NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS NEWS

UNC probing report of alleged hazing incident involving WR

  North Carolina is investigating a report of an alleged hazing altercation that left a walk-on receiver with a possible concussion. "We are aware of an incident involving members of the UNC football team that took place earlier this month," team spokesman Kevin Best said in a statement Tuesday. "We take this allegation seriously and the university is conducting a...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina suspends four players for season opener

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina coach Larry Fedora says the team has suspended four players for this weekend's season opener, a day after a report of an alleged hazing altercation that left a walk-on receiver with a possible concussion. Fedora said Wednesday the four players were suspended for a ''violation of team policy,'' but offered no other details...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC DT Ethan Farmer cleared

It's been a difficult week for the North Carolina football team but some good news arrived on Thursday: Ethan Farmer, a senior defensive tackle, has been cleared to play, UNC announced. Farmer had been facing an undisclosed eligibility issue and UNC had been waiting on the NCAA to decide his fate. As recently as Wednesday, coach Larry Fedora said he hadn't heard from the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC Basketball Player Joel Berry Tweets #RollTide, Upsets A Lot Of Tar Heel Football Fans

Joel Berry is a freshman point guard at North Carolina. The 6-foot, 185-pound guard is from Florida. He doesn’t appear to have any connections to the state of Alabama.  Berry, though, is a Crimson Tide football fan, and he remains one despite being a student athlete at North Carolina. Today, Berry made Tar Heel fans aware of this. They weren’t too happy.  Ayyee college football...
Via College Spun
23 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Liberty Flames: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Saturday evening the No. 23 ranked North Carolina Tar Heels will host the Liberty Flames. This will be the first game for each team as the 2014 season gets underway. The Tar Heels are looking to start their season right at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill, NC. Coverage of this game will get underway at 6:00 pm ET on ESPN3. The Odds: The North Carolina Tar Heels are 28 point favorites...
Via Tireball.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Four Downs: UNC uses third-quarter run to get past Liberty

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The biggest question going into No. 23 North Carolina's season-opener against Liberty, seemingly, was what the final margin of victory would be for the Tar Heels. After UNC got off to a quick 7-0 start, that still seemed to be the case. But Liberty took the lead twice -- 15-14 in the second, and then 22-21 in the third -- before the Tar Heels could pull away...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: North Carolina’s Field Is Painted For Saturday’s “Stripe Out” Game And It Looks Amazing

This may be the most impressive thing you’ll see today. The University of North Carolina decided to declare this weekend’s game against San Diego State a “stripe out,” meaning that fans will wear either a black or a Carolina blue shirt depending on which section they sit in at Kenan Memorial Stadium. While we’ll sure that will look fantastic, it’ll be hard to look more...
Via College Spun
15 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 21 UNC ready for San Diego State

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- No. 21 North Carolina knows who its quarterback will be. The Tar Heels also will have a few more defensive players. Now that they've got a full team, maybe they'll play a full game. North Carolina (1-0) takes on San Diego State (1-0) on Saturday night hoping for a more consistent showing than the Tar Heels put forth in the opener against Liberty...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
15 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Tar Heels vs. San Diego State Aztecs: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Saturday the No. 21 North Carolina Tar Heels will host the San Diego State Aztecs. Coverage of the game between North Carolina (1-0) and San Diego State (1-0) will air on ESPNews beginning at 8:00 pm ET from Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill, NC. The Odds: The North Carolina Tar Heels are 15.5 point favorites against the San Diego State Aztecs. The over/under for this contest is 60...
Via Tireball.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC DB Brian Walker With 100-YARD PICK 6 vs San Diego St. (Video)

UNC Tar Heels defensive back Brian Walker may have broken a school and NCAA record with this 102 yard interception return for a touchdown against the San Diego State in Chapel Hill. Walker was suspended for the Tar Heels opener. http://thacover2.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/brian-walker.webm h/t fansided
Via Thacover2
14 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC DB Brian Walker With 100-YARD PICK 6 vs San Diego St. (Video)

UNC Tar Heels defensive back Brian Walker may have broken a school and NCAA record with this 102 yard interception return for a touchdown against the San Diego State in Chapel Hill. Walker was suspended for the Tar Heels opener. http://blacksportsonline.com/home/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/brian-walker.webm h/t fansided
Via BlackSportsOnline
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: North Carolina DB Brian Walker Gets Scoring Started for Tar Heels With 102-Yard Interception Return

In recent years North Carolina has started to become known for something other than basketball--football. To be clear--they are not a powerhouse by any means, but more likely than not they are going to keep it interesting if not win.Plays like the one defensive back Brian Walker made in the second quarter against San Diego State--a 102-yard interception return for a touchdown--certainly...
Via FatManWriting
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Four Downs: No. 21 North Carolina escapes San Diego State, 31-27

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- No. 21 North Carolina (2-0) hasn't done a lot the first two weeks to show why they're a ranked team. Well, except win, of course, and 2-0 is all that matters at this point. The Tar Heels escaped San Diego State (1-1) by a final of 31-27. And for the second straight week, UNC has had to come back from third-quarter deficits to get the victory. "We...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
14 days ago  |  Discuss

ACC teams seeking new ways to lure bigger crowds

North Carolina wide receiver Ryan Switzer got tired of playing in front of empty seats, so he wrote a letter to fans. Syracuse coach Scott Shafer offered to buy every fan that bought a ticket a second one when the Orange opened the season against Villanova. With the competition for the entertainment dollar so tough and empty seats painting a negative image of football programs, Atlantic...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hatchell's return provides boost for veteran UNC

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Things finally seem normal for Sylvia Hatchell and North Carolina after a year that was anything but. In that time, the Hall of Fame coach was diagnosed with leukemia and missed the season, her freshman-led team pushed all the way to an NCAA regional final in her absence, then star freshman Diamond DeShields abruptly transferred. Now Hatchell is back, along...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tar Heels hope to improve tackling against Pirates

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) It's hard for North Carolina coach Larry Fedora to know exactly what kind of defense he has. On one hand, the Tar Heels were among the nation's best at forcing turnovers through their first two games. On the other, they missed too many tackles in their last outing. Saturday's trip to East Carolina could say a lot about whether the Tar Heels (2...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Former rivals join forces at East Tennessee State

Long-time friends and former Atlantic Coast Conference rivals Carl Torbush and Mike O'Cain say they savor the opportunity to work together in relaunching a program on a smaller scale at East Tennessee State. They spent a lot of the 1990s trying to beat the other while both were in North Carolina. Torbush was the Tar Heels' head coach from 1998-2000; O'Cain coached the...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

To Make or Break a Season: The Tar Heel Football Gauntlet

The North Carolina football team may have had last week off, but they certainly didn’t have any time to rest. After two underwhelming victories against motivated, but overmatched opponents, the Tar Heels had a lot of work to do. Despite being 2-0, the season was already heading in the wrong direction without significant changes in a number of different areas. Poor tackling and...
Via SCACC Hoops
4 days ago  |  Discuss

In Depth Look: North Carolina Tar Heels Offense

If you’ve heard Lil Wayne’s song titled “Nightmares of the Bottom”, the rapper has a line where he says, “players play, coaches coach, and cheerleaders cheer”. I’m going to start this piece with those lyrics because in college football everyone plays their part. In this article I am going to label us college fantasy football geeks the cheerleaders. In the rest of this...
Via In The Neutral Zone
4 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina vs. East Carolina – Game Time, TV Schedule, Line, Preview, Predictions

Maybe we’ll get an ECU > UNC cake this week? (Twitter/@pirateequipment) Who would have thought that one of the biggest college football games of the week would be between North Carolina and East Carolina? The Tar Heels have been a bit under the radar all year, but they may be the best team in the ACC Coastal. The Pirates, meanwhile, are looking to upset their second ACC Coastal...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Tar Heels at East Carolina Pirates: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Saturday the North Carolina Tar Heels will travel to take on the East Carolina Pirates. North Carolina (2-0) will look to avoid being the latest victim of an 2-1 East Carolina team what upset Virginia Tech a week ago. Coverage of the game between North Carolina and East Carolina will air on ESPNU and WatchESPN beginning at 3:30 pm ET from Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville, NC...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

East Carolina beats North Carolina 70-41

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) Shane Carden threw for 438 yards and four touchdowns to help East Carolina beat North Carolina 70-41 on Saturday, turning in another dominating performance against its instate rival. True freshman Trevon Brown had two touchdown catches for the Pirates (3-1), including a 55-yarder less than a minute into the game. East Carolina took control with three second...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss
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