The Daily Tar Heel recognizes seven notable alumni for Black History Month
Julius Chambers - Lawyer and lifetime civil rights advocate Julius L. Chambers graduated from UNC School of Law in 1962. During his long career as a civil rights attorney, he won many landmark cases including Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, which instituted a system to bus-in students of color from distant neighborhoods to integrate Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools.
Add this year's Tar Heels to list of UNC 'teams we love'
When you put expectations aside, when a team has recently won a championship, and you give them room to grow, room to evolve, they’ll reward you. This Tar Heel team may not win the national championship, and that’s OK. If, as a fan, you expect a national championship every year, you’re almost always going to be disappointed. Better to try to just enjoy the ride.
Mitch Trubisky already established himself as Bears' franchise-saving QB
Evaluating Bears rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky's 12-game season, during which he threw to a no-name receiving corps led by Kendall Wright and Dontrelle Inman in a "basic" offensive system better suited for the middle ages, requires looking beyond his conventional stat line. When diving into his film, his potential and ability to thrive in the NFL is apparent.
Luke Maye Earns Academic All-District Honors
UNC forward Luke Maye was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District basketball team, which recognizes student-athletes for their performances on the court and in the classroom. A junior from Huntersville, N.C., Maye was one of six players selected to District 3, which includes North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
No. 6 UNC baseball set to face ECU over the weekend
The No. 6 North Carolina Tar Heels will face ECU in a three-game series in three difference venues this weekend as it continues its start to the 2018 season. The series kicks off Friday at 5 p.m. ET in Greenville before it moves to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park (DBAP) on Saturday for a 6 p.m ET match and culminates in Chapel Hill on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.
Brendan Haywood on Life Alongside Jordan and LeBron
Only four men in NBA history have played with Michael Jordan and LeBron James. Former UNC center Brendan Haywood, now an analyst for NBA TV, is one of those lucky, rare few. The Ringer talked to Haywood about the differences between the two superstars, what they were like as teammates and people, and where he falls on the great GOAT debate.
Through five games, Michael Busch leads UNC baseball on offense
Twenty-two home runs, 110 runs batted in and 99 hits. These are the stats that Tar Heels first baseman Michael Busch is on pace to reach after the first five games of North Carolina’s 2018 season. The sophomore likely won’t finish with these numbers, but they do show the improvements that he has made between his first and second year of college.
Spenser Dalton: Thoughts on UNC vs. Syracuse
Last night UNC's offense for the first 33 or so minutes against Syracuse's zone defense was tremendous, with multiple guys finding space in the middle area of the zone and guys hitting the open shots when they came. The worry for this team has always been what will happen if they don’t hit shots, and as last night shows they’re hard to beat when they do.
Put me in, Coach: "Walk-On U" spotlights UNC's walk-ons
Junior Zach Goins, who works for The Daily Tar Heel, is a walk-on football player at North Carolina who created UNC’s version of “Walk-On U” in fall of 2016. The Twitter page has a 1,296 followers with strong connections to comparable walk-pages from other schools. Goins said he jokes that walk-ons have a motto that they are going pro in something other than sports.
Saskatchewan Roughriders re-sign T.J. Thorpe
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have re-signed international receiver T.J. Thorpe, international offensive lineman Terran Vaughn and international defensive back Melvin White, the team announced Wednesday. Thorpe will remain with the Riders after joining the team in October and spending the final two weeks of the regular season on the team’s practice roster.
Meghan Klingenberg out to prove that she still deserves spot with U.S. Women's National Team
Meghan Klingenberg was an indispensable piece of the USA's backline at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. She played every minute of every game in the tournament, helping the U.S. Women's National Team to its first World Cup title since 1999. But three years later, the 29-year-old is fighting to prove that she still deserves a spot on the international stage.
Theo Pinson, UNC follow familiar script to carve up Syracuse zone
Theo Pinson frequently takes a back seat to two high-scoring teammates on the defending national champions, but when the Tar Heels sat down to break down film of Syracuse's 2-3 zone, it was clear to him he'd need to take a star turn on Wednesday night. The Tar Heels' 6-foot-6 small forward/big problem made a home for himself in the high post against the Orange.
Quick Hitters – UNC vs. Syracuse
Theo Pinson is playing like an absolute beast. He tallied seven assists on the night, six of which were in the first half. He scored a career high 23 points. Those 23 points came on an efficient 9-for-12 shooting including 2-for-2 from three-point range. Over the course of the last three games Pinson is averaging 19.3 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 5.7 assists for North Carolina.
Diamond Heels out hit St. John's but fall 5-2
No. 6 North Carolina dropped its second straight game on Wednesday, a 5-2 loss to visiting St. John's. The Tar Heels out hit St. John's, 10-8, but went just 2-19 with runners on base. Wednesday's loss marks the first time since 1962 that the Tar Heels have dropped their first two home games. UNC will play ECU Friday at 5 p.m. in Greenville as a part of a three-game set.
Lucas: A Winning Room
You can put Cameron Johnson's words in a textbook about how to recognize a winning locker room. He's been in a few of them. The last couple of Carolina teams have had the vast majority of players sit around the locker room after practices for no particular reason other than enjoying each other's company. This year's group is developing the same chemistry.