NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS NEWS

Photos: ACC colors swapped with rivals are pretty cool

Once again, Reddit user eharvey328 has went to work on another conference’s color schemes. This time, he headed back down to the south to try and get back in the good graces of the fans by mashing the ACC teams’ colors with their biggest rivals. Imgur has the original slideshow and the one thing I can say is that North Carolina’s colors only work with North Carolina. That stretches...
Via Campus Sports Net
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Turner takes leading role on UNC's veteran offensive line

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) The way coach Larry Fedora sees it, Landon Turner is the perfect leader for North Carolina's offensive line. He's a fifth-year senior wrapping up a tumultuous career marked by NCAA investigations, two coaching changes, an overhaul to a no-huddle offense, even a postseason ban that kept the Tar Heels out of the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game in...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kansas adds UNC transfer guard Jessica Washington

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Kansas has added North Carolina transfer guard Jessica Washington. Washington spent two seasons with the Tar Heels. She will sit out next season and have two years of eligibility remaining. Coach Brandon Schneider said in a statement that Washington ''is a floor general with great vision and a high basketball I.Q.'' Washington averaged 7.3 points and 2.4 rebounds...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Georgia Football: Report: 4-Star North Carolina TE Garrett Walston Commits To Bulldogs

The Georgia Bulldogs just landed one of the top pass catchers on their board, and swiped a coveted North Carolina player from the Tar Heels in the process. Tight end Garrett Walston of Wilmington, who is rated as a four-star by Scout, has committed to Georgia. BREAKING – Tight end Garrett Walston has picked #UGA over UNC according to his coach. The Dawgs gambled and got their...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke 2016 QB decommitting, flipping to North Carolina

Rivalries are pretty much the lifeblood of all things college sports. In football, you have the big ones like Ohio State-Michigan, Georgia-Florida and USC-Notre Dame. In basketball, there’s Georgetown-Syracuse, Louisville-Kentucky, and, of course, Duke-North Carolina. The latter rivalry has spilled over into football in recent years, and with what just happened to the Blue Devils...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Duke Stud 2016 QB Commit Chazz Surratt Is Decommitting, Flipping To North Carolina

Chazz Surratt, a three-star dual-threat quarterback in the 2016 class, is decommitting from Duke.  The 6-foot-3, 210-pound prospect is ready to commit to another school, too. It’s a school Blue Devils’ fans aren’t too fond of.  According to 247 Sports’ Adam Rowe, Surratt is decommitting from Duke and committing to North Carolina.  BREAKING: 2016 QB Chazz Surratt decommitting...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Four-Star QB Chazz Surratt Commits To UNC Quickly After Decommitting From Duke

North Carolina fans are not only going to be happy about adding a four-star QB, but also because they stole him away from Duke. 247Sports’ Adam Rowe is reporting that Chazz Surratt has decommited from the Blue Devils to commit to the Tar Heels. Ranked as the No. 14 QB in the 2016 class, the […] The post Four-Star QB Chazz Surratt Commits To UNC Quickly After Decommitting From...
Via Diehardsport
8 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC AD: On-field success 'overshadowed' by academic case

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina earned another high finish among college sports programs after a season of strong tournament showings. The Tar Heels are also wrapping up yet another year of off-field issues, including an NCAA investigation into academics. UNC finished fifth in the final Directors' Cup Division I standings released on Thursday. In an interview with The Associated...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

New basketball award created to honor UNC’s Dean Smith

The University of North Carolina and the United States Basketball Writers Association announced on Wednesday the creation of a new national basketball award to honor the late Dean Smith. Smith, who passed away at age 83 this past February. The legendary Tar Heels coach was never a spotlight seeker, and as such, current UNC coach Roy Williams believes he would have been uncomfortable...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Football: UNC Lands Another Commitment, This One From 2016 OL Luke Elder

North Carolina’s football program has gotten its second commitment in roughly an hour.  The Tar Heels, who earlier received a pledge from 2016 three-star defensive end Tomon Fox, have received a commitment from 2016 three-star offensive tackle Luke Elder.  The 6-foot-5, 285-pound prospect out of Lagrange, Ga., committed to UNC over South Carolina, Clemson and Florida State, among...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Football: North Carolina Lands Commitment From Stud 2016 DE Tomon Fox

Tomon Fox, a three-star defensive end in the 2016 class, has committed to North Carolina.  The 6-foot-3, 230-pound prospect out of Suwanee, Ga., picked the Tar Heels over Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Arkansas and Auburn, among other programs.  He made his commitment at UNC’s “Freak Show” recruiting event in Chapel Hill.  Tomon Fox just committed. — Tar Heel Illustrated (...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy Williams questions J.P. Tokoto’s choice to enter draft

College basketball can be a great experience for some. For others, it can be seen as a roadblock standing in the way of their dream to play basketball professionally at the next level. Univeristy of North Carolina forward J.P. Tokoto suprised alot of people back in April when he decided to forgeo his final season at UNC to enter the NBA Draft. Most draft experts think Tokoto will...
Via Campus Sports Net
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawaii to host North Carolina in 2016

The University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors basketball team has never really been known for its success on the court. In 2016, they will get the chance to show off their skills as they take on one of college basketball’s biggest powers. According to HawaiiAthletics.com, the Warriors announced Friday that they would be hosting the North Carolina Tar Heels in the 2016 season. It is...
Via Campus Sports Net
14 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina extends coach Roy Williams' contract through 2020

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina has agreed to a two-year contract extension with Roy Williams, keeping the Hall of Fame coach with the Tar Heels through the 2019-20 season. The deal, announced Friday, will pay Williams a base salary of between $408,169 this fall and $595,409 in 2019-20, with supplemental compensation ranging from $1.55 million this fall and $1.75 million in the...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy Williams signs extension with North Carolina through 2020

North Carolina has agreed to a two-year contract extension with Roy Williams, keeping the Hall of Fame coach with the Tar Heels through the 2019-20 season.
Via The Denver Post - College Sports
15 days ago

Roy Williams Signs Extension With North Carolina Through 2020

Roy Williams and North Carolina have agreed upon a two-year extension on his existing deal to run through 2020. The deal will pay Williams a base salary of between $408,169 this fall and $595,409 in 2019-20, and supplemental compensation ranging from $1.55 million this fall and $1.75 million in the final year. There's also a $40,000 annual expense account, along with outside contracts...
Via RealGM
15 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina: UNC Announces 2-Year Contract Extension For Roy Williams

Roy Williams is going to be around for a while longer, North Carolina fans.  The Tar Heels announced a two-year contract extension today for the 64-year-old coach.  Williams’ contract now puts him in Chapel Hill through the 2019-20 season.  UNC announces Roy Williams’ extension through 2020. Statement from Roy: pic.twitter.com/Lq6XVbYJzZ — Andrew Carter (@_andrewcarter...
Via College Spun
15 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Football: DE Recruit Nolan DeFranco Tweets Commitment To UNC Over 20+ Other Programs

North Carolina football went down to Florida to pick up a commitment from a defensive end with a whole slew of scholarship offers. Winter Garden native Nolan DeFranco has pledged to the Tar Heels on Twitter this evening. Extremely honored to announce my commitment to play in Chapel Hill for the University of North Carolina #TARHEELS pic.twitter.com/0NVvWBvkoL — Nolan DeFranco...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Basketball: The effect of the latest academic scandal

Have the North Carolina Tar Heels turned into the New England Patriots of college basketball? Reputation preceding–The University of North Carolina has a history of academic fraud and scandal involving its athletic programs. So, in a way, the latest NCAA violations notice of a “lack of institutional control” are nothing out of the ordinary. The NCAA allegations find evidence...
Via isportsweb.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Check Out This Awesome UNC-Themed Groom’s Cake

We’ve seen a number of amazing college sports-themed groom’s cakes over the last few months, and this North Carolina confection definitely ranks up there with some of our favorites. Tar Heels fan Eddie Sidenstricker tweeted out his cake, which featured UNC’s famous argyle pattern, a stripe with the Tar Heel foot logo, and the patriotic UNC logo that the Heels have used on their...
Via College Spun
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: North Carolina gets new cleats for 2015 season

The North Carolina Tar Heels will have some brand-spanking-new cleats to go along with their new uniforms for the upcoming college football season. Tar Heels’ equipment manager Jason Freeman took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to share a first look at the cleats that will be worn on the field. The cleats are the Nike Zoom Code Elite 3/4 TD. The new cleats feature the Tar Heels...
Via Campus Sports Net
24 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Football: Check Out The Awesome New Nike Cleats North Carolina Football Will Wear This Fall

The North Carolina football team will be rocking some sweet footwear this fall.  Jason Freeman, a Tar Heels’ equipment manager, tweeted out a photo of UNC’s new Nike Zoom Code Elite 3/4 TD cleats.  They’re pretty awesome.  New @usnikefootball Zoom Code Elite 3/4 TD for @TarHeelFootball this fall. @Uniformswag pic.twitter.com/RiniK7bmZn — Jason Freeman (@UNCEquipment)...
Via College Spun
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: North Carolina shows off new patches on jerseys

It is always exciting to get updates on uniforms. No matter if you’re a fast food employee, professional wrestler or a college football team, you are always excited to see some kind of change — even if the change is just as minimal as a new patch around the collar of the jersey. The North Carolina Tar Heels were proud to show off the new patches they applied to their jerseys...
Via Campus Sports Net
25 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Football: North Carolina Shows Off New ACC Football Patches On Tar Heels’ New Jerseys

Much of North Carolina football’s 2015 uniforms is new.  The uniforms themselves are new, with the argyle pattern getting added to the collar of the Tar Heels’ jerseys.  The ACC Football patches are new, too. Here they are:  View of @theACCfootball patches on the new @TarHeelFootball jerseys. #GoHeels pic.twitter.com/PLrlTdEHHe — Jason Freeman (@UNCEquipment) June 9, 2015...
Via College Spun
25 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC senior Alex Dixon asks for release

North Carolina Tar Heels senior defensive back Alex Dixon has asked for his release from the program. Josh Newberg of 247 Sports reported Dixon’s decision. I've learned #UNC #TarHeel DB Alex Dixon has asked for his release. He's a grad transfer w/ 1 yr of immediate eligibility. — Josh Newberg (@joshnewberg247) June 7, 2015 Just what is up next for Dixon remains to be seen...
Via Campus Sports Net
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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