NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS NEWS

Indiana Center Thomas Bryant Excited For Rematch With North Carolina In ACC-Big Ten Challenge

Indiana’s 2015-16 season came to an end at the hands of North Carolina.  The Hoosiers were defeated by the Tar Heels in the Sweet 16, 101-86, this past March.  Indiana and North Carolina will meet in a rematch in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge this November.  Indiana-North Carolina. Big Ten-ACC Challenge. Our house. #iubb #GoIU pic.twitter.com/2AnL6oD96j — Indiana Basketball ...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

It's Hoosiers-Tar Heels in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Indiana will host North Carolina and Michigan State will visit Duke in the marquee matchups of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.The leagues and ESPN announced the matchups for the three-day event that features 14 games from Nov. 28-30.The other matchups include Purdue at Louisville, Minnesota at Florida State, Wake Forest at Northwestern, Syracuse at Wisconsin, Pittsburgh...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke-Michigan St, UNC-Indiana headline ACC/Big Ten Challenge

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Duke will play host to Michigan State and North Carolina will visit Indiana in the marquee matchups of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The leagues and ESPN announced the matchups for the three-day event that features 14 games from Nov. 28-30. The other matchups include Minnesota at Florida State, Wake Forest at Northwestern, Syracuse at Wisconsin, Pittsburgh...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke-Mich St, UNC-Indiana highlight ACC/Big Ten Challenge

A pair of rematches, one from the 2015 Final Four (Duke-Michigan State) and the other from the 2016 Sweet 16 (Indiana-North Carolina) are the headlining matchups of the 2016 ACC/Big Ten Challenge.  CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein tweeted out all 14 pairings this evening. Michigan St at Duke headlines the 2016 ACC/Big 10 Challenge. Complete matchups via @JonRothstein ... pic.twitter...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: North Carolina vs. NC State Baseball Highlights (May 21, 2016)

North Carolina vs NC State: Preston Palmeiro and Evan Mendoza each blasted 2-run homers to help lead the #13 Wolfpack to a decisive 10-1 win over #17 North Carolina in the final game of the regular season for both teams. NC State finishes the ACC regular season with a 15-13 record while the Tar Heels fall to 13-17 in league play.
Via ACC Digital Network
4 days ago

WATCH: North Carolina vs. NC State Baseball Highlights (May 20, 2016)

North Carolina vs. NC State: The Tar Heels were clicking on all cylinders as they handily took game 2 against the Wolfpack, 16-4. UNC got 18 hits led by Logan Warmoth and Tyler Ramirez who combined for 5 hits and 7 RBI. Brett Kinneman had a home run and a pair of RBI for State. North Carolina needs a win Saturday to qualify for the ACC Tournament.
Via ACC Digital Network
5 days ago

Photo: North Carolina Adds Regional Champs Banner To Its Practice Facility

There’s a new addition to one of the walls inside North Carolina basketball’s Smith Center practice facility.  The Tar Heels, who fell in the national championship game to Villanova this past season, have added a big East Region champs banner.  Check it out: New addition to the Smith Center practice gym wall #uncbball A photo posted by UNC Basketball (@unc_basketball)...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: UNC RB Elijah Hood shows off workout routine

Entering the 2016 college football season, North Carolina Tar Heels running back Elijah Hood is hoping to build off of the success he found a year ago as one of the most promising sophomore talents in the nation. While Hood prepares for the upcoming season, he has been putting in the hard work in the weight room. That was evidenced in a video shared on social media that shows the...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Videos: Watch North Carolina’s Basketball Team Play “Danny Ball,” A Weird Volleyball Game

North Carolina’s men’s basketball team played “Danny Ball” following its workout on Thursday.  What is Danny Ball?  We’ve never heard of it, but it looks 1. fun and 2. pretty exhausting. The Tar Heels use what looks like a fairly big and heavy (but also soft) ball on a sand volleyball court and, playing 2 vs. 2, throw the ball over the net. You have to catch the ball...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: North Carolina vs. NC State Baseball Highlights (May 19, 2016)

North Carolina vs. NC State: The Pack trailed early, but came back to beat the Tar Heels, 6-4, in the first of the rivals' 3-game series. Preston Palmeiro, Joe Dunand and Brock Deatherage had back-to-back-to-back 2-out RBI base hits in the 6th. Then, the Pack padded its lead with 3 more in the 7th.
Via ACC Digital Network
6 days ago

North Carolina Baseball Interview Gets Real Weird Thanks To Videobombs

The North Carolina Tar Heels appear to be in full support of the “make baseball fun again” campaign. The No. 17 Tar Heels just took two of three games from Notre Dame in ACC play, culminating with an 8-1 laugher Monday night that never really was in doubt. An early lopsided score — Carolina led 7-0 after two thanks to a seven-run second inning — allowed ESPN to interview...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina holds first-ever ‘Yard Sale’ and chaos didn’t reign

Used equipment sales at big-time colleges aren’t all that new a phenomenon….unless you are the University of North Carolina and holding your first ever “yard sale” apparently. After years of figuring out the details behind the scenes, Saturday was the big day in Chapel Hill and while the athletic department was new at this, consulting with places like East Carolina and N...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Jackson returning to school makes North Carolina an instant final four favorite

Sophomore forward Justin Jackson has decided to withdraw his name from the NBA Draft and return to North Carolina for his Junior year. After an average second season, Jackson declared for the draft looking for every bit of input and advice from GM’s, coaches, and players on what part of his game he needed to work on. He had two workouts scheduled for this week but cancelled them...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Jackson withdraws from draft, will return to UNC

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina says Justin Jackson is pulling out of the NBA Draft and will return to the Tar Heels for his junior season. Jackson said in a statement issued Monday night by the school that he was glad to ''test my game against some of the top players in the country'' but says his ''best choice'' is to return to UNC. Jackson has averaged 11.5 points while...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Jackson returns to North Carolina for junior season

Justin Jackson will suit up for the North Carolina Tar Heels next season. In a move that didn’t shock many, the 6’8’’ sophomore announced his decision to return to North Carolina for his junior season on Monday night. Jackson played well last season and averaged 12.2 points per game to go along with 3.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists. Nonetheless, Jackson has a much higher ceiling...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Jackson returning to UNC for junior season

North Carolina small forward Justin Jackson has withdrawn from the NBA Draft and will return to school for his junior season, the program announced tonight.  Justin Jackson returning to Carolina for his junior season #GoHeels https://t.co/jSgnnc9Ryt — Carolina Basketball (@UNC_Basketball) May 16, 2016 Jackson averaged 12.2 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 28.4 minutes...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina basketball’s Justin Jackson: Stay or go?

Justin Jackson has a lot of thinking to do between now and May 25. The latest reports are that he is 50/50 on staying for another year at the University of North Carolina versus foregoing his eligibility and entering the 2016 NBA draft. Jackson had a decent year for North Carolina’s runner-up basketball team, averaging 12.2 points per game to go along with 3.9 rebounds and 2.8...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina’s Justin Jackson Says He’s “50-50″ On Staying In The NBA Draft

North Carolina forward Justin Jackson is on the fence regarding the NBA Draft.  The Tar Heels’ junior is at the NBA Combine in Chicago this week, but he hasn’t hired an agent, meaning it’s possible he can return to school if he wants.  Jackson told reporters on Thursday that he’s currently “50-50″ regarding his decision.  #UNC forward Justin Jackson at NBA Combine...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: UNC Lacrosse: Steve Pontrello Leads Tar Heels To NCAA Tournament

UNC lacrosse player Steve Pontrello has led his Tar Heels to the 2016 NCAA Tournament, scoring a team-high 39 goals and totaling 53 points, which is also best on Carolina. Pontrello is a Tewaaraton nominee, whic honors the nation's best lacrosse player.
Via ACC Digital Network
14 days ago

WATCH: North Carolina Baseball: Logan Warmoth's Walk-Off Home Run vs. Louisville

North Carolina Baseball: Logan Warmoth provided the heroics for the Tar Heels as his walk-off homer in the 10th inning propelled Carolina to the 3-2 win over No. 9 Louisville.
Via ACC Digital Network
18 days ago

Video: Watch All 299 3-Pointers Marcus Paige Hit During His North Carolina Career

Marcus Paige had a very interesting North Carolina career. The 6-foot-1 guard was one of the ACC’s best players as a sophomore, when he averaged 17.5 points per game and hit just under 39-percent of his three pointers, but he never quite rebounded to that form due to injury and inconsistency. Paige had a knack for hitting big shots, however, and almost hit one of the biggest in...
Via College Spun
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Kennedy Meeks withdraws from NBA Draft, returns for senior season with Tar Heels

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina's Kennedy Meeks will withdraw from the NBA Draft and return for his senior season.The school announced Meeks' decision Wednesday. The 6-foot-10 forward averaged 9.2 points and 5.9 rebounds in 33 games last season, helping the Tar Heels win the Atlantic Coast Conference championship before reaching the NCAA title game.New draft rules made it easier...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC's Meeks back for senior year after NBA draft flirtation

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina's Kennedy Meeks will withdraw from the NBA draft and return for his senior season. The school announced Meeks' decision Wednesday. The 6-foot-10 forward averaged 9.2 points and 5.9 rebounds with 28 starts, helping the Tar Heels win the Atlantic Coast Conference championship before reaching the NCAA title game. New draft rules made it easier...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina basketball: Kennedy Meeks returning for his senior season

After not receiving an invite to the NBA Combine, forward Kennedy Meeks announced earlier on Wednesday that he would be returning to North Carolina for his senior year. Proud to announce that I will be returning for my senior season!!! Oh how I love my
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Kennedy Meeks Withdraws From NBA Draft, Staying At North Carolina

Kennedy Meeks has withdrawn his name from the NBA Draft and will return to North Carolina for his senior season. Meeks slimmed down from being close to 300 pounds when he arrived on campus to playing at around 260 pounds last season as a junior. "I appreciate the support my coaches and teammates gave me during this process as we gathered information about my professional opportunities...
Via RealGM
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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