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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
7 hours ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Releases Statement Following Arrival Of NCAA’s Notice Of Allegations

Earlier today, North Carolina’s athletic department received its Notice of Allegations from the NCAA. The details of the report have yet to be made public, but they center on the 2011 investigation that was re-opened in 2014.  North Carolina’s athletic department has released a statement.  The Tar Heels say they “take these allegations very seriously” but have to wait before...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina gets dreaded Notice of Allegations from NCAA

The North Carolina Tar Heels could finally be facing judgment for their academic fraud. According to Scout.com, UNC has received the dreaded Notice of Allegations from the NCAA. The University of North Carolina has received its Notice of Allegations from the NCAA, but will not release the details of the report until a later date, […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: North Carolina Has Received Its Notice Of Allegations From The NCAA

It appears we’re only a short time away from learning what kind of trouble North Carolina’s athletic department is in with the NCAA.  According to InsideCarolina.com, the Tar Heels have received their Notice of Allegations from the NCAA, but won’t be releasing the details of the report until a later date.  The NCAA re-opened its 2011 investigation into North Carolina’s...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: UNC’s Players Pranked Each Other With Fake Snakes

Most people in this world – even the ones who are big and strong enough to play D-1 college athletics – are scared of snakes. We were reminded of that fact again this week. A few of North Carolina’s players decided to play a prank on their teammates by placing fake snakes throughout the locker room. Brice Johnson appears to have gotten both Marcus Paige and Joel Berry in separate...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Sean May Got A Custom-Made Golf Bag Celebrating UNC’s 2005 National Title

Back in 2005, North Carolina junior Sean May led the Tar Heels to a national title, winning the Most Outstanding Player award in the process. Ten years later, it looks like he’s still celebrating the accomplishment. Wednesday, May posted photos of a custom golf bag he had made in honor of the team’s championship. The bag, made by Vessel Bags, features UNC’s Rameses logo, UNC’s...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

UofL baseball needs first win over North Carolina

Post from: Hard to imagine not playing North Carolina during an ACC baseball season. The University of Louisville and UNC will finally get together in the first round of the ACC championship event Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Durham, NC. The teams last met during the 2007 College World Series. The Tar Heels won that game 3-1 in the quarterfinals, giving UNC a 3-0 edge in the all-time...
Via Louisville Card Game
14 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Unveils New Argyle Stripes For Football Pants

It looks as though the North Carolina Tar Heels have made some tweaks to their uniforms and are giving fans a close up look of the pants. No word on whether or not the helmet stripe will be argyle, but I like the chances after seeing these new slick uniforms. The new @TarHeelFootball game pants have […] The post North Carolina Unveils New Argyle Stripes For Football Pants appeared...
Via Diehardsport
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Future is here: AP to use computers to write game stories for college baseball; bigger sports are ‘next wave’

An excerpt from my latest column for Poynter: ******* On the surface, this lede hardly is memorable: “North Carolina grabbed the lead in the top of the 10th inning as a wild pitch by Clark Labitan allowed Colin Moran to score the go-ahead run. The Tar Heels held on to defeat Virginia Tech 9-8.” Jim Murray, it is not, but dig a bit deeper and the significance of this lede comes...
Via Sherman Report
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Former UNC coach Bill Guthridge dies at 77

The North Carolina Tar Heels family has suffered a loss. On Wednesday morning, news surfaced that former head basketball coach Bill Gurhridge has passed away at the age of 77. North Carolina’s basketball account paid tribute to Guthridge on social media immediately as the news broke. Rest in peace. #TarHeelFamily pic.twitter.com/erHGicS1pL — UNC Tar Heels (@GoHeels) May 13,...
Via Campus Sports Net
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy Williams Sends Letter to Bullied Fan

Some young North Carolina fan’s day was made yesterday when he received a letter and autographed team picture from Tar Heels head coach Roy Williams. What made the gift all the more meaningful was that this particular fan is a victim of bullying. Mark Armstrong of ABC11 WTVD in North Carolina shared this news. Was just made aware of this note, signed photo that Roy/UNC Basketball...
Via Campus Sports Net
21 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC’s Theo Pinson Has Foot Surgery

The North Carolina Tar Heels have high expectations for next season and will need to be at full force to make sure their in-state rival Duke Blue Devils do not cut down the nets for the second straight year. To have a chance, health is always an important factor in who ultimately is the last team standing. On Monday, forward Theo Pinson underwent successful foot surgery which was...
Via Campus Sports Net
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharpshooter Kenny Williams connects with North Carolina

As a team arguably poised to be a contender for a pre-season No. 1 next year, the North Carolina Tar Heels have a talented roster set to return to Chapel Hill. Still, the departure of J.P. Tokoto to the professional ranks left a gap on the roster, and North Carolina wanted to add an additional player ...
Via Hoopniks
May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

4-Star SG Kenny Williams Has Committed To North Carolina

Roy Williams’ UNC Tar Heels will be one of the top teams in the nation to start next year, and they just added a big time shooter to the equation. Four-star shooting guard Kenny Williams III has committed to play in Chapel Hill. It’s a blessing to announce that I have committed to play my college basketball at The University of North Carolina — Kenny Williams III (@KWill_24...
Via College Spun
May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Duke Basketball billboard posted on North Carolina highway

Duke-North Carolina.  The rivalry doesn’t get much bigger than that, and now, the Blue Devils have taken the friendly disagreement off the court posting a billboard just down I-85 South near Durham North Carolina. A big- and rather obnoxious- CONGRATULATIONS highlights the billboard that also features a team photo of the National Championship team hoisting the trophy. ...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Fedora: North Carolina QB Marquise Williams will be ready for this fall

The Tar Heels were without their star quarterback for the entire spring, after Marquise Williams was sidelined by hip surgery.However, North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora promised Williams would be fully healthy and back in action by the fall, according to Brett Friedlander of the Star News Online. "Marquise is our starting quarterback," Fedora said in a teleconference, via Friedlander...
Via Fox Sports
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

North Carolina recognizes its first-year letter-winners

The Tar Heels were a fairly young team in 2014, and most of last year's personnel will return to the field for the 2015 season. Even some freshman, now poised for success as sophomores, found their way into the action.North Carolina held a ceremony to recognize its freshman contributors across all varsity sports recently, according to the official UNC athletics website, as the Heels...
Via Fox Sports
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

North Carolina baseball team hosts Bacon Night

Usually it’s Minor League Baseball that comes up with awesome midweek promotions to get people to come to the ballpark, but the North Carolina Tar Heels on Tuesday did exactly what every team in the country should do. Bacon Night. Bacon Night at the Bosh.
Via Campus Sports Net
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

North Carolina Updates Football Uniforms With Argyle Design for 2015

North Carolina’s uniform is one of the best in the ACC, and the Tar Heels will open 2015 with a revamped design to the helmet, jersey and...
Via Athlon Sports
April 21, 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 Schedule and Analysis

Larry Fedora is entering a critical season in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels are 13-11 in ACC play in three seasons with him at the helm and it...
Via Athlon Sports
April 09, 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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