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Junior forward (15) Garrison Brooks celebrates after a dunk during the game against Virginia Tech on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 in Cassel Coliseum. UNC lost to VT 79-77.

After a fifth straight loss, UNC leaders are struggling to cope with their new roles

North Carolina fell to the Hokies in double overtime Wednesday night, 79-77, resulting in a sixth straight ACC loss and leaving UNC's other veteran leaders searching for answers in an 8-10 season that's becoming historic for all the wrong reasons. A five-game slide has seen the Tar Heels lose in a variety of ways, but perhaps none hurt more than the most recent, in which they had not one, but two extra periods to give head coach Roy Williams his 880th career win.  Instead, the Hall of Famer remains stuck: at 879, next to his mentor Dean Smith, and in the midst of a trying season with a limited roster, one that he admitted was the least talented of his Chapel Hill tenure.


Photo by Dustin Duong. 

‘A really cool little ecosystem’: A look at the world of UNC basketball Twitter

North Carolina men’s basketball is one of the few college teams in the country that can boast a veritable and vibrant community of amateur pundits, hashtaggers and meme creators. This season notwithstanding, the Tar Heels are one of the most successful programs in the history of the sport; with that success comes a certain level of online fandom and — it’s fair to say — fanaticism.


UNC senior guard Shayla Bennett (22) dribbles the ball while N.C. State junior guard Kai Crutchfield (3) attempts to block her during the UNC vs. N.C. State game on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 in Carmichael Arena. UNC won 66-60.

Recap: UNC women's basketball topples ninth-ranked N.C. State, 66-60

For the second straight year, the North Carolina women's basketball team (12-3, 3-1 ACC) upset a top-10 ranked N.C. State team (14-1, 3-1 ACC), this time at home by a score of 66-60. Senior guard Shayla Bennett played all 40 minutes and led the way with 20 points, while senior guard Taylor Koenen added 14 and redshirt senior guard Madinah Muhammad had 13 in the upset win Thursday night.


UNC forward Garrison Brooks (15) shoots the ball during the game against Georgia Tech in the Smith Center on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020.

After loss to Georgia Tech, the clock is ticking on UNC basketball's season

After more than 13 minutes of game time, a Garrison Brooks hook shot finally ended UNC's field goal drought. North Carolina missed its first 15 shots from every which way — in the paint, from deep, at the elbow, in the corner — before Brooks' bucket. The Smith Center crowd went into a frenzy. North Carolina had just cut the lead to 22.



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Chris Miltenberg, the new director of North Carolina's track and field and cross country programs. Photo courtesy of UNC athletics.

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Chris Miltenberg, the new director of North Carolina's track and field and cross country programs. Photo courtesy of UNC athletics.


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.

vision of a champion

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.