NORTH CAROLINA RUMORS

Theo Pinson is UNC basketball’s x-factor

Whether on the court or off it, Theo Pinson brings a lot to the UNC basketball team. Theo Pinson averaged 4.5 points per game, 3.2 rebounds per game, and 2.9 assists per game in 18.7 minutes per game while coming off the bench for North Carolina this past season. With the departure of Marcus Paige, the former North Carolina Mr. Basketball will be inserted into the starting lineup...
Via Tar Heel Blog
5 hours ago

UNC Basketball: Five Star guard picks Tar Heels

2018 Five Star Point Guard Coby White selects UNC Coby White has gone from offer to commit. Just three days after receiving an official letter from Roy Williams, White made the decision to join the Tar Heels. White is currently the 21st rated player in ESPN’s top 60. He is a 6’3 point guard from […] UNC Basketball: Five Star guard picks Tar Heels - Keeping It Heel - Keeping...
Via Keeping It Heel
6 hours ago

UNC Basketball Recruiting: Four-star combo guard Coby White commits to North Carolina

Coby White becomes the second commit for the 2018 Tar Heels It would seem that Coby White knew exactly where he wanted to go the whole time. As we reported earlier in the week, the four-star combo guard was given an offer by Roy Williams, and now, just three days later, White has accepted to become the second commit in the UNC class of 2018. He now joins point guard Rechon Black...
Via Tar Heel Blog
8 hours ago

Tar Heels News 7/29/16: ACC Championship game gave UNC confidence they can compete with anyone

247Sports | Ross Martin: Coach Larry Fedora talks about the Heels’ season opener against Georgia and what it would mean for the program to secure a win against a program like UGA. Fedora believes an early test against an SEC opponent will be a good measuring stick for his team. Today’s U | Tom Shanahan: UNC cornerback Des Lawrence says that the way the Tar Heels played against...
Via Tar Heel Blog
10 hours ago

North Carolina nabs second ’18 commit, PG Coby White

North Carolina snared a verbal commitment, just days after tendering a scholarship offer, to 6′-4″ in-state point guard Coby White of Greenfield (NC) on Thursday. White, a top-30 national prospect, joins fellow elite prospect Rechon “Leaky” Black in the class thus far for the Tar Heels, which is at this (extremely) early stage the best committed duo …
Via Hoopniks
19 hours ago

Tar Heels Football: Four-star recruit takes another visit to UNC

A highly-touted recruit visits UNC, again The connection between the North Carolina Tar Heels and four-star safety Devon Hunter looks like it’s getting better. Hunter is reportedly on UNC’s campus once again Thursday, bringing his mother along this time. The safety is on his third visit to UNC this summer and the second in the […] Tar Heels Football: Four-star recruit takes...
Via Keeping It Heel
1 day ago

UNC Basketball: Roy Williams extends an offer to 2018 guard

Class of 2018 Combo Guard Coby White received an offer from the Tar Heels  Coby White is a 4-star prospect that is ranked 79th in national composite rankings, but will surely make a huge jump in the next update due to his strong performance this AAU season. This 6-foot-3 guard is the fourth in state offer in […] UNC Basketball: Roy Williams extends an offer to 2018 guard - Keeping...
Via Keeping It Heel
1 day ago

Tar Heels news 7/28/16: Ryan Switzer leads college football in explosive plays

Carolina Blue | Ross Martin: North Carolina's wide receiver Ryan Switzer leads all of college football in what Larry Fedora describes as explosive plays–plays over 20 yards that can change a possession, bring the team into scoring position, and even change a game. Today's U | Mark Carroll: A victory over Georgia on the season opener would be a great way to start the year for a...
Via Tar Heel Blog
1 day ago

North Carolina football: 5 things to watch in 2016

The North Carolina Tar Heels were a controversial onside kick away from winning their first ACC championship since 1980 last season and they look to contend for a division title once again this year. They have plenty of weapons on both sides of the football to do just that. They will have to replace veteran starting quarterback Marquise Williams, but it looks like Mitch Trubisky...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tar Heels news 7/27/16: UNC makes offer to 2019 forward Matthew Hurt

Inside Carolina | Evan Daniels: Roy Williams handed out his second offer for the class of 2019 with Minnesota forward Matthew Hurt drawing the attention of UNC. Hurt is ranked 8th in the country in his class by Scout.com. Keeping It Heel | Zack Pearson: North Carolina was voted to repeat as ACC Coastal Division Champions in the preseason polls. UNC received 121 first place votes...
Via Tar Heel Blog
2 days ago

UNC Football: Tar Heels predicted to win Coastal Division

UNC picked to win the Coastal Division in the ACC The North Carolina Tar Heels football team is coming off one of their best seasons in years as they made an appearance in the ACC Championship Game. On Monday, the ACC preseason polls were released and many think the Tar Heels will return to the […] UNC Football: Tar Heels predicted to win Coastal Division - Keeping It Heel - Keeping...
Via Keeping It Heel
4 days ago

North Carolina's Larry Fedora talks 'Naked and Afraid,' that beard and more with his daughter

North Carolina Tar Heels' Larry Fedora talks 'Naked and Afraid,' the truth behind that beard and more. Who else better to get the Tar Heels coach to open up, than his daughter, Sydney?
Via FOX Sports South
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite new QB, Tar Heels in position to repeat in Coastal

North Carolina has a new QB in Mitch Trubisky, but with a myriad weapons around him, the Tar Heels are in position to repeat in the Coastal.
Via FOX Sports South
7 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC's Larry Fedora criticized for 'mansplaining' to a female reporter

North Carolina head football coach Larry Fedora is getting criticized for “mansplaining” to a female reporter at ACC media days.  Brooke Pryor, a colleges reporter for the North State Journal, asked Fedora about the maturity process of Tar Heels’ All-ACC cornerback Des Lawrence.  During Fedora’s answer to the question, the 53-year-old head coach said the maturity process...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon, North Carolina can meet for Maui title

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) North Carolina and Oregon, No. 1 seeds from last season's NCAA Tournament, lead their respective brackets for the Maui Jim Maui Invitational. Joining the Tar Heels, who lost to Villanova in the NCAA title game, in the bottom bracket are Division II Chaminade, the tournament host and North Carolina's opening opponent. The other first-round game is UConn against...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

4-Star CB Tre’ Shaw Picks North Carolina Over Auburn, Clemson, South Carolina

Four-star cornerback Tre’ Shaw, a product of Ellenwood, Georgia, announced Monday that he’ll be playing his college football at North Carolina starting in 2017. The 6-foot, 180-pound star dropped the news on Twitter. He chose the Tar Heels over Auburn, Clemson, and South Carolina. #GoHeels pic.twitter.com/9CRcxQ5VIv —Tre’ Shaw(@BcgTr3) July 18, 2016 I am officially a ...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina basketball: How important is Isaiah Hicks in 2016?

Roy Williams has another very talented and experienced squad headed into the 2016 season. After a last second loss in the National Championship game last year, he looks to lead North Carolina back to the Final Four. The only way the Tar Heels get back is if senior forward, Isaiah Hicks, makes a similar jump up in production from his junior to senior year as Brice Johnson did a year...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Tar Heels' Hood aims to fix mistakes, build off huge season

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Elijah Hood ran the ball with a tackler-punishing ferocity to put together one of the best statistical seasons in North Carolina history and make him one of the Atlantic Coast Conference's elite runners. Yet Hood is thinking as much about all the little mistakes he saw on his game film, the ones he's determined to correct this fall to have an even bigger...
Via Associated Press
21 days ago  |  Discuss

This Amazing Custom North Carolina Helmet Features Plenty Of Argyle, A White-To-Blue Fade

North Carolina’s Carolina Blue and white color scheme is one of the most iconic in all of college football, and makes for great uniforms across all of the Tar Heels’ sports. Custom helmet designer JVince11 used the iconic Carolina colors, as well as the school’s argyle pattern, to great use with his latest creation. The shell features a white-to-blue fade in the back, and features...
Via College Spun
June 28, 2016  |  Discuss

North Carolina AD to respond to NCAA charges in July

The University of North Carolina has long been dealing with an academic fraud scandal. Finally, the university’s athletic department is set to respond to the ongoing investigation. The scandal has featured five cases of the NCAA citing lack of institutional control. North Carolina has a July deadline to meet in order to respond to the NCAA’s charges, and university athletic director...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

UNC's Roy Williams Underwent Successful Knee Surgery

Roy Williams underwent successful knee surgery today, North Carolina announced. The 65-year-old coach had a planned right knee replacement surgery and the doctor says it went “very well.”  Williams is now resting comfortably, UNC says. Coach Williams underwent successful surgery today to replace his right knee. Dr. Walt Beaver says it went very well, RW resting comfortably...
Via College Spun
May 27, 2016  |  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
April 04, 2016  |  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
April 04, 2016  |  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
April 04, 2016  |  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
April 03, 2016  |  Discuss
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