Former UNC athletes sue school, NCAA over academic failures

  Two former University of North Carolina athletes have filed a lawsuit against the school and the NCAA, saying neither is doing enough to ensure athletes receive a quality education. The lawsuit names former women's basketball player Rashanda McCants and former football player Devon Ramsay as plaintiffs but seeks class-action status. It was filed Thursday afternoon in Durham County...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Court Vision: No. 6 UNC looks much sharper in Game 2 win over Robert Morris

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- No. 6 North Carolina (2-0) didn't have the easiest time with NC Central in their opening game on Friday, but they dispatched of Robert Morris (0-2) relatively easily by a final of 103-59. Tough to take away much this early in the season, but for UNC to play better was encouraging enough to the Tar Heels.   Three-Point Take 1. UNC head coach Roy Williams has...
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

James Michael McAdoo Could Continue To Hurt North Carolina

This hasn't been a banner season of North Carolina basketball.  From the PJ Hairston thing to the losing in the Round of 32 thing and the Rashad McCants thing, the Carolina brand has taken huge hits. James Michael McAdoo may actually hurt the Tar Heels harder, however.The Hairston thing was his fault.  Losing to Iowa State to end the Heels season did place hope for a 2014-15 team...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Bizarre Clock Issue Causes Confusion After DeAndre Kane’s Game-Winner, Iowa State Knocks Off UNC

Clock malfunctions have come up in a few different games during this NCAA Tournament, but the one at the end of Iowa State-UNC in the third round takes the cake. The Tar Heels and Cyclones traded baskets and the lead down the stretch. After two James Michael McAdoo tied things up for UNC at 83, Cyclones star guard DeAndre Kane was able to penetrate Carolina’s defense for quick...
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March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Hits: UNC survives upset-minded Providence

The sixth-seeded North Carolina Tar Heels escaped 11-seed Providence in every sense of the word in the two teams' NCAA Tournament opener on Friday. The Tar Heels walked away with a 79-77 nail-biter in one of the most closely-contested games of the tourney's first weekend. Here are three quick observations from the game: 1. North Carolina's depth won out ... just barely The game...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

March 3 Rundown

Welcome to the Rundown on the last Monday of the regular season. There aren't a ton of games on the docket tonight but there are a couple of big ones. Plus, conference tournament play gets under way with the first game of the Patriot League tournament, which Steve Fetch previewed earlier. 7 PM Notre Dame at (14) North Carolina - ESPN The Tar Heels haven't been quite impressive...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 19 Tar Heels clip Hokies, roll to 11th straight win

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- James Michael McAdoo scored 15 points to lead No. 19 North Carolina past Virginia Tech 60-56 on Saturday for the Tar Heels' 11th straight victory. McAdoo hit 6 of 9 from the floor for the Tar Heels (22-7, 12-4), who started Atlantic Coast Conference play 1-4 and have not lost since. The Tar Heels haven't won this many games in a row since opening the 2008-09 season...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 19 Tar Heels clip Hokies, roll to 11th straight win

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- James Michael McAdoo scored 15 points to lead No. 19 North Carolina past Virginia Tech 60-56 on Saturday for the Tar Heels' 11th straight victory. McAdoo hit 6 of 9 from the floor for the Tar Heels (22-7, 12-4), who started Atlantic Coast Conference play 1-4 and have not lost since. The Tar Heels haven't won this many games in a row since opening the 2008-09 season...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

North Carolina-NC State Preview

North Carolina found itself in trouble last month after yet another costly ACC loss. Nine consecutive wins later, the Tar Heels need two more in the last four games to clinch a double-bye in the ACC tournament. Having re-entered the Top 25 this week at No. 19 after a seven-week absence, North Carolina seeks its first 10-game run since its 2008-09 national championship season Wednesday...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

FSU's tournament hopes keep slipping with frustrating loss to North Carolina

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Desperate for a win, Florida State played inspired basketball. But a 15-point, first-half lead at home dwindled away. And so, too, perhaps the season. Freshman Kennedy Meeks scored a season-high 23 points and Marcus Paige had 16 second-half points as North Carolina shook off a sluggish start to rally and defeat Florida State 81-75 on Monday night. The Seminoles...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Tar Heels peaking at the right time

Less than 1 month ago, the North Carolina Tar Heels were dead in the water. They started ACC play 1-4, and were quickly sinking from national relevance. Already known for their frustrating inconsistency, UNC was picking up bad losses in a sub par “power conference”. Flash forward a month and Carolina is once again a factor in the ACC. Since their 1-4 start, the Heels have rattled...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

North Carolina beats Florida State 81-75

Roy Williams earned his 300th win at North Carolina with an 81-75 win against Florida State as the Tar Heels rallied from a 15-point first-half deficit to record its seventh consecutive victory. North Carolina (18-7, 8-4 ACC) freshman Kennedy Meeks scored a career-high 23 points while Marcus Paige chipped in 20. James Michael McAdoo, who had scored double figures in 17 consecutive...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

McAdoo, Paige lead Tar Heels’ sense of urgency

Send to KindleCredit: Brian Westerholt/Sports on Film Early in the season, the North Carolina Tar Heels were passive. Players would stand around and wait on  each other to step up and make plays to win games.  The result: A lack of efficiency which showed in losses to Belmont and UAB, although the Bruins of Nashville are likely to take an NCAA slot as they lead the Ohio Valley...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

UNC Defeats Pitt in a Spirited Dean Dome

James Michael McAdoo/goheels.comThe North Carolina Tar Heels (17-7, 6-4 ACC) hosted the #25 Pittsburgh Panthers at home the day after Valentine’s Day. Wintry weather has plagued North Carolina the past few days, leading to the game against their greatest rival, the Duke Blue Devils, having to be postponed and rescheduled to the 20th. The Tar Heels had two great practices the day...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

North Carolina holds off No. 25 Pittsburgh 75-71

James Michael McAdoo had 24 points and 12 rebounds to help North Carolina beat No. 25 Pittsburgh 75-71 on Saturday for its sixth straight victory. Marcus Paige added 18 points for the Tar Heels (17-7, 7-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who extended the season's longest winning streak three days after their rivalry game against Duke was postponed due to a winter storm. They shot 48...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

McAdoo leads UNC to 73-62 victory over Irish

James Michael McAdoo scored 18 points, Marcus Paige added 16 and North Carolina dominated inside after a slow start to defeat Notre Dame 73-62 Saturday for the fifth straight victory for the Tar Heels. The Tar Heels trailed by nine points twice in the first half, but their speed and athleticism wore the Fighting Irish down. North Carolina had a 44-24 advantage in the paint and a...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

North Carolina Tar Heels: Tournament Hopes or more Disappointment?

The North Carolina Tar Heels have been a conundrum. Well, let the riddle continue. After early losses to Belmont and UAB, the Tar Heels rebounded to knock off Louisville, Michigan State, and Kentucky. With those wins, UNC fans were hopeful of another ACC title, and more, for their young Tar Heels. But then came conference play and an 0-3 start, its worst initial ACC showing in years...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

UNC Defeats Terps 75-63: Final Regular Season Conference Matchup Between the Two Teams

The North Carolina Tar Heels (14-7, 4-4 ACC) took on The Maryland Terrapins (13-9, 5-4 ACC) at home in the Dean Smith Dome. Each team came into the game with four losses in conference play and desperately needing a win. The Tar Heels and the Terps have both played inconsistently throughout the seasons, but neither team is far from being competitive in ACC play. The Tar Heels beat...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Tar Heels see progress in win over rival NC State

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina came into the game against in-state rival N.C. State with bigger goals in mind, including keeping its NCAA Tournament hopes alive. Of course, N.C. State had -- and still has -- that same goal. But for at least 25 of the 40 minutes on Saturday, two teams that seemed relatively even on paper looked anything but. It took N.C. State (14-8, 4-5 ACC...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

North Carolina beats NC State 84-70

James Michael McAdoo had 16 points and 13 rebounds to help North Carolina beat rival North Carolina State 84-70 on Saturday. Leslie McDonald scored a season-high 20 points for the Tar Heels (14-7, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their third straight game. North Carolina scored the game's first six points, led by double figures 7 minutes in and by 17 at halftime to continue...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

North Carolina wins at Georgia Tech 78-65

Marcus Paige scored all but two of his 19 points in the second half Wednesday, and James Michael McAdoo battled foul trouble to add 17 to lead North Carolina to a 78-65 win over Georgia Tech. UNC (13-7, 3-4 ACC) pulled steadily away after leading just 26-25 at halftime, in a game played despite Atlanta being hit Tuesday evening by a snow/ice storm that grid-locked much of the region...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

(VIDEO) Exclusive interview with James Michael McAdoo post Clemson win

Send to Kindle The North Carolina Tar Heels played with a sense of urgency and were able to keep the Clemson Tigers winless in Chapel Hill, looking like the team  many thought they could be at the beginning of the season. The Heels are now 12-7 overall and 2-4 in ACC. James Michael McAdoo was the difference-maker as he was playing with a different level of aggression and set the...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

UNC extends record home winning streak against Clemson

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina has experienced a lot of firsts this season, and not the good kinds. The Tar Heels were 1-4 in the ACC for the first time under Roy Williams, for one. Their 45-point effort in a loss at Syracuse was a shot-clock era first in futility, for another. It logically follows, then, that Clemson (13-6, 4-3 ACC) had a chance to finally end The Streak. Former...
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January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

North Carolina beats Clemson 80-61

James Michael McAdoo scored 22 points to help North Carolina beat Clemson 80-61 on Sunday, keeping the Tigers winless all-time in Chapel Hill. Marcus Paige added 15 points for the Tar Heels (12-7, 2-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) in a dominating performance. North Carolina played with more energy and aggressiveness than during its recent struggles, shooting 55 percent for the game...
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January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

UNC beats BC 82-71, avoids 1st 0-4 start in ACC

Marcus Paige scored 21 points and North Carolina beat Boston College 82-71 on Saturday for its first ACC victory of the season. James Michael McAdoo added 17 points for the Tar Heels (11-6, 1-3). They shot nearly 53 percent in their highest-scoring ACC game of the season and avoided the first 0-4 start to conference play in the program's proud history. Olivier Hanlan scored 16...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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