The remainder of all spring and winter sports seasons were canceled earlier this month due to the spread of COVID-19. Now, schools including North Carolina will have the option to grant its seniors another chance at competition.
Why do these results matter? They matter because they got me thinking about the nature of fandom, and how polls and statistics work, and how much originality matters — things that probably aren't worth thinking about when asking questions about basketball on Twitter (yet here we are).
With the first two rounds of our UNC hoops bracket wrapped up, let's take a look at all the notable moments from the first "weekend," and who's left standing in the Sweet 16.
Just because there's no NCAA Tournament this year doesn't mean there won't be a Selection Sunday.
The spread of COVID-19 has led to the cancellation of March Madness and the suspension of all University winter and spring sports for the foreseeable future. The question for us becomes: how do you cover UNC sports when there are no UNC sports?
For the third straight game, Cole Anthony struggled mightily, recording more turnovers (six) than points (five) and missing five of six 3-point attempts against the Orange’s vaunted zone. After the game, he was not made available for comment.
In the last game of the ACC Tournament played in front of fans, the North Carolina men's basketball team (14-19, 6-14 ACC) fell to Syracuse (18-14, 10-10 ACC) on Wednesday night, spelling the end for the 2019-20 Tar Heels and putting a finishing touch on the worst season of the Roy Williams era.
“I’m here,” Robinson announced — here, as in in the zone; or here, as in Greensboro; or maybe here, as in this moment, right now, ready to help the Tar Heels in a quest for an automatic NCAA Tournament that could be only just beginning.
Saturday night’s regular season finale against the No. 12 Blue Devils brought a different kind of pain. While the Tar Heels trailed by single digits for virtually all of the game, they tied it just twice and never led in an 89-76 loss.
The 2021 prospect said that UNC coaches Mack Brown, Phil Longo and Dré Bly "have been tremendous throughout my recruiting process" and expressed his excitement to join the program.
Chris Miltenberg, the new director of North Carolina's track and field and cross country programs. Photo courtesy of UNC athletics.
UNC women's soccer's list of core values includes tenets like toughness, focus and discipline.
The 2018 "Competitive Cauldron" for UNC women's soccer.
The new edition of the 2002 book "The Vision of a Champion," co-written by Gloria Averbuch and UNC women's soccer head coach Anson Dorrance.