NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS NEWS

North Carolina Football: NFL draft shutout and free-agent signings

The 2016 NFL draft has come and gone and with it we find ourselves asking, where are all the ACC players at? Specifically, the North Carolina Tar Heels have gone meticulously missing in two consecutive NFL drafts, failing to have a player selected in the seven-round draft. Its surprising to find a team that capped an 11-3 season last year as the Atlantic-Coastal Conference Champions...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Syracuse vs. North Carolina ACC Women's Lacrosse Championship Highlights (2016)

Syracuse vs. North Carolina:The top-seeded Tar Heels held on to win the 2016 ACC Women's Lacrosse Championship in overtime against the 2nd-seeded Orange, 15-14. Aly Messinger had 3 goals and 2 assists, including the game winner in OT. Halle Majorna chipped in 4 goals and 3 assists for Cuse, but it was not enough.
Via ACC Digital Network
2 days ago

WATCH: UNC Women's Lacrosse Wins ACC Championship In Sudden Death

The Tar Heels took home the ACC Women's Lacrosse Championship in dramatic fashion on Aly Messinger's sudden death goal, 15-14. Relive the drama right here in this ACC Must See Moment!
Via ACC Digital Network
2 days ago

WATCH: Duke vs. North Carolina ACC Women's Lacrosse Championship Highlights (2016)

Duke vs. North Carolina: The top seeded Tar Heels battled back from an early 3 goal deficit to advance to the championship game as they defeated the 4th-seeded Blue Devils, 7-6. Marie McCool contributed 2 goals and an assist for North Carolina. Olivia Jenner poured in 3 goals for Duke.
Via ACC Digital Network
4 days ago

Sylvia Hatchell, North Carolina women’s basketball, and true desolation

Sylvia Hatchell might not be an innocent figure. She and her women’s basketball program at the University of North Carolina might deserve the punishments which likely await in the future. Nevertheless, after the NCAA’s release of its amended notice of allegations on Monday, it is hard to escape the idea that Hatchell and UNC women’s basketball are not victims of gender… and...
Via The Student Section
7 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina: What the NOA means

Almost 2 years after the NCAA reopened its original 2011 investigation revolving around academic irregularities, the University of North Carolina received the notice of allegations earlier today, April 25. The major difference between now and then is that there is no mention of the men’s basketball or football program. The overall message of these allegations are “failure to...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC gets second notice of violations from NCAA

According to a report on Monday from Sports Illustrated, the North Carolina Tar Heels have received a new notice of allegations from the NCAA.  These allegations are largely associated with the school’s latest academic fraud scandal that surfaced earlier in the year. An anonymous person with information about the scandal confirmed this to the Associated Press on Monday. Originally...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: North Carolina vs. Duke Women's Lacrosse Highlights (2016)

North Carolina vs. Duke: No. 3 North Carolina received standout efforts from Ela Hazar and Aly Messinger, who each scored hat tricks as the Tar Heels doubled up Duke, 16-8. Duke also received a three-goal game from sophomore Kyra Harney, but it wasn't enough to keep pace with the powerful UNC attack.
Via ACC Digital Network
10 days ago

UNC’s Joel Berry II Announces Definitive Return For 2016-17 Season

With NBA Draft decisions looming, college basketball fans are anxiously awaiting players’ announcements of return or departure from their favorite programs. On Friday, North Carolina fans experienced both sides of this. Not long after UNC’s announcement that Justin Jackson and Kennedy Meeks would be entering the upcoming draft – though, not hiring agents – Tar Heels fans...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina’s Justin Jackson, Kennedy Meeks To Test NBA Draft Process

Two of North Carolina’s underclassmen have decided to test the NBA Draft process.  Tar Heels’ swingman Justin Jackson and forward Kennedy Meeks have decided to put their names in the NBA Draft, but won’t be hiring agents, so they’ll be eligible to return to school if they opt out after the NBA Combine in May.  Here’s North Carolina’s release.  Carolina’s Justin...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

No surprise: UNC names Trubisky as starting QB for opener

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina coach Larry Fedora has named Mitch Trubisky as starting quarterback for the opener against Georgia. UNC announced the move Friday, with Fedora saying in a statement that Trubisky ''worked extremely hard and earned it.'' The redshirt junior was the clear front-runner and most experienced option to succeed Marquise Williams, though Fedora had...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mitch Trubisky named starter for UNC opener vs Georgia

The North Carolina Tar Heels had a great season last year as they went 11-1 and fell just short of winning the ACC Championship over Clemson. They are looking to repeat their great year and will do it with Mitch Trubisky at quarterback after Marquise Williams graduated. The Tar Heels announced Friday morning that Trubisky, who has served as the primary backup for the Tar Heels the...
Via Campus Sports Net
11 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Names Mitch Trubisky Tar Heels’ Starting QB For Season Opener vs. Georgia

North Carolina announced this morning that Mitch Trubisky will be the Tar Heels’ starting quarterback for the season opener vs. Georgia.  The junior replaced Marquise Williams behind center for UNC.  Trubisky has thrown for 1,014 yards, 11 touchdowns and four interceptions with the Tar Heels. He was a four-star recruit in the 2013 class. Trubisky officially named starting QB...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: North Carolina vs. Coastal Carolina Baseball Highlights (April 19, 2016)

North Carolina vs. Coastal Carolina: The No. 15 Tar Heels ran into a buzz saw in Coastal Carolina as the Chanticleers outlasted the Heels 6-3 Tuesday night in Chapel Hill. Zack Gahagan went 2-for-3 on the night and drove in all three UNC runs, including his 4th home run of the season, a solo bomb to left in the 6th inning.
Via ACC Digital Network
14 days ago

WATCH: North Carolina vs. Syracuse Women's Lacrosse Highlights (2016)

North Carolina vs. Syracuse: The No. 3 Tar Heels battled to a 12-11 win over No. 4 Syracuse in a rematch of last season's ACC Championship game. In a back and forth game, Carolina got balanced scoring as Sammy Jo Tracy and Carly Reed each had 3 goals and Ela Hazar added 2 goals and 4 assists. Megan Ward came off the bench to start the 2nd half in goal for the Heels and came up...
Via ACC Digital Network
17 days ago

Tar Heels aim to build on defensive turnaround from 2015

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) A year ago, North Carolina's defense was just trying to get down the basics of Gene Chizik's scheme coming out of spring drills. The Tar Heels sound like they have a better grasp on a thicker playbook this time around. ''If you go all the way back to the spring of last year, we put in nothing but base and didn't do anything else,'' head coach Larry Fedora...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Basketball: Justin Jackson declares for NBA draft

The North Carolina Tar Heels sophomore forward Justin Jackson announced Wednesday that he will enter the 2016 NBA draft but not hire an agent. By not hiring an agent, Jackson has the option to return to school should he withdraw his name from the draft before the May 25th deadline. Jackson averaged 12.2 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game this past season for the Tar Heels...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC Unveils Flashy “ACC Coastal Champions” Team Rings

North Carolina football had an incredible 2015 season, finishing with an 8-0 record in the ACC Coastal division for the first time in its history. Friday, the team was rewarded for the historic accomplishment in jewelry form. The Tar Heels received the below rings, which feature UNC’s logo over a Carolina blue gem in the center. There’s also a great deal of bling, as you’d...
Via College Spun
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Trubisky working through spring to seize job as UNC's top QB

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Mitch Trubisky has watched from the sideline, taken a handful of key game reps and waited for his chance to take over as North Carolina's top quarterback. He's getting his first shot to earn that job through spring drills. The rising redshirt junior heads into Saturday's spring game as the front-runner to be the starter in a fast-paced offense that set program...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC's Williams aims to coach Tar Heels another 5-9 years

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) There was no long mourning period for North Carolina coach Roy Williams after the heartbreaking loss in the NCAA championship game. Within days he was on the recruiting trail and meeting with current players to talk about next season. Apparently, he's not ready to call it a career just yet. ''If I were going to quit,'' the Hall of Fame coach said, ''I sure...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Switzer looking ahead to 2017 NFL Draft

North Carolina wide receiver Ryan Switzer has shown that he is one of the most athletic talents in the country today and he is eager to show what he can do in his final season with the Tar Heels. He has even began looking forward to the 2017 NFL Draft, weeks before the 2016 installment even takes place. He spoke with reporters recently and has said that he is pretty confident in...
Via Campus Sports Net
21 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina fan starts petition to get national championship game overturned

The NCAA Tournament national championship game may have taken place on Monday, but North Carolina fans still are not over the loss days later. In fact, one started a petition to try getting the championship game overturned on account of the referees. Here is the mission for the petition, which was started by a fan named Michael Kline on Change.org. “I want the the UNC/Villanova...
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Joel Berry II returning to UNC for junior season

The North Carolina Tar Heels are losing a handful of players to graduation and the NBA this season, but they are certainly getting a good bit of their core players back for the 2016-17 season. One of those players returning is rising junior Joel Berry II. It was reported on Friday that Berry would return for his junior season after having a great showing for the Tar Heels this year...
Via Campus Sports Net
25 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC reserve Kenny Williams III recovering from knee surgery

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina reserve Kenny Williams III is recovering from knee surgery. The school said in a news release that the freshman had surgery Thursday at UNC Hospitals to repair torn meniscus in his right knee. Williams played in 30 games in largely spot duty. The Midlothian, Virginia native is expected to miss 6-8 weeks of basketball activity, but should...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina fan starts petition to have NCAA overturn Villanova’s win

Villanova beat North Carolina earlier this week to win the 2016 NCAA Tournament, and one Tar Heels fan named Michael Kline is not happy with how the game was officiated. Thus, there is now a petition on Change.org for the result to be overturned due to shoddy officiating. The statement reads as follows: “This game was poorly officiated from the tip off to the end. It was a one...
Via Campus Sports Net
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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