NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS NEWS

Mavunga transfers from North Carolina to Ohio State

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) North Carolina center Stephanie Mavunga is transferring to Ohio State, leaving the Tar Heels without their entire four-player recruiting class ranked No. 1 nationally in 2013. The school announced the move Saturday. The 6-foot-3 junior averaged 12.5 points and 8.5 rebounds for North Carolina and earned All-ACC honors as a sophomore last year. She will enroll...
Via AP on Fox
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Football: The wide receiver group

In order to be the high powered offense the North Carolina Tar Heels strive to be, they need to have a wide receiver group capable of making plays. Fortunately, Carolina has just that. UNC Football Carolina has 14 wide receivers on their roster this year. Out of the 14, there are four freshmen, three sophomores, five juniors and two seniors. Out of those 14, only six had double...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chizik returns to coaching to fix Tar Heels' woeful defense

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Gene Chizik built one of the nation's top defenses as an Auburn assistant, worked as defensive coordinator during Texas' national-championship run then returned to the Tigers to win another title as head coach. That history explains why North Carolina is counting on Chizik to fix its woeful defense. Approaching three years after he was fired from Auburn, Chizik...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Harrison Barnes assembling UNC team to take on UK

Harrison Barnes was one of the big reasons that the Golden State Warriors came away with an NBA Finals win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. He has shown a lot of growth over the past couple of seasons and has an incredibly bright future ahead of him. Despite his NBA success, however, he still has a passion for North Carolina Tar Heels basketball. That will be shown in a big way on September...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Football: The running backs group

Quarterback Marquise Williams was the leading rusher for the North Carolina Tar Heels. Next year shapes up to be a different story. UNC Football Carolina has six running backs on their roster this season: Charles Brunson, Khris Francis, Elijah Hood, T.J. Logan, Romar Morris and Ty’Son Williams. Morris is the lone senior of the group while Williams is the lone freshman. Behind...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marquise Williams, Quinshad Davis cleared to practice

North Carolina Tar Heels quarterback Marquise Williams and wideout Quinshad Davis have both been medically cleared to participate in fall practice. Head football coach Larry Fedora reported the development, which was reported by Kevin McGuire of NBC Sports’ College Football Talk. Williams was held out of spring practice as he recovered from a hip injury, and his return could not...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC DB Malik Simmons suspended following arrest

North Carolina Tar Heels defensive back Malik Simmons was arrested earlier this week and has been indefinitely suspended from the team by head coach Larry Fedora. Kevin McGuire of NBC Sports’ College Football Talk reported Simmons’ arrest and suspension, which was announced via a statement by the university. Simmons has already been arrested once this summer on a misdemeanor...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC DB Simmons suspended from team activities

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina senior cornerback Malik Simmons has been suspended indefinitely from all team activities. Team spokesman Kevin Best announced the suspension Friday. Chapel Hill police records indicate Simmons was arrested early Wednesday morning on Franklin Street and charged with resisting arrest. He also was arrested in Orange County on May 16 on a misdemeanor...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex- UNC player says women’s basketball team is ‘scapegoat’

For those who have been following the UNC academic scandal and the Notice of Allegations the school received from the NCAA, it’s interesting to note that Tar Heels head men’s basketball coach Roy Williams nor any of his staff were named as anything other than interviewees. Though both the men’s team and football team will face punishment of some sort, it appears that the women’s...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

ACC Basketball: The recruiting frontrunners

Recruiting, understandably, becomes a hot topic in the offseason. The ACC has become a top target for much of college basketball’s incoming talent. For instance, class of 2016 point guard Dennis Smith Jr. from Fayetteville North Carolina is currently seriously considering scholarship offers from five ACC schools in addition to Kentucky: N.C. State, Duke, North Carolina, Wake Forest...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Postcard from ACC Kickoff: ‘No pressure’ against South Carolina, says UNC’s Marquise Williams

PINEHURST, N.C. – The North Carolina football team dug itself too many holes last season, both in games and early in their 6-7 season. The Tar Heels lost four straight after opening with wins over Liberty and San Diego State.
Via The Post and Courier - Clemson
12 days ago

Video: North Carolina Big Man Joel James Joking Around With A Young UNC Fan Is The Cutest Thing You’ll See Today

North Carolina senior big man Joel James is strong. He’s 6-foot-10, 280 pounds, after all.  How strong, exactly?  Strong enough to hold a young Tar Heels’ fan by his ankle and swing him around with ease. The UNC forward did this while working his program’s basketball camp. And it’s hilarious.    Happy Friday!!!! @bigmanjames42 A video posted by Theo Pinson (@tpinsonn...
Via College Spun
15 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Football: Importance of a good start for UNC

North Carolina football faces an early, and critically important, task this upcoming season – starting off strong. Site of the Belk College Kickoff Game North Carolina will open the season against South Carolina as part of the Belk College Kickoff Game in Charlotte. North Carolina battles South Carolina for the second time in three years with South Carolina winning their last...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Five-Star PG Kobi Simmons Down To Six Schools

Kobi Simmons, currently ranked as the No. 6 player in the 2016 class, is reportedly down to just six schools in his recruitment. The 6-foot-5 point guard out of Alpharetta, Georgia has Ohio State, Xavier, Kentucky, North Carolina, Arizona and Georgia included on his list. Kobi Simmons down to Ohio State, Xavier, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina, Arizona Checkout his recruiting...
Via Diehardsport
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy Williams to recruit: NCAA won’t crack down on basketball

University of North Carolina Tar Heels head men’s basketball coach Roy Williams doesn’t appear to be too concerned about impending NCAA penalties following an investigation into years of academic fraud at the school. According to Pat James of the Charlotte Observer, Williams told five-star power forward Sacha Killeya-Jones, a Class of 2016 recruit who currently plays at Virginia...
Via Campus Sports Net
20 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Basketball: Team Predictions

Despite the sanctions placed on North Carolina basketball by the NCAA on the upcoming season, there is still much basketball to be played! Here is a peek of what to look out for in blue and white at Chapel Hill next year. Player to watch: Justin Jackson The end of last year provided a preview of the pure potential Justin has that could make him a first round pick in the NBA draft...
Via isportsweb.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: North Carolina football sports new-look gloves

While the North Carolina Tar Heels football program hasn’t quite been up to par in recent years, the team has not failed to look the part.  The very traditional Tar Heels will join the popular movement to “logo on the palm side of their football glove,” making them look that much fresher. The new @usnikefootball vapor knit gloves for @TarHeelFootball have arrived. pic.twitter...
Via Campus Sports Net
24 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina releases 2015-16 non-conference schedule

Five National Championships, 17 current NBA players and one brand new schedule. On Wednesday, the North Carolina Tar Heels basketball program released their 2015-16 non-conference schedule, one of the school’s toughest to date. Head coach Roy Williams’ program will begin their 2015-16 campaign against Temple quickly followed up by trips to the CBE Hall of Fame Classic, ACC-Big...
Via Campus Sports Net
24 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC named on final lists for top 2016 talent

North Carolina basketball has experienced some turmoil as of late, but as far as the 2016 recruiting class is concerned, it appears to be coming up all Tar Heels.ESPN college hoops insider Jeff Goodman went on a tweeting spree earlier rattling off the top choices for the class of 2016. See how UNC is faring for yourself:2016-17 could be a special year in Chapel Hill.
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Football: How changes will impact the Heels

New coaches and new uniforms have headlined North Carolina Football’s off-season with questions still facing the program and how it will perform. Gene Chizik Larry Fedora and the North Carolina Tar Heels football team have had their fair share of disappointment over the past few seasons. The tide of the football program may be shifting thanks to the hiring of Gene Chizik as defensive...
Via isportsweb.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: N.C. State Spotted With “UNC Cheat” License Plate

Well, this was probably inevitable. N.C. State fans really, really don’t like North Carolina, and many have gotten a lot of joy out of the recent academic scandal in Chapel Hill. We’ve seen many fans get custom license plates, many of which are used to taunt rival fans. This “UNCCHE@T” license plate was bound to be made—the only real question was whether a Duke fan would...
Via College Spun
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Predictions Rolling UNC’s Way For Five-Star Dexter Lawrence

We reported earlier in July that North Carolina may be the leader for five-star DT Dexter Lawrence. Well, if 247Sports’ Crystal Ball predictions are any indication, thing are looking positive for the Tar Heels. At 6-foot-5, 310-pounds, Lawrence, the No. 4 player in the country, has seen his last three predictions go towards UNC. The post Predictions Rolling UNC’s Way For...
Via Diehardsport
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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
29 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
June 30, 2015  |  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
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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