Carolina tailback Giovani Bernard breaks away from the Duke defense to score a touchdown in the second quarter. The Tar Heels defeated the Blue Devils 37-21 at Kenan Stadium on Saturday.

North Carolina retains the victory bell 37-21

Tar Heels beat Duke on senior day

In the final game of the regular season with the victory bell on the line the North Carolina football team took down the Duke Blue Devils 37-21. In his last game at Kenan Stadium, Dwight Jones pulled in three touchdown grabs and put up more than 100 yards while setting the North Carolina record for receptions in a season.


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Judge dismisses McAdoo lawsuit against UNC, NCAA

Durham Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson dismissed former North Carolina defensive end Michael McAdoo’s lawsuit against the University and the NCAA Monday, effectively closing another chapter in UNC’s ongoing football woes. But McAdoo might not be ready to stop fighting just yet.

	UNC defensive end Donte Paige-Moss attempts to block NC State quaterback Mike Glennon’s pass in UNC’s 13-0 loss to NC State at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, NC.

Tar Heel defense shines in shutout

With about five minutes left in Saturday’s game against North Carolina State, North Carolina defensive linemen began dancing to Montell Jordan’s “This is How We Do It” as it blasted over the loud speakers at Carter-Finley Stadium.

	UNC cornerback Tim Scott tackles NC State receiver Tobais Palmer in UNC’s 13-0 loss to NC State at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, NC.

N.C. State dominates in 13-0 win

N.C. State University dominated North Carolina in a 13-0 win on Saturday to push the Wolfpack’s win-streak against UNC to five games. The Tar Heels struggled to do anything against N.C.

Giovani Bernard closes in on 1,000 yards

Before Johnny White’s selection in the fifth round this year, 11 NFL drafts had passed without a single North Carolina running back receiving a call to the big time. With 35 more yards, Giovani Bernard could help that become a more regular occurrence.

UNC still weeks away from NCAA verdict

Athletic director Dick Baddour, Chancellor Holden Thorp and other representatives from UNC appeared before the NCAA Committee on Infractions in a closed meeting Friday in Indianapolis to discuss the nine major allegations charged against the UNC football program, but it could be several weeks before a verdict is released.

Matt Merletti
University of North Carolina Football
Kenan Football Center
Chapel Hill, NC
Thursday, April 7, 2011

Safety Matt Merletti out for the season

In North Carolina’s loss to Clemson on Saturday, the Tar Heels gave up 59 points, the most allowed by UNC since 2005, and the defense appeared especially weak against Tiger quarterback Tajh Boyd and his 367 passing yards. And for the rest of the season, defending the pass may be even tougher for the Tar Heels.