Quinshad Davis: The cusp of glory

The first time Quinzettia Posey noticed her son had taken an interest in football, he was just 3 years old. Posey and her mother had taken a young Quinshad Davis to a local high school football game. From that Friday night, when he took in the game, the players, the lights — he was hooked. “He knew then that this is what he wanted to do,” Posey said. “

Are Boston Celtics close to extending Tyler Zeller?

The Boston Celtics and Tyler Zeller are in a tricky situation. The Celtics are more than willing to lock Zeller up on a long-term deal before the October 31st deadline, but aren't willing to do so at a price that's perceived to be at or above his market value.

UNC offensive lineman Landon Turner takes the road less traveled

During his sophomore year of high school, Landon Turner had to learn how to walk. On the first series of the first game of the season for Harrisonburg High School in Virginia, Turner broke his left ankle and suffered severe ligament damage to his foot. “There were a lot of expletives...I think I said every one I knew,” he said.

Defensive coordinator Gene Chizik comes to UNC after 2-year hiatus

For two years, Jonna Chizik, the wife of North Carolina defensive coordinator Gene Chizik, cherished every second with her husband and children, knowing the day would eventually arrive. They escaped the college football lifestyle that previously defined their family dynamic. Football wasn’t a part of the equation for the first time in their relationship. But a return to the game was never ruled out.

UNC's Elijah Hood finds comfort zone

Most football players who have their season interrupted by injury recall the time away with frustration. But UNC running back Elijah Hood believes the knee sprain that limited his freshman year was helpful. "I think in the long run I might have benefited from it,'' said Hood, who arrived in Chapel Hill last fall as one of the most heralded players in UNC's freshman class.

UNC football: Season preview

The Tar Heels return 99.5 percent of their total offense from a unit that set eight school records, including most passing yards (3,614) and touchdowns (29). A good percentage of the damage was done by quarterback Marquise Williams, who led the team in both passing (3,068) and rushing (788). The coaching staff hopes Williams doesn’t have to shoulder so much of the load this time around.

2015 Football Preview: Pass Catchers

North Carolina returns its top four wideouts from last year (even though one of them, Bug Howard will probably play tight end this year). Carolina will also look for development from new contributors they found last year in Mack Hollins and Austin Proehl. Carolina also has five freshman wideouts who may find ways to contribute.

UNC remained loyal to top Georgia OL despite injury

When Luke Elder suffered a knee injury during LaGrange High School’s spring scrimmage, he was unsure what kind of effect it would have on his recruitment. But the 3-star tackle, who committed to UNC in June, says the Tar Heels remained loyal. “Even then, before anything else had happened, they were up there for me and I was up there for them,” Elder told the AJC. “They just believed in me.”

Mountaineers to face Tar Heels in Basketball on National TV

Television arrangements for Appalachian State University men’s basketball’s matchup at North Carolina on Dec. 21 have been finalized by ESPN. The Black and Gold will face-off against the Tar Heels in prime-time in front of a national audience on ESPN2. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. at the Dean E. Smith Center.

South Carolina Preview: Gamecocks Gearing Up for ‘15

The Gamecocks enter the season with relatively low expectations for a program that thrived during the previous five years. South Carolina was shut out of the AP Preseason Top 25 for the first time since 2010. and looks to recover from a dismal 7-6 season, including a 3-5 record in the SEC. The most notable difference between the 2014 and 2015 Gamecocks comes at quarterback.

Linebackers Schoettmer and Rashad Have UNC’s Defense Ready For Its Close-Up

In just one week’s time the UNC football team will be in Charlotte for their season opener against South Carolina. Under the lights at Bank of America Stadium and nationally televised on ESPN, the Tar Heel defense – led by senior linebackers Jeff Schoettmer and Shakeel Rashad – will have a prime opportunity to let the cameras capture their good side in the first game under new defensive coordinator Gene Chizik.

Harry Giles at No. 1 on updated Class of 2016 rankings from ESPN, Scout

ESPN and Scout released updated Class of 2016 recruiting rankings Wednesday, and three of the nation's top six rising seniors on ESPN's list are in-state prospects. Power forward Harry Giles, who is transferring from High Point's Wesleyan Christian to Oak Hill Academy, is No. 1 on both lists. He is considering Duke, Wake Forest, UNC, Kentucky and Kansas. Injured point guard Dennis Smith Jr., who attends Fayetteville's Trinity Christian School, is No. 4 on ESPN's list.

Leading scorer Emma Bozek to miss season for UNC field hockey

After leading the UNC field hockey team in scoring as a junior in 2014, Emma Bozek fully expected to be kicking off her senior season this fall with the hope of making a run at a national championship. Instead, as the result of a life-changing event this past summer, she now finds herself sidelined for the season working as an undergraduate assistant coach.

Jalek Felton at No. 21 in ESPN's Class of 2017 rankings

ESPN released its updated Class of 2017 recruiting rankings Thursday, and center DeAndre Ayton is at No. 1. Last summer, Ayton had 17 points and 18 rebounds while playing for a Providence Storm team that beat North Carolina 84-83 at the beginning of the Tar Heels' exhibition tour of the Bahamas. Combo guard Jalek Felton, Raymond's nephew, is ranked No. 21 on ESPN's updated list. He committed to North Carolina in late December..

UNC Reseacher Protecting New Orleans 10 years after Katrina

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, the city of New Orleans relies on a UNC-Chapel Hill researcher’s expertise on major storms and the strength of the levee system protecting the city. Rick Luettich, director of the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences in Morehead City and an expert in storm surge modeling, began working with the Army Corps of Engineers in Louisiana in the late 1990s.

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