MENS BASKETBALL


3/8/2018 10:16pm

The North Carolina men's basketball team huddles before its ACC Tournament game against Syracuse on Wednesday night in Brooklyn, New York. Photo courtesy of David Welker, theACC.com

'New York is the mecca of basketball': UNC enjoying its ACC Tournament location

Playing in Brooklyn for the 2018 ACC Tournament offers the North Carolina men’s basketball team a different kind of spotlight – one that both players and fans have relished so far. Senior Joel Berry II played in Brooklyn for last season’s ACC Tournament, and he said he notices a special level of energy playing in the nation’s biggest media market. “You can always tell the vibe around here is basketball, basketball, basketball,” Berry said. “It’s all around a lot of fun, and I’m just trying to soak it in and enjoy it as much as possible."


3/7/2018 10:49am

Woody Durham was honored during a halftime ceremony on Feb. 17, 2016, in the Smith Center.

Woody Durham, longtime voice of the Tar Heels, dies at 76

Woody Durham, who had served as the radio play-by-play commentator for North Carolina athletics for 40 years, died on Wednesday morning in Chapel Hill. He was 76 years old. The Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association will honor Durham this week at the men's basketball ACC Tournament in Brooklyn 


3/4/2018 10:45pm

Chapel Fowler

COLUMN: I'm tired of underestimating, so ...

 Head coach Roy Williams admits his team has no rim protector and laments his players’ lack of 3-point defense. But, as he explained after a March 3 loss to Duke, “We’ve been able to make up for it and win a couple of games anyway.” 


3/1/2018 11:28pm

Current UNC men's basketball player Aaron Rohlman with his mother, Deborah, and his father, George, after a high school football game. Photo courtesy of the Rohlman family. 

Senior Aaron Rohlman is driven by his late father, George, and faith

“I know he's up there right now,” Aaron Rohlman says, “and he's looking down on me, saying 'Hey, that's my boy. And I am so proud of him and everything that he's done.’"  Through faith, Rohlman found the strength to continue through life after his father's death, and kept playing the game they both loved.