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NORTH CAROLINA RUMORS

UNC reinstates suspended CB Simmons for 1st practice

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina started preseason practice with suspended cornerback Malik Simmons returning to the team. Coach Larry Fedora said Monday he reinstated Simmons and will ''wait and see this thing play out.'' Simmons was suspended from all football-related activities July 24, after he was arrested earlier that week in Chapel Hill on a resisting arrest charge....
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
1 day 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
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
6 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
10 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
17 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
22 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
25 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
25 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
26 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
26 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
26 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
June 26, 2015  |  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
June 20, 2015  |  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
June 20, 2015  |  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
June 16, 2015  |  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
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

North Carolina basketball: How the new shot clock helps the Heels

Five seconds. Five measly seconds. How much of a difference can a 5 second change to the NCAA Men’s basketball shot clock REALLY make? When the NCAA rules committee voted to reduce the 35 second shot clock down to 30 seconds for the upcoming season, they most likely did so in the interest of creating a better product on the court to make better television. The idea is to speed...
Via isportsweb.com
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

North Carolina Tar Heels 2015 Preview and Prediction

Larry Fedora enters a critical fourth season at North Carolina with lots of talent and high expectations. He's won more ACC games than he...
Via Athlon Sports
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

UNC, Nike refresh Tar Heels brand with new uniforms

The University of North Carolina has partnered with Nike to refresh their uniforms. Here’s there statement (and then look below for some pics of the new uniforms): In partnership with Nike, UNC Athletics refreshed its marks and colors to create a consistent look to one of the most recognized brands in college sports. As part of the updated identity, all 28 North Carolina varsity...
Via The Student Section
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

North Carolina Tar Heels 2015 Spring Football Preview

This spring marks Year 4 of the Larry Fedora era at North Carolina and unfortunately, things have been trending in the wrong direction for the Tar...
Via Athlon Sports
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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