NORTH CAROLINA RUMORS

Tar Heels news 7/24/16: Ryan Switzer not phased by predicted losses to Georgia, Miami, and Duke

Carolina Blue | Jarrett Corder: After the SEC Network predicted UNC would lose to Georgia, Miami, and Duke, senior wide receiver Ryan Switzer spoke out about it not phasing him or the rest of the team come game time. CBS Sports | Matt Moore: Former Tar Heels continue to find financial success in the NBA as the Boston Celtics have agreed to re-sign center Tyler Zeller to a guaranteed...
Via Tar Heel Blog
16 hours ago

UNC Recruiting: Tar Heels make cut for Jarred Vanderbilt

UNC lands on another top recruit’s list Another recruit has trimmed his list of schools and the North Carolina Tar Heels have made it. Class of 2017 forward Jarred Vanderbilt released his list of 9 schools on Friday, via Twitter giving fans an update on his recruiting. Check out Vanderbilt’s tweet below: I would like to […] UNC Recruiting: Tar Heels make cut for Jarred Vanderbilt...
Via Keeping It Heel
1 day ago

Tar Heels news 7/23/16: UNC gets extension and must respond to NOA by August 1st

The News & Observer | Andrew Carter: The University of North Carolina have been granted an extension for responding to the NOA and their new deadline is now August 1st. Raleigh & Company | R.L. Bynum: Cornerback Des Lawrence spoke on media day about how much he's matured and how he's responded to criticism to become a better player heading into his senior year. Today's...
Via Tar Heel Blog
1 day ago

Despite new QB, Tar Heels in position to repeat in Coastal

North Carolina has a new QB in Mitch Trubisky, but with a myriad weapons around him, the Tar Heels are in position to repeat in the Coastal.
Via FOX Sports South
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tar Heels news 7/21/16: Who should get the ball in the final seconds for UNC basketball?

Daily Tar Heel | John Bauman: Looking ahead to the upcoming football season, DTH details players to keep an eye out for this year. Their list includes defensive tackle Aaron Crawford, linebacker Cole Holcomb, and safety Myles Dorn. News & Observer | Andrew Carter: One of the biggest stories heading into ACC Media Days is Larry Fedora's new facial hair. Definitely a sign of slow...
Via Tar Heel Blog
3 days ago

Oregon, North Carolina can meet for Maui title

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) North Carolina and Oregon, No. 1 seeds from last season's NCAA Tournament, lead their respective brackets for the Maui Jim Maui Invitational. Joining the Tar Heels, who lost to Villanova in the NCAA title game, in the bottom bracket are Division II Chaminade, the tournament host and North Carolina's opening opponent. The other first-round game is UConn against...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tar Heels news 7/19/16: Carolina's new four-star commit gives secondary welcome flexibility

247Sports | Steve Wiltfong: UNC landed four-star cornerback Tre Shaw on Monday, giving the Tar Heels more flexibility in their secondary. His commitment brings UNC to 12th in the 247Sports rankings and fourth in the ACC. WRGB | Doug Sherman: With Andrew Platek announcing that he'll be joining the Tar Heels, he becomes the fourth basketball player from the Albany, New York region...
Via Tar Heel Blog
5 days ago

UNC Football: CB Tre Shaw commits to Tar Heels

UNC lands a cornerback recruit Just a few hours after the North Carolina Tar Heels Men’s basketball team picked up a 2017 commitment, the football team followed suit. Four-star cornerback Tre Shaw announced via Twitter that he’s committing to the University of North Carolina. Shaw picked the Tar Heels over Clemson, South Carolina and Auburn […] UNC Football: CB Tre Shaw commits...
Via Keeping It Heel
6 days ago

UNC Recruiting: Four-star cornerback Tre Shaw commits to North Carolina

Four-star cornerback Tre Shaw has announced his commitment to the University of North Carolina this evening. After releasing a top four consisting of UNC, Clemson, South Carolina, and Auburn University in June, Shaw made his decision known on his Twitter account. He is considered the 289th-best recruit in the 2017 class, according to the 247 Sports composite rankings, and is believed...
Via Tar Heel Blog
6 days ago

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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina basketball: How important is Isaiah Hicks in 2016?

Roy Williams has another very talented and experienced squad headed into the 2016 season. After a last second loss in the National Championship game last year, he looks to lead North Carolina back to the Final Four. The only way the Tar Heels get back is if senior forward, Isaiah Hicks, makes a similar jump up in production from his junior to senior year as Brice Johnson did a year...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Freshman Bradley hopes to provide inside spark for Tar Heels

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Tony Bradley Jr. knows the opportunity awaiting him this fall at North Carolina. The freshman big man will suit up for a fast-paced offense that looks to get the ball inside. And the Tar Heels could use some help up front after losing a pair of big men - including Associated Press first-team All-American Brice Johnson - from an NCAA finalist. ''I'm not trying...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tar Heels' Hood aims to fix mistakes, build off huge season

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Elijah Hood ran the ball with a tackler-punishing ferocity to put together one of the best statistical seasons in North Carolina history and make him one of the Atlantic Coast Conference's elite runners. Yet Hood is thinking as much about all the little mistakes he saw on his game film, the ones he's determined to correct this fall to have an even bigger...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina AD to respond to NCAA charges in July

The University of North Carolina has long been dealing with an academic fraud scandal. Finally, the university’s athletic department is set to respond to the ongoing investigation. The scandal has featured five cases of the NCAA citing lack of institutional control. North Carolina has a July deadline to meet in order to respond to the NCAA’s charges, and university athletic director...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 24, 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

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
May 17, 2016  |  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
May 17, 2016  |  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 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

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

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
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