A look at all 10 UNC basketball players to win gold medals at the Olympics
This year’s team featured Harrison Barnes, the 10th Tar Heel to win an Olympic gold medal while representing the United States. This got us thinking about who the other nine players were to represent the red, white, and Carolina blue.
Fall Sports Calendar Heats Up At UNC
Fall sports season is officially in full swing on campus. The UNC men’s soccer season gets underway Friday night as the #8 Tar Heels host Cal Poly, 7:30 pm at Fetzer Field. Carolina also hosts St. Louis on Sunday at 7:30. Also this weekend, UNC women’s soccer is in Florida: Friday evening they’re in Fort Myers facing Florida Gulf Coast at 7 pm; then on Sunday they’re in Boca Raton, taking on Florida Atlantic at 1:00.
Brian Miller, Hunter Williams Named To Cape Cod All-League Team
UNC juniors Brian Miller and Hunter Williams were named to the Cape Cod Baseball League's annual year-end all-league team, league commissioner Paul Galop announced this week. Both Miller and Williams were also named to the midseason CCBL All-Star Game rosters, and Williams was a member of the Harwich team that won the East Division title.
Kendall Marshall traded to Jazz, expected to be waived
The Philadelphia 76ers have traded point guard Kendall Marshall to the Utah Jazz for center Tibor Pleiss, two future second-round picks and cash, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports. Marshall's time with the Jazz likely will be short. "The Jazz are planning to waive Marshall and remainder of his guaranteed contract, league sources tell The Vertical."
Lucas: Making A Connection
It’s the first week of classes at Carolina, which means students are going through all the normal introductory activities. You know the type—drinking from the Old Well, having that first night out back on Franklin Street…and getting dunked on by Seventh Woods. About that last one: you’ve by now probably seen the video of Woods dunking on a fellow student.
From father's murder, Wayne Ellington brings story of healing to Miami Heat
Wayne Ellington brings more than 3-point shooting to the Miami Heat. He brings perspective. He brings tears. He brings hope. That's the part you may not know. That's the part he wants to make sure you know. "There's no question that I'm still working through it," he says quietly but expressively, subject matter too raw to ever fully comprehend.
UNC journalism students cover Rio Olympics and have cool stories to prove it
As a child, Paul Beam dreamt of being an Olympic swimmer. So when he got the opportunity to cover water polo at the Rio Olympics, he was excited to see the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in person. He did more than just see the venue — he swam in it, a longstanding tradition for staff at the Olympics.
Jerry Stackhouse Pokes Some Angry Holes In The Story That Michael Jordan Used To Sing To Him
If you pay attention to basketball then you know Michael Jordan has always had a soft spot for Jerry Stackhouse. Both are North Carolina alums and Jordan even went so far as to trade Rip Hamilton to Detroit for Stackhouse when he was both playing and making decisions for the Washington Wizards. Oops.
Coach Warren gives insight on secondary, freshman
North Carolina has veterans who will start in the secondary against Georgia. But behind them there are a lot of new players. CarolinaBlue spoke with UNC defensive backs coach Charlton Warren on Wednesday for a breakdown of the position group. "I have five dudes in nickel who have played a bunch of snaps for us without putting any freshman on the field."
Video: UNC DC Gene Chizik Discusses Defensive Depth
Gene Chizik is putting the finishing touches on preparations for his Tar Heel defense's second season. There are key upperclassmen that are going to be counted on for leadership and big plays in 2016, but backing up those established players is talented youth that is expected to contribute this season.
UNC’s ‘quickest man in college football’ will test UGA’s punt coverage
Georgia freshman punter Marshall Long will be welcomed to college football by having Ryan Switzer back for the Tar Heels to field the ball. Switzer’s next punt return touchdown will tie the NCAA career record of eight held by Wes Welker (Texas Tech) and Antonio Perkins (Oklahoma). Creating room to run after the catch makes the 5-foot-10, 185-pound Switzer go.
Trubisky's experience gives Fedora, Tar Heels confidence in QB
After flashes of brilliance as a backup over the past two seasons, it’s Mitch Trubisky’s turn to lead a UNC offense that soared to new heights last season under Marquise Williams. “He knew his time was coming; his time is here. I think he’s excited about it,” Tar Heels coach Larry Fedora said. "There’s no doubt in my mind he’s prepared because of the reps he’s had.".
UNC-Chapel Hill issues statements on Tim Beckman
Statement from Chancellor Carol L. Folt: “When I first learned yesterday that Coach Larry Fedora had invited former Illinois head coach Tim Beckman to serve as a volunteer with the football program, I was surprised and disappointed. The decision for Mr. Beckman to withdraw from his volunteer position was the right thing to do, and moving forward I don’t expect this situation to recur."
Tim Beckman steps down as UNC assistant
One day after accepting a role as a volunteer assistant for the UNC football program, former Illinois head coach Tim Beckman is stepping down saying, "I do not wish to be a further distraction. I appreciate the opportunity Coach (Larry) Fedora gave me to stay connected to the sport and be around one of the best staffs in the country."
Tar Heel Quartet Named To Lombardi Watch List
UNC standouts Jon Heck, Elijah Hood, Nazair Jones and Caleb Peterson are among the 158 candidates on the preliminary watch list for the Rotary Lombardi Award, the organization announced Thursday. The Rotary Lombardi Award began in 1970 by the Rotary Club of Houston to honor NFL coach Vince Lombardi and to recognize outstanding college football lineman.