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With North Carolina’s 24–20 win over South Carolina on Saturday, head coach Mack Brown became the first UNC head coach to win a season opener against a Power 5 opponent since, well, Mack … more
The football gods are rarely this overtly karmic, but the ending of Saturday’s 20–17 North Carolina win against Duke represented poetic justice for the Tar Heels star who sealed the … more
Saturday’s matchup between North Carolina and Virginia Tech involved the debut of new rules in which, starting with the fifth overtime, teams alternate penalty kicks — er, two-point … more
As disappointing as North Carolina’s six-point loss at Wake Forest on Friday night was, the Tar Heels have definitely exceeded expectations so far in 2019. Few Tar Heel fans and (if they were … more
Even before a minor meniscus tear sidelined super freshman Cole Anthony (who is expected to miss another month), head coach Roy Williams warned everyone before the season that his North Carolina team … more
The University of North Carolina department of psychology got its best endorsement in years on Sunday, as a frustrated Roy Williams explained, “If I had to go to college again, I wouldn’t … more
It has been a long time since North Carolina has looked as helpless and hapless on the basketball floor as they have over the past month, as the Heels now have their first losing record (8-9) since … more
North Carolina is now on a three-game losing streak, and someone just looking at wins and losses could be excused for concluding that the Tar Heel football program is continuing along the same … more
It was a tough week for North Carolina basketball, as the Tar Heels failed to break 50 points in losses to Ohio State (74-49) and at Virginia (56-47), the first time UNC has failed to score 50 in … more
North Carolina knew coming into The South’s Oldest Rivalry on Saturday night that its success hinged on slowing down one man: Virginia quarterback Bryce Perkins, the Cavaliers’ season … more
“He’s the best point guard I’ve ever been around. Plain and simple. Period. The end.” UNC assistant coach and 12-year NBA veteran Hubert Davis had high praise for Cole Anthony … more
Roy Williams is nothing if not honest in his assessments both of himself and his team. Williams made national headlines last week when he called this North Carolina team “probably the least … more
Entering its open week halfway through the season, North Carolina is on schedule. Although the disappointment of not closing the deal for a colossal upset against Clemson on Sept. 28 still stings, a … more
In recent years, North Carolina has consistently been one of the nation’s highest-scoring basketball teams, thanks in large part to Roy Williams’ philosophy of playing at a high tempo. … more
Mack Brown has long placed great emphasis on UNC being the flagship program in the state, and Saturday’s 41-10 beatdown of rival NC State will surely aid that pitch on the recruiting trail this … more
North Carolina’s final possession in an upset loss to Boston College on Saturday was a microcosm of the Tar Heels’ week. Superstar point guard Cole Anthony dribbled around the perimeter … more
A little over a week ago, North Carolina was pretty close to rock bottom, having looked shockingly helpless in a loss at Pittsburgh after blowing a late lead to lose to Clemson at home for the first … more
After a nine-day layoff for exams, North Carolina “sneaked by” (to borrow Roy Williams’ summary) a plucky Yale squad 70–67 on Monday night. The win gives Roy Williams 879 in … more
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