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Cover Four: Reason's UNC Will Win the Coastal Division

Larry Fedora is set to begin his third year at North Carolina and the Tar Heels have the pieces in place to make a run at the Coastal Division championship with a chance to play the winner of the Atlantic for its first ACC championship since 1980.  The Tar Heels have a great opportunity in front of them and today we will focus on four reasons the Tar Heels can win the Coastal division...
Via SCACC Hoops
1 day ago  |  Discuss

UNC's Offensive Line Seeks Improvement in 2014

North Carolina struggled to run the football in 2013 and coincidentally the offensive line struggled with consistency as well.  The Tar Heels young linemen were thrown in the fire last year and that the adversity should pay dividends for a unit that was criticized throughout 2014. Lucas Crowley returns taking over at center for Russell Bodine who left after his junior season for...
Via SCACC Hoops
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking at UNC's Running Back Position

North Carolina finally has depth at the running back position and all four backs will see the field early in the season.  It will be interesting to see how Seth Littrell involves each running back in the offense and if one or two of these players separates them self from the rest of group. TJ Logan was not available for North Carolina early in the year do to an injury however once...
Via SCACC Hoops
2 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Football: Larry Fedora Shows Off Six-Pack Abs

Most football coaches aren’t exactly models of physical fitness. Except North Carolina’s Larry Fedora. Check out the Tar Heels head man on the beach with his daughter showing off an absolutely...Story
Via Lost Lettermen
2 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Basketball: Kennedy Meeks Sheds 47 Pounds

Tar Heels forward Kennedy Meeks found himself on the wrong end of quite a few fat jokes throughout his freshman campaign. Not anymore. Meeks shed some considerable weight this offseason, estimated...Story
Via Lost Lettermen
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Marvin Williams posterizes McAdoo in UNC pickup game

There are a couple college basketball programs that feature summer pickup games that are more exciting to watch than the regular or postseason contests.  Kentucky, Kansas, Duke, North Carolina—programs that have a high amount of talent that’s moved on to the NBA. The professional players come back to campus during the offseason to work out with their college trainers and practice...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

This Short UNC Basketball Hype Video Will Get Tar Heels Fans Ready For 2014

It’s undeniable that North Carolina basketball had a weird 2013-2014 season. Early in the year, the Tar Heels seemingly traded huge wins over top-ranked programs for head-scratching losses to inferior opponents. They eventually put it together, ripping off 11 straight ACC wins between January and March. But in the end, UNC bowed out in its second game of the NCAA Tournament, falling...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC football player tweets pic of empty cupboard at NCAA

One of the arguments that college athletes have been making when they demand compensation from the NCAA is that they will sometimes go to bed hungry. We’ve heard former UConn guard Shabazz Napier discuss this, and now, North Carolina wide receiver Jordan Fieulleteau has taken it a step further, tweeting a picture of his cupboard at the NCAA that he has since deleted. In the picture...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Marquise Williams relishes the competition for UNC's starting QB job

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The questions about UNC quarterback Marquise Williams' fundamentals have swirled since he took his first snap, and they'll continue to -- but his throwing motion has the endorsement of one person that carries a good bit of weight. "That's Peyton Manning. He's the greatest in the game," Williams said. "When he gave me that talk, I...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Check Out North Carolina Football’s Awesome Chemistry Themed Schedule Poster

Despite controversy surrounding academic improprieties in the school’s athletic department, North Carolina is still one of the premier academic institutions in America. The Tar Heels football team decided to honor the school’s prestigious academic reputation in its 2014 schedule poster, with the slogan “a winning formula is all abut the right elements” and atomic symbols...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Paige is the best guard in the country

Mike DeCourcy ranked junior Marcus Paige as the best point guard in the country however Paige in my opinion is the best guard in the country whether it is at the one or two.  When North Carolina lost PJ Hairston for the 2013-2014 season Marcus Paige knew he had to be aggressive offensively.  North Carolina’s lack of perimeter scoring forced Paige to spend a lot of time playing...
Via SCACC Hoops
15 days ago  |  Discuss

After windmill, slimmed-down UNC sophomore Kennedy Meeks

Kennedy Meeks has lost 47 pounds since arriving at North Carolina last year, leaving him at 270 as he goes through summer workouts before his sophomore season. His teammates felt the effect Monday, when they avoided post-practice sprints because the 6-foot-9 Meeks had delivered on a boastful claim that he could convert a windmill dunk. “That’s a dunk I could never do,” Meeks...
Via Pro Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Rashad McCants Says North Carolina, The NCAA Writing Him Checks For More Than $310 Million

It apparently pays to speak out.  Rashad McCants, who, over roughly the last month, has spoken out about his time at North Carolina, claiming the school and its basketball program allowed him to have a fraudulent academic experience, says he is going to get paid by the Tar Heels and the NCAA.  Rashad McCants says he has $310 million in checks coming his way from UNC and the NCAA...
Via College Spun
23 days ago  |  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
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