The North Carolina baseball team took the field Saturday for the 61st time this season. The warm summer sun and home crowd at Boshamer Stadium in Chapel Hill provided a relaxed setting for a college baseball game. But this game wasn’t like the first 60, and whatever comfort the setting provided for the team was overshadowed by the stakes. With one loss already in the double elimination bracket of the NCAA Regional, one more loss would force UNC to witness the end of its season.
With 17:46 left in the first half of Sunday's second-round NCAA Tournament game, Virginia turned the ball over. Lauren Martin, a first-year defender, stepped out of bounds while cradling the it. North Carolina’s Sammy Jo Tracy took it on the change of position. She then had a choice: try to send a difficult pass to Carly Reed, streaking down the middle of the field with no one ahead of her, or just pull back and play it safe.
The North Carolina men’s lacrosse family wasn’t ready to say goodbye just yet. After winning the national championship in 2016, UNC had no plans of ruling out a repeat. More importantly, its players simply didn’t want to say goodbye to one another.
DURHAM — The North Carolina men's lacrosse team won 14-10 over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Sunday afternoon in Koskinen Stadium. North Carolina has won the ACC Tournament in 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996 and 2013. It can now add another year, 2017, to that list.
The stage was set. North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky dropped back and had all day to throw.
On Tuesday evening, Joel Berry announced he would return to the North Carolina men’s basketball team for his senior season.
DURHAM — It was a barrage of shots that did it. No, a symphony of passes and cuts. Maybe it doesn’t matter how — it was just a bucketload of goals that buried Duke.
The North Carolina men’s basketball team just won a national championship, but the Sisyphean task that is college basketball in 2017 rolls on. And one of the first major battles of next season has already begun.
CHARLOTTE — Head coach Mike Fox looked down at the box score and took in the numbers: 14 hits, 10 walks, four doubles, two triples and, most importantly, 20 runs — the most for a North Carolina baseball team since 2013. Then, he glanced at the South Carolina side: 10 pitchers to get through eight innings.
North Carolina received nearly $27 million from the Atlantic Coast Conference office during the 2014-15 fiscal year, an increase of $10 million from what the school received during the 2012-13 season.