While North Carolina’s 45-14 win over Virginia Saturday at Kenan Stadium keeps the Tar Heels in line for a bowl bid this season, it also bodes well for the future.
After changing his jersey number to No. 2 Saturday in honor of injured quarterback Bryn Renner, sophomore Marquise Williams did his best Renner imitation to lead North Carolina to its third straight win.
The Tar Heels began the season with one of the most dominant halves of Roy Williams' tenure at UNC.
Sophomore quarterback Marquise Williams will be the unquestioned starter for the first time when the Tar Heels (3-5, 2-3 ACC) host Virginia today at Kenan Stadium (12:30 p.m., WRAL).
Diamond DeShields scored 16 points in her first college game to help the No. 12 Tar Heels beat Air Force 87-26 in the opener for both teams. Fellow rookie Stephanie Mavunga added 16 points and 13 rebounds.
Tar Heels down Orange, to meet No. 1-ranked Maryland in rematch of last year's ACC Championship final which was won by the Tar Heels. Maryland eliminated Duke 3-2 in overtime to advance.
Leading scorer P.J. Hairston and Leslie McDonald, the Tar Heels’ only scholarship senior, will both sit out tonight’s UNC home game against Oakland (9 p.m., Fox Sports Carolinas) because of “an ongoing compliance issue with the university and the NCAA,” team spokesman Steve Kirschner said Thursday.
Seven Tar Heels scored in double figures as the UNC women’s basketball team beat Wingate, 93-61 in an exhibition game at Carmichael Arena on Tuesday night. Meanwhile, the Tar Heels — who tip off the regular season on Friday at home against Air Force — received some good news about sidelined head coach Sylvia Hatchell, who has been undergoing treatment for leukemia at UNC’s Lineberger Cancer Center
Bryn Renner is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery today at UNC Hospitals to repair a detached labrum and a fracture in his left (non-throwing) shoulder, which popped out of place during Saturday’s win over N.C. State.
Senior Bryn Renner’s career at North Carolina is over after the senior quarterback suffered a season-ending left shoulder injury in last Saturday’s win against N.C. State.
Tar Heels not looking past struggling Cavaliers.
With sights on another NCAA title, Tar Heels end three-game ACC Tournament losing streak
Overcoming an early 10-point deficit and temporary injuries to both their quarterbacks, the Tar Heels (3-5, 2-3) pulled out a 27-19 win Saturday at N.C. State, their first victory in Raleigh since 2005. Afterwards, UNC coach Larry Fedora — who joined Ray Wolf, George Barclay and Carl Torbush as the only UNC coaches to win their first two games against the Wolfpack — said it was important to be known as “THE” team in North Carolina.
North Carolina’s defense has gone from a liability to an asset in the past two weeks thanks to its ability to shut down the opponent’s passing game. After giving up just 59 yards in the air last week against Boston College, the Tar Heels limited N.C. State to 176 passing yards and intercepted two passes in a 27-19 win Saturday at Carter-Finley Stadium.
UNC broke a five-game losing streak against the Wolfpack last year, when Giovani Bernard scored the winning points on a punt return with 13 seconds left. Now the Tar Heels look to end an eight-year losing streak in Raleigh when the Triangle rivals square off today at Carter-Finley Stadium (12:30 p.m., WRAL).