ACC has had many players succeed on both the hardwood and the gridiron
North Carolina: Julius Peppers. The future All-Pro end/linebacker averaged 5.7 points and 3.7 rebounds in two seasons as a walk-on basketball player from 1999-2001. For the Tar Heels football team, Peppers became a unanimous All-American in 2001. Peppers had a future NFL teammate on both teams. Oakland Raiders receiver Ronald Curry was a UNC quarterback and point guard. (ESPN.com
What Indiana can expect from North Carolina
If Indiana is going to impose its offensive will on UNC, the Hoosiers are going to need to be smart around the basket and find open shooters on the perimeter. The Tar Heels are very good defending 2-point field goals (23rd nationally) and with Brice Johnson, Kennedy Meeks and Isaiah Hicks, can block shots. Both teams like to run, but UNC plays even more uptempo than Indiana. (Inside the Hall
Take it from Roy Williams: Dean Smith would have loved Marcus Paige
In three short years, North Carolina senior guard Marcus Paige went from All-ACC first-team his sophomore season to second-team as a junior and honorable mention as a senior. But don’t begin to suggest Paige’s stature among the Tar Heels ever slipped. (Today's U
Tar Heels carry different tone this tournament
North Carolina’s heads to Philadelphia on Wednesday with a level of confidence and something the Tar Heels didn’t carry with them a year ago to the Sweet 16. They’re clearly one of the favorites in the NCAA Tournament. “Now we’re the team that is expected to make the run and expected to win,” senior guard Marcus Paige said. “This (is) needing to be done instead of hoping to.” (Burlington Times News
NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Game Times & TV Schedule
The following is a complete list of Thursday and Friday Sweet 16 game times and television networks. UNC faces Indiana in Philadelphia on Friday at 9:57 ET. Virginia, Notre Dame, and Syracuse are also in action Friday while Miami and Duke play Thursday in their respective games.
A look back at UNC's 1984 NCAA Tournament game versus Indiana
UNC meets Indiana in the Sweet Sixteen on Friday night. It will be the first postseason meeting between the two teams since 1984. That season a 28-2 Tar Heel team which included Michael Jordan, Kenny Smith, Sam Perkins, Matt Doherty and Brad Daugherty was ranked #1 and the top seed in the East Region. Indiana was the #4 seed led by Steve Alford. (Tar Heel Blog
Video: How three iconic North Carolina coaches helped shape a state’s athletic legacy
March Madness has arrived once more -- and yet again, the University of North Carolina Tar Heels are in the hunt for a national championship. A new book by sportswriter John Feinstein takes an inside look at one of UNC’s legendary coaches and the two other iconic state basketball figures with whom he formed unique trio. (PBS
Roy Williams has bad memories of past NCAA matchups with Indiana
As the top seed in the NCAA’s East Region, UNC will be favorite when it takes on fifth-seeded Indiana on Friday at Wells Fargo Center. History, however, may be on the Hoosiers’ side. Not only do they lead the all-time series 8-5, but they’ve also beaten the Tar Heels in four of their six neutral site meetings — including both previous matchups in the NCAA tournament. (Wilmington Star News
UNC fans send off Tar Heels to Sweet 16
A swath of North Carolina basketball fans packed the area outside the Dean Smith Center Wednesday in Chapel Hill as the men’s team left for the Sweet 16. The Tar Heels boarded a bus around 6:30 p.m. as they made their way to Philadelphia. The No. 1 seed Tar Heels play five-seed Indiana Friday at 9:57 p.m. for a birth in the Elite 8. (WNCN
Video: UNC Men's Basketball Team Leaves for Philadelphia
On Wednesday night, the Tar Heels had dinner in the Bowles Room and headed to RDU Airport for a flight to Philadelphia where they will face Indiana Friday night in the Sweet 16.
Senior season a wild "Phantom" ride for UNC's Joel James
A plane transported the Tar Heels to Philadelphia for their Sweet 16 matchup against Indiana. The "Phantom" remains parked inside a quiet Smith Center. The start of March Madness has meant more off-campus travel for UNC and less on-campus activity for 6-foot-11, 280-pound senior Joel James, who often rides an all-black, appropriately nicknamed bicycle to class or practice. (Fayetteville Observer
Video: Marcus Paige's Top 5 Career Moments At North Carolina
Marcus Paige has been an incredible team leader and clutch performer for the Tar Heels since arriving in Chapel Hill. From game-winning shots to amazing passes, the ACC Digital Network takes you back through his top five moments as a member of the Tar Heels.
Roy: "I've had some weird dudes"
North Carolina head coach Roy Williams spoke with the media on Tuesday afternoon. Among a range of topics discusses was Theo Pinson and some of the "characters" that the Hall of Famer has coached. "I've had some weird dudes," Williams said. (Carolina Blue
Indiana, UNC meet 35 years after Reagan shooting jeopardized title game
Indiana and North Carolina are two of the most decorated and iconic programs in college basketball. They've each won five national championships, tied for third-most in NCAA history. As historic as both schools are, the meetings between them have been few and far between -- particularly in the big dance. (FOX Sports
Bob Young recalls stopping Wilt, helping unbeaten Tar Heels win in 1957
Bob Young was among a group of transplanted New Yorkers recruited by coach Frank McGuire in the mid-1950s that formed the nucleus of the 1957 championship team. Young recalls leaving Manhattan with future Tar Heels star Lennie Rosenbluth in the summer of 1953. The two remain in close contact today, as do the other three surviving members of that 32-0 squad. (Naples Daily News