Larry Fedora Live: Tyler Powell Returns

UNC defensive end Tyler Powell made an immediate impact in his first game of 2017. The opportunity came in the second quarter of the Tar Heels’ 53-23 victory when Powell blocked a 26-yard field goal attempt. But the senior’s impact went further than just one play. While he only recorded one tackle, Powell continually got pressure on Old Domion’s quarterbacks. (Inside Carolina)

College Basketball Players Tasked with Replacing Last Year's Biggest Stars

The Tar Heels have other guys who will rise to the occasion following the departure of Justin Jackson. Joel Berry II is a career 38 percent three-point shooter. Luke Maye shot 40 percent last year, and his minutes should more than double as he moves into a starting role. And young guards Seventh Woods, Brandon Robinson and Jalek Felton could all be factors. (Bleacher Report)

Colin Moran returns to Astros eight weeks after fracturing face

Colin Moran says he doesn't remember too much from the night of July 22 at Camden Yards in Baltimore. Moran spoke Tuesday afternoon while standing in front of his locker in the Astros' clubhouse at Minute Maid Park, where he readied for a major league game for the first time since the freak injury, from which he suffered multiple facial fractures and a concussion. (Houston Chronicle)

Confident Jordon Brown On His OL, 100 Yards & Duke

North Carolina sophomore tailback Jordon Brown registered the first 100-yard rushing game of his career last Saturday at Old Dominion, gaining 125 yards on 17 attempts. This weekend, Brown and the Tar Heels must deal with Duke and the No. 1 rated rushing defense in the nation. The Blue Devils haven’t exactly beaten a who’s who of college football yet, though. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Chazz Surratt's picture is clearer two years after flipped commitment

This Saturday, former four-star commit Chazz Surratt will take the field against the Duke Blue Devils. His fourth career game will hold weight for two reasons: It’s an in-state, ACC rivalry matchup, and it's the first time Surratt will face the school that he first declared he was attending. On April 21, 2016, and for about two months after that, Surratt planned on being a Blue Devil. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC student launches his own clothing line

UNC sophomore Jalon Cooper launched VZN Clothing in early August. Many students have started wearing VZN Clothing on campus and participating in photoshoots to help spread the brand’s name. Members of the UNC basketball team including Seventh Woods, Brandon Robinson and Jalek Felton have also helped Cooper’s marketing by sporting the shirts. (Daily Tar Heel)

How Dante Calabria is following the footsteps of basketball legends

New Keiser University interim head basketball coach Dante Calabria is getting his first shot at being a college coach. Calabria, who played under Dean Smith at UNC in the 1990s, coached two seasons ago as an assistant under hall of fame coach Rollie Massimino at Keiser. Calabria was hired to be interim head coach of the Seahawks on Friday following the Aug. 30 death of Massimino. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Catherine Hayden's Hat Trick Leads No. 7 UNC Field Hockey In 10-0 Win Over Davidson

The UNC field hockey team got six goals from the bench and didn't give up a shot in a 10-0 win over Davidson Tuesday at Jack Katz Stadium (Highlights). Catherine Hayden led the way with her first career hat trick as the seventh-ranked Tar Heels improved to 7-2. Next up for UNC is a road trip to New York, where the Tar Heels will face No. 6 Syracuse Saturday. (

No. 7 UNC Men's Soccer Posts 4-1 Win Over George Washington

No. 7 North Carolina won its fifth match in a row after recording a 4-1 victory over George Washington on Tuesday (Highlights). Alan Winn scored two goals for UNC (7-1) and Zach Wright handout out three assists. UNC now turns its attention to Friday's ACC match with No. 9 Virginia that will televised on Fox Sports Carolinas beginning at 7 p.m., from Charlottesville, Va. (

Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook recognizes UNC

Blue Ribbon’s College Basketball Yearbook released their annual preseason rankings on Monday, naming who they think are the top teams and players in the country. The Tar Heels were 10th in the poll, while Joel Berry was named a second-team All-American. He joined Marvin Bagley, Miles Bridges, Allonzo Trier, and Devonte Graham on the second-team. (Keeping It Heel)

UNC Attempting to Solve Third Down Woes

UNC’s battered and inexperienced offense has exceeded preseason expectations to date, although its struggles on third down have limited its overall production. The Tar Heels are converting 36.8 percent of their third downs, which is 89th nationally and 11th in the ACC. For Larry Fedora’s offense to establish a rhythm and push tempo, the chains have to be constantly moving. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Coach Kap On Injuries, McCargo, Veal & UNC's WR Situation

Coach Kapilovic spoke about the job Jay-Jay McCargo did playing every snap at center, how Mason Veal graded out playing the entire second half in place of William Sweet, and even had some fun with Veal’s pass reception. *As the OC, Kap discussed WR Thomas Jackson’s injury answered if Jordan Cunningham can fill in doing some of the things Jackson was doing well. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

UNC DL Malik Carney headlines Pro Football Focus’ top defensive players from Week 3

Malik Carney was near perfect in North Carolina’s 53-23 blowout win over Old Dominion last weekend. Per Pro Football Focus‘ grading system, the redshirt junior defensive end was one of the top-performing defensive players in the nation during Week 3’s slate of games. In fact, with a 90 overall grade, there were only five other names across the country who fared better. (

UNC Opponent Preview: Blue Devils Riding Win Streak

Duke has started the season with three consecutive wins for only the second time since 1994. The Blue Devils have put together a trio of dominant offensive performances, averaging 45 points per game and posting a win margin of 30.3. A big part of that success has been Duke’s rushing attack – the Blue Devils have rushed for over 200 yards in each game this season. (Inside Carolina)

Top five conference games in each major college basketball league this season

North Carolina at Louisville, Feb. 17: Everyone will be shooting for the reigning national champions on the road in conference play, but this spot is especially trying. Middle of February -- the dog days of the college calendar -- against a very good team on its home court and looking for No. 1 or No. 2 seed status. Will be a great matchup in guard play. (CBS Sports)

UNC public health researchers receive $6M+ grant to fight infectious diseases

Two researchers from the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health have been awarded a grant for more than $6 million to accelerate the development of a promising new drug in the fight against deadly coronaviruses. Ralph S. Baric, PhD, professor, and Timothy Sheahan, PhD, research assistant professor, are co-principal investigators for the grant. (

Joel Berry: The Full Interview

Joel Berry: "The thing this year is that we have eight new guys coming in and that’s the biggest recruiting class that Coach has had in a while. Even though some are walk-ons and some are sons or brothers of former players, we still have to get everybody into the Carolina mindset. That’s going to be the hardest thing about this year, with me and Theo being the seniors." (Inside Carolina)

Duke brings nation's No. 1 run defense into UNC game

The Blue Devils have the best defense against the run in the Bowl Subdivision, allowing just 47.7 yards on the ground per game heading into this week's rivalry game with North Carolina. They rank seventh in the nation in total defense at 223 yards per game and their opponents have converted just 12 percent of their third downs — second-best in the FBS. (Associated Press)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Road Win At ODU

Break down UNC's football road win at Old Dominion and look ahead to the rivalry game this weekend against Duke with the latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast. Hosts Jones Angell of the Tar Heel Sports Network and Adam Lucas of provide their insiders' insight into another big week of Tar Heel football. (

Lucas: Deep Water

Every year Jonas Sahratian, UNC basketball's strength and conditioning coordinator, is presented with a new crop of Tar Heels. "Especially with the young guys, we have to teach them they can do more than they think they can," Sahratian says. "They can push harder. They haven't been taken to that place yet, and a couple of them have to be taken to the deep water to teach them how to swim." (

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