MENS-BASKETBALL


2/17/2019 8:56pm

Vasco Evtimov, 41, left UNC for a professional career in 1999 after just 38 games. The 6-foot-10 former McDonald's All-American played in 10 countries before returning to North Carolina to complete his degree.

How a promise to Dean Smith brought former basketball player Vasco Evtimov back to UNC

Vasco Evtimov was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, and lived there until he was 12. Then came four years in France. He moved to the United States for high school basketball, playing at Long Island Lutheran in New York. North Carolina recruited him heavily, and Evtimov, a 1996 McDonald’s All American, saw a program and a coach that fit.  Evtimov's story doesn't stop there. Read about how his journey landed him right back at UNC.


2/16/2019 12:47pm

Senior guard Kenny Williams (24) prepares to take a shot in No. 8 UNC's 95-57 win over Wake Forest on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. 

HALFTIME: UNC's defense is stifling Wake Forest, Tar Heels lead, 49-21

It’s halftime at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, and the No. 8 North Carolina men’s basketball team is dominating Wake Forest, 49-21.  Defense has been the story of the first half for the Tar Heels, who held the Demon Deacons scoreless for nearly the first seven minutes of game time.


2/15/2019 1:32am

Assistant Sports Editor Jack Frederick

COLUMN: Is Michael Jordan cursing UNC?

"I'll just say it — I think Michael Jordan is cursing UNC. Every time M.J. has come back to town in recent years, there have been consequences for the University he attended for three years."