UNC's Growing Defensive Confidence
North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora’s trust in his defense is growing week by week, and after Saturday’s 35-14 win over Virginia it’s at an all-time high. UNC held Virginia to 253 total yards of offense and an average of three yards per play. Fedora says that the trust he has in his defense has been built by the unit’s growing confidence in itself.
Marvin Williams ready for another season in Charlotte
Hornets forward Marvin Williams admitted the Tar Heel fans that still support him make his job even better. He played for North Carolina his freshman year and won a National Championship, and still attributes much of his success to Roy Williams. "I can never tell you how thankful I am for what Coach Williams has done for me and my family and my life."
Small Lineup Still in Play for UNC
Roy Williams’s plan to play his small lineup more in 2016-17 remains intact despite the loss of Theo Pinson to a broken right foot for an indefinite amount of time. The burden to man the four spot when going small now falls directly on junior wing Justin Jackson. The loss of a fifth post player has been a determining factor in Williams’ decision to play more small ball.
The top 25 field designs in college football, ranked
No. 12: North Carolina - North Carolina changes its field a lot—and every version looks good. Whether it's the black and blue design, patriotic design or bright blue end zones like the picture here, the Tar Heels get it right.
On A Team Of 'Cool Guys,' Ed Davis Makes An Effort To Bring Emotion
While Ed Davis is one of the cooler customers on the Portland Trail Blazers, he also carries himself with the kind of swagger that belies a toughness and ferocity that doesn't require overt declarations. But sometimes, being overt is the best way to get the point across, so Davis has made some attempts at showing more emotion while in the heat of competition.
Kenny Williams primed for bounce-back season
UNC guard Kenny Williams struggled offensively last year, but he only played double digit minutes once all year. He never shot more than three times in a game and only shot more than once four times. It's hard for a shooter to get going when he rarely has offensive opportunities. On other side of the ball, Williams showed flashes of greatness defensively.
US News and World Report Ranks Carolina 32nd Among World’s Top Research Universities
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ties for 32nd among the world’s top 1,000 research universities, according to the U.S. News and World Report Best Global Universities rankings. UNC is tied with Boston University and the University of Colorado–Boulder for 32nd among world institutions. Among U.S. research universities, UNC placed 26th overall and 11th among public campuses.
In crunch time, Vince Carter wins one for the old guys
It seemed like a mismatch in the Minnesota Timberwolves' favor. The league's oldest player was defending one of the NBA's premier young talents in crunch time. But 39-year-old Vince Carter got the best of Andrew Wiggins, 21. Wiggins finished with 25 points, but didn't score in the fourth quarter until a pair of meaningless free throws with 1.9 seconds left
UNC’s Isaiah Hicks intent on shaking a foul habit
With Brice Johnson’s departure, it will be even more important for Isaiah Hicks to no longer lead the ACC in fouls as he did last season. At ACC Operation Basketball on Wednesday, Hicks said that he is confident he can turn those numbers around. He thinks that some of problem was that he pushed hard to make an immediate impact when he came off the bench.
North Carolina Tar Heels 2016-17 Basketball Team Preview and Prediction
The Tar Heels won’t start the season as anyone’s favorite to win the NCAA championship. However, an upper-tier finish in the stacked ACC and a return to the Final Four could be within reach. The lack of obvious star power is an issue, but having six upperclassmen with significant experience provides continuity that many other national contenders lack.
How things changed for Nate Britt, Kris Jenkins after 'The Shot'
Nate Britt's family had taken in Kris Jenkins, and the two considered themselves brothers. There was trash-talking between the duo leading up to the national championship game, which ended with Jenkins sinking one of the most memorable shots in championship game history, a buzzer-beater that gave Villanova the title. But there has been none since.
Joel Berry makes a point – a few, actually – about Carolina's backcourt
Back for his junior season after being named the ACC basketball tournament’s most valuable player, Joel Berry will have the ball in his hands as UNC’s lead guard and is expected to make another leap forward after a breakout season. But what he’s most excited about might be those that aren’t very excited about him or the Tar Heels’ guards this season.
Appreciating the stubbornness of coach Larry Fedora
You don’t get the guy who has the best chance in 50 years to establish North Carolina football as a program if he’s interested in your theories on play calling. Larry Fedora a stubborn SOB, but he’s our stubborn SOB, and so long as that is the case, you should hope he never changes, because he’s well on his way to taking us where we’ve never been.
ACC Media Day Social Recap
Senior forward Isaiah Hicks, junior point guard Joel Berry II and head coach Roy Williams were in Charlotte on Wednesday representing North Carolina at the 2016 Atlantic Coast Conference Operation Basketball. Activities included press conferences, photo shoots, print and television interviews, live radio hits and more throughout the day.
UNC Will Take Lead In Major PTSD Study
This study, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, will be based at UNC. The $21 million AURORA Study will employ the efforts of 19 institutions and more than 40 scientists. Trauma survivors will be enrolled during the immediate aftermath of trauma and followed longitudinally for one year.