Video: Chris Cloutier Goes Behind His Back for the Goal vs. Notre Dame
North Carolina's Chris Cloutier got a little creative in the win over the Fighting Irish, helping the Tar Heels advance to their first Final Four since 1993.
Warriors' Harrison Barnes investigates local sports columnist Marcus Thompson's Oakland roots
It had been years since I'd been to the house where I grew up....And here I was, spitting distance from the porch where I sat and daydreamed. Around the corner from the stage I recited the "I Have a Dream" speech at an assembly. Four houses down from the girl who gave me a kiss on the cheek in exchange for my pack of Mystery Mix Now & Laters. And all because Warriors forward Harrison Barnes cared enough to ask.
Video: UNC Women's Lacrosse Downs Notre Dame, Advance to NCAA Semifinals
Marie McCool's hat trick led the third-seeded Tar Heels to a 10-6 win over Notre Dame in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, May 21, 2016.
The Bright Side: Reeling Matt Harvey Is in Hall of Fame Company
What does Matt Harvey have in common with Bob Gibson, Whitey Ford, Tom Seaver, Nolan Ryan, Randy Johnson, Gred Maddux and a host of other all-time great pitchers? They all got off to terrible starts in at least one season. Harvey, who was rocked for nine runs (six earned) in 2 2/3 innings on Thursday against the Nationals, has a 5.77 ERA through his first nine starts of 2016.
UNC's Top 30 Football Players Ever: No. 13 Greg Ellis
Greg Ellis was one of the key players on perhaps UNC’s best defense in the modern era. Ellis’ consistent reliability as one of the nation’s top pass rushers was key, but he also made the rest of the Tar Heels' talented line even better. Those two Carolina clubs combined to go 21-3 and finished ranked in the top 10 of the national polls.
UNC Softball's Season Ends With Back-And-Forth Battle In Extra Innings
On a cold, rain-soaked night, North Carolina softball saw its season come to a close, as the Longwood Lancers came back from a 3-0 deficit to defeat the Tar Heels, 5-4, in nine innings. The win sends Longwood (40-19) to its first-ever NCAA Regional Final against No. 7 overall seed JMU, while Carolina’s 2016 campaign comes to a close at 32-25.
More than a building
During the month of May, UNC’s General Alumni Association (GAA) celebrates three very important anniversaries: it’s 173rd birthday on May 31st, and the groundbreaking for and the dedication of the George Watts Hill Alumni Center. Morton collection volunteer Jack Hilliard shares some the history behind these events.
Rob Wooten re-signs with Braves
Not three weeks after being released by the Atlanta Braves, relief pitcher Rob Wooten has re-signed with the team, the 30-year-old right-hander announced on Saturday. A 13th-round selection of the Milwaukee Brewers in 2008 out of UNC, Wooten worked his way up the Brewers system over five seasons, making his major league debut in 2013.
North Carolina Misses ACC Baseball Tournament
UNC entered Saturday’s rubber match against N.C. State controlling its own destiny. Win, and you get to play in the ACC Tournament. One squandered opportunity later, the Diamond Heels' season may be over. “It’s not nice being in this position” said head coach Mike Fox after the game. “But it is what it is and we’ll see what happens.”
Tobacco Road teams loaded for 2016-17
Compared to the beginning of last weekend, all three Tobacco Road teams have a better idea of what their rosters will look like for next season. For Duke, it was a late signee who filled the last open scholarship. For UNC, it was the return of a starter who was testing the NBA waters as an underclassman. For NC State, it was a combination of both.
Seventh-Seeded James Madison Slugs Past UNC Softball, 10-1
A first-inning grand slam jumpstarted the James Madison offense, powering the No. 7 overall seed into its own NCAA Regional Final with a 10-1 defeat of Carolina. UNC returns to Veterans Memorial Park tonight at 7 p.m. to face the winner of the elimination game between Longwood and Princeton for a chance at a rematch with JMU on ‘Championship Sunday’ at 2 p.m.
UNC Women's Lacrosse Downs Irish For Final Four Trip
Third-seeded North Carolina beat sixth seeded Notre Dame, 10-6, in an NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Tournament quarterfinal on Saturday at Fetzer Field. UNC advances next Friday’s NCAA semifinal in Chester, Pa., to face Penn State, which beat Penn earlier on Saturday. The Tar Heels advance to the NCAA semifinals for the sixth time in the last eight years.
No. 17 UNC Baseball Drops Series Finale, 10-1
Preston Palmeiro hit his second two-run homer in as many days and No. 13 North Carolina State scored a 10-1 series-deciding win over No. 17 North Carolina Saturday afternoon at Doak Field. Palmeiro was one of four Wolfpack hitters with two hits on the day, while Adam Pate led the Carolina attack with three knocks.
Turner's Take: The Swing
"There's a tactical part of the game, and then there's the mental side of the game," coach Jenny Levy said. "In games like this I think you really try to tap into mentality, fierceness, courage just not being scared and letting it rip. You get a taste of the first 30 minutes, you say 'OK this is going well, this might need work, and then let's go out and friggin' blast it.'"
UNC's Chances of Reaching the College Football Playoff
Last season, the North Carolina went on a historic tear, finishing the regular season 11-1. They miraculously ascended from an ugly loss to South Carolina to a place in the Playoff conversation. And this year they could find themselves right in the crossfire of the Playoff debate again.