Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Football.
Video: UNC Athletics - Bring 'Em Out
Diving teammates Jack Nyquist and Ozzie Moyer wrote an "Even More Fire" version of Bring 'Em Out. Tar Heel Style featuring all of UNC's talented teams.
High expectations surround Mitch Trubisky as he takes reins as UNC quarterback
Marquise Williams completed his eligibility as North Carolina's quarterback in December having established more than 20 school records and led the Tar Heels to an 11-win season. But Williams expects many of those marks to be broken the next two seasons as his understudy, Mitch Trubisky, has taken over the reins of the Tar Heel offense this spring.
Rammys Recognize Tar Heel Successes
From the opening strains of the all-sports video score to the closing cheers of the alma mater, the fourth-annual Rammy Awards highlighted UNC’s successes of the past year within the Department of Athletics and beyond. The awards show recognized student-athletes and teams that have excelled academically, athletically and in service.
Video: Mack Hollins Mic'd Up at 2016 Spring Game
Mack Hollins finished UNC's spring game with 111 yards receiving and 1 touchdown. Hear all about it has the senior wide out was Mic'd Up during his standout performance.
Mack Hollins impresses at UNC football spring game
A year ago, 6-foot-4, 210-pound rising senior Mack Hollins made it a priority in the offseason to improve his abilities as a possession receiver — to catch passes in traffic and in the middle of the defense. But this spring, Hollins said he has tried to become a better route runner, a skill he says will help with his longevity as a player.
Chase Rice returns for jubilant performance
A sea of Carolina Blue and cowboy boots gathered in Carmichael Arena on Saturday night to see country star and former UNC football player Chase Rice headline the 2016 Jubilee concert. Rice, a UNC class of 2009 graduate, showed UNC pride with his song “Carolina Can.” “If there’s one place I’ve wanted to play this song, it’s Chapel Hill,” Rice told the audience.
UNC football piles on the points in annual spring game
The North Carolina football team scored a combined 144 points in its annual spring game Saturday afternoon. That’s not a typo. 144 points. Blue team 74, White team 70. But in this scenario, 144 points doesn’t mean that the Tar Heels, who went 11-3 last season, made 48 field goals or scored 18 touchdowns and six field goals.
Offense Wins, Defense Impresses in UNC Football Spring Game
Although the offense won the UNC football spring game 74-70 under an odd scoring system, it was the team’s defense that made the biggest impression at Kenan Stadium on Saturday. With everyone in the stadium focusing on the quarterback position–and how junior Mitch Trubisky would look in his first appearance since the graduation of former starter Marquise Williams—the defense stole the show with four interceptions.
Patient Trubisky ready to take UNC's starting QB spot
The offseason is officially here for North Carolina football after Saturday's Blue-White spring game finale. The narrative and the response from the Tar Heels indicate the likely guy under center is the same it's been since 2014 -- Mitch Trubisky. "It's not about me or my playing time," the junior said. "It's about the success of the Tar Heels. That's what I'm all about."
Extra Points: Why Not Us?
“Why not us?” defensive tackle Robert Dinkins asks. “Why can’t we go to the national championship, why can’t we bring a national championship home to Carolina? We have our eyes on the prize, we’re not satisfied with making it to the ACC Championship Game. We want to win it. It was good what we did last year, but it wasn’t enough.”
Offense, defense both have their moments in UNC spring game
Spring football games are usually a glass half full vs. glass half empty proposition. If one side of the ball does well, it usually means that the other side didn’t. Saturday at Kenan Stadium, however, was one of those rare occasions in which both offense and defense came away with something to be happy about. The Tar Heels defense shined by intercepting four passes.
Spring football: Tar Heels chip away at offseason questions
Though not confirmed by Larry Fedora, it’s clear that it’s Mitch Trubisky’s long-awaited chance to be the first-string quarterback. The redshirt junior seemed particularly fond of receiver Mack Hollins, connecting with him seven times for 111 yards – including an 18-yard touchdown hookup. Trubisky completed 13 of 22 passes for 148 yards.
Tar Heels try to top 2015 top-10 season
North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora's hope is for the 2016 Tar Heels to be better than last season in every way. UNC was undefeated in Kenan Stadium, won 11 games and the ACC Coastal Division Championship and was ranked in the top 10 nationally for the first time since 1997 in 2015. But being merely a top-10 team's not enough.
UNC football not a one-hit wonder
Amid that uneasiness, though, there is something to be excited about, and it's not just the typical waiting for November for basketball season to begin again. North Carolina just had its best football season since the 1990s, and it has the returning talent to duplicate that success, finally on the verge of sustaining relevance for the first time since current players were born. Despite the ending, the 2015 season was not a fluke.
Five takeaways from UNC's spring football game
Based on the wacky system, which the Tar Heels use anytime offense and defense play each other in practice, the offense came out on top 74-70. The offense scored three touchdowns and the defense had four interceptions in two halves of action. Here are five takeaways from Saturday's game.