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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
1 day 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
1 day 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
6 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
7 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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
10 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
10 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
24 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
24 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
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Villanova wins championship on buzzer beater

Kris Jenkins gave us one of the best and most memorable shots in college basketball history when he buried a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Villanova the national championship over North Carolina. Right after Marcus Paige had made an improbable three to tie the game at 74, Jenkins went up the court and nailed a buzzer-beater for one of the best championship game endings ever: ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Marcus Paige hits crazy three pointer to tie game

Down three with time running out…Marcus Paige is forced to change his shot and somehow it goes in!  
Via The Student Section
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan at title game with Ahmad Rashad

Michael Jordan was in attendance for North Carolina’s championship game appearance against Villanova on Monday night, and of course he was there with good pal Ahmad Rashad. MJ, who played basketball at UNC in the early-’80s, seemed to be less than thrilled for whatever reason. "Really Ahmad? THIS is the best you could for seats?" (via @SportsCenter) pic.twitter.com/l87FETDP5y...
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC has starters from all five title teams at Monday's title game

North Carolina’s men’s basketball program has won five national championships. The Tar Heels will be looking to add a sixth tonight.  As Roy Williams’ squad attempts to hang banner No. 6 against Villanova, it’ll have the support of all of the program’s past title teams.  According to Andrew Carter of The News & Observer, there is at least one former player from...
Via College Spun
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Mother Of Nate Britt, Kris Jenkins gets custom shirt for national title game

Nate Britt and Kris Jenkins are two of the players taking the court at NRG Stadium on Monday night in the 2016 NCAA Tournament final between the North Carolina Tar Heels and Villanova Wildcats. Britt and Jenkins also happen to be brothers on opposing sides, so the mother of the two young men finds herself in a tough spot. In order to stay neutral, the mother of the adopted brothers...
Via Campus Sports Net
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Nova-UNC: The national title game college basketball needs

This year has been a dramatic one for college basketball, and the emotions have all been very real — the elation attached to a No. 1 ranking, the stabbing, dagger-like pain brought on by a buzzer-beater, the duality of a major blowout and the responsibility that comes with being the last two teams left standing. A Villanova-North Carolina national championship game isn’t what...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
28 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 National Championship Odds: North Carolina Betting Favorites Vs. Villanova

The North Carolina Tar Heels will be gunning for their fourth straight victory over Villanova in the NCAA Tournament when they take on the Wildcats in Monday’s national championship game as 2.5-point betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Tar Heels return to the national championship game for the first time since last claiming the crown in 2009, punching...
Via NESN.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy Williams paid tribute to Stuart Scott, Dean Smith

North Carolina coach Roy Williams was in a sentimental mood after his team beat Syracuse to advance to the title game. Williams nodded to Stuart Scott and Dean Smith, two departed UNC icons, during the postgame. "I really wish Stuart Scott were here...and Stuart saying Boo-yah. I really wish Dean Smith were here too." Roy Williams. — Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) April 3, 2016...
Via Larry Brown Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy Williams went on media rant after Final Four win

Roy Williams’ post-game press conference following North Carolina’s Final Four victory against Syracuse was a lively one. The Tar Heels coach used a question about second-guessing to go on a bit of a rant about how he’s a “hell of a lot smarter about basketball than (the media).” Here’s the question and Williams’ full answer, from CBS’ Matt Norlander: Roy Williams...
Via College Spun
29 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina puts away Syracuse, heads to championship showdown with Villanova

In order to appreciate North Carolina’s win over Syracuse in Saturday’s second Final Four national semifinal, you need to go back in time… but not very far. This past Sunday, in what amounted to a second ACC tournament in March, Syracuse and North Carolina both made their way to the Final Four with wins over conference foes. Syracuse completed a remarkable comeback against...
Via The Comeback
April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Kennedy Meeks hits insane trick shot in shootaround

North Carolina junior forward Kennedy Meeks may score most of his points in the paint during actual games, but looked to extend his range during the Tar Heels’ shootaround today as everyone got a feel for Houston’s NRG Stadium. Sure enough, the former McDonald’s All-American hit an insane trick shot. From behind the scorer’s table. UNC basketball was lucky enough to catch...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: UNC's Kennedy Meeks goes Globetrottin' during shoot around

UNC junior big man Kennedy Meeks takes most of his shots close to the rim during games, but apparently he can extend his range during shoot-around.  As the Heels got a feel for NRG Stadium during a quick workout today before tonight’s national semifinal, Meeks stepped beyond the court and drilled a shot from beyond the scorer’s table. In this video, you can’t see Meeks...
Via College Spun
April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 Final Four Odds: North Carolina Remains National Title Favorite

The North Carolina Tar Heels continue their strong performance on the Final Four odds ahead of Saturday’s showdown with conference rival Syracuse Orange, as they are now perched as 9.5-point favorites for the game at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Pegged as the top seed in the East Region, North Carolina rides a nine-game straight-up winning streak into Saturday night’s...
Via NESN.com
April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Joel James photobombs Roy Williams interview

Roy Williams was just trying to celebrate after North Carolina’s win over Notre Dame in the Elite Eight on Sunday and conduct a postgame interview, but one of his players got in the way. Check out what big man Joel James did: Sliding up in your DMs like https://t.co/zFBYv52vvQ — Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) March 28, 2016 James only had two points and a rebound in the game...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every North Carolina Tar Heels player to be drafted in the first round of the NBA Draft

Can you name every North Carolina Tar Heels player to be drafted in the first round of the NBA Draft? Clue: Year-Position
March 23, 2016  |  Discuss
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