Gunter Brewer excited about chance to coach in NFL
Whether it has been coaching in his home state of Mississippi or working with familiar peers at UNC, Gunter Brewer has been fortunate not to experience too much change in his career. After 32 years in the business, it would have taken quite an opportunity for Brewer to leave his comfort zone. The NFL's Philadelphia Eagles provided that chance.
UNC safety Myles Dorn Assuming Leadership Role
Myles Dorn has flashed big-play potential and proven to be a consistent performer for UNC at free safety. Next up for the junior is possibly an even tougher assignment: replacing M.J. Stewart and Donnie Miles as the leader in the secondary. Dorn was arguably UNC’s most productive defensive back a season ago, making 71 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and two interceptions.
A spring break of service
The beach is a popular spring break destination, but a group of UNC students stopped short of the ocean for their week away from campus. More than a dozen students and faculty members from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s physical therapy, nursing and public health programs spent the week in Tyrrell County doing health-related community service projects.
Wayne Ellington as he closes in on Heat 3-point field goal mark: ‘I’m not satisfied at all'
Wayne Ellington is on the verge of the most prolific season from long range in Heat history. Ellington became the third Heat player to surpass 200 threes during Miami’s victory over the Knicks on Wednesday. Ellington needs three to pass Tim Hardaway, whose 203 threes in 1996-97 is second on the list before aiming for Damon Jones’ franchise record of 225.
John Bunting encourages young students to reach for their dreams
Former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker and UNC head football coach John Bunting visited South Topsail Elementary Tuesday to speak with classes about performing their best in the classroom, on the field, and in everything they do. Bunting encouraged the students to reach for their dreams while showing respect to everyone. He even showed the kids his Super Bowl ring.
UNC Football Using 2017 Season as Motivation in Spring Practice
With Spring Practice getting continuing this week for the UNC football team, a sense of extra motivation can be felt throughout Kenan Stadium as the Tar Heels look to put last season’s 3-9 record in the rearview mirror. Coach Larry Fedora told reporters after practice Thursday that last season left a bad taste in the team’s mouths that won’t soon go away.
Marcus Paige scores first career NBA points
Former UNC guard Marcus Paige scored his first career points in the NBA during the Charlotte Hornets’ 140-79 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday. Paige was recalled from the Greensboro Swarm, Charlotte’s G-League affiliate, on Thursday and made his second appearance for the Hornets. In 12 minutes, he scored nine points on 3-of-6 shooting.
UNC Baseball hosts No. 8 Florida State In ACC Coastal Series
No. 27 North Carolina hosts No. 8 Florida State this weekend at Boshamer Stadium in a big ACC Coastal Division matchup. The Tar Heels enter the series tied for first with Duke at 4-2 while the Seminoles are just behind at 3-3. Games will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra and tickets are available at the door. Friday will be a double header starting at 3 p.m.
UNC Men's Lacrosse California Bound To Meet Defending Champion Terrapins
After starting the season with six straight wins, the Tar Heels head to California looking to end a three-game losing streak. UNC and Maryland will play for the 70th time on the lacrosse field on Saturday when the squads tussle in the Pacific Coast Lax Shootout. Maryland leads the all-time series 44-25 and has won four of the last five meetings between the two teams.
Video: Vernon Carey Junior Season Highlights
Junior season highlights of 2019 5-star power forward Vernon Carey, Jr. Carey, from University School in Fort Myers, Florida, holds a scholarship offer from North Carolina and is also considering Duke, Michigan State, Miami, and Kansas. Roy Williams last visited Carey on March 13, 2018.
Joel Berry Instagram: "I Will Forever Be a Tar Heel!"
A day after being knocked out of the NCAA Tournament, North Carolina senior point guard Joel Berry went to Instagram. "I'm Joel Berry The 2nd, and I will forever be a Tarheel," the First-Team All-ACC guard wrote. The Florida native helped lead the Tar Heels to back-to-back Final Fours and National Championship games in 2016 and 2017.
Berry, Pinson era ends with early NCAA exit
Joel Berry and Theo Pinson walked slowly and quietly down a hallway from their locker room to a postgame press conference at Charlotte’s Spectrum Center on Sunday. It was a symbolic journey. Four years earlier, the two arrived together during perhaps the most uncertain time in North Carolina’s proud basketball history.
Theo Pinson Instagram: "What a ride it has been!"
North Carolina senior wing/forward Theo Pinson's UNC career ended in a flash on Sunday as the Tar Heels fell to Texas A&M 86-65 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Back in Chapel Hill on Monday, Pinson posted two photos of himself with the 2017 National Championship trophy and then went to Instagram to express his feelings on his UNC career.
UNC's Point Guard Position Open for Competition in 2018-19
Seventh Woods is the lone returning Tar Heel with point guard experience, while transfer K.J. Smith sat out this season after transferring from Pacific. Incoming McDonald’s All-American Coby White is a dynamic scoring guard with a proficient handle, while Rechon Black has long played point guard despite growing into a 6-foot-8 option at multiple positions.
Elon Women's Basketball Coach Charlotte Smith Named WBCA Regional Coach of the Year
Elon women's basketball coach Charlotte Smith has been tabbed the Women's Basketball Coaches Association Region 3 Coach of the Year. The announcement qualifies Smith for the National Coach of the Year award. Smith led the Phoenix to a 25-8 record with a second-straight CAA Tournament title and the program's second trip to the NCAA Tournament.