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