Two Sports, One Decision For Jordyn Adams
A two-sport athlete committed to North Carolina to play both baseball and football, Jordyn Adams became significantly less likely to reach Chapel Hill in the fall after hitting .286/.412/.500 with a tournament-best five stolen bases across four games at USA Baseball’s National Training Complex. Adams also plays wide receiver for Cary's Green Hope high school.
‘One more go’ in Boston motivated Shalane Flanagan
Shalane Flanagan experienced last year’s Boston Marathon from a perspective that stoked a mix of emotions. She was on the sky bridge with the WBZ broadcast team, and her unique insight was a bright spot for those watching. But Flanagan knew her true place was on the course from Hopkinton to Boston, somewhere she hadn’t been since 2015.
UNC Men's Tennis Celebrates Robert Kelly With Senior Day Win
It was the Tar Heels' eighth shutout and their final home match of the regular season, and it started outside but finished inside due to a passing storm. Yet the biggest story was Robert Kelly, North Carolina's sole fourth-year player who was honored in Senior Day ceremonies after UNC locked up the doubles point en route to a 4-0 win over Clemson Sunday.
Troy Heilmann Named Most Valuable Wrestler At Year-End Banquet
Senior All-American Troy Heilmann was named the 2018 T.J. Jaworsky Most Valuable Wrestler as the North Carolina wrestling team celebrated its 2017-18 season Sunday at the Chapel Hill Country Club. Heilmann's fourth-place finish at 149 pounds last month in Cleveland led the Tar Heels to their best NCAA Championships team finish since 1995.
A Case For The Naismith HOF: Sam Perkins?
Sam Perkins was a 3-time first-team All-America at UNC, won a national championship, played in two title games, was UNC’s all-time leading rebounder for 25 years, won a gold medal at the 1984 Olympics while serving as the team’s co-captain and was named 1984 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year. In the NBA, he played in 164 career playoff games.
How would Sacha Killeya-Jones fit at UNC?
On Friday, news emerged that UNC is interested in Kentucky transfer Sacha Killeya-Jones. After two seasons coming off the bench in Lexington, the 6-10 forward got a full release from the Wildcats. While bringing in transfers hasn’t always been Roy Williams’ style (Cameron Johnson was the first in several years), it makes sense that the Tar Heels would be interested in Killeya-Jones.
No. 1 UNC Women's Tennis Cruises Past Clemson, 7-0
No. 1 North Carolina retained its stranglehold on first place in the ACC women's tennis standings after a 7-0 victory at Clemson on Sunday afternoon from Furman University. The Tar Heels (22-2, 11-1 ACC) head into the final week of the regular season tied at the top with long-time rival Duke, who disposed of Pitt on Sunday by a likewise, 7-0, result.
No. 5 UNC Women's Lacrosse Cruises Past Canisius, 22-3
Fifth-ranked North Carolina (11-3) scored the final 14 goals of the game and rolled past Canisius (8-7) by a 22-3 score on Sunday at Christian Brothers Academy. Ela Hazar led the Tar Heels with four goals and three assists, with Katie Hoeg adding two goals and four assists and Gianna Bowe chipping in three goals and two assists. UNC outshot Canisius, 43-12.
2018 running back British Brooks signs with UNC
Ashbrook running back British Brooks signed a scholarship offer from North Carolina on Thursday. Brooks, a 5-foot-10, 190-pounder who was a WSOC Big 22 player last season, had back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons for the Green Wave. Brooks rushed for 1,411 yards and 17 touchdowns in 2016 and 1,423 yards and 15 touchdowns this past fall.
Jordan Brown ready to focus on recruitment
The top remaining big man in the class of 2018, five-star Jordan Brown is focusing on his recruitment now that he's done with the All-Star circuit. Ranked No. 12 in the 2018 Rivals150, the 6-foot-10 forward has visited California, Louisiana-Lafayette, St. John's and UNLV. Gonzaga, Nevada and Oregon also made his final seven while Arizona and UNC have reached out.
2019 forward Will Baker has big-time home visits coming
Will Baker, the 6-foot-11, 240-pound five-star big man from Austin (TX) Westlake, has several big-time home visits coming up in the next few days. Baker will host Texas, Texas A&M, North Carolina and UCLA. Baker recently said seven schools were recruiting him the hardest — Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA, UNC, Kansas, Stanford and Baylor — and broke down the four:
He’s 97, and Bobby Gersten’s influence still is being felt
At 97, former Long Beach High School baseball and basketball coach Bobby Gersten remains a renaissance man. He coached future Hall of Fame basketball coach Larry Brown at Long Beach High, was a college teammate of future Yankee George “Snuffy” Stirnweiss at North Carolina and provided educational guidance to future comedy star Billy Crystal.
Intangibles place Joel Berry in running for Sullivan Award
Joel Berry sparked Lake Highland to back-to-back state basketball championships before helping UNC win its sixth national championship in 2017. He is a finalist for the AAU Sullivan Award — to be presented Tuesday in Manhattan to the top amateur athlete in the United States — largely because of his leadership and an ability to overcome almost any obstacle.