Roy Williams reaches ACC milestone
University of North Carolina Tar Heels men’s basketball coach Roy Williams has already had an historic career filled with accolades. With Monday’s win, Williams reached an Atlantic Coast Conference milestone and joined some elite company. Williams earned his 200th ACC win, composing of regular season conference wins and conference tournament wins.
In rookie season with Kings, Justin Jackson learning plenty from 'Mr. Carter'
Vince Carter and Justin Jackson are bound together by their alma mater, but until last summer, the 41-year-old veteran of 20 NBA seasons and 22-year-old rookie had never met. That changed during Sacramento's Summer League. "As soon as I signed with the team, the first text message I received was from Justin Jackson, and he called me, 'Mr. Carter,'" Vince Carter said.
Carlos Somoano Named to 2018 SSC Hall Of Fame
The Sunshine State Conference announced Tuesday that UNC Men's Soccer coach Carlos Somoano will be inducted into the SSC Hall of Fame. Somoano has an overall record of 107-26-21 and is the active leader in winning percentage (.638) among DI men's soccer coaches. He's led the Tar Heels to three College Cups and seven straight NCAA Tournaments.
Sara Daavettila Selected ACC Women's Tennis Player Of The Week
Sara Daavettila of North Carolina has been selected as the ACC Women's Tennis Player of the Week. Daavettila shined in UNC's run to the 2018 ITA National Team Indoor Championship, helping the Tar Heels defeated Ole Miss, No. 9 Duke, No. 8 Texas Tech, and No. 6 Pepperdine. The sophomore from Williamston, Michigan, posted a 4-0 record in singles.
Brittany Pickett Named ACC Pitcher of the Week
Tossing each of UNC's three wins, sophomore Brittany Pickett has been named the ACC's Pitcher of the Week Tuesday by the league office. This is Pickett's third such honor and first for the Tar Heels in 2018. Pickett went 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA in the first week of the season, tossing two complete-game shutouts and four scoreless innings in a third game.
UNC Locker Room Report: Four Straight
Peaking is a word thrown around a lot this time of the year. The last two North Carolina teams, both of which made it to the final day of the college basketball season, were seemingly peaking around this time of the season. While the 2017-18 version is very different, there is a similar feel of playing the best ball as the regular season enters its final stretch.
Chase Rice has been through ups and downs, but he remains a 'Lion'
In life, says rising country star Chase Rice, there are two types of folks: lambs and lions. “You gotta decide which one you’re gonna be,” says Rice. “I’ve been through so many ups and downs, but I choose to be a lion in the process.” Part of those ups and downs revolved around his latest album, “Lambs & Lions,” which includes the single “Three Chords & the Truth.”
UNC completes 5-day trifecta
This has to be the greatest five day span during the regular season in UNC basketball’s storied history. Three wins in five days – two of them over Big Four rivals. Coach Roy Williams mentioned the Tar Heels once had a stretch like this in 1980. I saw those games 38 years ago in my Tar Heel Network days alongside the legendary Woody Durham and Jim Heavner.
Destinee Walker, Stephanie Watts Ruled Out For The Season
North Carolina junior guards Destinee Walker and Stephanie Watts are officially ruled out for the 2017-18 women's basketball season. Both players suffered knee injuries late in the 2016-17 season and will return with two years of eligibility remaining with the Tar Heels. Watts, a preseason All-ACC selection, ranks 10th in program history as a 15.7 points per game scorer.
The offensive versatility of Luke Maye makes him the ACC’s No. 2 player
The ascension of North Carolina's Luke Maye from solid role player to All-American candidate is well-documented. We have even reached the point where it’s trendy to now question if Maye is the ACC’s second best player — behind Marvin Bagley of Duke. Instead of speculation, though, let’s dig into the numbers. Here’s why Maye is the league’s No. 2 player.
College football experiences largest attendance drop in 34 years
Major-college football experienced its largest per-game attendance drop in 34 years and second-largest ever, according to NCAA figures. North Carolina, Penn State, Arizona State, and Kentucky are all in the process of downsizing stadiums to make the game experience more intimate and as close to that living room experience as possible.
Carolina Insider Podcast: Recapping NCSU & Notre Dame
Recap the big basketball wins over North Carolina State and Notre Dame and take stock of the rest of the season in the latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast. Hosts Jones Angell of the Tar Heel Sports Network and Adam Lucas of GoHeels.com also hear what happens when a listener invites coaches Dean Smith, Bill Guthridge and Roy Williams to his wedding.
Chansky’s Notebook: How ‘Bout Them Apples?
Whether it was a second wind or just dad-gum determination to stick it to the ACC schedule-makers and ESPN for giving the Tar Heels three brutal games in a five-day period, something changed on the court. The Tar Heels haven’t seen a card this grueling since February of 1991 — 27 years ago — when the Gulf War forced postponement of the State home game.
What Roy Williams does when ‘dadgum’ isn’t enough
Sometimes “dadgum” doesn’t get the job done, even for Roy Williams. Coarser words, than the folksy coach’s preferred vernacular, are sometimes necessary. Halftime of UNC’s game with Notre Dame on Monday was such an occasion. Joel Berry said, “Ol’ Roy” has been working blue on the regular. “He’s been doing that lately,” Berry said. “It’s a good thing for us.”
UNC's slump officially over as Tar Heels win 4th straight
North Carolina is not used to going through losing streaks, which is why last month's three-game losing streak had folks asking questions about the Tar Heels. But everything seems cool now. Because UNC has responded with four straight wins -- among them last week's victory over Duke -- to improve to 20-7 and 9-5 in the ACC. Is UNC a real title contender?