Malik Carney Aiming for Double-Digit Sacks in 2018
When you earn a nickname like "Carnage," there’s a certain reputation you’re asked to live up to. That’s the case for UNC defensive end Malik Carney entering his final season in Chapel Hill. Carney was the most productive lineman in the Tar Heels’ defensive front last season, but coach Larry Fedora still sees one more gap his pass rusher can fill before the fall.
North Carolina Softball Outlasts Notre Dame, 7-4
Thanks to a five-run third inning, North Carolina topped Notre Dame in Friday's series opener for the 7-4 win behind Brittany Pickett's 15th complete game and four RBI from Indiana native Kristina Burkhardt. Despite Notre Dame's early two-run lead, Carolina fought back to take a five-run lead by the third inning and hold on through seven innings for the 7-4 win.
UNC Men's Tennis Stays Unbeaten In ACC Play With Win At Notre Dame
North Carolina stayed undefeated in Atlantic Coast Conference men's tennis with a 6-1 win at No. 26 Notre Dame on Friday. Playing at Eck Tennis Center, the fifth-ranked Tar Heels improved to 13-3 overall and 4-0 in the ACC while the Irish fell to 10-9 (2-2). Next up for UNC is a home match with top-ranked Wake Forest on Wednesday at 3 p.m.
Larry Fedora Talks QBs, ARW, Gillespie, No Spring Game & More
North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora met with the media for the second time during spring practice Thursday to field questions about his team. Fedora discussed his quarterbacks, receiver Anthony Ratliff-Williams, his defensive front, not having a spring game and more. Here are some snippets from what the seventh-year Tar Heel coach had to say:
Nicole Greene's title means big things for UNC. Could it spark even more for her?
Recently, I wrote a story about the rise of Nicole Greene. A few hours after that story ran, Greene won the NCAA Indoor National Championship in the high jump. Since she won, I’ve noticed a whole lot more attention paid to track and field at North Carolina. First of all, the win was the first individual national title for the Tar Heels Track & Field team since 2007.
Video: Justin Jackson Scores Career High 20 for Sacramento Kings
Former North Carolina All-American, ACC Player of the Year, and 2017 National Champion Justin Jackson scored a career-high 20 points for the Sacramento Kings in their 105-90 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday.
Joel Berry Named A Finalist for Sullivan Award
Joel Berry II, the University of North Carolina's senior point guard and Most Outstanding Player of the 2017 Final Four, is one of eight finalists for the James E. Sullivan Award, which is presented by the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) to the top amateur athlete in the United States. Voting for the award is open to the public at www.aausullivan.org
Alleged Dean Dome thief arrested in South Carolina
It's not clear if the items stolen from the Dean E. Smith Center were recovered, but campus police at UNC said Friday the person who they suspect of the robbery on March 11 has been arrested. A report on the incident lists UNC Athletics as the primary victim. It also lists Cameron Johnson, a guard on the basketball team, as a victim of the theft.
It's the end of an era in Chapel Hill
Theo Pinson's and Joel Berry's legacies will live in the Smith Center rafters. On one end is the 2017 national championship banner. On the other will hang Berry’s jersey, next to Justin Jackson’s, down the row from Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson. Pinson may not have qualified for official recognition, but the joy he took from being a Tar Heel will radiate for a long time.
Carolina Insider Podcast: Lee Pace
Friday's episode of the Carolina Insider podcast welcomes Lee Pace for a discussion of all things UNC football. Pace is the longtime publisher of Extra Points and the sideline reporter for the Tar Heel Sports Network football radio broadcasts. Hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas discuss the latest news from spring practice and the Kenan Stadium renovations.
Carolina Panthers Sign Safety Da'Norris Searcy
Safety Da'Norris Searcy and cornerback Ross Cockrell, defensive backs with 11 NFL seasons under their belts and a combined 65 starts over the past three seasons, have signed two-year contracts with the Carolina Panthers. Both are former fourth-round draft picks by the Bills (Searcy in 2011, Cockrell in 2014), and both have ties to the state of North Carolina.
UNC Football Spring Practice Notebook
Perhaps the biggest bright spot for the Tar Heels last season, Anthony Ratliff-Williams led the team in receptions (35), receiving yards (630) and receiving touchdowns (6) after transitioning from quarterback to receiver in 2016. In the aftermath of Ratliff-Williams' breakout season, Larry Fedora said he and Ratliff-Williams "have had many talks" about how he can improve.
North Carolina baseball faces its toughest test of the season against Florida State
The North Carolina baseball team will embark on its toughest battle of the season this weekend when it takes on a formidable top-10 opponent. Friday, UNC opens a three-game home stand against No. 6 Florida State at Boshamer Stadium. The two teams have met 102 times, with the Seminoles sporting a 68-34 record in those matchups.
Inclement Weather Forecast Alters Schedule for UNC Baseball Series vs. Florida State
Due to inclement weather in the forecast Saturday, the three-game series between the UNC baseball team and Florida State had its schedule altered Thursday. The Tar Heels and Seminoles will now play a doubleheader Friday at Boshamer Stadium, with the first game beginning at 3 p.m. and the second one starting approximately 30 minutes after its conclusion.
No. 7 Florida State looks for revenge in weekend baseball series at North Carolina
The last weekend series between North Carolina and Florida State did not go well for the Seminoles. Last year, the Tar Heels swept the three-game series in Tallahassee. FSU got a bit of revenge in the ACC Championship Game, but the sweep has stuck with those who were on last year's team and they wouldn't mind returning the favor, this time at UNC's stadium.