North Carolina defensive linemen E.J. Wilson and Cam Thomas have spent their entire football careers playing on the East Coast.But thanks to the decisions of a pair of NFL franchises this weekend at the league’s annual draft, the two Tar Heel linemen are headed west.
Sophomore forward Ed Davis has declared for the NBA Draft, according to an email from the North Carolina athletic department.
At least 50 non-scholarship athletes will make their way to Hooker Fields for a chance to channel their inner Rudy, if only for a few hours tonight.These Tar Heels might not be fighting for an opportunity to see live football action like in the climactic scene of the Hollywood classic, but the fastest ones will get a shot to beat some of Butch Davis’ fleetest athletes.
Immediately following his team’s loss in the finals of the National Invitation Tournament, North Carolina coach Roy Williams wasn’t in the mood to talk about silver linings.
NEW YORK — During its run to the NIT finals, North Carolina had made a habit out of coming back.In all four games before the championship, UNC staged a second-half rally to earn a victory.Thursday night appeared to follow a similar theme.
NEW YORK – In the second half of Dayton’s 79-68 win against North Carolina, the Tar Heels scratched and clawed into the Flyers’ double-digit halftime lead to cut the margin to three points or fewer eight times.
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A 32-point loss isn’t usually included in a discussion of a team’s increased effort level.But that’s exactly what point guard Larry Drew II wanted to talk about when asked why North Carolina has shown more emotion and passion in this year’s NIT than during the regular season.
NEW YORK — A Nestle iced tea bottle flew on the court in the seconds following North Carolina’s 68-67 victory in the semifinals of the NIT.It landed a few feet away from where Rhode Island’s Lamonte Ulmer was sprawled out on the court, despondent after the Rams came up just short against the Tar Heels.
Before his team was matched up against Rhode Island, North Carolina coach Roy Williams didn’t know all that much about the Rams (26-9), and understandably so.The Tar Heels (19-16) have met the Atlantic-10 foe just three times in their 100-year history, the last time being a 112-67 win in the 1993 NCAA Tournament.
Here are a couple interesting North Carolina men's basketball links to take a peek at before Saturday's game against Wake Forest.
The North Carolina baseball team's First Pitch dinner has been rescheduled for Feb. 13 due to anticipated inclement weather this weekend.Originally scheduled for this Saturday, the event traditionally helps kick off baseball season in Chapel Hill.Baseball writer Peter Gammons will still be the dinner's scheduled speaker.
ESPN.com's Thomas Neumann recently did a pretty humorous bit on athletes' Top 50 Quotes of the Year for 2009.His compilation of sounds bites was almost flawless, but noticeably absent from that list was Chris Johnson, the Pro Bowl running back for the Tennessee Titans.