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UNC beating MVSU 41-27 at the half

The North Carolina men’s basketball team is beating Mississippi Valley State 41-27 at halftime on the strength of ten points each from John Henson and Harrison Barnes. UNC has struggled at the line so far at the Smith Center, making only eight of 19 free throws — a 42.1-percent clip. But the Tar Heels have been strong in the paint, where they’ve scored 24 points.


Volleyball seniors recognized

Before North Carolina’s 3-0 victory against Clemson on Saturday, the volleyball team’s seniors and their parents were called out to the court to be recognized before a large crowd on senior night. For this group of veterans, though, the spotlight isn’t where they’re most at home.


Women's rowing finishes strong

The 2011 fall season came to a satisfying end this weekend for the North Carolina rowing team. The Tar Heels finished the fall race circuit at the Head of the Chattahoochee Regatta on Saturday and Sunday in Chattanooga, Tennessee, placing 8th and 12th in the women’s championship 4 and 8 races, respectively.


New information on Duke-UNC alumni game

The future of the Kings of Tobacco Road game hinges on whether or not the NBA Player’s Association decertifies this week. Should the players not accept the current offer from the owners, the NBA will remain locked out and current players will still be looking to play somewhere until a deal is accepted and training camp begins.


Mia Hamm recruits fans at Fetzer Field to join bone marrow registry

North Carolina women’s soccer legend Mia Hamm was back at Fetzer Field for Thursday night’s matchup against Duke, urging fans at halftime to join the bone marrow registry. Hamm said that fans could head to Carmichael Arena anytime before 9:30 p.m. Thursday to register. Her speech was part of Mia Hamm Foundation Night. The foundation’s mission is to raise awareness for those needing marrow or cord blood transplants.


Rank and file: where do the Tar Heels place?

With half of the regular football season completed, the North Carolina Tar Heels have yet to be ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 College Poll. To North Carolina cornerback Jabari Price, this decision doesn’t make any sense. “We’re not really getting no respect. As you can see, we’re 5-1, and we’re still not ranked,” he said earlier this week. Do the Tar Heels deserve to be ranked in the Top 25? Let’s look at how the other teams stack up against the Tar Heels.


Tar Heels on the offensive in the NFL

Every college football athlete wants to make the transition from playing on Saturdays to playing on Sundays. The hard work of these former Tar Heels have allowed them to make that leap. Johnny White had a breakout season with the Tar Heels in 2010 after suspensions ravished the backfield. The Buffalo Bills drafted him in the fifth round of the NFL Draft. However, White won’t get much playing time behind Fred Jackson and former ACC star, C.J. Spiller. _


Tar Heels take on Major League Baseball

With the playoffs fast approaching, we look at how six former Tar Heels are handling playing time for three different teams. Dustin Ackley became the everyday second baseman for the Seattle Mariners on June 17. He has a .277 batting average and an unexpected six home runs on the season. He began hitting third in the batting order less than a month after joining the team.


Tar Heels fall to Maryland in NCAA tournament

The No. 8 North Carolina men’s lacrosse team lost to Maryland 13-6 on Sunday at Fetzer Field in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The Terrapins jumped to a 3-0 lead early in the first quarter, but goals from senior Billy Bitter kept the Tar Heels within reach. Bitter led UNC with three goals, all of which he scored during the first half.


UNC women's lacrosse drops Virginia in NCAA tournament game

The No. 3 North Carolina women’s lacrosse team beat Virginia 15-7 Saturday at Fetzer Field in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Kara Cannizzaro led the Tar Heels (14-5) with four goals, and Laura Zimmerman tacked on three goals and an assist. UNC committed 15 fouls in the first half alone and UVa (9-9) had seven, but the Cavaliers scored on just one of their five total free position shots during the game. North Carolina’s win marked the third time this season the Tar Heels have beaten the Cavaliers.


UNC men's lacrosse beats No. 3 Notre Dame in overtime

After leading No. 3 Notre Dame for almost 60 minutes, No. 12 North Carolina beat the Fighting Irish 9-8 in an overtime thriller Friday night at Fetzer Field. The Tar Heels (10-5) went into the fourth quarter leading the Fighting Irish (11-2) 8-4, but Notre Dame outshot UNC 19-3 in the final 15 minutes of the game.


Barnes: Still deciding on NBA prospects

We talked with Harrison Barnes at today’s pick-up basketball game on the Granville courts, and the freshman says he’s still deciding whether to enter the NBA draft or stay at UNC. His decision-making process has, of course, prompted wide speculation from many who claim they have insight into what he’ll do.


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Henson and Barnes give timetable on draft decision

North Carolina freshman Harrison Barnes and sophomore John Henson both gave approximate dates for when they will announce whether they’ll stay in school or pursue their NBA career. Both Tar Heels were competing on UNC’s North Campus basketball courts Monday near Cobb Residence Hall with students in friendly five-on-five pick-up games. “I’ll have a decision by Saturday,” Henson said. For Barnes, he said he has yet to really process the information available to him and his decision. “It’ll probably be in at least a week, week and a half or so,” Barnes said.