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Video: Young Tar Heels Fan Mimics UNC’s Starters In Ridiculously Cute Pregame Ritual

North Carolina basketball fans are among some of the most passionate in the sport. Tuesday night, we got a look at perhaps the most dedicated Tar Heels supporter of all. A woman named Amy Howe Hoots posted a Facebook video of (presumably) her son’s pregame ritual for UNC home games. The young man, mimicking North Carolina’s starting five, rips off his warmup shirt to reveal a...
Via College Spun
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

College Football: The North Carolina-Wake Forest Situation Points The Way Forward

For the University of North Carolina (and, for that matter, Wake Forest University), this is supposed to be basketball season, a time of year when sports news focuses on the true religion of the Carolinas. Yet, the Tar Heels and the Demon Deacons have raised a few eyebrows in the province of pigskin with an unorthodox move that is both wise and absurd at the same time. TSS contributor...
Via The Student Section
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-UNC athletes: Lawsuit aims to protect college athletes

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Two former University of North Carolina athletes suing the school and NCAA say the goal is to ensure athletes receive a quality education. Football player Devon Ramsay and women's basketball player Rashanda McCants posted those sentiments Tuesday on Twitter. Ramsay says the academic fraud scandal in Chapel Hill is ''a national problem'' and athletes must ''receive...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina continues its hot streak

Don’t look now but down at North Carolina, the Tar Heels are red-hot. Roy Williams’ club ran its win streak to six with a racehorse 93-83 victory over visiting Syracuse at the Dean Dome. The Heels shot 62 percent in … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
3 days ago

Game Notes: FSU @ UNC

FSU at UNC  1/24/2015 2:00:00 PM |  TV:ESPN | LIVE STATSNCAAGameSim.com Simulation Stats This game has been simulated 60 times. NC (2015) has won 52 times (86.7% of the time), won by > 20 pts 17 times (28.3% of the time) FS (2015) has won 8 times (13.3% of the time), won by > 20 pts 0 times (0.0% of the time) The average score is NC (2015): 76.9 - FS (2015): 62.2, decided...
Via SCACC Hoops
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: North Carolina F J.P. Tokoto Brought A Giant Teddy Bear Named “Gerry” To His Press Conference This Afternoon

Press conferences can be boring, especially when they occur before or after a practice. Sometimes, there’s just not much to talk about.  J.P. Tokoto decided to spice up his session with the media Friday afternoon. The North Carolina forward brought a giant teddy bear to his press conference in Chapel Hill.  We’re not really sure why he brought it, but it made for some pretty...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 15 Tar Heels lose freshman Pinson to broken left foot

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina coach Roy Williams says freshman guard Theo Pinson has a broken bone in his left foot and will miss Saturday's game against Florida State. Pinson was injured during the first half of Wednesday's win at Wake Forest. The 6-foot-6 Pinson was averaging 3.3 points and 3.7 rebounds off the bench, though he was one of the team's better perimeter defenders...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

McKinney Flips Commitment To North Carolina

Texas safety Prentice McKinney finally did what the recruiting gurus have been hinting at for weeks. McKinney decided to not sign with Notre Dame on National Signing Day. Instead, McKinney has given a verbal commitment to North Carolina and plans on signing with the Tar Heels in a couple of weeks. I’ve officially decided to flip my commitment to The University of North Carolina Tar Heels
Via Subway Domer
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke Fans Troll UNC With “Go To Class Carolina” Tee Shirt Taped To K-Ville Tent

Duke doesn’t tangle with arch rival North Carolina until February 18, but per usual, a number of students have already begun camping out in what the school calls “Krzyzewskiville” a month before the contest. It looks like Wednesday, the anti-Tar Heels propaganda was officially kicked up a notch. One student has taped a “Go To Class Carolina” tee shirt to his/her blue tent...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville Announces “Whiteout” For 1/31 North Carolina Game

Louisville, which blew a 13-point second-half lead against North Carolina on the road a few weeks back, will get another shot at the Tar Heels later this year on January 31. It looks like the school is doing all it can to hype fans for the all-important ACC contest. Tuesday, Louisville announced that it’s asking fans to wear white for the game, which is set to begin at either 4...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina needed a “Paige-turner”

Send to Kindle Even though the Louisville Cardinals generally controlled Saturday’s one-point loss at North Carolina, the Tar Heels needed a “Paige-turner” in more ways that one.  This season has been an enigma so far for UNC.  The Tar Heels play really good basketball in stretches, but have never put 40 minutes together or come up strong in the clutch. Like any good novel...
Via College Chalktalk
15 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina WR Thorpe transfers to Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- North Carolina wide receiver and kick return specialist T.J. Thorpe is transferring to Virginia for his final season of eligibility. Cavaliers coach Mike London made the announcement Tuesday. He says Thorpe will enroll in January and be eligible immediately after earning a degree in December in exercise and sport science. A native of Durham, North Carolina...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Tar Heels honor Stuart Scott with patch on uniforms

The sports world received devastating news Sunday morning that the immensely popular Stuart Scott lost his battle with cancer at the age of 49. On Monday, Scott’s Alma mater honored him prior to and during their basketball game against Notre Dame. When the North Carolina Tar Heels took the floor at the Dean Smith Center,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Honors Stuart Scott With Special “STU” Patch

The North Carolina Tar Heels will honor ESPN analyst Stuart Scott Monday night against Notre Dame with a special patch on their jerseys.
Via Gamedayr
24 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Will Wear “STU” Patches Tonight To Honor Alum Stuart Scott

Tar Heels will wear "STU" patches Monday vs Notre Dame to honor UNC alumnus Stuart Scott. pic.twitter.com/oCQNGwDC6g — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 5, 2015 For their Monday night game against Notre Dame, North Carolina will wear “STU” patches to honor the memory of Stuart Scott, who was an alumnus of the Tar Heels. Scott’s passing has Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: UNC’s J.P. Tokoto threw down a big dunk in traffic against UAB

This was one of the top highlights from Saturday night as North Carolina rolled over UAB and in the process J.P. Tokoto made this great dunk….
Via The Student Section
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Jackson gets going for No. 20 North Carolina in rout of UAB

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- At the beginning of the season, North Carolina was projected as a top-10 team. One of the major reasons why was freshman talent augmenting the returning group, and none were more highly thought-of than 6-7 shooting guard Justin Jackson. Jackson lived up to the billing in the preseason, too, scoring 17 points in North Carolina's Late Night with Roy scrimmage game...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

UNC LB Cayson Collins On Team’s 119th-Ranked Defense: “This Won’t Happen Again”

Friday, North Carolina, yet again, turned in a dismal defensive performance, giving up 524 yards and 40 points to Rutgers in the Quick Lane Bowl. For the Tar Heels, which gave up 39 points per game this season, it was the sixth time an opponent had crossed the 40-point plateau. It all adds up to the nation’s 119th-ranked defense. There are only 128 teams in the country. Friday...
Via College Spun
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

UNC Tar Heels to see “Mean Roy Williams” now

As the North Carolina Tar Heels head toward ACC season, they will get to see the hard-liner Roy Williams, the tough love Roy Williams, the no-nonsense Roy Williams. A reporter asked sophomore guard Nate Britt “Do you think we’re going to see mean Roy after Christmas?” Britt responded: “most definitely” Britt was then asked as a follow up if the “Mean Roy” tactics...
Via The Sports Bank
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Ohio State Buckeyes: Preview and Predictions

Opportunities for big-time non-conference wins are dwindling as the calendar closes on Christmas and league play begins. For Ohio State and North...
Via Athlon Sports
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

North Carolina Tar Heels at Kentucky Wildcats: Preview and Predictions

In an alternate reality, North Carolina fans had to enjoy a team in pale blue making a run at Kentucky in Rupp Arena. Alas, that game was three...
Via Athlon Sports
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Academic fraud at North Carolina

The debacle in North Carolina poses a real problem for the NCAA. The North Carolina basketball program is one of the premier brands in college basketball, but the NCAA makes billions with the NCAA Tournament. The NCAA slammed Ohio State and USC over tattoos and improper benefits, but here we have a situation where football players, basketball players and other athletes were funneled...
Via The Scores Report
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

College Basketball 2014-15: North Carolina Tar Heels Team Preview

College basketball season is creeping up fast, and Athlon Sports is counting down to Midnight Madness and the start of practice on Oct. 17. ...
Via Athlon Sports
October 10, 2014  |  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
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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