NORTH CAROLINA RUMORS

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
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brice Johnson: Grayson Allen ‘likes to trip people’

North Carolina’s Brice Johnson will likely get selected late-first or early second-round in tonight’s NBA Draft. While his career in college is now over, he still remembers how much controversy there is surrounding Duke guard Grayson Allen. During the 2015-16 season, it became pretty apparent that if Allen could get away with it, he was going to intentionally trip his opponents...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brice Johnson Will Spend A Long Time In NBA | Seth Davis Breakdown

Brice Johnson enjoyed a breakout season for North Carolina in 2015-16 and has put himself in position to be selected in the 2016 NBA Draft. Campus Insiders' Seth Davis tells how Johnson is equipped to be a force in the offensive post already and predicts a lengthy NBA career for the UNC star.
Via ACC Digital Network
4 days ago

Tar Heels savor NCAA title sweep in men's, women's lacrosse

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) The NCAA championship trophy - one North Carolina's men's lacrosse team had waited a quarter-century to win - sat on a table to greet coach Joe Breschi as he walked into the team meeting room Tuesday. The matching one won by Jenny Levy's Tar Heel women was elsewhere with her players. ''Where's your trophy?'' Breschi asked a chuckling Levy. ''We'll share...
Via Associated Press
24 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina wins 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Lacrosse championship

The North Carolina Tar Heels are national champions. On Sunday afternoon, the Tar Heels women’s lacrosse team claimed the 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championship by upending the Maryland Terrapins, 13-7. North Carolina is the 2016 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse National Champion! #ncaaWLAX pic.twitter.com/abg3MbZ1gs — NCAA Lacrosse (@NCAA_Lax) May 29, 2016 This...
Via Campus Sports Net
26 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina coach Roy Williams undergoes knee surgery

On Friday, North Carolina Tar Heels head men’s basketball coach Roy Williams underwent successful knee replacement surgery. North Carolina announced the surgery — which doctors say “went well” — on social media. Coach Williams underwent successful surgery today to replace his right knee. Dr. Walt Beaver says it went very well, RW resting comfortably — Carolina Basketball...
Via Campus Sports Net
29 days ago  |  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
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: UNC RB Elijah Hood shows off workout routine

Entering the 2016 college football season, North Carolina Tar Heels running back Elijah Hood is hoping to build off of the success he found a year ago as one of the most promising sophomore talents in the nation. While Hood prepares for the upcoming season, he has been putting in the hard work in the weight room. That was evidenced in a video shared on social media that shows the...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 20, 2016  |  Discuss

North Carolina Baseball Interview Gets Real Weird Thanks To Videobombs

The North Carolina Tar Heels appear to be in full support of the “make baseball fun again” campaign. The No. 17 Tar Heels just took two of three games from Notre Dame in ACC play, culminating with an 8-1 laugher Monday night that never really was in doubt. An early lopsided score — Carolina led 7-0 after two thanks to a seven-run second inning — allowed ESPN to interview...
Via NESN.com
May 17, 2016  |  Discuss

North Carolina holds first-ever ‘Yard Sale’ and chaos didn’t reign

Used equipment sales at big-time colleges aren’t all that new a phenomenon….unless you are the University of North Carolina and holding your first ever “yard sale” apparently. After years of figuring out the details behind the scenes, Saturday was the big day in Chapel Hill and while the athletic department was new at this, consulting with places like East Carolina and N...
Via The Comeback
May 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Kennedy Meeks withdraws from NBA Draft, returns for senior season with Tar Heels

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina's Kennedy Meeks will withdraw from the NBA Draft and return for his senior season.The school announced Meeks' decision Wednesday. The 6-foot-10 forward averaged 9.2 points and 5.9 rebounds in 33 games last season, helping the Tar Heels win the Atlantic Coast Conference championship before reaching the NCAA title game.New draft rules made it easier...
Via Associated Press
May 04, 2016  |  Discuss

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
April 26, 2016  |  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
April 08, 2016  |  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
April 04, 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

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
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

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
April 03, 2016  |  Discuss

North Carolina vs Villanova betting line released

The betting line for the NCAA Tournament National Championship Game on Monday night between North Carolina and Villanova has been released, and the Tar Heels are the early favorite. The Tar Heels opened up as favored by anywhere from 1.5-3 points depending on the book. CG Technology had them as a 1.5-point favorite: North Carolina opens as a 1.5-point favorite over Villanova at...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 02, 2016  |  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

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

UNC's Roy Williams cut his hand while cutting down the nets

North Carolina head coach Roy Williams will be making his eighth trip to the Final Four in 2016, which means that he has experience cutting down nets. That experience apparently didn’t help him very much Sunday night. Williams appears to have cut his finger – pretty badly – while cutting down a portion of the net after his team’s victory over Notre Dame. Williams, who was...
Via College Spun
March 27, 2016  |  Discuss
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