Isaiah Hicks Named To Malone Award Watch List
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Thursday the 20 watch list members for the 2017 Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award, and UNC senior Isaiah Hicks is on the list. Hicks was the 2016 ACC Sixth Man of the Year and should play a larger role this season after the graduation of 2016 first-team All-America forward Brice Johnson.
Recruiting Storylines: UNC vs UVa
Heading into the summer of his senior year, Jeremiah Clark reduced his list of schools under consideration to six – Miami, UNC, Penn State, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wake Forest. A day after visiting the last of those – Tennessee – he verbally committed to UNC. Since red-shirting in 2014, Clarke has played in every game the past two seasons at defensive tackle.
EPA awards multimillion-dollar contract to Carolina to protect air quality
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Institute for the Environment has been awarded a seven-year contract worth up to $10.2 million from the Environmental Protection Agency to continue and expand operations of its Center for Community Air Quality Modeling and Analysis.
UNC Basketball Ranked 6th in Pre-Season Coaches Poll
USA Today released their 2016-17 preseason college basketball poll on Thursday, and North Carolina begins the season ranked 6th in the country. The USA TODAY Sports men's basketball coaches poll is conducted weekly throughout the regular season using a panel of head coaches at Division I schools.
Video: Ryan Switzer - The Evolution Of UNC's Wide Receiver
Ryan Switzer began his football career at UNC as a punt returner but has evolved into much more than that. With 206 career receptions, Switzer is now the all-time leading receiver in Tar Heel history. Enjoy this look back at Switzer's accomplishments courtesy of the ACC Digital Network.
Turner's Take: Special
The first time Larry Fedora saw Ryan Switzer on film, he thought it was some kind of joke. His staff called him in to watch this kid from West Virginia, this 5'10 running back, taking the ball for the George Washington High School Patriots and outrunning everyone on the field. "I was like, 'What is that?'" Fedora remembered recently.
Video: Rapper or Racehorse?
Watch North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora try to determine by name only if it's a rapper or a racehorse!
Coach Kap on OL, interview notes (pre-UVA)
Redshirt freshman offensive tackle William Sweet who is expected to step into a starting role on Saturday: "It's been a good week," Kap said. "He played fairly well against Miami, but you hate the two procedure penalties that he had and he didn't recognize some blitzes that (Jon) Heck would have. But physically he matched up pretty well. He'll have a challenge this week."
Defense Savoring Its Moment Following UNC Football’s Win Over Miami
Up until the UNC’s 20-13 win over Miami on Saturday, it had become common practice for anyone talking or writing about the Tar Heels to mention the deficiencies on defense. After that same defense saved the game against the Hurricanes, though, defensive tackle Jeremiah Clarke wasn’t afraid to admit that the criticism helped them savor their moment that much more.
Running game will be key to Virginia snapping losing streak vs UNC
UNC coach Larry Fedora has the Cavaliers’ number, and that number is six, as in 6-0. He has never lost to Virginia, 4-0 against the Wahoos as the Tar Heels’ coach, and 2-0 against UVa as Southern Mississippi’s coach. His favorite win of the six? The first meeting at Southern Miss against Al Groh’s team. The Eagles came back from a 34-17 deficit to win.
Detroit Pistons still 'desire' contract extension with Reggie Bullock
Detroit Pistons president-coach Stan Van Gundy said Wednesday the organization remains in contact with the representatives of swingmen Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Reggie Bullock for possible contract extensions. The deadline is Oct. 31. If deals aren’t reached, the two players will be restricted free agents next summer.
ICTV: Austin Proehl Filling The WR Void for UNC
Mack Hollins' absence is daunting, but Austin Proehl is using it as motivation. Proehl says stepping up is what he's practiced for his whole life, and while he provides a different skillset than Hollins, he's relying on his experience and preparation for Saturday's matchup at Virginia. It's not as if Proehl isn't used to a starting role or the bright lights.
Davis Love III said thoughts turn to his father at his greatest moments
Davis Love III said his thoughts after winning golf tournaments and being the captain for winning U.S. Ryder Cup teams invariably turn to his late father, the PGA professional who taught him to play the game and how to conduct himself off the course. Getting the news on Tuesday that he was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame was no different.
Video: Larry Fedora Wednesday Post Practice Interview
North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora met with the media following Wednesday's practice to discuss the situation without having Mack Hollins at wide receiver, facing Virginia this weekend and more.
UNC organizations part of hurricane relief efforts for Eastern N.C.
Several organizations at UNC are leading relief efforts for areas of Eastern North Carolina that were most affected by Hurricane Matthew. The UNC American Indian Center is serving as a University-wide drop-off center for supplies they've been transporting weekly to the Lumbee tribal center in Pembroke, said Amy Hertel, director of the American Indian Center.