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2/6/2020 1:24pm

Men's golf first-year Doug Ergood follows through on a swing at Finley Golf Course on Sept. 5, 2018. Photo courtesy of the UNC Athletic Department.

UNC men's golf started its spring season with a fourth place finish in Florida

Led by impressive performances by sophomore Ryan Burnett and first-year Austin Greaser, the North Carolina men’s golf team placed fourth in the two-day Sea Best Invitational. The team was consistent throughout the tournament, never rising above second place or dropping below fifth place. The Tar Heels finished just one shot behind Liberty, missing out on a third place finish.

2/4/2020 9:06pm

UNC junior center Janelle Bailey (30) dribbles past Clemson University senior guard Chyna Cotton (32). The Tar Heels beat the Tigers 86-72 on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020 in Carmichael Arena.

Preview: The three keys to UNC women's basketball getting a win at Duke

As students across Tobacco Road prepare for Saturday's Duke-UNC game, many may be overlooking another rivalry bout between the two schools that's right on the horizon. The North Carolina women’s basketball team will face off against Duke this Thursday, with the Tar Heels (16-6, 7-4 ACC) looking for their third straight ACC victory. Here are three things that UNC can do to overcome the Blue Devils (11-10, 5-5 ACC) in Durham.


2/4/2020 8:21pm

Head Coach Roy Williams observes the game against N.C. State in PNC Arena on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. UNC defeated N.C. State for the seventh time consecutively 75-65.

Analysis: Three takeaways from UNC basketball's loss at Florida State

The North Carolina men’s basketball team fell to No. 8 Florida State on the road, 65-59, after a woeful stretch in the second half.  Despite solid defensive play, UNC (10-12, 3-8 ACC) struggled to shoot once again, which has become a common occurrence this season. The Tar Heels finished the game shooting nearly 31 percent from the field while holding the Seminoles (19-3, 9-2 ACC) to 41 percent shooting


2/3/2020 11:53pm

North Carolina sophomore Tyler Hansbrough is checked on by teammate Dewey Burke following an intentional foul by Duke's Gerald Henderson that left the Poplar Bluff, Mo., standout looking like Eric Montross. Coach Roy Williams said that Hansbrough's nose isn't broken, but that he doesn't look good. UNC defeated Duke 86-72 in the Smith Center on Sunday, Mar. 4, 2007. DTH File/Beth Ely. 

Column: The modern myth of the UNC-Duke basketball rivalry

A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man. Immediately makes one think of UNC-Duke basketball, no?


2/3/2020 11:52pm

UNC fans compete for seats at bars and restaurants as close to Franklin and North Columbia where as many as 50,000 people come to celebrate UNC wins. UNC students watch the men's basketball game between UNC and Duke on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 at Lotsa on Franklin Street. No.8 UNC beat No.1 Duke 88-72. 

Column: Long live the midweek North Carolina-Duke basketball matchup

As noted by Pat James of GoHeels.com, you’d have to go back nearly three decades —  when Duke hosted UNC on Saturday, January 19, 1991 — to find the last time the Tar Heels and Blue Devils played their first game on a day other than Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. In a perfect world, they’d go three more decades before they have to open on the weekend again.