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NORTH CAROLINA RUMORS

North Carolina lands commit from three-star defensive end

The North Carolina football team landed a big commit this week when three-star class of 2017 defensive end Jordon Riley announced he wants to be a member of the Tar Heels.The 6-foot-6, 292-pound Riley is attends nearby Riverside High School in Durham and is listed as the 13th-best prospect in the state of North Carolina by 247Sports.Riley held offers from Auburn, N.C. State, East...
Via Fox Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Basketball: lacking the right touch

Brace yourselves for the roller coaster ride that is the North Carolina Tar Heels! The preseason number one team and consensus national title contender has struggled as of late after finishing their three game road trip with a 1-2 record. The Tar Heels have struggled to find consistency on the offensive and defensive ends of the floor, dropping two road games in less than a week...
Via isportsweb.com
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Virginia's surge gives it a No. 1 seed in our latest bracket watch

North Carolina (20-4) holds a half-game lead atop the ACC standings, but two teams right behind the Tar Heels – Virginia (20-4) and Miami (20-4) are streaking closer to the top of the bracket.The Cavaliers replaced Iowa as my fourth No. 1 seed in this edition. Currently on a seven-game winning streak, Virginia sits at No. 2 on KenPom.com, No. 6 in the RPI and boasts a staggering...
Via Fox Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

UNC spokesman: Williams expected back at next practice

North Carolina Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams is expected to be at the team's next practice and game following a bout with vertigo that sidelined him for part of Tuesday's win at Boston College. Athletics spokesman Steve Kirschner said Wednesday that the ninth-ranked Tar Heels had a previously scheduled day off and would return to practice Thursday ahead of Sunday's home game...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC’s Roy Williams Collapses On Sideline After Bout With Vertigo (Video)

Roy Williams was at the center of a scary scene Tuesday night at Boston College. The University of North Carolina basketball coach collapsed on the sideline in the second half of the Tar Heels’ eventual three-point, come-from-behind win over BC. This embed is invalid" /> Williams eventually was helped to his feet and walked to the Carolina locker...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC coach Roy Williams suffers vertigo attack during game, ‘doing OK’

There were two scary moments during Tuesday night’s game between the North Carolina Tar Heels and Boston College Eagles. The less important scare involved the fact that lowly BC held a 37-31 lead over the No. 9 Heels. UNC was able to claw their way back and hold on for a 68-65 road victory. The more important scary moment occurred in the second half when UNC coach Roy Williams...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

With Williams sick, No. 9 North Carolina beats BC 68-65

BOSTON (AP) Playing most of the second half without coach Roy Williams, who left the bench after complaining of vertigo, No. 9 North Carolina rallied to beat Boston College 68-65 on Tuesday night thanks to 20 points from Justin Jackson. The Eagles, who have not won an Atlantic Coast Conference game this season, led the whole way until Theo Pinson hit two free throws with under...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: UNC Coach Collapses On Court

North Carolina’s basketball team had a scare during their game against Boston College on Tuesday night. Tar Heels head coach Roy Williams collapsed to the floor after calling a huddle on the sideline. The coach looked obviously upset before taking a spill and reaching his hand toward his head in confusion and pain. Williams was helped off the court and into the locker room to be...
Via Gamedayr
3 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC's Williams taken to locker room after feeling dizzy

BOSTON (AP) North Carolina coach Roy Williams got dizzy and had to be taken to the locker room during the second half of the Tar Heels game at Boston College on Tuesday night. UNC spokesman Steve Kirschner says Williams got dizzy but is doing OK. The incident occurred during the first media timeout of the second half. The 65-year-old Williams has had bouts with vertigo in the...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy Williams collapses during game vs. BC

Tuesday night’s Boston College-North Carolina game featured a very scary moment, when UNC head coach Roy Williams collapsed on the sideline, and was helped off the court to the locker room. Williams, who has dealt with vertigo in the past, is reportedly doing okay now. Roy Williams collapses at BC https://t.co/CDjaw256lQ — Brad Lowry (@wolfmans2000) February 10, 2016 Here...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Roy Williams collapses during 2nd half timeout

North Carolina Tar Heels coach Roy Williams collapsed during a timeout in the second half of his team’s contest against Boston College tonight and had to be helped off of the court. Here's Roy Williams being helped off the court after collapsing during a 2nd half timeout pic.twitter.com/zsdoQ9KEMB — Joe Mazur (@joemazurabc11) February 10, 2016 Williams, 65, has struggled...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina-Boston College Preview

Marcus Paige had his best shooting performance in a little more than a month this past weekend but couldn't keep North Carolina from its first losing streak of the season. The ninth-ranked Tar Heels will seek to end that quickly with a favorable matchup Tuesday night against a Boston College team that is winless in the ACC and was routed by North Carolina just over a week ago....
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Week 14 College Basketball Polls Feature New No. 1 After North Carolina, Oklahoma Lose

Once again, it was not a great week to be college basketball’s top school. Last week, two programs split that ranking in the AP and Coaches Polls: North Carolina and Oklahoma. Like many 2015-16 teams before them, the Tar Heels and Sooners both suffered setbacks this week, leading to a big shakeup in the polls. UNC dropped both of its games, losing at Louisville Monday and Notre...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Videos: Jay Williams Won’t Wear UNC Gear, Unveils Cam Newton Jersey To Pick Tar Heels Over Notre Dame

The basketball edition of College GameDay is attempting to make Jay Williams its version of Lee Corso. This season, Jay has been making his pick for the games the crew travels to by unveiling a jersey from under his suit at the end of the broadcast. Today, GameDay went to South Bend for Notre Dame vs. No. 2/1 North Carolina. Williams, a former Duke point guard, wouldn’t go so far...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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
7 days 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
9 days 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
10 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
11 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
12 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
12 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
13 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
18 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

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
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