Chapel Hill's oldest bar, The Cave, to close
After more than 50 years in business, The Cave will close at the end of the month. Co-owner Mark Conner said the building's owner was interested in pursuing another type of business in the space. Since opening in 1968, The Cave has hosted up and coming bands and performers. Lyle Lovett played the venue in the 1980s. The Avett Brothers played the venue in 2002.
Podcast: Sean Moran Discusses 2018 Basketball Recruit Rankings & Evaluation Period
Inside Carolina contributor Sean Moran discusses the final 2018 basketball recruit rankings, the ongoing live evaluation period in Irving, Texas, and breaks down the return of North Carolina wing Cameron Johnson in his most recent podcast.
UNC Basketball: Thoughts On The Non-ACC Schedule
What we do know is that a North Carolina home game with Gonzaga will be huge and the neutral site game versus Kentucky in Chicago will also be big. Win those two games and take care of the rest of their business, and the Tar Heels’ RPI will be outstanding. Add two games against a combination of UCLA, Texas or Michigan State in Las Vegas will also help.
Jerry Stackhouse receives high praise from Raptors 905 players
Jerry Stackhouse led the Raptors 905 to the G-League championship round this season, where they lost to the Austin Spurs. The 43-year-old is perhaps the most intriguing candidate for the Knicks coaching opening. "He's a great coach," said Raptors 905 wing Fuquan Edwin. "Not only did he tell us, but he showed us. Most days he would dress up and practice with us."
No. 8 Diamond Heels Take Game One Over Georgia Tech, 9-3
No. 8 North Carolina got out to a big lead with five runs in the second inning and never looked back as the Tar Heels captured a 9-3 win over Georgia Tech on Friday at Boshamer Stadium (Highlights
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UNC Men's Tennis Pulls Off Win At No. 11 FSU
North Carolina earned an impressive ACC men's tennis road win on Friday, beating No. 11 Florida State 4-1 on the Seminoles' home court. With the win at Scott Speicher Tennis Center, UNC improves to 19-4 on the season and 10-1 in ACC play with one regular-season match remaining, at Miami on Sunday. FSU (25-3, 9-2) had won 14 in a row at home.
UNC Softball Tops Georgia Tech in the Series Opener
Despite Georgia Tech scoring first, a four-run fourth inning clinched the 4-2 win for UNC in the series opener over the Yellow Jackets in Atlanta on Friday. Brittany Pickett tossed six strikeouts in her third complete game of the week to improve to 25-9 on the season. Megan Dray led UNC's offense with a two-run double in the fourth while Leah Murray went 2-for-3.
A Case For The Naismith HOF: Jerry Stackhouse
A consensus first-team All-America in 1995, Jerry Stackhouse was also the Sports Illustrated National Player of the Year that season. He was the MVP of the ACC Tournament as a freshman in 1994 and led the Tar Heels to the Final Four in 1995. He was the McDonald’s game MVP in 1993. Stackhouse played 18 seasons in the NBA, finishing his career with 16,409 points.
Ike Freeman Named To Brooks Wallace Award Watch List
A group of 53 of the most talented athletes in college baseball headline the 2018 Brooks Wallace Award Watch List, the College Baseball Foundation announced Thursday, and North Carolina sophomore Ike Freeman was among those included for the honor of the nation's top shortstop. The award will be presented this summer by the College Baseball Foundation.
Five Questions With UNC DB Coach Henry Baker
Henry Baker joined the UNC football coaching staff this spring. "I played football at Maryland when Maryland was in the ACC. So my familiarity with the North Carolina program was strong and I always kept an eye on the program. So I've always had an interest in Carolina and when (Coach Papuchis) gave me a call I knew that it was something I wanted to pursue."
UNC Sports Quotes of the Year
Nearly every time a UNC player or coach was talking to the media this season, I was there with a camera. Here’s a collection of some of the best quotes I heard during the 2017-18 season. Most are funny, but some of them are just thoughtful or sincere. Most of them come with a video link, so click and enjoy watching the video of the best quotes of the season.
Delany family gives $1 million gift to the Carolina Edge initiative
Jim Delany may be commissioner of the Big Ten Conference, but he is a lifetime member of the UNC basketball family and his Tar Heel roots run deep. Delany came to Carolina to play for the late, great Dean Smith and went to two NCAA Final Fours. Now, the Delany family is taking their commitment even further with a $1 million gift to the Carolina Edge initiative.
Marie McCool ready for her final run with the UNC women's lacrosse team
Marie Marie McCool doesn’t have much time left at North Carolina. With only a few games left in her waning senior season, she has proven to be one of the most complete women's lacrosse players in the country. “Nothing fancy, nothing that necessarily wows you, but at the end of the game, you're like, ‘Holy s***, she is incredible,'” teammate Naomi Lerner said.