Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Football.
He was a NASCAR pit crew member and a ‘Survivor.’ Now Chase Rice is where he belongs.
Chase Rice is nothing if not tough. Before he was lighting up the country music charts, Rice was one of the final three contestants on 2010’s “Survivor: Nicaragua.” Before that, he was a linebacker for UNC, where injury derailed NFL aspirations and led him to Charlotte with a group of former college athletes recruited to work as crew members for NASCAR.
Mitchell Trubisky draws on offseason experience to master offense
In a sign of progress, Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky no longer watches film of the Kansas City Chiefs in order to comprehend the offensive scheme head coach Matt Nagy brought with him to Chicago. “Mitch is building his own library right now within the offense,” Nagy said on Wednesday. Trubisky’s library, however, is only partially built.
Eagles’ Mack Hollins again willing to work for bigger role
After averaging a TD every four catches at North Carolina, Mack Hollins’ lone pro touchdown was a 64-yarder from Carson Wentz in the Oct. 23 Monday Night Football victory over Washington. Hollins rode his bicycle to that game. He regularly bikes 15 minutes to practice — as he did Tuesday — and the Linc for games. He doesn’t have a car and won’t take his motorcycle.
Audio: Shaun Draughn: UNC football standout hosting 2nd Celebrity Bowling Fundraiser on June 2
Shaun Draughn, a former standout running back at UNC and current NFL free agent who has played for the Redskins, Giants and 49ers, discusses the Draughn Family Foundation. Draughn also discusses the foundation's 2nd Annual Celebrity Bowling Fundraiser. Scheduled guests include Phil Ford, Todd Gurley and the newest Carolina Panther, Torrey Smith.
Twenty-One UNC Sports Exceed APR National Average
The UNC men's basketball team registered its fourth consecutive 1000 in the NCAA's Academic Progress Rate and the football team improved its score in the APR for the fourth consecutive year. The NCAA released APR scores Wednesday for 2016-17 and four-year ratings for all sports. Every one of UNC's 28 teams had a score of at least 960 in the four-year rating.
Athlon Sports' 2018 Preseason All-ACC Football Team
It's time to recognize the top football players in the Atlantic Coast Conference with a release of first, second, third and fourth all-conference teams for 2018. North Carolina: Anthony Ratliff-Williams, 1st Team Kick Returner, 3rd Team All-Purpose Offense; Malik Carney, 3rd Team Defensive Line; Cole Holcomb, 3rd Team Linebacker; Charlie Heck, 4th Team Offensive Line;
Could Mitch Trubisky Become a Star?
Could Mitch Trubisky have a breakout season in 2018? Trubisky came into the NFL as the No. 2 overall pick by the Chicago Bears. He started 12 games in his first year in the league and led the team to a 4-8 record in those games. He threw for 2,100 yards and 7 touchdowns to 7 interceptions. But there is reason to hope that Trubisky could emerge as a star.
Dre Bly Takes Picture with Dean Smith's Son
The Carolina family connects sports and generations and all walks of life. Former UNC cornerback Dre Bly, one of the best Tar Heel football players ever, recently posted a photo of himself with Scott Smith, the son of legendary UNC basketball coach Dean Smith. The image connected Carolina football with basketball and two of the very best to ever do it in college athletics.
ACC Offenses on the Rebound
The winner of North Carolina's quarterback battle will have another offseason under their belt and several blue-chip receivers to throw to. Assuming he enrolls at UNC, wide receiver Jordyn Adams is a name for Tar Heel fans to get excited about. However, Adams is also a top baseball prospect and could get selected early in June’s MLB Draft.
Podcast: ACC Baseball, Coby White, Leaky Black, Dre Bly, and More
Greg Barnes and Ross Martin of Inside Carolina join host Tommy Ashley to break down the upcoming ACC Baseball Tournament and North Carolina's No. 1 seed. The second half of the show hits on Ross' time spent with UNC basketball signees Coby White and Rechon Black, as well as former UNC DB Dre Bly and the best UNC defensive players in recent memory.
Bengals Give Back: Giovani Bernard's School in Haiti
Giovani Bernard’s endless dance card of moves has provided the Bengals offense with plenty of electricity since he arrived five years ago. But there’s one place he’s electrified where they really have no idea who he is. Bernard figures the good people in the ancestral corner of his Haitian hometown of Tabarre know him only as “The Electricity Guy,” and "The Water Guy."
Charlotte's Dorn brothers have unbreakable bond despite rival schools
Torin and Myles Dorn are quite the team. They are brothers, playing two different sports, with an unbreakable bond. In the weight room at their alma mater, Vance High School, the Dorn brothers are preparing for their next individual chapters. Torin Dorn is a guard on North Carolina State’s basketball team, while Myles Dorn is a junior safety on UNC's football team.
Audio: Tha Bug's Life 2018 - New Season
Thunder Sports Network presents 'Tha Bug's Life,' chronicling the NFL journey of Carolina Panthers wide receiver Bug Howard. In this week's episode, Bug talks with host Chris L. Brown about his lessons, his focus, and his motivation as he embarks with his new team on very familiar turf.
UNC Ahead of the Curve in College Football
The spread offense should be a familiar face to North Carolina fans, as Larry Fedora’s Tar Heels have been running it ever since he took over the program in 2011. Fedora has a long history with the spread offense, having learned it from coaches such as Mike Gundy and Ron Zook. Under Fedora’s tenure, the Heels have ran the spread fairly well.
Bengals RB Giovani Bernard brings help, relief to Haiti
In his hometown of Tabarre in Haiti, people know former UNC running back Giovani Bernard for being more of a saving grace, bringing electricity and water its citizens. After previously providing the school that he named after his late mother with electricity via solar panels and a generator, Bernard was back in Haiti again providing his hometown with water.