Sign up for Yardbarker's daily Top 10 newsletter, the Morning Bark! Customize to get news on your favorite sports and teams.


NORTH CAROLINA RUMORS

Former rivals join forces at East Tennessee State

Long-time friends and former Atlantic Coast Conference rivals Carl Torbush and Mike O'Cain say they savor the opportunity to work together in relaunching a program on a smaller scale at East Tennessee State. They spent a lot of the 1990s trying to beat the other while both were in North Carolina. Torbush was the Tar Heels' head coach from 1998-2000; O'Cain coached the...
Via AP on Fox
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tar Heels hope to improve tackling against Pirates

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) It's hard for North Carolina coach Larry Fedora to know exactly what kind of defense he has. On one hand, the Tar Heels were among the nation's best at forcing turnovers through their first two games. On the other, they missed too many tackles in their last outing. Saturday's trip to East Carolina could say a lot about whether the Tar Heels (2...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: North Carolina DB Brian Walker Gets Scoring Started for Tar Heels With 102-Yard Interception Return

In recent years North Carolina has started to become known for something other than basketball--football. To be clear--they are not a powerhouse by any means, but more likely than not they are going to keep it interesting if not win.Plays like the one defensive back Brian Walker made in the second quarter against San Diego State--a 102-yard interception return for a touchdown--certainly...
Via FatManWriting
9 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC DB Brian Walker With 100-YARD PICK 6 vs San Diego St. (Video)

UNC Tar Heels defensive back Brian Walker may have broken a school and NCAA record with this 102 yard interception return for a touchdown against the San Diego State in Chapel Hill. Walker was suspended for the Tar Heels opener. http://thacover2.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/brian-walker.webm h/t fansided
Via Thacover2
9 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Tar Heels vs. San Diego State Aztecs: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Saturday the No. 21 North Carolina Tar Heels will host the San Diego State Aztecs. Coverage of the game between North Carolina (1-0) and San Diego State (1-0) will air on ESPNews beginning at 8:00 pm ET from Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill, NC. The Odds: The North Carolina Tar Heels are 15.5 point favorites against the San Diego State Aztecs. The over/under for this contest is 60...
Via Tireball.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: North Carolina’s Field Is Painted For Saturday’s “Stripe Out” Game And It Looks Amazing

This may be the most impressive thing you’ll see today. The University of North Carolina decided to declare this weekend’s game against San Diego State a “stripe out,” meaning that fans will wear either a black or a Carolina blue shirt depending on which section they sit in at Kenan Memorial Stadium. While we’ll sure that will look fantastic, it’ll be hard to look more...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Liberty Flames: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Saturday evening the No. 23 ranked North Carolina Tar Heels will host the Liberty Flames. This will be the first game for each team as the 2014 season gets underway. The Tar Heels are looking to start their season right at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill, NC. Coverage of this game will get underway at 6:00 pm ET on ESPN3. The Odds: The North Carolina Tar Heels are 28 point favorites...
Via Tireball.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC Basketball Player Joel Berry Tweets #RollTide, Upsets A Lot Of Tar Heel Football Fans

Joel Berry is a freshman point guard at North Carolina. The 6-foot, 185-pound guard is from Florida. He doesn’t appear to have any connections to the state of Alabama.  Berry, though, is a Crimson Tide football fan, and he remains one despite being a student athlete at North Carolina. Today, Berry made Tar Heel fans aware of this. They weren’t too happy.  Ayyee college football...
Via College Spun
19 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC DT Ethan Farmer cleared

It's been a difficult week for the North Carolina football team but some good news arrived on Thursday: Ethan Farmer, a senior defensive tackle, has been cleared to play, UNC announced. Farmer had been facing an undisclosed eligibility issue and UNC had been waiting on the NCAA to decide his fate. As recently as Wednesday, coach Larry Fedora said he hadn't heard from the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: North Carolina Football’s Helmet Will Feature A 3D ACC Logo, New State Decal

The North Carolina football program begins its 2014 season this Saturday, when the Tar Heels take on Liberty at 6 p.m. E.T.  North Carolina will start its new campaign with slightly different looking helmets. The Tar Heels have made a couple minor changes to its lids, as North Carolina’s helmet will now feature a 3D ACC logo at the top of the face mask and a new North Carolina...
Via College Spun
21 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Football: Is Larry Fedora the Next James Franklin?

The North Carolina Tar Heels are ranked 24th in the Sporting News College Football Preview. The program is picked to finish first in the ACC Coastal division, which wins them a trip to play FSU in the conference title game. The running game appears to be strong and the defense solid. And in his third season as head coach of the “basketball school".Larry Fedora is going to...
Via Football Nation
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: A Trio Of North Carolina Basketball Alums, NBA Players Worked Out Together In Miami

If North Carolina put together an NBA team featuring only former Tar Heels, the squad would be quite competitive. That’s, of course, not allowed.  Instead, the various North Carolina alums playing in the NBA have to compete against one another on separate teams. They can still work out together in the offseason, though. That’s what former teammates Kendall Marshall, Harrison...
Via College Spun
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

North Carolina Tar Heels Are Now College Football Favorites Thanks To Their Ability To Practice Upside Down

It’s often said that football is comprised of three aspects – offense, defense and special teams – but the truly great teams know that’s not true. It’s also a game of gravity…and the North Carolina Tar Heels have absolutely mastered the art of gravity, as evidenced by this photo uploaded by UNC’s Inside Carolina: QB/WR passing drills pic.twitter.com/IijsnWXwB7 — InsideCarolina...
Via Next Impulse Sports
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

North Carolina Academic Scandal Growing Uglier by the Day

North Carolina could be in serious trouble soon in light of recent allegations from former Tar Heels forward Rashad McCants that he took fake class to stay eligible while at UNC. In an interview with ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” with Andy Kaz, McCants reiterated his accusations of tutors writing papers and players receiving high grades in classes where they were never required...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Rashad McCants: I made Dean’s List at UNC without going to class

Former North Carolina basketball star Rashad McCants helped the Tar Heels win a national championship in 2005. Had he actually been required to go to class and not been allowed to take bogus courses, he may not have even been academically eligible that year. McCants, who has been playing in the NBA D-League since 2009, […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss
MORE STORIES >>
North Carolina News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Starks confirms hip-hop urban legend

Castillo 'likely' to debut Wednesday

Nike pulls Peterson merchandise

Stanton posts pic of horrific injury

WATCH: Kemp, Puig argue in dugout

Minnesota governor: Suspend Peterson

Tim Duncan to appear in ‘Punisher’ comic

10 takeaways from NFL Week 2

Broncos fans really dislike Phil Simms

Chris Davis helps flip truck on highway

How long will Dennis Allen last?

Papelbon gets seven-game suspension




Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.