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UNC Falls Seven Spots In Basketball Polls

Ranked No. 2/1 last week, North Carolina (19-4, 8-2 ACC) fell seven spots in both national polls to to No 9 (Associated Press) and No. 8 (coaches) in the rankings this week. Carolina sat atop the coaches poll a week ago and was second in the AP poll before losing back-to-back road games at Louisville and at Notre Dame. (

Harrison Barnes Shows Us How Large Steph Curry’s Shadow Looms In This Hilarious Video

Being a good athlete on a team that features the league MVP is probably a weird experience. Sure, you’re an important player and have a major role in the success of your squad, but all of the eyes are on your teammate who lights the world on fire on a nightly basis. Thanks to the Instagram account of Harrison Barnes, we got a look into the life of one of those types of athletes. (UPROXX)

UNC Looking to Rebound from Back to Back Losses

North Carolina is looking to get back on the winning track against Boston College after two road losses last week. Coming off of losses at Louisville and at Notre Dame, Carolina dropped to No. 9 in the latest AP Poll. UNC head coach Roy Williams says it is a priority for his team to step up intensity to close out the rest of the regular season. (

Looking to improve from 2015, UNC shows many of the same flaws

The schedule has become noticeably tougher. North Carolina has not. The Tar Heels entered last week with a No. 1 ranking in the national coaches poll and an 8-0 record in the ACC. Faced with a back-loaded league schedule, they had taken care of business before beginning a three-game road set that concludes Tuesday with a visit to last-place Boston College. (Fayetteville Observer)

Phil Ford: Tar Heel Trailblazer

Two-time ACC Male Athlete of the Year. Three-time All-America. National Player of the Year. Gold medalist. Phil Ford was already a legend. Now, the University of North Carolina is proud to officially recognize Ford as a Tar Heel Trailblazer. A native of Rocky Mount, Ford came to epitomize Carolina basketball under Dean Smith. (

Ranking the ACC's Football Rosters for 2016

Fear the Heel? The Tar Heels went 8-0 in the ACC last fall and it gives North Carolina the third-best ACC record over the last five years (24-16). With the fifth-ranked roster in the league — despite being third in the Coastal Division — North Carolina appears to have as good a shot as anyone in the conference of knocking off either the Tigers or the Seminoles. (Athlon Sports)

UNC School Of Denstistry Classmates Remember Shooting Victim Through Food Drive

The UNC School of Dentistry has been living by one motto – “Live Like Deah.” “Everything since we’ve done since then has been living like Deah,” said his classmate Kaushal Gandhi. “Every time we think about doing a service project we think about what would Deah have done. The obvious answer is Deah would’ve provided service and given himself selflessly.” (

Natrone Means makes Super presentation to his former high school

On Friday, Natrone Means made a stop where his standout football career began. Means, who played in Super Bowl XXIX for the San Diego Chargers in 1995, presented to Central Cabarrus High School’s football team and cheerleaders an autographed football given to him by the NFL commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl. (Concord Independent Tribune)

Marvin Williams is having a career rebirth, and chances are you didn't even notice

In a season full of inconsistencies, Marvin Williams has been the closest thing to a consistent Charlotte has had. He has evolved into the player the franchise hoped he would be when they signed him last season, and then some, and it could be argued that he is having the best season of any Hornet not named Kemba Walker. (At The Hive)

Sylvester Williams. Tar Heel. Bronco. Super Bowl Champion.

It's a story of overcoming the odds. A story of hard work, perseverance, and pursing dreams. A man who played one year of high school football enters the workforce at a truck factory. With a dream still alive he goes to community college with the hopes of playing at the next level. Sylvester Williams. Tar Heel. Denver Bronco. Super Bowl Champion. (Carolina Blue)

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