UNC's Ground Game Rolling Along
North Carolina’s ground game has rediscovered its traction through five games. Last fall, UNC ranked 81st nationally in rushing offense (151.4 ypg) and 89th in rushing yards per play (3.97) due largely to inexperience along the offensive line and at running back. Thus far in 2015, the Tar Heels rank 22nd nationally in rushing offense (219.8 ypg) and eighth in rushing yards per play (6.11).
Marcus Paige Named Third Team All-American By CBS Sports
Marcus Paige, North Carolina Tar Heels, Senior Guard: Paige was hampered by injuries last season and watched his points-per-game average and field-goal percentage drop. Still, the 6-foot-1 guard is the top returning scorer on a possible No. 1 team. He averaged 14.1 points and 4.5 assists per game last season.
Video: UNC WR Commit Roscoe Johnson Midseason Highlights
Mid-season senior highlights of 2016 North Carolina wide receiver commit Roscoe Johnson (Union, SC, Union County).
Video: 1-on-1 with NBA Champion Harrison Barnes
During his return to Chapel Hill, Harrison Barnes sits down with Jones Angell to discuss his time at Carolina, winning an NBA championship, and the "best decision he's ever made."
Predicting the top 20 big men for the 2015-16 college basketball season
As his once rail-thin frame continues to fill out, a big senior campaign could be in order for Brice Johnson, particularly if his offensive game diversifies some. Kennedy Meeks can certainly be fun to watch with his penchant for long outlet passes, post skills and touch in the paint. As he continues to reshape his body, it should be another strong year for UNC’s leading shot-blocker.
Vince Carter reminds us that Father Time is undefeated
During Tuesday night’s game against the Houston Rockets, Vince Carter reminded us that one day; after all of the many hopes we’ve crushed with corner threes, the countless bodies we’ve left in our wakes with devastating pick and roll alley oops, and the many more lives we’ve ruined with debilitating posters; the inevitable will happen.
Football Team Kicks Off UNC's "Save The Fox" Campaign
Members of the North Carolina football team kicked off the UNC Athletic Department’s bone marrow blood drive on Tuesday, Oct. 6, as part of the “Save The Fox” campaign to help Superior Court Judge Carl Fox (UNC ’75, '78). Judge Fox was diagnosed in April with myelodysplastic syndrome, a cancer in which the bone marrow fails to make enough healthy blood cells.
UNC RB Commit Jordon Brown senior highlights
Class of 2016 all-purpose back Jordon Brown is showing why the Tar Heel staff coveted the 5-foot-10, 180-pound prospect over many other in-state backs. Brown's ability to make defenders miss combined with breakaway speed gives him a nasty combination. Brown committed to UNC on Aug. 14th. He picked the Heels over Wake Forest and South Carolina.
Lauri Markkanen Set to Visit Utah, North Carolina, Arizona
Finnish power forward Lauri Markkanen will begin his American swing this weekend. The 6-foot-11 Markkanen will visit Utah Oct. 11th, North Carolina Oct. 13-14 and Arizona Oct. 16-17. Markkanen averaged 18.2 points and 6.3 rebounds at the recent FIBA U18 World Championships. He is projected as the No. 20 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft by DraftExpress.com.
Bob McAdoo is the forgotten superstar in the city of Buffalo
When discussing the greatest athletes in Buffalo history, Bob McAdoo has to be on the list. At the zenith of his career, he was the best player in the NBA not named Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. And even then, McAdoo’s play was good enough to earn him an MVP in 1974-75 even with Abdul-Jabbar hunting for the same title. McAdoo was an offensive nightmare.
UNC Professor Wins Nobel Prize In Chemistry
Aziz Sancar, a biochemist who has exquisitely mapped part of the DNA repair system in cancer cells, has been honored this year with the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden announced Oct. 7. Sancar, the Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the UNC School of Medicine, received the call at 5 a.m. at his home, while he was sleeping.
Saturday’s results create new ‘reality’ for UNC, NC State
When the dreary wet day began, N.C. State was generally considered the up-and-coming team, with a realistic shot at stealing the Atlantic Division away from perennial frontrunners Clemson and Florida State. North Carolina, by contrast, was a program teetering on the brink. By the time the sun went down, the script had completely flipped and the roles essentially reversed.
Warriors’ James Michael McAdoo positioned for more playing time
One of the untold stories from the Warriors’ 2015 championship run was long coaches’ meetings about James Michael McAdoo. The rookie forward ended up playing only 10 postseason minutes, but McAdoo thrived so often in practices that the coaching staff probably spent more than 100 times his actual minutes logged trying to figure out ways to get him on the floor.
Logan Byrd Game Videos
With many THI subscribers asking questions and even expressing concern about some of the struggles experienced by 4-Star QB commit Logan Byrd, THI publisher Andrew Jones and photographer Bruce Young decided to go see Byrd play in person last week as part of their trip to cover Saturday's UNC-Georgia Tech game. This full package of content about Byrd is to give those who were wondering an opportunity to see, hear and read for themselves.
Video: Wayne Ellington talks UNC
Wayne Ellington starred at UNC for three season, finishing his Tar Heel career by helping Carolina win the 2009 National Championship. As a three-year starting shooting guard in Chapel Hill, Ellington averaged 14.7 points for his career while shooting 46.3% from the field and 39.7% from three. Ellington, the 2009 Final Four Most Outstanding player, is now the newest member of the Brooklyn Nets.