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Tar Heels News 8/26/16: Tim Beckman leaves questions about UNC football program

Philly.com | Bob Cooney: Former Tar Heels point guard Kendall Marshall has been traded from the Philadelphia 76ers to the Utah Jazz, who will then release him instead of paying him $2 million. SunSentinel | Ira Winderman: Alumni Wayne Ellington has been trying to stop gun violence with the Peace Game basketball tournament since his father was murdered back in 2014. The News &...
Via Tar Heel Blog
4 hours ago

WATCH: UNC Men's Soccer: #8 Heels Stifle Cal Poly in 3-0 Victory

Alan Winn's goal in the ninth minute started the scoring for the 8th-ranked Tar Heels in a 3-0 win over Cal Poly to open the 2016 season.

Tim Beckman steps down as volunteer asst. at North Carolina

If the name Tim Beckman rings some bells in your brain, it’s because he was fired just about a year ago as the head football coach at Illinois for pressuring players to play while injured and not reporting injuries to the proper authorities. That’s obviously a cardinal sin in football considering how serious the injuries can be, and he has rightly been off the map since. That...
Via The Comeback
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

A Tar Heels smorgasbord of all things UNC football

Before we prepare for week one of the college football season, here are some random thoughts, tweets, and videos on all things UNC. As we head into the first week of college football season, I decided to put together a random list of tweets, videos, and thoughts about all things UNC. Here is a ranking of my top five recreational facilities on UNC’s campus.5. Hinton James Basketball...
Via Tar Heel Blog
23 hours ago

A historical look at UNC’s 2016 schedule

UNC has beaten every team on their schedule. Let’s look back at one historical matchup against each team. Of the 12 teams on North Carolina’s schedule, they have beaten all of them at one point or another. This is definitely proof that UNC can go 12-0, and yes, that 1939 win over The Citadel is important. November 2, 1963: North Carolina 28, Georgia 7 En route to a conference...
Via Tar Heel Blog
1 day ago

Tar Heels News 8/26/16: Tim Beckman removed from UNC camp after controversy

Carolina Blue | Ross Martin: Former Illinois coach Tim Beckman has been let go by UNC a day after his presence in camp was turned into a controversy. Inside Carolina | Greg Barnes: After all the attention that was given to them during camp, Coach Charlton Warren hopes his group of freshman defensive backs remain consistent during the 2016 season. Carolina Blue | Jarrett Corder...
Via Tar Heel Blog
1 day ago

Ex-Illini coach Beckman out as volunteer assistant at UNC

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina says former Illinois coach Tim Beckman is out as a volunteer assistant with the 22nd-ranked Tar Heels. Beckman and three school officials said in statements issued Thursday night by the school that Beckman - fired by Illinois last year amid allegations of player mistreatment - would not continue in that position. Chancellor Carol Folt said...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

UNC Soccer: Tar Heels unveil new home kit

The Tar Heels men’s soccer program has unveiled their new home kit for the 2016 season As the Fall sports season kicks off for the University of North Carolina, the Tar Heels will have plenty going on this year. On Thursday, the men’s soccer program revealed some new home kits for the 2016 season and […] UNC Soccer: Tar Heels unveil new home kit - Keeping It Heel - Keeping...
Via Keeping It Heel
1 day ago

Vermont women’s basketball becomes the latest to cancel a trip to North Carolina

On Thursday, the Vermont women’s basketball team became the latest entity to cancel a trip to North Carolina over the state’s controversial transgender bathroom law. The Catamounts were scheduled to take on the Tar Heels on Dec. 28. However, the team canceled the trip, citing concerns over the law, which prevents transgender people from using government-run bathrooms based on...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

UNC Bucket List: 25 Things All Tar Heels Fans Must Do

The state of North Carolina is divided between the University of North Carolina, Duke University and North Carolina State University. You’re either a Tar Heel, a Blue Devil or a member of the Wolfpack. We hope you’re a Tar Heels fan and that’s why you stumbled upon this article. Being a Tar Heels fan isn’t […] UNC Bucket List: 25 Things All Tar Heels Fans Must Do - Keeping...
Via Keeping It Heel
1 day ago

Photo: UNC men’s soccer unveils ‘Tequila Sunrise’ kits

The North Carolina Tar Heels men’s soccer team has made the NCAA Tournament every year since 2008. They look to keep that streak going this year and will have some new threads when they take the field. The Tar Heels introduced a new home jersey for the 2016 season on Thursday, drawing inspiration from the Houston Astros’ popular “Tequila Sunrise” look among uniform junkies...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vermont women's basketball nixes game against UNC over HB2

BURLINGTON, Vt. -- The University of Vermont has canceled its women's basketball team's upcoming game in North Carolina over a state law that governs transgender bathroom access.The Catamounts were scheduled to face the Tar Heels at the University of North Carolina's Chapel Hill campus on Dec. 28.UVM athletic director Jeff Schulman says the cancellation was a result of concerns over...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

University of Vermont axes North Carolina game over LGBT law

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) The University of Vermont has canceled its women's basketball team's upcoming game in North Carolina over a state law that governs transgender bathroom access. The Burlington Free Press (http://bfpne.ws/2bPSPGg ) reports that the Catamounts at UVM were scheduled to face the Tar Heels at the University of North Carolina's Chapel Hill campus on Dec. 28. UVM...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC Recruiting: 2018 running back Ricky Slade names Tar Heels in his top 5

UNC is in a good place with 2018 five-star talent Ricky Slade. The running back recently released his top 5 schools, and UNC made the cut alongside Florida, Virginia Tech, Penn State, and Tennessee. Standing in at five-foot-nine and 180 pounds, Slade is ranked the 20th overall prospect in the national composite for his class. He is also considered the best overall all-purpose back...
Via Tar Heel Blog
2 days ago

WATCH: UNC Football: Lee Pace & Taylor Vippolis Recap Third Scrimmage of Training Camp

Let Lee Pace & Taylor Vippolis take you inside the Tar Heels third scrimmage of training camp.

Tar Heels backup QB Caleb Henderson leaves program

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina reserve quarterback Caleb Henderson is transferring. Team spokesman Bobby Hundley said Saturday in an email to The Associated Press that the redshirt sophomore had left the program. Henderson was competing against redshirt freshman Nathan Elliott for the No. 2 job behind starter Mitch Trubisky. Henderson tweeted Saturday that transferring...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tar Heels aim to stop run, continue defensive turn

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) While North Carolina's record-setting offense commanded headlines, the Tar Heels' defensive improvement from awful to merely adequate was a key factor in matching a school record with 11 wins. For defensive coordinator Gene Chizik, the next step for that unit is obvious entering the opener against Georgia and beyond. ''We have to get better at stopping the...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina mourns passing of Bill Dooley

Bill Dooley is a legendary name in the city of Chapel Hill, North Carolina as he was the longest-tenured football coach in North Carolina Tar Heels history. Sadly, the coach passed away Tuesday morning at the age of 82. The school released a statement on his death due to natural causes. Head coach Larry Fedora talked about Dooley, brother of legendary Georgia Southern and Georgia...
Via Campus Sports Net
17 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Fan Has Priceless Reaction To Getting Signed Marcus Paige Photo

Marcus Paige made a young North Carolina basketball fan’s day today. A young Tar Heels’ fan received a signed Marcus Paige photo (the photo is of Paige with the young fan) as a present. The reaction is priceless. @UNC_Basketball this look is priceless. Thanks @marcuspaige5 pic.twitter.com/4nBd7YunJX — Bo Hamrick (@bohamrick) August 7, 2016 No problem https://t.co/DFsR8E6UxZ...
Via College Spun
19 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC vs. the NCAA: Academic fraud or athletic advantage?

On Tuesday, the University of North Carolina made public its official response to the NCAA regarding the organization's amended notice of allegations stemming from the academic scandal at the school. The school has been accused of running "paper classes" in the African and Afro-American studies department from 1993 to 2011 — classes that athletes in various sports attended where...
Via Yardbarker
23 days ago  |  Discuss

6-foot-7 ex-NFL lineman is joining WWE

The WWE is home to a number of stars who have spent time in the NFL, from Roman Reigns to Brock Lesnar, and on Monday the WWE announced that the 89th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft is coming to the Performance Center in Orlando. Former North Carolina Tar Heels star Brennan Williams - who stands 6-foot-7 and weighs 300 pounds - was drafted by the Houston Texans but suffered a knee injury...
Via FOX Sports
26 days ago

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
July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Photo: North Carolina Football Unveils New Nike ‘Vapor Untouchable 2′ Cleats

North Carolina’s football team will be rocking some new cleats this season.  The Tar Heels, expected to once again contend for a spot in the ACC Championship Game, unveiled new Nike “Vapor Untouchable 2″ cleats.  UNC’s equipment manager, Jason Freeman, showed off the shoes on Twitter.  The new Nike Vapor Untouchable 2 for @TarHeelFootball this fall. pic.twitter.com/5JgLiNECQm...
Via College Spun
July 20, 2016  |  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
July 18, 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
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