With upperclassmen Chazz Surratt, Tomon Fox and Jeremiah Gemmel leading the way in 2020, UNC football's linebacker core could play a key role in guiding its defense to success.
As much as these leagues post statements on social media, have players wear Black Lives Matter T-shirts on the bench or have coaches wear pins on their shirts, it has always been up to the individuals on the team to transcend the title of “athlete” and make sacrifices on their own. The owners and coaches sometimes support the players publicly, but historically, it has always been the players who speak out on their own.
"For us, they’re a national household brand,” Beale said. “They value UNC because of our large national fan base. They have partnered with multiple NBA and college teams by showcasing their products in game with the Libman 'Mop Crew' we have here.”
“We don’t know what’s going to happen,” Rios said. “They said there might be a second wave. We don't know when the vaccine will come out. A lot of unknowns.”
Chazz Surratt — who converted to linebacker just last year — was named to three national award preseason watchlists.
Due to a having cancer during her time at UNC, Phoenix Mercury forward Jessica Breland opted out of the WNBA bubble, citing COVID-19-related health concerns.
Makur Maker, the cousin of Detroit Pistons center Thon Maker, recently committed to play for the Howard men's basketball team. ESPN’s 16th-ranked recruit selected Howard over powerhouse programs such as Kentucky, Memphis and UCLA.
After 93 years, it’s time to change the name of UNC’s football stadium.
The North Carolina baseball team will have to adjust to some major departures, as Dylan Harris, Aaron Sabato and Gianluca Dalatri have signed MLB contracts within the past week.