UNC Men's Soccer Visits Virginia In Top-10 ACC Matchup

The best matchup in ACC men's soccer this weekend pits No. 7 North Carolina versus ninth-ranked Virginia on Friday night in Charlottesville, Va., with a scheduled 7 p.m., kickoff from Klöckner Stadium. The game will be televised by the Regional Sports Network, which includes Fox Sports South locally in the Triangle, and streamed on ACC Network Extra. (

Lucas: Tar Heel Basketball Notebook

With ACC and NCAA championships already on their resumes, Joel Berry and fellow senior Theo Pinson don't appear to have much left to accomplish. Pinson says one of the most frequent offseason questions he's received is, "What do you have left to accomplish?" Pinson just shakes his head. "People underestimate how competitive Joel and I are," he says. (

Another Dual-Threat Test for UNC's Defense

Daniel Jones led Duke to its only ACC win of the 2016 season by maximizing his dual-threat capabilities in upsetting UNC last November. Now, the sophomore has strengthened his frame and elevated his game in guiding the Blue Devils to a 3-0 start. The Tar Heels’ game plan at Wallace Wade Stadium last fall seems sound in hindsight. (Inside Carolina)

UNC football injury update and who steps in

North Carolina heads into Saturday’s showdown with Duke resembling a M.A.S.H. unit. The Tar Heels have lost numerous starters to injuries. The list includes linebacker Andre Smith, offensive linemen Bentley Spain, Cam Dillard, and William Sweet, defensive lineman Jalen Dalton, defensive back Myles Dorn, and wide receivers Thomas Jackson and Dazz Newsome. (ACC Sports Journal)

Jason Ray: Always Remembered

Ten years ago, inside Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey, Charlotte and Emmitt Ray said goodbye. On March 23, 2007, their son Jason – a 21-year-old senior at UNC who spent three years performing as the Tar Heels' mascot, Rameses, at sporting events – was hit by a car on the side of Route 4 in Fort Lee. Ten years later, Jason continues to be remembered. (

North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Duke Blue Devils Preview and Prediction

The Tar Heels will be armed with the confidence that came from their first win of the season. In a very close game, Duke will make North Carolina one-dimensional on offense by taking advantage of the injuries along the Heels' offensive line. For the Blue Devils, Daniel Jones will return to form both throwing and running. Prediction: Duke 28, North Carolina 27 (Athlon Sports)

Carolina For The Kids funds grants for improvements at UNC Children's Hospital

Carolina for the Kids, a UNC organization dedicated to supporting the families and children of Chapel Hill, raised money to give two grants to UNC Children’s Hospital last month. The grants will fund two projects improving treatment for children admitted into the hospital. One project looks to better the hospital’s ability to measure the height of children with physical disabilities. (Daily Tar Heel)

Depleted North Carolina may have devil of a time in trenches

When North Carolina hosts Duke on Saturday, it won’t be the glorified bye week it once was for the Tar Heels. As coach Larry Fedora’s injury-plagued squad limps into Week 4, the injuries along UNC’s offensive and defensive lines are staggering. A coaching staff doesn’t usually anticipate a situation that dire at this stage of the season. The absences have piled up. (FanRag Sports)

UNC QB Surratt to face Duke team he first picked

Chazz Surratt once imagined himself leading Duke’s football team to victory. But instead Surratt will be trying to beat the Blue Devils on Saturday while playing quarterback for UNC. The redshirt freshman has taken control of the quarterback competition and is expected to make his third straight start for the Tar Heels in the 104th renewal of the UNC-Duke rivalry in Chapel Hill. (Gaston Gazette)

UNC's Charlie Heck Adjusting to Key Offensive Line Role

The 2017 season has been a whirlwind for offensive lineman Charlie Heck. The redshirt sophomore quickly went from being the backup tackle on North Carolina’s depth chart to playing every offensive snap in the Tar Heels’ 53-23 win over Old Dominion on Saturday. Luckily, he has two two immediate family members who can provide guidance through experience. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Merletti - There needs to be more improvement

Former North Carolina defensive back Matt Merletti analyzes this season's Tar Heel defense and previews the UNC-Duke game with WRAL's Marilyn Payne. View Video...

Blue Bell Battle

Saturday marks the annual gridiron clash of the Tar Heels and Blue Devils. This year’s battle for the Victory Bell is the earliest the game has been played in the history of the rivalry. Here are some more fun facts you may not have known. If UNC beats Duke on Saturday it will be the first time the Tar Heels have reclaimed the trophy on their home turf since 1983. (Argyle Report)

New Wrinkle in UNC Basketball's Offseason Training

UNC basketball strength and conditioning coach Jonas Sahratian has been known for unusual and unique training practices designed to push players to their limits while keeping the workouts interesting. You have heard the stories of Tyler Hansbrough pushing trucks in the Dean Dome parking lot. Sahratian is never complacent and never wants his pupils to feel comfortable. (Inside Carolina)

UNC's 'backbone': Bent and broken through three games

Through three games, UNC is 121st in the nation in total defense allowing 496.7 yards per game. The Tar Heels are 109th in scoring defense at 35 points allowed per game. Carolina has allowed gains of 10 or more yards 50 times through just three games. If there’s something worse than catastrophic, this is it. The “backbone of the team” has bent and broken. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Video: Tribute Honors Rasheed Wallace

Rasheed Wallace is one of the more beloved former UNC and NBA players of all-time. It's not just because of his level play but because of his personality and antics. Wallace played at UNC from 1993-1995. He averaged 13.0 points and 7.4 rebounds while shooting 63.5% from the field. The Philadelphia, Pa. native was selected No. 4 overall in the 1996 draft. Read More...

Just the Beginning for UNC RB Michael Carter

Despite his inexperience and a depleted offensive line, UNC freshman running back Michael Carter has made an immediate impact for the Tar Heels this season. But the Florida native's toughest challenge may lie ahead as Duke and the nations' No. 1 rush defense come to visit. The Blue Devils rush defense leads the nation, giving up just 47 yards per game. (Inside Carolina)

Larry Fedora On UNC's Defense Talking, Duke & Kick Coverage

UNC football coach Larry Fedora met with the media following Wednesday’s practice at Kenan Stadium to discuss his team’s preparation for Saturday’s opponent Duke, what the Blue Devils do well and more. Communication has been the main topic regarding UNC’s defense this year, and with Andre Smith out, who does the staff look to as vocal leaders on defense now? (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Rivalry Flip: Duke, UNC, and the Recruitment of Chazz Surratt

If a basketball recruit switched his commitment from Duke to UNC, or vice versa, the internet would break. The fierce rivalry between the two teams, is fueled by die-hard fans and a mutual hatred. Rarely do you see a high school recruit commit to one school and then flip to the other. But that is just what quarterback Chazz Surratt did back in the summer of 2015. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels Coach For College In Vietnam

UNC's Marika Akkerman and Alex Cooke are used to balancing academics and athletics, Akkerman as a sport administration-communication studies double major on the women's tennis team and Cooke as a psychology major on the women's track and field team. But this summer, both took that challenging combination abroad, coaching and teaching in rural Vietnam. (

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