Mike Fox News Archive

Michael Busch Leading UNC Baseball On And Off The Field

Through the first five games of the year, Michael Burch's .409 average (9-22) leads the team, as does his .727 slugging percentage and 10 RBI. He's tallied multi-hit performances in four games, part of an eight-game hitting streak dating to last season. "I think it's confidence," coach Mike Fox said when asked about the difference between last year and this season.

Early losses build key experience for UNC baseball

“Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want,” Mike Fox said after Wednesday’s loss. UNC has gotten tons of that. From newcomers getting their first sniff of college baseball, junior college players acclimating to Division I play and the upperclassmen settling in as mentors, the start to the season has been a learning process for the Tar Heels.

This Week with Mike Fox: Off and Running

The Diamond Heels (2-1) started off their 2018 season by winning a weekend series at South Florida. They return to Chapel Hill for a pair of mid-week games against UNC-Wilmington and St. Johns this week, before a weekend set with East Carolina spread across three different locales. Inside Carolina spoke with UNC baseball coach Mike Fox on Monday.

Interview with North Carolina baseball coach Mike Fox

There aren’t many in the game better than Mike Fox. In his time as the head baseball coach for The University of North Carolina, Fox has a record of 846-360-1. His Tar Heels have averaged almost 45 wins a season. They’ve made 16 trips to the postseason and been to Omaha 6 times. And oh, by the way, 88 of his former players have been selected in the MLB Draft.

UNC's Gianluca Dalatri anchors 2018 pitching staff

Mike Fox knew he was getting a good pitcher when Gianluca Dalatri committed to North Carolina in 2014. In his final three years of high school, Dalatri went 30-0 at Christian Brothers Academy in New Jersey and was named the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year twice. But after a game last March, the UNC head coach admitted, "He's better than I thought he was."

Walston: UNC vs NC State - Of course it's a rivalry

When you want to beat a team so you can talk trash, it’s a rivalry. When you want to not lose to a team as badly as you want to beat them, it’s a rivalry. Roy Williams wants to beat NC State at least as much as he wants to beat anybody on the schedule. Mike Fox, too —he threw on a red Carolina Hurricanes sweater for an event a few years ago, but he didn’t like it.

A Family Gathering For UNC Baseball

They gathered Saturday night, to celebrate the start of UNC's baseball season. Over 500 current and former players, coaches, staff, fans and donors met inside the George Watts Hill Alumni Center for UNC's annual First Pitch Dinner. Among those in the crowd were members of the 1978 and 2008 College World Series (CWS) teams. That included coach Mike Fox.

Audio: Coach Mike Fox Discusses 2018 Carolina Baseball

North Carolina head baseball coach Mike Fox discusses his life and 2018 Carolina Baseball on 97.9 The Hill’s Preseason Show aired Wednesday, January 17th at 7:30 p.m.

UNC Baseball Checks in at No. 6 in D1Baseball Preseason Top 25

The latest round of preseason college baseball polls was released on Tuesday, with ranking UNC at No. 6 to start the 2018 season. Despite having three players taken in the first 36 picks of last summer’s MLB Draft, coach Mike Fox’s Tar Heels are expected to once again boast elite-level pitching with enough talented young hitters to get the job done.

'It' factor obvious as Mitch Trubisky officially takes over

Chicago Bears coach John Fox privately broke the news to Mitch Trubisky on the phone and Mike Glennon in person, publicly calling the quarterback decision one that needed to be made. Everybody else interpreted the move as Fox grasping what has been obvious since the Bears' first exhibition game when Trubisky first flashed the "it" factor so obvious on the field and off.

Will Mitch Trubisky make a start soon? History is on his side...

The question of when Mitchell Trubisky would make his first career start was always going to be a storyline this year, but Mike Glennon’s rough showing in Week 2 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers brought it to the forefront of Bears-centric debate this week. Coach John Fox doesn’t want to deal in hypotheticals. But when will Glennon not be the starter and give way to Trubisky?

Mitch Trubisky to start Bears’ fourth preseason game

Despite a preseason that made some of us wonder whether Bears rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky should be the starter, Mike Glennon is the No. 1 quarterback. Which means Thursday night may be the last time Trubisky plays for a while. Bears coach John Fox confirmed today that Trubisky will be the starter for Thursday night’s preseason finale.

Sounds like Mitch Trubisky will get his shot with Bears' first-string

Chicago Bears coach John Fox either has to break his GM’s silly promise to Mike Glennon by playing Mitch Trubisky with the first-string or he has to risk losing the locker room by continuing to start the inept and uninspiring Glennon because the players always know who deserves it and who doesn’t. Trubisky has completed 72.7 percent of his passes this exhibition season.

Pressure mounting for Mike Glennon as Mitch Trubisky continues to stand out

Rookie Mitch Trubisky outperformed Mike Glennon in the two-minute drill during practice Sunday. Yes, Trubisky was working against the second-team defense with Mark Sanchez resting an ankle injury, but he was also working with the second offense. Coach John Fox is inventing new ways to talk in circles about his quarterbacks with pressure mounting for Glennon.

Oakland Athletics Agree to Sign No. 6 Overall Pick, UNC Commit Austin Beck

Just over a week after selecting him sixth overall in the MLB Draft, the Oakland Athletics announced Tuesday they have agreed to sign North Davidson High School outfielder Austin Beck. Beck–who previously committed to stay in-state and play college ball for coach Mike Fox at UNC–will receive a signing bonus of more than $5.3 million from Oakland to begin his pro career.

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