From my first story on a UNC volleyball match in October 2016 to this column — my 239th Daily Tar Heel story, according to the website — it’s been a heck of a journey filled with its share of chaos and joy and fueled by a nonstop supply of medium caramel iced coffees from Dunkin’ Donuts.
High school mixtapes are popular for a reason. As fun as it is to watch two dominant athletes go head to head, it’s just as entertaining — if not more —to watch future stars wreak havoc against, well, lesser competition in their conferences and states. But what about those on the other end of the equation? The Daily Tar Heel spoke with three current UNC students who competed against elite athletes at the preps level to find out.
Two weeks ago, Leah Church dug an old mini hoop out of her basement, hung it on a door in her upstairs bonus room and started shooting. An hour later, the UNC women’s basketball player had a “backwards quarantine edition” trick shot video that — like many of other her other feats — made its rounds on Twitter and Instagram.
Two weeks later, it’s worth asking: what went wrong for UNC women's basketball, which went from 16-6 to 16-14 and a first-round ACC Tournament exit? A lack of depth is among the chief reasons.
Syracuse had tangible energy Wednesday in its 81-53 win over UNC. As for the Tar Heels, whose season ended in that second-round ACC Tournament loss? “We don't know,” Armando Bacot said. “Coach was asking us why. I don't know. Like I said, I think that's the story of this season.”
Armando Bacot and Cole Anthony said it felt like a home game. Garrison Brooks and Brandon Robinson laughed and whispered to each other, out of range of their mics, at the postgame podium. Head coach Roy Williams opened his news conference with a joke about the poorly lit staircase that nearly “broke my dadgum neck” as he walked up it seconds earlier.
North Carolina men’s basketball ran past Virginia Tech, 78-56, in a first-round ACC Tournament matchup on Tuesday that extended its 2020 postseason until at least tomorrow night.
If only the moment could have lasted a little bit longer for Brandon Robinson, the lone four-year scholarship senior on this UNC roster who scored 18 points on the Senior Night he always felt was so far away until it came.
Taylor Koenen, Shayla Bennett and Madinah Muhammad were definitely sentimental Sunday after a 73-54 loss to Duke. As was head coach Courtney Banghart. But there was something else in the air, too, after UNC women's basketball's regular-season finale: a sense of closure.
To have even a fighting chance at qualifying for the NCAA Tournament, the Tar Heels will now have to go on a miracle run in the ACC Tournament, which starts Wednesday in Greensboro.
UNC senior defensive back Myles Dorn (1) speaks at the players availability conference on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019.
Sun Valley quarterback Sam Howell signs his national letter of intent to attend UNC while his family watches in Monroe.
Sam Howell and his family pose at Sun Valley High School in Monroe, after the 2019 four-star quarterback committed to UNC, flipping from Florida State.
The majority of Sean May's duties with UNC are administrative, but he uses film review as a main point of contact with players.
The North Carolina football team released its first 2017 depth chart. Here's what the quarterback situation looks like on paper.
North Carolina football head coach Larry Fedora addresses the media after his team's practice on Friday morning in Kenan Stadium.
Marcus Paige talks to media at the Spectrum Center on Wednesday after signing a two-way contract with the Charlotte Hornets.
Luke Maye wraps his younger brother, Cole, in a headlock. Cole, who plays baseball at the University of Florida, insisted they switch roles in the next shot to keep things equal.
North Carolina senior left tackle Bentley Spain talks to the media at ACC Football Kickoff on Friday.