Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Football.
Larry Fedora grows a beard, people take notice
Sometimes as a North Carolina athletics beat reporter – that is, a reporter assigned to cover one specific organization or entity – you find yourself writing about odd things. Like a head coach’s unique way of speaking. Or a star player’s new hairstyle, which looks a lot like the kind his rivals recently wore. Or, as it turns out, Larry Fedora’s new beard.
North Carolina Tar Heels Football Preview 2016
How effective will new starting QB Mitch Trubisky be? It’s the only serious question for an offense that led the country at 7.3 yards per play a season ago. UNC averaged over 40 points per game in 2015. And not only is the system old hat now in Chapel Hill, but all of the running backs, five of the top six receivers and four starting O-linemen return.
ICTV: Hunter Crafford Interview
In the closing moments of the 2015 ACC Championship football game, the Tar Heels trailed Clemson 45-37. UNC executes an onside kick and Hunter Crafford recovers--only to discover that the play had been flagged. The special teams contributor sits down with Inside Carolina to share his thoughts during the final days of summer workouts.
After free lessons to local kids, NFL kicker Barth readies for camp
The tradition of special teams play, particularly the kicking game in football, has grown over the years at Hoggard High School and across Wilmington thanks to the Barth family. On Tuesday night, more than 65 kids were at Scott Braswell Stadium for a laid back but informative workout session alongside NFL veteran Connor Barth.
Video: Georgia on UNC HC Larry Fedora's Mind
Larry Fedora participated in the 14th Annual Pigskin Preview at the Embassy Suites in Cary, N.C. on Monday.
Video: Larry Fedora, other local coaches talk football, have some laughs at Triangle Pigskin Preview
Coaches from the Triangle's 4 Division I schools and ECU's new coach talked some football ahead of the upcoming season and also had plenty of laughs. ABC11's Mark Armstrong emceed the 14th Annual Triangle Pigskin Preview, asking the coaches a variety of questions.
Chase Rice Credits His Farm for Inspiring New Music
Chase Rice‘s newest single, “Everybody We Know Does,” is a blue-collar country anthem that’s reminiscent of his life before music. Rice stopped by the Taste of Country Nights studio and opened up about how he went to his farm to get away, but ultimately ended up reconnecting with his music.
Connor and Casey Barth host kicking camp at high school alma mater in Wilmington
A lot has changed in the past year for Connor Barth. Over the past three years, the former Hoggard and UNC kicker has given away Buccaneers and Broncos gear to young, prospective kickers at the annual Kickin' It with the Barth Brothers kicking camp he hosts with his brother, Casey.
Video: Carolina Athletics Habitat for Humanity 'Day of Service'
More than 100 UNC student-athletes and athletic department staff members spent Saturday morning volunteering at two Habitat for Humanity sites, serving their community while also building community among Tar Heel teams.
UNC's Open Competition at Right Guard
UNC’s offensive line, considered by many to be one of the ACC’s best, was dealt a preseason blow last week with the news that likely starting right guard John Ferranto would miss the 2016 season after suffering a torn left pectoral muscle. Junior Brad Henson and redshirt freshman Nick Polino were listed on UNC’s preseason depth chart as the backups at the guard positions.
Forecasting a Clemson-UNC rematch in ACC football title game
Since the ACC went to divisions in 2005, reporters attending the ACC’s media days — we meet Thursday and Friday in Charlotte, N.C. — have picked Clemson or Florida State to win the Atlantic. That’s unlikely to change this season. Conversely, the Coastal remains baffling, relegating media to wandering aimlessly for a clue, as if playing Pokemon Go.
Four focal points leading into the ACC’s Football Kickoff event this week in Charlotte
How much will UNC miss Marquise Williams’ legs? The Tar Heels’ pocket passing game should be just as productive now that Mitch Trubisky moves up to replace the departed Williams at quarterback. But an undeniable offensive variable has to be all that Williams created with his quickness, intuition and uncanny ability to turn scrambles into explosion plays.
UNC Top 25 Wins of 2015-16: No. 3
No. 3: No. 12 Carolina 30, Virginia Tech 27 (OT) - Football, Nov. 21, 2015: It was fitting that the Hokies stood in the way of Carolina's first trip to the ACC Championship Game when the Tar Heels visited Blacksburg on November 21. UNC had dismantled Miami 59-21 one week earlier, while VT was coming off back-to-back road wins at Boston College and Georgia Tech.
UNC Athletics Ends Sale of Star Jersey Numbers
In a response to player likeness concerns, UNC will no longer sell official uniforms with jersey numbers that match current standout players. Football isn’t the only sport at UNC affected by the change in philosophy. The basketball team plans to offer the No. 1 and possibly a retired number -- like Tyler Hansbrough’s No. 50 -- changed on a season-by-season basis.
Darian Durant injured again in Riders' third straight loss
And here we go again. Another sighting of Darian Durant on crutches already has fans on the post game phone-in shows calling the season a write-off. And we're only three games in. The Riders' franchise player, coming off consecutive season-ending injuries, went down again in the 2nd quarter.