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.
Video: UNC Football Position Breakdown - Defensive Line
Defensive line coach Tray Scott details which players he feels will make an early impact along the Tar Heel defensive front line.
UNC reveals uniform for season opener
The Tar Heels will go classic for their season opener against South Carolina on Sept. 3rd in Charlotte. The UNC Sports Equipment department revealed on periscope and later on twitter that North Carolina will wear white pants, blue jerseys, and a blue helmet. The uniform combination includes the addition of argyle to the pants, jersey, and helmet, a new touch for the 2015 season.
Versatility Defining UNC Running Back Corps
Depth and versatility in the offensive backfield has allowed for some creativity in the meeting room to utilize more of that talent during the 2015 season. Senior Romar Morris and junior T.J. Logan possess legitimate track speed from the running back position, while sophomore Elijah Hood and freshman Ty’Son Williams bring more of a power back approach.
Ranking the Toughest Games on UNC's Football Schedule in 2015
North Carolina plays seven games at Kenan Stadium and one game in Charlotte. Only four times does UNC play on someone else’s campus. On top of that, UNC did not draw Florida State, Clemson or Louisville in crossover games with the ACC Atlantic Division. From that perspective, it seems that Larry Fedora's team has a dream schedule. However, there are some pitfalls.
Loeb Draws Wozniacki At U.S. Open
2015 NCAA singles champion Jamie Loeb will face 4th-seed Caroline Wozniacki in her professional debut at the U.S. Open next week. The newest player on the women’s tour after deciding to forgo her final two seasons at UNC earlier this month, Loeb, at age 20, will face one of the most accomplished players in the world in Wozniacki, a former World No. 1 on the WTA Tour.
2015 Preseason Preview: ACC Predictions
Coastal Division No. 2. North Carolina: No offense in the ACC returns as many starters this season than the Tar Heels. A total of 10 starters are back for UNC, including a healthy Marquise Williams at quarterback. Looking at the schedule, I see real potential for a possible 7-0 start, but I also see the possibility of a rough finish to the season.
Ten most important players for 2015 - No. 2
Along with wide receiver Quinshad Davis, Tar Heel offensive guard Landon Turner has played the most meaningful downs of any UNC player on the 2015 roster. Turner is the leader of a group that returns four of five starters and will be tasked with establishing the run game and giving quarterback Marquise Williams time to get the ball to his play-makers.
Jamie Loeb, 20, ready to take stage at U.S. Open
The newest player on the women’s pro tour favors an inside-out forehand, has an NCAA title on her resume and is trying to grasp the concept of what is about to happen. Jamie Loeb, star pupil at the John McEnroe Tennis Academy on Randall’s Island, is days away from playing in the main draw of the U.S. Open for the first time.
Angels avoid no-hitter thanks to Chris Iannetta's double in ninth
The Angels offense managed enough to keep Justin Verlander from adding to his historic resume, but not much else. Chris Iannetta’s leadoff double in the ninth ended Verlander’s bid for his third no-hitter, but that was the Angels' only hit in a 5-0 loss to the Tigers on Wednesday. Verlander was three outs from becoming the sixth pitcher to throw at least three no-hitters.
Podcast: Larry Porter Discusses UNC's Running Backs
UNC running Back coach Larry Porter talks about the depth and versatility of the running backs, and Romar Morris adds his comments, including how he might be used. Will we see more of Morris at A-Back? How about in a two-back formation? How will UNC satisfy all the mouths they have to feed at running back?
Candid Coaches: What are the best three basketball jobs in the country?
What are the top three college basketball jobs in the country? It's hard to take issue with Kentucky, Duke and North Carolina finishing first, second and third, and Kentucky and UNC are no-brainers, I think, if only because every man who has coached either of those schools for at least five seasons has won a national championship dating back more than 50 years.