEPT QUALIFYING FIELD, TO TEE OFF IN U.S. WOMEN'S OPEN THURSDAY

When then-North Carolina freshman Catherine O’Donnell heard in 2009 that the U.S. Women’s Open was coming to Pinehurst No. 2, she called her father and told him she would play in it.

Five years later, she called him from a qualifying tournament in Rumson, N.J.

“She said, ‘Dad, I was the medallist,’” Michael O’Donnell said. “I started crying, and then she started crying, and then I called her mother and her mother started crying. Because it’s such a big deal.”

With just two spots available in a field of 57, O’Donnell and 1987 U.S. Women’s Open champion Laura Davies were able to qualify.

The 2012 UNC graduate will tee off from No. 10 at 7:07 a.m. today along with 11-year-old Lucy Li, the youngest qualifier in the history of the tournament.

“Maybe I’ll get some TV coverage — that’s the first thing that went through my mind,” O’Donnell said. “I’m interested to see how (Li) plays. Honestly I’m just glad to be here. It didn’t matter who I was paired with.”

EXTENSIVE COVERAGE ... TOURNAMENT PREVIEW ... COMMENTARY ... FIRST ROUND TEE TIMES/GROUPINGS ...

 


Jun. 12, 2014 @ 09:02 PM

Guys with local ties teeing it up in U.S. Open

Seeking to make the cut for the first time at the U.S. Open, North Carolina graduate Mark Wilson shot an even-par 70 Thursday in the first round at Pinehurst No. 2.


Jun. 12, 2014 @ 11:04 PM

DeShields headed to Tennessee

Former North Carolina star Diamond DeShields is transferring to Tennessee.


Jun. 07, 2014 @ 08:40 PM

ESPN: UNC's Roy Williams 'shocked' at McCants' claims

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams told ESPN’s Jay Bilas Saturday that he was in “shock” and “disbelief” when he learned former guard Rashad McCants had told ESPN.com’s “Outside the Lines” that tutors wrote his term papers, he rarely went to class for about half his time at UNC, and he remained able to play largely because he took bogus classes designed to keep athletes academically eligible.


Jun. 06, 2014 @ 07:39 PM

3 from Duke, 1 from UNC earn preseason all-America football honors

Redshirt sophomore safety and kickoff returner DeVon Edwards, redshirt senior offensive guard Laken Tomlinson and senior wide receiver Jamison Crowder were named to Phil Steele’s 2014 Preseason All-American Team, the publication announced Friday. Eleven of 17 returning Duke starters were named to Steele's preseason all-ACC teams. ... UNC punter Tommy Hibbard named to all-America team and nine Tar Heels were named to all-ACC teams.


Jun. 06, 2014 @ 09:17 PM

Ex-UNC star McCants: Williams in loop about academic fraud

Rashad McCants, a key player on North Carolina’s 2005 NCAA national championship team, tells ESPN he was enrolled in no-show classes  in UNC's African and Afro-American Studies Department, had tutors write his papers and that UNC coach Roy Williams knew all about it.