SPORTS


7/22/2020 8:58pm

Column: Removing Native American imagery from sports is long overdue

"The next time you see someone dressed up as a chief with a headdress and painted skin at a Kansas City Chiefs game, or doing the Tomahawk chop at a Braves game, ask yourself: is it OK to use that imagery and represent Native Americans the way we do, despite their demonstrated anger at those stereotypes and the tragedies they suffered as a result of American colonialism and expansion?"


7/21/2020 9:31pm

Andrew Miller pitches against Seton Hall on February 19, 2006. Miller played for the UNC baseball team from 2004 to 2006.

Tar Heels in the pros: Former UNC baseball players gear up for Opening Day

This week, although the only fans you’ll see in the stands will be made out of cardboard, Major League Baseball will make its long-awaited return. With the season being reduced from 162 to 60 games, teams that might not otherwise have a chance could make a run at success in the shortened campaign. Here's where a few former Tar Heels stand entering Opening Day. 


7/19/2020 11:36pm

Seats of Kenan Stadium on Sunday, June 7, 2020.

Q&A: Peach Bowl, Inc. CEO Gary Stokan talks UNC-Auburn, COVID-19 precautions and more

Following decisions from the Pac-12 and Big 10 to move to conference-only schedules for fall sports, the North Carolina football team's week two match-up with Auburn in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff was thrown into question with speculation that the ACC could follow suit. Summer Sports Editor Zachary Crain caught up with Peach Bowl, Inc. CEO Gary Stokan to discuss conference plus-one schedules, the Kickoff game's potential impact and more. This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. 

7/14/2020 12:49am

Column: Appreciating sports during COVID-19

With 124 days and counting since the last live sporting event from the NCAA or any of the United States' five major professional leagues, sports fans across the country have had an empty space in their daily routines. 


7/8/2020 9:53pm

Junior receiver Greg Little (8) recorded 265 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns. Photo by Margaret Cheatham Williams from the DTH Archives.

Austin, Sturdivant, Little: A look at UNC football's last top 10 class

With the marquee signing of five-star cornerback Tony Grimes on June 30, North Carolina’s football recruiting class of 2021 is now slated No. 3 in the nation, according to 247Sports. The last time the Tar Heels recruited a top 10 class was in 2007, the first recruiting class to come in under then-head coach Butch Davis.