Sports: UNC

Nov. 13, 2014 @ 09:12 PM

Tar Heels sign top N.C. defensive lineman, will enroll in January

The University of North Carolina has signed a scholarship agreement with defensive lineman Jalen Dalton who will enroll in January upon completion of his high school degree.

Nov. 13, 2014 @ 09:09 PM

Tar Heels hope kickers can regroup for bowl push

If North Carolina wants to make a late bowl push, the Tar Heels need their kicking game to improve.They’ve used senior Thomas Moore and sophomore Nick Weiler to kick field goals this season, though neither has provided reliable production. That’s made the kicking job an open competition for much of the past two weeks, heading into Saturday’s home game with Pittsburgh.

Nov. 13, 2014 @ 06:48 PM

Jamie Cherry, UNC women debut against Howard Friday

No. 13 UNC hosts Howard in Carmichael Arena Friday, Nov. 14 (4 p.m., GoHeelsTV). It’s the season opener for the Tar Heels, Cherry’s first official college game.

Nov. 14, 2014 @ 08:07 PM

NCCU, UNC tip off season at Smith Center Friday

Emanuel “Poobie” Chapman marched into the office of N.C. Central coach LeVelle Moton before last season and in no uncertain terms said the Eagles would beat N.C. State. Never mind that NCCU had never beaten a team from the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Nov. 12, 2014 @ 08:56 PM

Sharp-dressed men ready to do battle Friday at Smith Center

Whether North Carolina coach Roy Williams is tearing into a referee, or having a more cerebral moment, he’s always going to be sharply dressed. Williams has that same scouting report on N.C. Central coach LeVelle Moton. Those two will exchange nods before their teams tip off their seasons in the Dean E. Smith Center on Friday (8 p.m., ESPNU). And before the ball gets tossed up, Williams said he’d be sizing up more than Moton’s players.

Nov. 12, 2014 @ 11:11 PM

Duke, Carolina basketball land strong recruiting classes

North Carolina and Duke each added talented men’s and women’s basketball recruits on Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period for high school seniors.

Nov. 12, 2014 @ 04:52 PM

Pitt's Conner is a beast, and Tar Heels know it

“He’s a big, bruising guy that can go,” UNC coach Larry Fedora said of James Conner. “They lead him with 270-pound fullback. They’re really big up front on the offensive line. … (Conner) is a big, physical, mash-you runner, and he’s going to wear you down."

Nov. 11, 2014 @ 07:18 PM

NCCU looks to take the money and — win

NCCU basketball coach LeVelle Moton said he’s not just trying to grab the money and run. No, NCCU is going into the Dean E. Smith Center to take the money and win, he said.

Nov. 10, 2014 @ 05:22 PM

Fedora says time running out for UNC

UNC's goal is a bowl. The Tar Heels must do more work to get there.

Nov. 07, 2014 @ 10:09 PM

UNC thrashes Belmont Abbey 112-34 in basketball exhibition

 In the second of its two exhibition games, the sixth-ranked UNC men’s basketball team wasted little time jumping all over a Division II opponent in the opening minutes of a game Friday night that was never a bonafide contest. UNC defeated Belmont Abbey 112-34 at the Smith Center.

Nov. 07, 2014 @ 07:44 PM

No. 6 Syracuse ousts No. 1 UNC in OT in ACC semis

Emma Russell continued an historic 2014 ACC Championship tournament by tallying the game-winning goal in the 78th minute to propel the No. 6 Syracuse field hockey team to a 3-2 semifinal overtime victory against No. 1 North Carolina Friday at Duke’s Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium.

Nov. 06, 2014 @ 09:43 PM

UNC defense running out of time to show progress

North Carolina’s defense is still trying to solve the same defensive problems, from poor tackling to missed assignments that lead to big plays. Barring an unlikely turnaround, the Tar Heels will have to play through and overcome that unit’s struggles in their final three games as they try to return to bowl eligibility.

Nov. 06, 2014 @ 07:07 PM

ACC field hockey: No. 1 UNC ousts No. 7 Duke in quarters

Top-ranked UNC was awarded a penalty shot after a rare video review in overtime and Tar Heel Nina Notman made it count, lifting UNC to a 2-1 field hockey win over No. 7 Duke in the quarterfinals of the ACC Championship tournament Thursday.

Nov. 06, 2014 @ 09:44 PM

THE SHOE DROPS: Tar Heels roll in Hatchell's return

No doubt about this one. It was just a little tune-up for No. 13 North Carolina, an 88-27 exhibition win over Carson-Newman, where UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell went to school. The only thing in question Wednesday in Carmichael Arena was how long UNC’s Stephanie Mavunga would have to play after her shoe came off with around eight minutes left in the game.

Nov. 05, 2014 @ 04:11 PM

Field hockey: ACC Championships Thursday-Sunday at Duke

The three-day ACC Championships for field hockey begin Thursday, Nov. 6, at Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium on East Campus. Quarterfinal action Thursday includes No. 5 seed Louisville vs. No. 4 Wake Forest at 11 a.m., No. 7 Duke vs. No. 2 UNC at 1:30 p.m. and No. 6 Syracuse vs. No. 3 Boston College at 4 p.m.