The John Bunting story: 10 more things
Bunting was “not very happy” for a while after his tenure at UNC ended and it took him a while to heal. He said Joe Miller, the beloved longtime football coach at New Hanover High who died in 2014, was instrumental in helping him heal. Bunting said Miller “was absolutely in my corner." "And he watched out for me,” Bunting said. “He really helped me get through the first couple of years. Because I wasn't doing very good.”
Video: Larry Fedora slides into Wilmington for a Rams Club visit
UNC football coach Larry Fedora spoke to the Wilmington Rams Club meeting on Wednesday at Cape Fear Community College. “We are selling the program,” Fedora told WWAY. "I’ll be talking about what we did last year and what’s going to happen in the future. We are excited about next year. We’re 122 days away from that opening game and looking forward to it.”
Tyler Ramirez named to Academic All-District baseball team
UNC junior outfielder Tyler Ramirez has been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District baseball team. Ramirez is one of 13 players named to the Division I roster for District 3, which includes all DI schools in North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Ramirez is majoring in business administration and leads the Tar Heels in home runs (7), RBI (41) and extra-base hits (19).
No. 17 Carolina Baseball Hosts No. 5 Louisville This Weekend
No. 17 North Carolina returns to ACC play for the first time in 12 days when the Tar Heels host No. 5 Louisville in the opener of a three-game series Friday at 6 p.m. at Boshamer Stadium. UNC has won three straight midweek games around an off weekend for final exams to improve to 29-15 on the year. Louisville enters the weekend riding a six-game winning streak.
Tyler Zeller addresses impending free agency, 'rough' season, thoughts on Boston Celtics organizatio
Despite what he called a "rough year" from an individual standpoint, impending free agent Tyler Zeller showed appreciation for the Boston Celtics organization after an exit interview Friday morning. Because of his restricted free agent status, Zeller does not hold complete control over where he lands next.
UNC's 5 Most Painful Hoops Losses Ever
2 – March 28, 1998, Utah 65, UNC 59: Well, these Tar Heels were the best team in the nation and should have won the national title. Utah was very good, but Carolina simply did not play well that day. And had the Heels advanced to the title game they would have faced a Kentucky team that wasn’t nearly as talented.
Turner's Take: May Days
It's crunch time in college baseball season. Carolina has 11 games remaining to try to complete a résumé that has them in –or even hosting– an NCAA Tournament Regional. Nine of those games are three-game series against tough ACC opponents. Two of those three series are against teams ranked in the top eight of the RPI, no. 2 Louisville and no. 8 NC State.
Larry Fedora, B.J. Surhoff Earn $20k For Charity
North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora and UNC baseball great B.J. Surhoff teamed to post a three-under-par total to earn $20,000 for charity at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge. Team winnings will be split evenly between endowed scholarships at the universities and foundations or charities of the coach’s choice.
Stay or Go? North Carolina sophomore Justin Jackson
Justin Jackson has been talked about as an NBA prospect since before he arrived in Chapel Hill, and the fact that he earned an invitation to the NBA draft combine this month suggests teams are still intrigued by his potential. Jackson isn’t a complete NBA wing without a three-point shot and the ability to drive and draw fouls. He should return to school for his junior season.
Tobin Heath finally getting the most out of her tricks
By the time Heath finished her career at UNC in 2009, she'd already had a successful youth national team career and been capped 19 times by the senior team. But despite that success, and being taken first overall in the 2010 WPS draft, things didn't go quite as well for Heath the professional player, or at least not right away.
Mychal Thompson Believes Harrison Barnes Could Be ‘Featured Scorer’ On Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers will be looking to make big improvements this off-season. Between the draft, trades, and free agency the team has a number of avenues to make improvements and one player who could be a potential target is Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes.
Jenny Levy Named ACC Women's Lacrosse Coach Of The Year
UNC’s Jenny Levy is the 2016 ACC Women’s Lacrosse Coach of the Year, announced on Thursday. Levy and her staff win the award for a fourth time, having earned the honor in 1997, 2002 and 2010 as well. Levy and assistants Phil Barnes, Katrina Dowd and Taylor Chumney Scotton led the Tar Heels to the ACC Tournament championship last weekend.
ACC football post-spring position rankings: Front seven
9. North Carolina. There is no question last season ended with a disastrous performance against Baylor, and most of the blame went to the front seven. Three starters return on the line, including tackle Nazair Jones. But the bigger question is at linebacker, where two of its best players -- Jeff Schoettmer and Shakeel Rashad -- are gone.
UNC Soccer Teams Help Stop World Hunger
The University of North Carolina men’s and women’s soccer programs recently spent a day with Stop Hunger Now to help fight worldwide hunger. The two programs came together and packaged 10,000 meals that were among 285,000 sent to Guatemala to assist those in need, and support the organization’s goal of “a world without hunger.”