Sports: UNC

Aug. 18, 2014 @ 06:38 PM

Davis ready to star at UNC

The role North Carolina wide receiver Quinshad Davis is growing into fits him just fine and he likes it, too.

The junior from Gaffney, South Carolina, has emerged as the Tar Heels’ top receiver and his ready to lead the receiving corps no matter who is throwing the ball in their direction. He said is ready to catch passes thrown by either Marquise Williams or Mitch Trubisky.


Aug. 17, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

UNC ranked No. 23 in AP poll

Tar Heels in preseason top 25 for first time since 2010; Blue Devils fall just short of first preseason ranking in 52 years.


Aug. 17, 2014 @ 04:46 AM

Tar Heels rout Bahamas All-Stars in second exhibition

Sophomore forward Isaiah Hicks led three Tar Heels in double figures with 19 points and the University of North Carolina shot 61 percent from the floor in a 109-52 win over the Bahamas All-Stars in a men's basketball exhibition game on Saturday.


Aug. 16, 2014 @ 12:50 PM

Tar Heels fall in Bahamas exhibition basketball game

Ernest Saunders dropped in a three-pointer from the right wing with 18.1 seconds to play to cap a 14-5 run and give the Providence (Bahamas) Storm an 84-83 men's basketball exhibition game victory over the University of North Carolina Friday in Nassau. The Tar Heels play a second exhibition today at 5 p.m.

Click here for live statistics from Saturday's game, beginning at 5 p.m.


Aug. 14, 2014 @ 05:22 PM

Confidence is common denominator of UNC CB duo

Brian Walker is talkative on the field, while Des Lawrence stays quiet. When it comes to tackling a big running back, Walker prefers to go for a knockout blow while Lawrence tries to take him down by the legs.


Aug. 13, 2014 @ 05:08 PM

ACC Coastal Division 2014 Football Preview

The Associated Press takes a look at the 2014 ACC Coastal Division football race. Today: Duke, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Georgia Tech, Virginia, Virginia Tech ... Includes team-by-team and ACC composite schedules for 2014 ...


Aug. 13, 2014 @ 11:44 PM

UNC basketball heads to Bahamas Friday, Saturday

The North Carolina basketball team began practicing Monday to prepare for a pair of exhibition games in the Bahamas at 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday to get a jump on the season.


Aug. 12, 2014 @ 06:46 PM

Duke, UNC to play in ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Dec. 3

ESPN has finalized the time and network designations for the 16th annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge early-season men’s basketball showdowns.


Aug. 11, 2014 @ 05:14 PM

UNC running backs shouldering load

Out of bounds is out of bounds for the guys toting the ball for the Tar Heels.


Aug. 08, 2014 @ 03:18 PM

No resolution in Hairston case

Unless P.J. Hairston’s lawyers settle out of court regarding his misdemeanor charge of assault and battery, the NBA rookie has a Sept. 12 Durham County District Court date.


Aug. 07, 2014 @ 06:12 PM

Tar Heel mantra for D-line in flux: Next man in

As a result, after three straight years of having a senior all-ACC performer leading the defensive front — Quinton Coples, Sylvester Williams and Kareem Martin — North Carolina could open the season without a defensive end or tackle who has ever made a college start.


Aug. 07, 2014 @ 04:40 PM

Fanfare: Hillside, Southern, Orange football ranked in state's top 15

CarolinaGridiron.com has ranked the top 15 high school football programs in North Carolina in each of four attendances classifications. Locally, Hillside is ranked No. 15 in 4-A, defending state 3-AA champion Southern is ranked fourth and Orange is ranked 10th in 3-A. ... Duke's Boutier falls in round of 32 at U.S. Women's Am ... Duke leads all ACC schools on academic honor roll ... Landon Donovan to retire ... Kevin Love to join Cavaliers, NBA sources say. ... Ex-UNC star Felton suspended by NBA.


Aug. 07, 2014 @ 03:04 PM

NCAA board hands 5 biggest conferences more power

The NCAA Board of Directors overwhelmingly approved a package of historic reforms Thursday that will give the nation’s five biggest conferences the ability to unilaterally change some of the basic rules governing college sports. If the 16-2 decision stands, there will be striking differences between the 65 largest schools and the more than 280 others in Division I beginning as early as Oct. 1.


Aug. 06, 2014 @ 05:09 PM

Thursday vote would let power conferences set their own rules

The NCAA board of directors will vote Thursday, Aug. 7, on a proposal that would give the five wealthiest college football conferences the ability to make rules and pass legislation without the approval of the rest of Division I schools. The autonomy proposal is expected to pass. Here’s what you need to know about it:


Aug. 05, 2014 @ 05:02 PM

ACC 2014: Conference earns respect, now looks ahead

The Atlantic Coast Conference owns a few prized possessions that once were property of the Southeastern Conference. Among them: A national championship trophy, a Heisman Trophy, and a measure of respect.