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Video: Michael Russell Mic'd Up
Sophomore shortstop Michael Russell was mic'd up as the Tar Heels practiced at Boys Town in Omaha on Wednesday...

Pastor with UNC ties makes special trip to Omaha
Jack Robbins is a pastor at Berryhill Baptist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma but he's Tar Heel born and Tar Heel bred. "I'm a native North Carolinian, grew up on a farm down in Richmond County," said Robbins. It was in...

Pitching Set Up for CWS Run
Hobbs Johnson will take the mound in Thursday night’s elimination game against N.C. State for what could be the first of six outings in seven days for North Carolina’s pitching staff. ACC Pitcher of the Year Kent Emanuel would...

UNC, NC State to meet in CWS elimination game
The Tar Heels, No. 1 seed in the College World Series will need to beat neighboring NC State Thursday in an elimination game at 8:00 p.m. ET (ESPN) in Omaha. NC State has outscored UNC, 17-13, in the four games...

Draft pick getting fill of Royals in Omaha
Cody Stubbs said he got the college choice right, eventually, and believes he was selected by the right major-league team. “We had talked and I knew it was possible the Royals would draft me,” Stubbs said. “It’s a great organization...

Matt Harvey strikes Jason Heyward out with 100 mph heater
New York Mets starter Matt Harvey can bring it. In the first inning against the Braves on Tuesday, he threw 10 pitches, all of them four-seam fastballs. The last of these, to strike out Braves right fielder Jason Heyward, clocked...

Thornton, Tar Heels Close Out Tigers
With their national title hopes on the brink and their regular starting rotation sputtering in the postseason, the Tar Heels turned to Trent Thornton, usually their closer, to make the start against Louisiana State. Making his first appearance on the...

Trent Thornton pitches UNC past Tigers
The Tar Heels beat LSU 4-2, keeping their season alive and not changing their record of being the only team in the nation to not suffer back-to-back loses all season. "It goes to show the whole team doesn't want to...

NC State falls to UCLA 2-1, will meet UNC again at CWS
The stakes have been high for North Carolina and N.C. State in their past two meetings – the first in the ACC tournament last month and the most recent one this week in the College World Series. Now the Tar...

Tar Heels’ Thornton keeps his cool
Trent Thornton of North Carolina awoke Tuesday morning with a swarm of butterflies in his stomach. Thornton settled down once he reached the stadium and tried to treat the game like any other, and the strategy worked. He pitched into...

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