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UNC football must avoid falling into Pittsburgh’s trap in week 4

Expectations are high for UNC football. An overwhelming favorite to repeat as Coastal Division champions, they have a massive target on their back. Some may scoff, expecting a collapse after an unexpected 11-1 season. In a division that has been among the most unpredictable over the past 10 years, it’s hard to begrudge anybody for rolling their eyes.

Tar Heels aim to stop run, continue defensive turn

While North Carolina's record-setting offense commanded headlines, the Tar Heels' defensive improvement from awful to merely adequate was a key factor in matching a school record with 11 wins. For defensive coordinator Gene Chizik, the next step for that unit is obvious entering the opener against Georgia and beyond.

Hayley Carter Selected For American Collegiate Invitational

UNC rising senior Hayley Carter has been selected to play in the American Collegiate Invitational at the 2016 US Open, September 8-10 in Flushing, N.Y. The American Collegiate Invitational, open only to American college players, began in 2014 as a way to spotlight college tennis during the US Open. Former Tar Heel Jamie Loeb won the inaugural event in 2014.

ACC & ESPN To Air 21 UNC Volleyball Matches

The Atlantic Coast Conference is pleased to announce that nearly every North Carolina volleyball match will air live on the brand new ACC Network Extra in 2016. Fans can find ACC Network Extra matches at WatchESPN.com or in the WatchESPN app. Two North Carolina home matches have been selected for live television broadcasts.

Video: Larry Fedora Thursday Post-Practice Comments

North Carolina coach Larry Fedora talks with the media following Thursday's pre-season practice, as the Tar Heels prepare to kickoff the season against Georgia in Atlanta on September 3.

Joel James to play overseas in Japan

We’ve seen Marcus Paige (Utah Jazz), Brice Johnson (Los Angeles Clippers) and J.P. Tokoto (New York Knicks) find homes in the league. But what about Joel James? Well on Thursday, we finally got an update. Joel James announced via Twitter that he will play overseas in Japan next season with the Kumamoto Volters.

History of UNC’s mascot Rameses

This is what happened. Head cheerleader Vic Huggins noticed a lack of school spirit for the Tar Heels. So instead of making the school’s mascot a giant foot with black muck on the heel, he suggested that the team make its mascot a ram. The idea was based on UNC’s star football player, Jack Merritt, who was nicknamed, the “Battering Ram.”

No more ‘three yards and a cloud of dust’

They called Bill Dooley, “the ol’ Trenchfighter”. He borrowed a coaching staple from someone who had to have been one of his sideline heroes – the late Ohio State football coach Woody Hayes. “Three yards and a cloud of dust”. That was Dooley’s style; slug it out with you at the line, in the trenches, real slobber-knocker football.

Carolina Athletics: 2015-16 Year In Review

Carolina finished seventh in the Learfield NACDA Cup standings, UNC’s seventh top-10 performance in the last eight years. It marked the 17th time Carolina was the highest finisher among ACC schools. UNC was one of only three schools, with Stanford and Oklahoma, to finish in the top 10 in both men’s and women’s standings in the Capital One Cup.

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