SPORTS


9/10/2020 8:42pm

Brian Keyes is the sports editor for the 2020-2021 school year.

Sidelined: So about that football game

Brian said he didn't believe football was going to be played until he saw them take the first snap. With the first football game less than two days away, he's still not sure what the future is going to bring. 


9/10/2020 8:04pm

UNC's women's soccer team celebrates Maycee Bell's (25) goal against USC during the NCAA quarterfinal game at Dorrance Field on Friday, November 29, 2019. Bell scored. the game winning goal to advance the  Tarheels to the semifinals with a score of 3-2.

UNC men's and women's soccer teams raise money to fight childhood cancer

“We have several young women that we are very conscious of now that are fighting and we have had several players that have contracted cancer in a very aggressive way," coach Anson Dorrance said. Marking the beginning of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, UNC’s soccer teams are working together to raise money for the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. 


9/8/2020 10:55pm

UNC junior soccer forward/midfielder Rachel Jones (10) speaks at the UNC College Athletes #MarchOnMyCampus protest on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. "We all have to make an effort to make a change," Jones says. "One thing we can all do now is vote. every single one of your Black teammates' lives are on the ballot in November."

UNC Student-Athlete Advisory Council creates voter registration initiative

An athlete-led voter initiative is working toward 100 percent voter registration among eligible athletes on UNC's 28 varsity sports teams. “These are students who have been impacted a lot by the current environment and want to use their voice, and voting is a way to do that,” said Jenn Townsend, associate director for the academic support program and the project’s main organizer. 


9/3/2020 2:18am

Larry Miller and Stephen Demorest. Photo courtesy of Katharine Walton.

New book focuses on Larry Miller, 'lost legend' of UNC basketball

Stephen Demorest said his book details how Larry Miller’s career follows the arc of sports development in culture, where basketball went from a local enthusiasm to a national mania. Responsibility for that change lies in part with charismatic players like Miller and the role they play in creating fan loyalty, he said.


9/2/2020 2:06am

Photo courtesy of Isaiah Lucas.

Column: American sports need to be put on pause

"There are simply too many people that have no problem cheering for the athlete that wears the number 7 on their back when they compete but have difficulty with speaking up about how wrong it was for Jacob Blake to get shot by police 7 times in the back." 


9/2/2020 2:03am

Destiny Cox (1) spikes against UNC-Greensboro in Carmichael Arena Friday, Aug. 31.

Destiny Cox, a Tar Heel born and bred superstar for UNC Volleyball

Destiny Cox was slated to be the next great track star in her family, before she made a important announcement to her family. She wanted to play volleyball instead. As a four-your starter at Carrboro High School, Destiny led the team to a pair of Eastern Region runner-up finishes in 2014-15 and helped capture back-to-back state titles in 2016 and 2017, going on to earn NCHSAA 2A State Most Valuable Player honors two consecutive years. “My greatest accomplishment would be coming to UNC," Cox said. "Just because I could have honestly gone anywhere in the country I wanted to play volleyball, and so deciding to come here to an ACC school definitely surprised a lot of people, but I'm super proud of it.”