Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Other Sports News.
Gene Chizik reflects on joys and lessons of fatherhood one year after leaving football
Former UNC defensive coordinator Gene Chizik: "It’s been one year since I walked away from football to be with my family. For years during my coaching profession, I always said my family was my top priority. The problem was my words and actions didn’t always align. During the past year, they have. I’ve seen 25 of my son’s baseball games and all of his football games."
Navy accuses Nike of trademark infringement over new logo
The United States Naval Academy says a new Nike logo is trademark infringement. I am not a trademark lawyer, but I do have eyeballs, and these sure look alike. Many features in the two logos are nearly identical — the pillars on the sides, the ribbon-like strips where all the text is written and facing the same directions, the flames coming out of the top of the pillars..."
Durham Athletic Park hosts special screening of 'Bull Durham' to begin 30th anniversary fun
The Durham Bulls kicked off their celebration of "Bull Durham" Friday night with a special showing of the legendary sports movie at Durham Athletic Park. Fans packed DAB, the filming site of the iconic film, to watch the movie on the big screen. The team will continue the celebration next Friday by honoring the movie throughout its June 15 home game.
2026 World Cup awarded to United States, Canada, and Mexico
The 2026 World Cup is coming to the United States, Canada, and Mexico. On Wednesday, FIFA’s voting members chose the North American united bid over Morocco, with only those two countries opting to bid for the world’s biggest sporting event. 203 of 211 FIFA members were available to vote. Spain was not present after leaving to fire its manager, while seven others recused themselves.
Wake Forest suspends 2 for 3 games, including top QB Hinton
Wake Forest announced the suspension of projected starting quarterback Kendall Hinton and tight end Thomas Cole for the first three games of the season on Thursday, saying it was for a violation of team rules. The team didn't specify the nature of the violation. Hinton emerged from spring practice as the projected starter after the departure of starter John Wolford.
Maryland OL Jordan McNair dies after being hospitalized following workout
Jordan McNair, a University of Maryland football player hospitalized after a team workout two weeks ago, has died. Maryland executive athletic director Damon Evans said McNair was hospitalized May 29 and died Wednesday. He was 19. The school would not disclose the cause of death. McNair was a 6-foot-4, 325-pound offensive lineman preparing for his sophomore season.
DI football to allow more participation before losing eligibility
College athletes competing in Division I football can participate in up to four games in a season without using a season of competition, the Division I Council decided this week. Division I student-athletes have five years to compete in up to four seasons. The new exception allows football players to preserve a season of competition if injuries or other factors result in them competing in a small number of games.
New transfer rule eliminates permission-to-contact process
Beginning in October, Division I student-athletes will have the ability to transfer to a different school and receive a scholarship without asking their current school for permission. Additionally, the proposal adds tampering with a current student-athlete at another school to the list of potential Level 2 violations, considered a significant breach of conduct.
Florida returns to College World Series with walk-off home run off Auburn outfielder's glove
Defending champion Florida is heading back to the College World Series. The Gators clinched their spot in Omaha in the most thrilling — or agonizing — way possible. Austin Langworthy hit a walk-off solo home run in the 11th inning off right fielder Steven Williams' glove to give Florida a 3-2 win over SEC rival Auburn in the deciding game of their super regional Monday.
An Emotional T.J. Oshie Describes Winning The Stanley Cup In Front Of Father, Suffering Dementia
You will get nowhere if you try to keep the emotion bottled up while watching Caps winger T.J. Oshie talk about winning the Stanley Cup with his father in attendance. Oshie’s father is battling Alzheimer’s disease, so joyous events they can experience together take on added importance. Wherever you stand on the Capitals, this was a genuinely incredible sports moment.
Jeff Goodman Leaving ESPN, What's Next?
Jeff Goodman is leaving ESPN and joining the upstart Stadium, The Big Lead has learned from a person with direct knowledge. Goodman has signed a multi-year deal with Stadium, which started as a streaming platform and is making a big financial commitment toward an editorial push. Former ESPN college football reporter Brett McMurphy will also join Stadium.
C.M. Newton's courage and class went beyond wins and losses
Jock Sutherland tells the story of the turning point that was 1969. The former Lafayette High School basketball coach was C.M. Newton's assistant at the University of Alabama when he went to see a young prep star play in Birmingham. Upon his return, Sutherland's scouting report said Alabama had to sign Wendell Hudson. There was only one problem. Wendell Hudson was black.
Donte DiVincenzo's exit to NBA Draft should serve as example that winning matters
Donte DiVincenzo’s college basketball career consists of a dozen starts spread over three seasons with the Villanova Wildcats, one of them shortened in time for him to earn a medical hardship year he’ll not be around to spend. He was a double-figure scorer on average in just one of those seasons. He never averaged 10 shots per game. He never averaged 30 minutes.
Justify's Triple Crown shouldn't be diminished because of American Pharoah
If nearly four decades of futility elevated the Triple Crown as the most difficult feat in sports, having two winners in the last four years should do nothing to diminish it. Justify’s victory in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes to become the 13th Triple Crown winner should only give us more appreciation for what we’re watching. Horse racing has been blessed with another burst from the cosmos.
Dynasty Warriors: Golden State proves unstoppable in title run
Before the Hamptons, before light-years ahead, and before Jurassic basketball thinkers had to concede that a small team could actually win an NBA championship with jump-shooting, finesse and defense, nobody spoke of the Golden State Warriors as a squad with multiple Hall of Famers, let alone one. The Warriors are celebrating their third title Friday after beating the Cavaliers.