NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS NEWS

Pitt Panthers vs North Carolina game will be won and lost on the ground

Since the recent reformation of the ACC, the Pitt Panthers vs North Carolina Tar Heels game has quietly bloomed into a small rivalry.  This season is Pitt’s fourth in the ACC, and they’ve finished directly behind the Tar Heels in each of the past three years.  Coincidentally, the Panthers have lost the past three contests, but each game was decided by a touchdown or less....
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3 days ago

UNC Basketball Recruiting: Kevin Knox lists visit dates

A five-star recruit will visit UNC in 2017 before he makes his official visit One of the most prized recruits in the class of 2017 is set to make his official visits to schools still in the running. Five-star forward Kevin Knox recently trimmed his list down to five schools, including the University of North […] UNC Basketball Recruiting: Kevin Knox lists visit dates - Keeping...
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3 days ago

Tar Heels News 9/23/16: Mitch Trubisky is ready to feast on Pitt’s defense

Inside Carolina | Ross Martin: Mitch Trubisky has shown improvement on his reads, but there is still room for improvement. Larry Fedora runs his offense based on what the defense gives them, so Trubisky will need to keep up. Carolina Blue | Noah Grant: After walking on in his freshman year, junior wide receiver Thomas Jackson earned a scholarship in the off-season. He finally got...
Via Tar Heel Blog
3 days ago

Pittsburgh vs. UNC: Preview, prediction, info and more

UNC takes on Pittsburgh in a early big ACC game this season. Will the Tar Heels continue the win streak? The North Carolina Tar Heels will welcome the Pittsburgh Panthers into Kenan Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon for the first regular season ACC game for both teams. Both teams enter the game at 2-1 on […] Pittsburgh vs. UNC: Preview, prediction, info and more - Keeping...
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3 days ago

UNC Football: Tar Heels unveil jersey combo for Saturday’s game

UNC has revealed its jersey combination fro the week four matchup against Pittsburgh Bring on the ACC schedule. The North Carolina Tar Heels and Pittsburgh Panthers will meet Saturday at Kenan Memorial Stadium in Chapel Hill to begin ACC play. UNC enters the game on a two-game winning streak, beating Illinois and James Madison after […] UNC Football: Tar Heels unveil jersey combo...
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3 days ago

UNC's Hatchell gets 2-year extension through 2019-20 season

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina is extending the contract of Hall of Fame women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell and giving new deals or extensions to six other Tar Heels head coaches. The school says Hatchell's two-year extension runs through the 2019-20 season. Thursday's announcement comes as UNC faces five NCAA charges tied to its long-running academic fraud scandal...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s ‘Show Me’ time for the Tar Heels

Like they say in Missouri, “Show Me!” Ross Tudor wrote earlier this week about how the time has finally come for Carolina to get going in ACC play. The Tar Heels open their ACC slate Saturday afternoon at 3:30 in Kenan Memorial Stadium against a well-coached and tough-nosed Pittsburgh team. We debated all offseason about the importance of the Georgia game and what a win or loss...
Via Tar Heel Blog
3 days ago

WATCH: UNC Football: Offense Rolling Into ACC Play

The Tar Heels' offense is executing in critical situations and creating big plays. Football Analyst Taylor Vippolis breaks down their performance vs. James Madison.

UNC Basketball: Justin Jackson still hasn’t re-watched title game

UNC’s Justin Jackson still hasn’t watched a replay of the National Championship Game Last April, plenty of hearts where broken when the clock struck zero in Houston. Kris Jenkins had just hit a three-pointer against what was busted defense by the North Carolina Tar Heels. Then the celebration started. The Villanova Wildcats stormed the court […] UNC Basketball: Justin Jackson...
Via Keeping It Heel
4 days ago

Tar Heels News 9/22/16: UNC needs Mitch Trubisky and Andre Smith to be leaders

Chapelboro | Avery Trendel: Despite all their talent, the Tar Heels still need to discover the leadership they have been missing since Marquise Williams left. Mitch Trubisky and Andrew Smith in particular need to improve their leadership skills on the field. ESPN | C.L. Brown: Before UNC basketball can be considered truly back to their previous elite status, they need to make a...
Via Tar Heel Blog
4 days ago

Pittsburgh vs. North Carolina matchup headlines ACC Week 4

Here are some things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference for Week 4: GAME OF THE WEEK: Pittsburgh at North Carolina. These teams finished 1-2 in the Coastal Division last year, with UNC (2-1) winning 26-19 at Pitt (2-1) en route to an 8-0 ACC record. This matchup is in Chapel Hill, where the Tar Heels have won eight straight for their longest home run since 1997. The big...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC Football: Gene Chizik calls Tar Heels defense ‘soft’

UNC defensive coordinator Gene Chizik isn’t happy with the Tar Heels defense in the first 3 games   The North Carolina Tar Heels will face their first Atlantic Coast Conference test of the season when Pittsburgh comes to town on Saturday. After opening the year at 2-1, the Tar Heels will dive right into a […] UNC Football: Gene Chizik calls Tar Heels defense ‘soft’ - Keeping...
Via Keeping It Heel
4 days ago

UNC Basketball: Tar Heels to play in Phil Knight Invitational

UNC joins an elite field for the Phil Knight Invitational in 2017 The North Carolina Tar Heels basketball team is set to do something they’ve never done before in program history. The Tar Heels will be a part of one of the largest regular season basketball tournaments in history next year. UNC was one of […] UNC Basketball: Tar Heels to play in Phil Knight Invitational - Keeping...
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4 days ago

Heels in the NFL: 2016 NFL Season Week Two

How did former UNC players perform in week two of the NFL season? We break it down and keep it heel here… Currently, there are 24 former North Carolina Tar Heels in the NFL. These players survived the gruesome preseason cuts to earn a spot on a NFL roster. Week 2 of the NFL season […] Heels in the NFL: 2016 NFL Season Week Two - Keeping It Heel - Keeping It Heel - A North Carolina...
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5 days ago

Tar Heels Happenings 9/16-9/20: UNC falls to TCU, wins Horned Frogs Challenge

Tar Heels athletics results from September 16-20. Friday, September 16 Volleyball: W 3-0 vs. Sam Houston State UNC opened up the TCU Horned Frog Challenge with a sweep of Sam Houston State in Forth Worth, Texas. Taylor Leath contributed eight kills and 17 digs, and Beth Nordhorn had nine kills to lead the team. Abigail Curry had 22 assists and 11 digs on the day. Field Hockey...
Via Tar Heel Blog
5 days ago

Tar Heels News 9/21/16: Dajaun Drennon nearing a return for the Carolina defense

Football injury updates; Roy Williams recruiting Inside Carolina | Greg Barnes: Defensive end Dajaun Drennon returned to practice this week after sitting out since April while recovering from a broken foot that required surgery. In addition to Drennon, Nazair Jones also returned to practice after missing the James Madison game with a concussion. Associated Press | Aaron Beard: Entering...
Via Tar Heel Blog
5 days ago

Tar Heels have penalty problem entering ACC opener vs. Pitt

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina coach Larry Fedora is trying to solve a penalty problem entering Atlantic Coast Conference play. The Tar Heels are one of the nation's most penalized teams heading into Saturday's game against Pittsburgh. They're coming off a game in which they were called for five unsportsmanlike conduct penalties, leaving Fedora irked after an easy win that...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC Football: Pitt’s James Connor will test North Carolina

The Pittsburgh running back is among the best in the country Opposing players hardly, if ever, receive cheers in Keenan Stadium. This week will probably be the exception when James Connor and the Pittsburgh Panthers come to town. Connor has a truly remarkable story that is worthy of applause and recognition. It has been a trying year and a half for Connor. It started in the first...
Via Tar Heel Blog
5 days ago

UNC Basketball: Five-star prospect P.J. Washington set to visit Chapel Hill

North Carolina’s top target in the class of 2017 has set an official visit to Chapel Hill this weekend. Five-star prospect P.J. Washington is UNC’s top priority in the class of 2017 and the Tar Heels are hoping that an official visit to campus will help sway his decision. After losing Brice Johnson to graduation […] UNC Basketball: Five-star prospect P.J. Washington set to...
Via Keeping It Heel
6 days ago

UNC Football Film Review: Win vs James Madison

The Tar Heels flirted with their FCS visitors for awhile, but eventually took over in the second half. Carolina doubled up James Madison 56-28 in the 2016 home opener at Kenan Memorial Stadium Saturday afternoon. The Tar Heels finally showed some of the offensive explosion lacking in the first two weeks, while allowing an FCS foe to control the defense for the better part of 15 minutes...
Via Tar Heel Blog
6 days ago

Tar Heels News 9/20/16: What will Justin Jackson offer UNC in 2016?

The Daily Tar Heel | John Bauman: After a lousy first quarter from the UNC defense, a sack by first-year linebacker Dominique Ross offered the spark that turned the game around against James Madison. Sports Illustrated | Brian Hamilton: When it comes to Tar Heels basketball in 2016, we need to know who the go-to scorer will be, what Justin Jackson will offer, and how they will...
Via Tar Heel Blog
6 days ago

UNC Football: Cayson Collins earns ACC honors

Another UNC football player earns ACC Player of the Week honors following the Tar Heels win over James Madison Last week it was linebacker Andre Smith that earned the ACC Linebacker of the Week award for his stellar play at Illinois. Now it’s Cayson Collins’ turn. Collins was named the ACC Linebacker of the Week […] UNC Football: Cayson Collins earns ACC honors - Keeping It...
Via Keeping It Heel
6 days ago

Tar Heels Football: Takeaways from UNC vs. James Madison

There were some positives and negatives in UNC’s win versus James Madison. First, Mitch Trubisky is SCARY GOOD. Saturday’s performance against JMU might have been his coming out party for 2016. Trubisky completed 24-of-27 passes for 432 yards and three touchdowns. He connected on touchdowns with Mack Hollins, Bug Howard and Ryan Switzer. He picked […] Tar Heels Football: Takeaways...
Via Keeping It Heel
7 days ago

UNC Football: Photo gallery from win over JMU

UNC beat James Madison in their home opener at Kenan Memorial Stadium. Check out some of the best photos from the game It was the first home game of the 2016 college football season for the North Carolina Tar Heels, and the fans left happy. The Tar Heels beat JMU 56-28 at Kenan Memorial Stadium, […] UNC Football: Photo gallery from win over JMU - Keeping It Heel - Keeping It Heel...
Via Keeping It Heel
7 days ago

It’s ACC week for the Tar Heels; let’s do this.

The Tar Heels kick off ACC Play against Pittsburgh on Saturday. The winner takes a huge leap forward in the Coastal Division race. After a brief scare on Saturday, the Tar Heels begin ACC play this week with a 3:30 bout against the Pittsburgh Panthers. Both teams will enter Kenan Stadium with a 2-1 record, and with eyes on the ACC Coastal Division championship. Frankly, the season’s...
Via Tar Heel Blog
7 days ago
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