NORTH CAROLINA RUMORS

It's Hoosiers-Tar Heels in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Indiana will host North Carolina and Michigan State will visit Duke in the marquee matchups of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.The leagues and ESPN announced the matchups for the three-day event that features 14 games from Nov. 28-30.The other matchups include Purdue at Louisville, Minnesota at Florida State, Wake Forest at Northwestern, Syracuse at Wisconsin, Pittsburgh...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: North Carolina vs. NC State Baseball Highlights (May 21, 2016)

North Carolina vs NC State: Preston Palmeiro and Evan Mendoza each blasted 2-run homers to help lead the #13 Wolfpack to a decisive 10-1 win over #17 North Carolina in the final game of the regular season for both teams. NC State finishes the ACC regular season with a 15-13 record while the Tar Heels fall to 13-17 in league play.
Via ACC Digital Network
4 days ago

Videos: Watch North Carolina’s Basketball Team Play “Danny Ball,” A Weird Volleyball Game

North Carolina’s men’s basketball team played “Danny Ball” following its workout on Thursday.  What is Danny Ball?  We’ve never heard of it, but it looks 1. fun and 2. pretty exhausting. The Tar Heels use what looks like a fairly big and heavy (but also soft) ball on a sand volleyball court and, playing 2 vs. 2, throw the ball over the net. You have to catch the ball...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Jackson returning to school makes North Carolina an instant final four favorite

Sophomore forward Justin Jackson has decided to withdraw his name from the NBA Draft and return to North Carolina for his Junior year. After an average second season, Jackson declared for the draft looking for every bit of input and advice from GM’s, coaches, and players on what part of his game he needed to work on. He had two workouts scheduled for this week but cancelled them...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Jackson withdraws from draft, will return to UNC

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina says Justin Jackson is pulling out of the NBA Draft and will return to the Tar Heels for his junior season. Jackson said in a statement issued Monday night by the school that he was glad to ''test my game against some of the top players in the country'' but says his ''best choice'' is to return to UNC. Jackson has averaged 11.5 points while...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Jackson returns to North Carolina for junior season

Justin Jackson will suit up for the North Carolina Tar Heels next season. In a move that didn’t shock many, the 6’8’’ sophomore announced his decision to return to North Carolina for his junior season on Monday night. Jackson played well last season and averaged 12.2 points per game to go along with 3.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists. Nonetheless, Jackson has a much higher ceiling...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Jackson returning to UNC for junior season

North Carolina small forward Justin Jackson has withdrawn from the NBA Draft and will return to school for his junior season, the program announced tonight.  Justin Jackson returning to Carolina for his junior season #GoHeels https://t.co/jSgnnc9Ryt — Carolina Basketball (@UNC_Basketball) May 16, 2016 Jackson averaged 12.2 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 28.4 minutes...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina’s Justin Jackson Says He’s “50-50″ On Staying In The NBA Draft

North Carolina forward Justin Jackson is on the fence regarding the NBA Draft.  The Tar Heels’ junior is at the NBA Combine in Chicago this week, but he hasn’t hired an agent, meaning it’s possible he can return to school if he wants.  Jackson told reporters on Thursday that he’s currently “50-50″ regarding his decision.  #UNC forward Justin Jackson at NBA Combine...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC's Meeks back for senior year after NBA draft flirtation

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) 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 with 28 starts, 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
22 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina basketball: Kennedy Meeks returning for his senior season

After not receiving an invite to the NBA Combine, forward Kennedy Meeks announced earlier on Wednesday that he would be returning to North Carolina for his senior year. Proud to announce that I will be returning for my senior season!!! Oh how I love my
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  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: What the NOA means

Almost 2 years after the NCAA reopened its original 2011 investigation revolving around academic irregularities, the University of North Carolina received the notice of allegations earlier today, April 25. The major difference between now and then is that there is no mention of the men’s basketball or football program. The overall message of these allegations are “failure to...
Via isportsweb.com
April 25, 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 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: Joel James photobombs Roy Williams interview

Roy Williams was just trying to celebrate after North Carolina’s win over Notre Dame in the Elite Eight on Sunday and conduct a postgame interview, but one of his players got in the way. Check out what big man Joel James did: Sliding up in your DMs like https://t.co/zFBYv52vvQ — Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) March 28, 2016 James only had two points and a rebound in the game...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 27, 2016  |  Discuss
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