Bad grades appear to be why Darius Lipford won't suit up for the Tar Heels this season.
Ex-UNC guard now with Hornets keeps finding trouble
Former UNC guard P.J. Hairston was charged Sunday with assaulting a Northern High School student during a pick-up basketball game at the Downtown Durham YMCA, a Durham County magistrate confirmed.
Crowder, Edwards from Blue Devils, Switzer, Logan from Tar Heels on award watch list
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.
A second chance at hoops. A second chance at life.
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.
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.
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.
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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.”
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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.
Former North Carolina star Diamond DeShields is transferring to Tennessee.