Rachel Ullrich" Sports Editor
Levi Michael couldn't really say what it was that led to his three strikeouts in Friday's matchup against Miami. He wasn't sure if it was the fastball of Hurricanes' lefty Chris Hernandez.
Down two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning the top three batters of North Carolina's order prepared to face High Point closer Jeremy Berg. But none of the Tar Heels was prepared for what came next.
Coach Roy Williams said it at the team's first practice of the year. He said it the first time he met with the media. And he'll say it to his team just before it opens play against Villanova on Saturday.
""If you want your careers to end tonight" like this" keep playing this way."" So said North Carolina coach Roy Williams during a tense timeout in the second half of Tar Heels' second-round matchup with LSU in Greensboro. That night" the team took his message to heart spurred by Ty Lawson in obliterating the Tigers' five-point lead and continuing to a romp of the team" 84-70.
9:55 p.m. MONDAY March 23 -- The third-seeded North Carolina women's basketball game lost an 85-70 match-up to Big Ten runner-up Purdue on Monday the Tar Heels' first loss to Purdue in four tries between the two teams.
It wasn't really surprising that freshman left fielder Seth Baldwin wasn't starting games for the No. 1 North Carolina baseball team. After six appearances as a designated hitter Baldwin had a .143 batting average and one hit.
Joe Breschi was brought to the North Carolina lacrosse program to win a national championship. Eventually. For now he'll settle on the team's first ACC victory in almost five years — or even just a win this weekend against Notre Dame and a perfect 7-0 start to the season.
BLACKSBURG Va. — For two minutes North Carolina looked like a defensive team. Then for five minutes. Then for three. It wasn't a perfect defensive performance by any standard. But Wednesday" it was enough. Simply: ""We guarded"" coach Roy Williams said.
North Carolina baseball coach Mike Fox knows his team isn't going to outscore many opponents. For weeks he has preached one thing to his players as they start their season: defense. So when things went sour in the ninth inning of the Tar Heels' matchup with No. 18 Coastal Carolina there was one thing to blame.
For the first time in school history North Carolina will host a Thursday night football game. And all it took was discussions among Athletics Director Dick Baddour Chancellor Holden Thorp other faculty leaders officials from UNC Hospitals — and the ACC.