Nazair Jones Drafted By Seattle In Third Round

University of North Carolina defensive tackle Nazair Jones was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the third round (102nd overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft Friday evening. Jones is the 14th defensive lineman from North Carolina selected in the NFL Draft over the last 15 years. He is the first defensive tackle from UNC selected since Sylvester Williams was Denver's first round pick in 2013. (

UNC Men's Lacrosse Wins Wild ACC Semifinal Over No. 1 Syracuse

The 18th-ranked UNC men's lacrosse team built a nine-goal halftime lead and held on for a wild 16-15 ACC Championship semifinal victory over top-ranked Syracuse Friday night at Koskinen Stadium. With the win, the Tar Heels advanced to the ACC Championship game Sunday at noon against either Duke or Notre Dame. The game will be nationally televised on ESPNU. (

Video: Path 2 the Pros - DT Naz Jones gets Defensive

There is more to former North Carolina defensive tackle Naz Jones than meets the eye. And that's saying a lot, because he is an eye full of dominating football player. Watch and listen to what he had to say fresh out of his UNC Pro Day, about his charitable organization, his strengths, and his style of comedy. (

No. 3 UNC Baseball Rallies To Take Series Opener vs. Clemson, 5-1

No. 3 North Carolina scored five times with two outs in the seventh inning to rally past No. 6 Clemson 5-1 on Friday evening at Boshamer Stadium (Highlights). Michael Busch's three-run double put the Tar Heels in front for the first time and helped J.B. Bukauskas improve to 8-0 on the year. (

UNC Women's Lacrosse Outlasts Boston College, 17-14

The top-seeded UNC women's lacrosse team got five first-half goals from Molly Hendrick, beating fifth-seeded Boston College, 17-14, on Friday in an ACC Tournament semifinal at Sports Backers Stadium. UNC improved to 15-2 overall and advanced to Sunday's ACC championship game at 1 p.m. against either No. 2 seed Syracuse or No. 3 seed Virginia (

No. 2 Seminoles Take Series Opener vs. UNC Softball, 3-0

Small ball in the late innings broke a scoreless tie on Friday , night as No. 2 Florida State took the ACC series opener with North Carolina by a score of 3-0. With the loss, UNC fell to 36-16 (14-7 ACC). The top two teams in the ACC combined for just four hits in the pitcher's duel behind complete-game efforts from Brittany Pickett (20-6) and Meghan King (22-1). (

Video: Chase Rice - Going Home

Country music artist and former Tar Heel linebacker Chase Rice talks about coming home to Chapel Hill on his recent visit and what his time at North Carolina has meant to him both personally and professionally. View Video...

Clemson vs. UNC in battle of ACC baseball heavyweights

A baseball scout spent some time chatting with Clemson coach Monte Lee on Monday, and the discussion turned to the Tigers' all-important ACC series at North Carolina this weekend. Specifically, they talked about J.B. Bukauskas — UNC's Friday night starter who boasts one of the best arsenals in the country, and who likely will be a top-10 pick in June’s Major League Baseball draft. (Charleston Post and Courier)

Stilman White 2016-17 season review

Over six years and four basketball seasons, Stilman White played team basketball, always looking for ways to get his teammates involved. He was unselfish, aware that there were more talented players around him. More importantly, White played with as much heart and effort as anyone on the court. And above all else, those are the things that Stilman White should be remembered for. (Keeping It Heel)

Former NFL linebacker Dwight Hollier focuses on tackling a different obstacle facing NFL players

Dwight Hollier, a longtime linebacker for the Miami Dolphins and a star at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has found a new way to make a mark on the league. Now, as the Vice President of Wellness and Clinical Services for the NFL, Hollier helps provide the necessary materials, education, and more, to aid current and former players. (Charlotte Observer)

Greensboro's NFL Draft Hopefuls: T.J. Logan

T.J. Logan raised some eyebrows when he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.37 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine, the fastest time among running backs. It didn't surprise anyone in Greensboro who saw Logan's blazing speed early. While Logan's speed is his best attribute, Logan can add value as a pass-catcher out of the backfield, slot receiver or as a kick returner. (Greensboro News & Record)

Statement series awaits Clemson, UNC

Coach Monte Lee said this weekend is why his players come to Clemson. Beginning Friday at 6:30 p.m., the No. 3-ranked Tigers will be put to the test with a trip to No. 4 North Carolina for the highest-profile college baseball series in the country. “What a great challenge for our team,” Lee said. “We feel like we’ve got a good team. The tougher it is, the better we like it.” (Anderson Independent Mail)

UNC Postdoc Elizabeth Wayne Selected as TED Fellow

Elizabeth Wayne, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in cancer nanotechnology at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, has been selected as a TED fellow and will take the stage to deliver a talk at TED2017 this April in Vancouver. She joins a class of 15 young innovators from four continents and a program that has selected 414 fellows from 87 countries since its inception in 2009. (

Chase Rice Surprises Fans With Pop-Up Show in Chapel Hill

Chase Rice visited his old stomping grounds on Tuesday (April 25), returning to the dive bar where he got his start as a performer. He hinted at the gig on Twitter several hours before his appearance, writing, “In the mood to pop up and play some songs tonight at @Hes_Not_Here. See y’all around 8:30.” The surprise show was at Chapel Hill, N.C.’s He’s Not Here bar. (Taste of Country)

Clemson ready for marquee baseball series against UNC

“We feel like we’ve got a good team. The tougher it is, the better we like it.” Those words were spoken by Clemson head baseball coach Monte Lee in reference to college baseball’s marquee series this upcoming weekend, as the No. 3 Tigers (34-8, 16-5 ACC) travel to tobacco road to take on the No. 4 North Carolina Tar Heels (33-9, 16-5 ACC). (Orangeburg Times & Democrat)

Mr. Biscuit? New Bears QB plays name game

As Mitch Trubisky began his relationship with Chicago media Thursday night, there were a few things he needed to clear up. First and foremost, he doesn't care if people call him "Mitch" or "Mitchell." "You guys can call me whatever you want," he said to reporters at Halas Hall via teleconference. "My mom calls me Mitchell. My family calls me Mitchell. But I have friends and teammates who call me Mitch, as well." (Chicago Tribune)

UNC Men’s Tennis Rolls Past Florida State, Into ACC Semifinals

The 12th-ranked UNC men’s tennis team started its ACC Tournament run off on the right foot Friday afternoon in Rome, Georgia at the Rome Tennis Center. Head coach Sam Paul and company–the third seed in the ACC–knocked off the Florida State Seminoles by a team score of 4-1, in the first conference tournament match between the two teams since 2007. (

Bluffed or not, Bears GM Ryan Pace couldn’t afford to lose Mitch Trubisky

The Bears’ decision to trade up to the second overall pick in the NFL draft to select quarterback Mitch Trubisky is so many things. It’s bold and a bit crazy. It’s risky, but also premeditated. It’s expensive, but possibly worth it. There is serious skepticism in league circles that the San Francisco 49ers had any other serious offers for their No. 2 pick. (Chicago Sun-Times)

Video: 2017 ACC Barnstorming Tour Stops In Stokes County

Some of the ACC's top athletes hit the court in front of a packed gym of fans as the 2017 ACC Barnstorming Tour made a stop in the Triad. Players like UNC's Isaiah Hicks and Duke's Amile Jefferson took on a team of Stokes County All-Stars from North, West, and South Stokes High Schools Wednesday night. (WFMY)

Becoming Mitchell Trubisky

We watched Mitchell Trubisky serve as the relief quarterback for Marquise Williams for two seasons. We watched Trubisky make winning plays when he did manage to get on the field during that time. But nary one of us local sports writers who saw Trubisky all the time honestly can say that we thought he would be the No. 2 pick in Thursday's NFL draft and the first quarterback taken. (

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