The new Yardbarker app is here! Install on your iPhone, iPad or Android device. You can also find us in Google Newsstand.


NORTH CAROLINA RUMORS

North Carolina’s Success in the hands of Marcus Paige

23.5 percent. That is the current three point percentage of no. 2 North Carolina in conference play. Coming into the season, all questions pointed to the outside shooting ability of the Heels, and early on in the season those questions seemed to be answered as 4 guys were shooting near 40% from behind the arc. Since ACC play began though, those numbers have quickly declined....
Via isportsweb.com
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

No. 13 Louisville women overtake North Carolina 78-60

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Mariya Moore scored 22 points, Asia Durr added 21 and No. 13 Louisville rolled to a 78-60 win over North Carolina on Thursday night. Myisha Hines-Allen contributed 19 points and 10 rebounds as Louisville (18-5, 10-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) extended its win streak to 15. The Cardinals dominated at the foul line, hitting 19 for 22 compared with UNC's 8...
Via Associated Press
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

UNC turns to OL coach Kapilovic as offensive coordinator

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina will turn to offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic to run the Tar Heels' high-scoring offense. Head coach Larry Fedora said Wednesday that Kapilovic has been promoted to offensive coordinator, while quarterbacks coach Keith Heckendorf will serve as passing game coordinator. It's part of what Kapilovic described as a collaborative effort to...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fedora's Tar Heels get recruiting bump from 11-win season

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina carried momentum from an 11-win season and a trip to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game into national signing day. The Tar Heels unveiled a 26-player class - including seven January enrollees - that earned top-25 nationally from both Rivals and Scout recruiting services. That followed a year in which the Tar Heels matched the...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina’s loss underlines big flaw: they can’t shoot ‘worth a frankity-frank’

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Perhaps it was a question Roy Williams has grown tired of answering. Maybe he was just generally frustrated after watching all the missed shots and seeing a 12-game winning streak snapped. The North Carolina coach reacted as if someone just spit into his drink. The No.2-ranked Tar Heels’ 71-65 loss to No. 19 Louisville wasn’t unexpected. They were underdogs...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 19 Louisville upsets No. 2 North Carolina, 71-65

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Damion Lee scored 24 points, including two free throws with 8.3 seconds remaining, to help No. 19 Louisville upset No. 2 North Carolina 71-65 on Monday night, ending the Tar Heels' 12-game winning streak. After scoring just six points in Saturday's loss to then-No. 11 Virginia, Lee lifted the Cardinals to a hard-fought victory over the first-place Tar Heels...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Louisville 7-Footer Anas Mahmoud Throws Behind-The-Back Pass Through Marcus Paige’s Legs For Assist

It’s not every day that you see a lanky seven-footer throw a perfect behind-the-back pass through a star point guard’s legs in transition for a layup, but Anas Mahmoud is out here defying expectations today. The Louisville center delivered a perfect pass, nutmegging North Carolina’s Marcus Paige for a perfect assist to Damion Lee. Anas he didn’t pic.twitter.com/2INWxn1HWF...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina remains No. 1 in Coaches Poll, Oklahoma No. 2

The latest Coaches Poll has been released and the North Carolina Tar Heels once again edge the Oklahoma Sooners for the top ranking in the nation. The full top 25 can be seen below: 1. North Carolina (19-2) — 18 first-place votes 2. Oklahoma (18-2) — 14 first-place votes 3. Maryland (19-3) 4. Villanova (18-3) 5. Xavier (19-2) 6. Kansas (17-4) 7. Iowa (17-4) 8. Texas A&M ...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina-Louisville Preview

North Carolina hasn't exactly been challenged thus far in ACC play, but it seems that's about to change just as the calendar flips to February. The second-ranked Tar Heels' best conference start in 15 years as well as a 12-game overall winning streak are on the line Monday night at Louisville, and the 16th-ranked Cardinals will be motivated to recover from easily their worst game...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Larry Fedora goes full Ric Flair when recruit commits to UNC

North Carolina Tar Heels coach Larry Fedora is on the recruiting trail and recently spent some time with Jake Lawler, a Class of 2017 four-star defensive end who currently attends South Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte. In a video posted to Lawler’s Twitter, Lawler himself verbally commits to UNC in saying “I want to be a Tar Heel,” and Fedora’s reaction says it all. #GDTBATH
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Lands 2017 4-Star DE Jake Lawler

While most programs around the country are putting the finishing touches to their 2016 recruiting class, some are already beginning to look ahead to 2017, hoping to get a head start.  One of those schools looking ahead is North Carolina, which landed a commitment Sunday afternoon from four-star defensive end Jake Lawler, who announced the news via Twitter. I have committed to...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: North Carolina HC Roy Williams Nearly Gives Chair A Toss During Boston College Game

At 19-2 it is safe to say that Roy Williams and his North Carolina Tar Heels are having a good season; they are ranked No. 2 in the nation after all--but is he satisfied? Heck no! At some point during Saturday's game against Boston College--one they easily won 89-62--someone did something that made him mad.Mad enough that he nearly did his best Bobby Knight impersonation and tossed...
Via FatManWriting
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Portland Trailblazers are much better than expected

Despite losing LaMarcus Aldridge, Wesley Matthews, Aaron Afflalo, Robin Lopez, and Nicholas Batum to free agency, the Portland Trail Blazers have had a positive first half of the 2015-2016 season. The Blazers front office put all of their hope into star PG Damian Lillard, and the kid from Weber State has not disappointed. Averaging 24.3 PPG, 7.1 APG, 4.4 RPG, and a Player Efficiency...
Via The Sports Quotient
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Roy Williams goes on rant about ESPN’s ‘Green Room Guys’

Apparently, North Carolina head coach Roy Williams isn’t too much of a fan of ESPN’s “Green Room Guys”, a term analysts have began using to describe players around the country that will likely be invited to this year’s NBA Draft. Commentators have started using this term during broadcasts of games and analysts have used #GreenRoomGuys all season long. At his press conference...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma, North Carolina Split Top Spot In Latest Basketball Polls

It was another wild week in the world of college basketball, as five of the top six teams in last week’s polls all suffered at least one defeat in their games over the last seven days. One of those was the top ranked Oklahoma Sooners, who went on the road and got knocked off by Iowa State. The only team that didn’t suffer a loss was second ranked North Carolina. In this week’s...
Via Gamedayr
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Paige posts meme about confusion with UNC’s ranking

North Carolina point guard Marcus Paige tweeted a meme that seems to be expressing confusion over the Tar Heels’ being placed at No. 2 behind Oklahoma in the latest AP Poll despite UNC getting the top spot in the Coaches’ Poll. pic.twitter.com/VawqaHgX1u — Marcus Paige (@marcuspaige5) January 25, 2016 It’s easy to see why Paige would be confused. Oklahoma lost to Iowa...
Via Campus Sports Net
11 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC G Marcus Paige Posts Meme Expressing His Confusion At Heels’ No. 2 AP Ranking

After Oklahoma lost to Iowa State last Monday, many people assumed that North Carolina would supplant the Sooners as the top-ranked team in the country. That happened in the Coaches’ Poll, but Associated Press voters left OU at No. 1 after they thrashed Baylor on Saturday. Shortly after the rankings were revealed today, North Carolina senior guard Marcus Paige posted a meme on...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Campus Sports Top 25: Tar Heels reclaim top spot in latest shakeup

Another week gone in college basketball, another week that we’re no closer to figuring out who will contend for the Final Four. Last week’s top team fell, only to rebound, and the rest of the landscape shifted ever so slightly. Simply put, it was another epic week of hoops and one that proved the 2015-16 season will go down as one of the best in history. No time to waste, fans...
Via Campus Sports Net
11 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Basketball: 7-0 but a ways to go

The North Carolina Tar Heels pulled out a close 75-70 win over Virginia Tech (12-8, 4-3) on the road Sunday afternoon to improve to a perfect 7-0 in ACC play. With an 18-2 overall record and riding an 11 game winning streak after having suffered a crushing last second loss on the road against the Texas Longhorns earlier last month, the Tar Heels look to have regained their status...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC’s Joel Berry II Posts Awesome Photo To Instagram, Thanking Fans For Being “Lit”

North Carolina is coming off back-to-back wins at home against in-state opponents, with the latest coming against Wake Forest Wednesday night, 83-68. Berry freshman season has been an eye-opening experience for the young guard, so he took to Instagram Thursday afternoon to shout out the student section for keeping it wild. And this picture is awesome.  Shout out to the...
Via College Spun
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: North Carolina Wearing Custom-Designed Jordans vs. N.C. State Today

Playing at Michael Jordan’s alma mater has its perks. The Tar Heels had a chance to design some custom UNC-themed Jordan Brand sneakers, which they will be unveiling today against rival N.C. State. As you would expect, they’re pretty awesome. #UNCBBall designed custom @Jumpman23 kicks for today’s game. You can do the same: https://t.co/dM26SLik1e. pic.twitter.com/B29dD2SnxF...
Via College Spun
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy Williams benched Brice Johnson for using bad language

Standards are high when you’re a North Carolina basketball player, as Brice Johnson was reminded on Saturday. Johnson, one of the team’s key players, found himself on the bench for 8:37 of the first half against UCLA. Why? Because he used some foul language and Williams was none too happy about it. “Coach got mad at him and took him out. Period. The end,” Williams said...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: UNC's Brice Johnson bangout with authority

North Carolina’s Brice Johnson just finished another spectacular game and continues to prove why he’s one of the best players in college basketball this season. The 6-foot-9 senior forward helped the Tar Heels get another notch in the win column over No. 22 UCLA. Johnson led the team with 27 points in their 89-76 victory over the Bruins. One of his scores was this magnificent...
Via Gamedayr
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

North Carolina coach Larry Fedora signs seven-year extension

With his 10th-ranked team set to take on No. 1 Clemson in the ACC Championship Game, North Carolina coach Larry Fedora agreed in principle to a seven-year extension, Tar Heels athletic director Bubba Cunningham announced Saturday afternoon. Fedora, 53, led the North Carolina to an 11-2 record this season, only one year after a disappointing 6-7 finish. Fedora is 32-19 overall in...
Via The Comeback
December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ryan Switzer gets seventh career punt return TD

Ryan Switzer is closing in on the FBS record for punt returns for TD. Here he is against Miami today taking another to the house…. UNC's Ryan Switzer returned his 7th punt for a TD, just 1 shy of FBS record held by Wes Welker & Antonio Perkins. https://t.co/bCRFqyf9by — ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) November 14, 2015   The post Watch: UNC’s Ryan Switzer gets...
Via The Student Section
November 14, 2015  |  Discuss
MORE STORIES >>


North Carolina News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The 14 biggest plays in Super Bowl history

Manziel's father fears for QB's life

Johnny Manziel dropped by agent

Michael Irvin: Cowboys should save Manziel

QUIZ: Name the Super Bowl halftime performers since 1991

The merits of trading Blake Griffin to the Hornets

X-factors in Super Bowl 50

Could the Marlins contend in 2016?

Report: Browns to cut Manziel in March

Browns rip Manziel in statement




Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker