Larry Fedora hires eight assistant coaches for his football staff, most of whom he has worked with in some capacity in the past. Gone are all on-field assistant coaches from the Butch Davis era, which leaves a legacy of multiple 8-5 seasons and an NCAA investigation into academic improprieties and improper agent relationships.
Roy Williams had no problem disposing of Texas when he coached at Kansas, as proven by his 6-1 record against the Longhorns. But at his alma mater, Williams has struggled, going 0-3 against Rick Barnes and Texas as the North Carolina head coach.
North Carolina officially announced Larry Fedora as the new football head coach on Thursday afternoon. Fedora had previously coached at Southern Mississippi, where he went 11-2 this season after winning the Conference USA Championship game. UNC interim coach Everett Withers, who interviewed last week for the permanent job, will coach the Tar Heels on Dec.
Southern Mississippi football coach Larry Fedora is expected to be announced as North Carolina’s new football coach as early as Wednesday. According to sources and multiple reports, Fedora has accepted the position offered by UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham.
Kendall Marshall just knew his team was going to win. It was one of those feelings a player like Marshall gets in close games. He’s played organized basketball for so long, he could predict the outcome of the final 21 seconds as North Carolina brought the ball down the floor for one final shot.
No. 1 Kentucky escaped its biggest scare of the year, beating No. 5 UNC 73-72 at Rupp Arena in one of the best college basketball games this season.
Not only do the Tar Heels and Wildcats boast two of the best teams in the nation, they also have some of the best Twitter accounts in college basketball.
In a game where North Carolina struggled to get its potent offense going in a patented Big Ten-paced game, the Tar Heels turned to an area where they had struggled all season to regain the lead on Wednesday night.
BLACKSBURG, VA — North Carolina is holding its own against the No. 9 team in the country at halftime.
When starting running back Giovani Bernard exited the game late in the second quarter with a concussion and was ruled out for the game, A.J. Blue was named the second-half starter for the first time in his career.
In the first installment of this year’s “Back at the desk,” DTH Senior Writer Jonathan Jones sits down with Everett Withers, Interim Head Coach of the UNC football team.
Sports Editor Jonathan Jones and Senior Writer Louie Horvath discuss UNC’s win over Marquette on Friday and preview Sunday’s Elite Eight matchup against Kentucky.
Daily Tar Heel Sports Editor Jonathan Jones and senior writer Louie Horvath take a look back at North Carolina men’s basketball’s road to the Sweet 16 and preview the team’s upcoming Sweet 16 game against 11th-seeded Marquette.
Southern Mississippi head football coach Larry Fedora is at the center of swirling rumors about the coaching vacancy at North Carolina. Fedora has been a prominent name among many head coaching vacancies in recent weeks, and according to several reports it appears he has settled on UNC. But his older brother, John, told The Daily Tar Heel that as of 2 p.m., he had not heard of his brother accepting the North Carolina position. “I know rumors are out there that he’s accepted a contract,” he said.
The future of the Kings of Tobacco Road game hinges on whether or not the NBA Player’s Association decertifies this week. Should the players not accept the current offer from the owners, the NBA will remain locked out and current players will still be looking to play somewhere until a deal is accepted and training camp begins.
North Carolina freshman Harrison Barnes and sophomore John Henson both gave approximate dates for when they will announce whether they’ll stay in school or pursue their NBA career. Both Tar Heels were competing on UNC’s North Campus basketball courts Monday near Cobb Residence Hall with students in friendly five-on-five pick-up games. “I’ll have a decision by Saturday,” Henson said. For Barnes, he said he has yet to really process the information available to him and his decision. “It’ll probably be in at least a week, week and a half or so,” Barnes said.
Former UNC wide receiver Greg Little spoke with reporters for several minutes on Tuesday at Navy Field during Pro Day.
Former UNC defensive end Marvin Austin spoke with reporters for several minutes on Tuesday at Navy Field during Pro Day.
After taking Kentucky down to the wire in its Elite Eight matchup, North Carolina will seek a return to the NCAA tournament next season. But will the Tar Heels have three of their best players in their 2012 tournament run?
Michael Jordan has his fingerprints — and footprints — all over North Carolina basketball. As the Tar Heels take the floor at Time Warner Cable Arena on Friday in their first round game against Long Island, UNC will be sporting custom Air Jordan 2011 shoes.
Former Louisiana State special teams coordinator Joe Robinson has been hired as the new defensive line coach for North Carolina football. The program announced the hire in a press release Friday afternoon. Robinson is the third person to hold the position since UNC’s first game of the season on Sept.
The last time North Carolina lost to North Carolina State, Harrison Barnes was a freshman in high school. For as long as Roy Williams has been courting the freshman forward, Barnes has never known the Wolfpack to have an edge on the Tar Heels in basketball. So when he was asked after the game if this game felt more like a rivalry than January’s 20-point shelling at the Smith Center, Barnes didn’t quite feel the UNC-N.C. State game constituted a rivalry. “Ah, I wouldn’t say it’s a rivalry, but they’re probably the most competitive game we’ve played all year,” Barnes said. The follow-up question: “What was the atmosphere like to play in? Their fans are pretty rough on Carolina guys.” “Uhh yeah… they’re very competitive and we just wanted to play at their level,” Barnes said.
The North Carolina football team will play on a Thursday night for the second time in three years in 2011. The Tar Heels released their schedule on Monday and it features three straight home games to open the year and home contests against Virginia, Louisville, Miami and Duke. UNC will travel to Virginia Tech on Nov.