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North Davidson Is A Hotbed

Neil Mehta Sports Journalist  North Davidson High School may seem like a normal North Carolina high school. However, the Black Knights have a knack for producing Tar Heels. Charles Brunson Charles Brunson, a redshirt sophomore, is currently a tailback for the Carolina’s football team. Brunson graduated from North Davidson in 2012, and he arrived in Chapel Hill as a walk-on....
Via TopSportsReport
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

ACC teams struggling to break big kick returns

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina's Ryan Switzer made returning punts for touchdowns look easy last season. He's been frequently frustrated this time around. ''Most of the year, I've been bottled up,'' he said. Switzer - who tied an NCAA single-season record with five TD punt returns as a rookie but has none this year - exemplifies how tough it'...
Via AP on Fox
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

UConn, North Carolina headline field for 2016 Maui Invitational

  Two-time Maui Invitational champion Connecticut and North Carolina headline a 12-team field for the 2016 tournament. The Huskies and Tar Heels will join Georgetown, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Tennessee, Wisconsin and host Chaminade in the annual tournament played at Lahaina Civic Center. UConn won the Maui Invitational in 2005 and 2010, when it went on to win the national championship...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC puts together a 2nd straight late-season surge

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina is putting together another late-season turnaround. The Tar Heels looked lost with bad defense and inconsistent offense during a 2-4 start, but they've won four of five since to become bowl eligible heading into Saturday's rivalry game against North Carolina State. ''I think our coaching staff did a tremendous job of keeping these guys together...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC apologizes to Duke for locker-room paint mess

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina coach Larry Fedora has apologized to Duke's David Cutcliffe after his team's celebration following the Tar Heels victory against the Blue Devils left the visiting locker room damaged by spray paint. The school also says it will pay for the cleanup. The winning team in the rivalry traditionally paints its shade of blue on the Victory Bell. The...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Football Reportedly Trashed Duke’s Locker Room After Beating The Blue Devils

UNC was a bit too excited after beating Duke North Carolina football got maybe its biggest win of the season last Thursday. The Tar Heels went to Duke and upset their biggest rival, 45-20. It was UNC’s first win over the Blue Devils since 2011, and with the win, the squad became bowl eligible. Larry Fedora’s team was understandably excited after pulling the upset, and celebrated...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: North Carolina players cause thousands in damage to Duke locker room

Duke not only got upset on the field by North Carolina this season, but apparently administrators were upset with the Tar Heels actions after the game as well. According to ESPN, the North Carolina players caused extensive damage to the visiting team locker room at Wallace Wade Stadium following their 45-20 win over the Blue Devils. According to the report, the Tar Heels spray painted...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Test Your North Carolina Basketball Knowledge With Our Weekly Quiz (11/23)

How much do you think you know about North Carolina Tar Heels basketball? Let’s find out. Take our weekly 10-question quiz and see how your fandom compares to that of other UNC fans around the world.  
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vine: J.P. Tokoto Shows Off His Impressive Leaping Ability To Finish Awesome Alley-Oop

Few players in college basketball can get up like North Carolina’s J.P. Tokoto, and he really flashed that vertical jump in completing an impressive alley-oop against Davidson. Tokoto receives a nice pass from freshman Justin Jackson on a fast break, and really climbs the latter to finish with an awesome one-handed flush. Enjoy this highlight, Tar Heel fans. North Carolina knocked...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Go All-Access With UNC During Its Win vs. Duke, Watch Them Celebrate By Spray Painting The Bell

The Duke-North Carolina rivalry doesn’t have as much national luster when the two programs are playing football, but it’s still a big game that awards a trophy to the victor.  The Tar Heels, somewhat surprisingly, were the ones holding and ringing the Victory Bell following Thursday night’s contest. UNC defeated Duke, 45-20, in Durham.  Today, North Carolina’s video production...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: UNC Is Wearing Awesome Chrome Helmets At Duke

North Carolina is throwing its name in the ring for coolest alternate helmet of the season for tonight’s game at Duke. The Tar Heels are wearing chrome helmets featuring the alternate foot logo that the school occasionally uses. We’re big fans of this new lid for UNC. UNC wearing chrome tonight vs Duke — Spencer Herlong (@TarHeelPhoto) November 21...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Tar Heels at Duke Blue Devils: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Thursday night the North Carolina Tar Heels will travel to take on the Duke Blue Devils in a match-up of two ACC schools. North Carolina (5-5) and Duke (8-2) will each be looking to score the win in this one. Coverage of the game between these two will air on ESPN and WatchESPN beginning at 7:30 pm ET from Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, NC. The Odds: The Duke Blue Devils are...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Panthers at North Carolina Tar Heels Photo Highlights

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Via Athlon Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Full Highlights: North Carolina’s 76-60 Win Over NC Central

Eight Tar Heels scored over five points (Johnson, Meeks, Jackson, Paige, Hicks, Tokoto, James and Britt) in North Carolina’s 76-60 win over North Carolina Central. [UNCTarheelAthletics] The post Full Highlights: North Carolina’s 76-60 Win Over NC Central appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
11 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC lands first ’15 recruit, Luke Maye

After having missed out on all the elite post prospects they targeted in the 2015 class, North Carolina landed their first verbal commitment of the 2015 recruiting cycle on Monday, striking with 6′-8″ in-state power forward Luke Maye of Hough (NC). Maye announced his verbal commitment to the Tar Heels via his Twitter account. Maye ...
Via Hoopniks
15 days ago  |  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

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 — InsideCarolina...
Via Next Impulse Sports
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Obligatory Kennedy Meeks Windmill Dunk Video

This comes via Kennedy Meeks' Instragram and delivers visual evidence of both Meeks' new-found dunking ability and his chiseled frame. I am guessing if ESPN did a top 50 list of strength and conditioning coaches in college basketball Jonas Sahratian would be at the top of the list. Joe Giglio of the News and Observer raises an interesting point on preseason ACC predictions...
Via SCACC Hoops
July 28, 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

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