NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS NEWS

UNC's Larry Fedora criticized for 'mansplaining' to a female reporter

North Carolina head football coach Larry Fedora is getting criticized for “mansplaining” to a female reporter at ACC media days.  Brooke Pryor, a colleges reporter for the North State Journal, asked Fedora about the maturity process of Tar Heels’ All-ACC cornerback Des Lawrence.  During Fedora’s answer to the question, the 53-year-old head coach said the maturity process...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina looking forward to ‘dream’ game, national audience vs. UGA

CHARLOTTE — The way North Carolina sees it, America didn’t care about the Tar Heels last year, and no one is giving them any respect this preseason. Ryan Switzer knows how to fix that. “We have a great opportunity against Georgia on Sept. 3 to make a name for ourselves and beat a big-time program in front of a big-time audience,” Switzer, a wideout and record-setting returner...
Via Dawg Nation
4 days ago

UNC tries to stop revolving door atop ACC's Coastal Division

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) North Carolina coach Larry Fedora knows all about the unpredictable nature of the Atlantic Coast Conference's Coastal Division after his Tar Heels made a surprise climb to the top last season. Staying there? Now that will be tough based on the division's recent run. While league heavyweights Clemson and Florida State just trade the Atlantic Division crown back...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The ‘gap is closing’ between North Carolina, elite football programs

CHARLOTTE — There are two elite programs in the Atlantic Coast Conference, and then a large gap between that pair — Clemson and Florida State — and the rest of the conference. North Carolina is doing its best to reach the highest level before any of its other ACC rivals. “That gap is closing,” Tar Heels coach Larry Fedora said at Thursday’s ACC Kickoff. “Clemson was...
Via Dawg Nation
4 days ago

North Carolina confident, but not content

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Coming up short from an ACC Championship against Clemson last season was a confidence boost for the North Carolina Tar Heels heading into the 2016 season. “A lot of what happened last season has created confidence for us. It’s really about not being satisfied where were last year and trying to improve on that and not just getting back to the ACC Championship...
Via The Clemson Insider
4 days ago

UNC Football: Fedora calls Georgia game a “measuring stick” for Tar Heels

UNC opens the season with a tough game in Atlanta vs. Georgia The North Carolina Tar Heels season won’t be won or lost against the Georgia Bulldogs on September 3, but it could give us a look at how good UNC really is. That is according to head coach Larry Fedora. Fedora spoke at the […] UNC Football: Fedora calls Georgia game a “measuring stick” for Tar Heels - Keeping It...
Via Keeping It Heel
4 days ago

Despite new QB, Tar Heels in position to repeat in Coastal

North Carolina has a new QB in Mitch Trubisky, but with a myriad weapons around him, the Tar Heels are in position to repeat in the Coastal.
Via FOX Sports South
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tar Heels news 7/22/16: Ryan Switzer is close to breaking several records

The Times-News | Bob Sutton: After missing the entire 2015 season to injury, offensive lineman Will Dancy will transfer to East Carolina as a graduate student for the 2016 season. Mavs.com | Bobby Karalla: After signing his big free agent deal, Harrison Barnes will make big contributions to the Dallas Mavericks on both the offensive and defensive side sides of the game. Carolina...
Via Tar Heel Blog
4 days ago

UNC Recruiting: Breaking down Kevin Knox’s top 10

UNC target Kevin Knox cuts list to 10 schools Five-star small forward Kevin Knox has been one of the most heavily sought-after recruits in the class of 2017. Ranked the second best small forward and sixth overall (247Sports) prospect in the class, Knox is an elite player with a lot of upside. Keeping It Heel […] UNC Recruiting: Breaking down Kevin Knox’s top 10 - Keeping It Heel...
Via Keeping It Heel
4 days ago

UNC Basketball: Maui Invitational Power Rankings

If you haven’t heard by now,  the Maui Invitational brackets have been released. Preseason Tournament Basketball is the best part of the non-conference season. Outside of things like the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, this is most people’s chance to see quality teams play other quality teams. That always makes for a better product and helps to […] UNC Basketball: Maui Invitational...
Via Keeping It Heel
4 days ago

Tar Heels news 7/23/16: UNC gets extension and must respond to NOA by August 1st

The News & Observer | Andrew Carter: The University of North Carolina have been granted an extension for responding to the NOA and their new deadline is now August 1st. Raleigh & Company | R.L. Bynum: Cornerback Des Lawrence spoke on media day about how much he's matured and how he's responded to criticism to become a better player heading into his senior year. Today's...
Via Tar Heel Blog
3 days ago

UNC Recruiting: Tar Heels make cut for Jarred Vanderbilt

UNC lands on another top recruit’s list Another recruit has trimmed his list of schools and the North Carolina Tar Heels have made it. Class of 2017 forward Jarred Vanderbilt released his list of 9 schools on Friday, via Twitter giving fans an update on his recruiting. Check out Vanderbilt’s tweet below: I would like to […] UNC Recruiting: Tar Heels make cut for Jarred Vanderbilt...
Via Keeping It Heel
2 days ago

Tar Heels news 7/24/16: Ryan Switzer not phased by predicted losses to Georgia, Miami, and Duke

Carolina Blue | Jarrett Corder: After the SEC Network predicted UNC would lose to Georgia, Miami, and Duke, senior wide receiver Ryan Switzer spoke out about it not phasing him or the rest of the team come game time. CBS Sports | Matt Moore: Former Tar Heels continue to find financial success in the NBA as the Boston Celtics have agreed to re-sign center Tyler Zeller to a guaranteed...
Via Tar Heel Blog
2 days ago

ACC Network creates an opportunity for expansion to 16

What does the partnership between the ACC and ESPN mean for expansion? As you most likely know by now, ESPN and the ACC are combining forces to create a television network dedicated to ACC athletics. This ACC Network will launch in August of 2019, running through the 2035-36 academic year. In conjunction with the television […] ACC Network creates an opportunity for expansion to...
Via Keeping It Heel
1 day ago

Tar Heels news 7/25/16: 2017 forward Jarred Vanderbilt places UNC in his top nine

Today's U | Joseph Nocco: Four-star running back Adarius Lemons decommitted from UNC over the weekend, and will instead be attending the University of Florida. It sounds like the decision came down to his grandmother's desire to keep him in Florida because she doesn't enjoy traveling. The Telegraph | Stan Awtrey: The ACC is implementing changes to their targeting protocol that will...
Via Tar Heel Blog
1 day ago

North Carolina's Larry Fedora talks 'Naked and Afraid,' that beard and more with his daughter

North Carolina Tar Heels' Larry Fedora talks 'Naked and Afraid,' the truth behind that beard and more. Who else better to get the Tar Heels coach to open up, than his daughter, Sydney?
Via FOX Sports South
1 day ago  |  Discuss

UNC football continues to struggle on opening weekend under Larry Fedora

When featured in marquee games under Larry Fedora in the first week, North Carolina hasn’t been able to start the season off strong. In the first four years since Larry Fedora took over in Chapel Hill, North Carolina has been up-and-down during college football’s opening week. Against mediocre, smaller schools, the Tar Heels have been just fine, coming away with comfortable wins...
Via Tar Heel Blog
1 day ago

UNC's front seven ready to atone for last season's efforts

For the first time during the Fedora era, the defensive line and linebacker positions are fully loaded. Football season is right around the corner, preliminary depth charts have been released, and the most recent 2016 season previews are days away from flooding your screens. If you are a UNC fan, you already are well aware of the two most pressing topics. Is Mitch Trubisky ready...
Via Tar Heel Blog
1 day ago

UNC G Joel Berry Hints At Team’s “Unfinished Business” In Instagram Post

North Carolina won the ACC regular season and tournament titles last season before reaching the NCAA Tournament championship game. There, they fell in heartbreaking fashion to Villanova, thanks to Kris Jenkins’ buzzer-beater. The Heels lost stars Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson, which means that guard Joel Berry will be one of the team’s top guns. Berry blossomed in last year’s...
Via College Spun
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

UNC Basketball: Michael Jordan Speaks out on violence

Michael Jordan is the face of the basketball program for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. You can make a good case that he is the face of the NBA. His accolades in the NBA are second to none. Due to his stardom, Jordan is one of the most beloved athletes on this […] UNC Basketball: Michael Jordan Speaks out on violence - Keeping It Heel - Keeping It Heel - A North...
Via Keeping It Heel
21 hours ago

UNC Football: Tar Heels predicted to win Coastal Division

UNC picked to win the Coastal Division in the ACC The North Carolina Tar Heels football team is coming off one of their best seasons in years as they made an appearance in the ACC Championship Game. On Monday, the ACC preseason polls were released and many think the Tar Heels will return to the […] UNC Football: Tar Heels predicted to win Coastal Division - Keeping It Heel - Keeping...
Via Keeping It Heel
1 day ago

UNC Basketball: Roy Williams offers 2018 five-star recruit

UNC offers a class of 2018 prospect after watching him this summer North Carolina Tar Heels head coach Roy Williams continues to be on the recruiting trail, in search of the next stars at UNC. On Monday, Williams was back at it again and handed out an offer to a class of 2018 five-star recruit. […] UNC Basketball: Roy Williams offers 2018 five-star recruit - Keeping It Heel - Keeping...
Via Keeping It Heel
14 hours ago

Tar Heels News 7/26/16: UNC makes five-star point guard Collin Sexton a priority

Carolina Blue | Ross Martin: Because they lack sufficient depth at the point guard position in 2017, the Tar Heels are making five-star prospect Collin Sexton a priority. The Undefeated | Mike Wise: For the first time Michael Jordan speaks out against the recent shootings of African-Americans and police officers, and agreed to donate $1 million to organizations working to help ease...
Via Tar Heel Blog
6 hours ago

UNC Recruiting: North Carolina extends offers to Zion Williamson and Coby White

While UNC continues to recruit prospects as part of their 2017 class, Roy Williams and company have not forgotten about 2018. The Tar Heels recently extended offers to two such players, giving scholarships to five-star small forward Zion Williamson and four-star combo guard Coby White on Monday night. Both are being widely scouted and competition for them should be fierce. Zion...
Via Tar Heel Blog
1 hour ago
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