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UNC grad assistant football coach quits after DWI charge

North Carolina LogoTwelve hours after police found him slumped asleep in his running car, Gerald McRath, a graduate assistant football coach on Larry Fedora's staff at the University of North Carolina, quit his job and issued an apology.

Look for UNC, NC State atop preseason polls

NC State upsets No. 15 UNC at Dean Dome, 58-46N.C. State and UNC easily could begin Nos. 1 and 2 in some order in preseason ACC outlooks.

South Carolina holds off North Carolina 67-65 in NCAAs

NCAA South Carolina North Carolina BasketballFor the second straight year, South Carolina found itself trailing late against North Carolina and staring at an early NCAA Tournament exit despite its No. 1 seed.

Paige's likely return could put '15-'16 Heels over the top

UNC, Notre DameSomewhere along the way, playing out the complete timeline from hapless, lost on campus freshman to full-on graduate, a stigma surfaced.

Holliday: Eight tips to get the Tar Heels back to the Elite 8 in 2016

UNC vs UVAIf you look at UNC's last three losses - to Duke, Notre Dame, and Wisconsin, some common themes emerge.

Near-perfect game by UNC unravels in just 88 seconds

NCAA N Carolina Wisconsin BasketballIt all happened in a span of 88 seconds. The almost 34 minutes of near-perfect execution by the Tar Heels was erased that quickly.

North Carolina can't hold on in 79-72 loss to Wisconsin

NCAA N Carolina Wisconsin BasketballNorth Carolina got the quick pace it wanted and the defense it needed against 7-foot Frank Kaminsky.

Top-seeded Wisconsin hangs on to beat North Carolina 79-72

NCAA N Carolina Wisconsin BasketballWisconsin looked like a beaten team for much of the game.

Gamecocks, Tar Heels to meet in women's Sweet 16

NCAA Liberty North Carolina BasketballTop-seeded South Carolina earned a conveniently short trip for its NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 appearance.

Original 'Frank the Tank' pulling for UNC over Wisconsin's Kaminsky

Fialko: Versatile big-man Kaminsky a challenge for UNCWho is the real "Frank the Tank" and who is the original cheering for Thursday in the Sweet 16?

Dancing Roy in a class by himself

UNC vs GTLately, Roy Williams has been getting noticed for his dancing following big wins. Just don't expect his team to mimic the moves.

Dean Smith's trust sends $200 checks to his UNC lettermen

Dean Smith: Coaching LegendDean Smith is still giving to his North Carolina players — even after his death.

Wisconsin, UNC match-up a reunion for Midwest friends

Fialko: Tokoto, Paige reunite with old friends when they face WisconsinGuarding one of your best friends in a pick-up game at the playground is fun. Guarding one of your best friends in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament on national TV in the bright lights of Los Angeles, well, that is a whole different level.

Meeks practices, expects to play vs. Wisconsin

Tar Heels practice at STAPLES Center before Sweet 16Just four days after spraining his left knee, North Carolina sophomore forward Kennedy Meeks was able to participate fully in Wednesday's practice at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles ahead of a Sweet 16 match-up against No. 1 seed Wisconsin.

Fialko: Meeks hoping to play in Sweet 16 after injuring knee

Tar Heels practice at STAPLES Center before Sweet 16After spraining his left knee Saturday, UNC forward Kennedy Meeks said he is doing everything he can to play Thursday and said he would be surprised if he didn't.

Meeks practices in LA, questionable for Thursday

NCAA Arkansas North Carolina BasketballThe University of North Carolina is still in wait-and-see mode with Kennedy Meeks' knee injury ahead of their Sweet 16 game against Wisconsin, but the sophomore forward did take a step forward Tuesday.

UNC women reach Sweet 16 by beating Ohio State 86-84

NCAA Ohio St North Carolina BasketballJamie Cherry has been at her best lately with the clock winding down.

Paige heats up, UNC beats Arkansas to advance to Sweet 16

NCAA Arkansas North Carolina BasketballNorth Carolina coach Roy Williams declined to disclose how he celebrated in the locker room after getting back to the Sweet 16. The smile on his players' faces made it clear it was something they had never seen.

UNC women hold off Liberty 71-65 in NCAA 1st round

NCAA Liberty North Carolina BasketballLatifah Coleman and Allisha Gray weren't going to let Sylvia Hatchell's return to the NCAA Tournament end so soon.

North Carolina trying to get a grip against Arkansas

NCAA Harvard North Carolina BasketballNorth Carolina coach Roy Williams looked at his team during a late-game huddle Thursday against Harvard and saw panic.

Heels, Razorbacks both ready to push the pace

NCAA Harvard North Carolina BasketballAfter a clash of styles against a deliberate Harvard team, Carolina will face a similar high-tempo team in Arkansas.

Hatchell blessed to be back in NCAA Tournament

Sylvia Hatchell PicSylvia Hatchell returns to the NCAA Tournament on Saturday as her Tar Heels welcome Liberty.

Former UNC lineman back in Chapel Hill for medical tests

Ryan Hoffman, homeless former UNC football playerA former UNC football player who became homeless was back in Chapel Hill Thursday getting help.

UNC has a lot to fix after 'lucky' win

NCAA Harvard North Carolina BasketballNorth Carolina lived to see another game in the NCAA tournament Thursday by fending off Harvard, 67-65. And while they trailed for just 11 seconds of game time, the threat of going home was real.

North Carolina holds off Harvard 67-65 in NCAA Tournament

NCAA Harvard North Carolina BasketballNorth Carolina was supposed to be too big, talented and versatile, and at times the Tar Heels lived up to their pregame billing.

UNC's Jackson takes momentum into NCAA tourney

UNC vs U of LOne player to watch Thursday night in North Carolina's opener against Harvard is freshman Justin Jackson.

Medlin: Heels searching for an elusive Sweet Sixteen

UNC enjoys light practice at NCAA tournament Advancing to the Sweet 16 was once a birthright for Carolina teams, now it's a benchmark.

Roy Williams assistant coach? UNC fans react to misprint

Roy Williams listed as assistantIt's unlikely that the error was intentional, but a misprint in the North Carolina team-produced NCAA tournament media guide has Carolina fans doing a double-take.

Crimson will lean on D to challenge UNC

UNC enjoys light practice at NCAA tournament Just barely squeaking into the NCAA Tournament this time around, the Harvard Crimson have been rewarded for their efforts with a date against North Carolina in the second round of the event on Thursday at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena (7:20 p.m., TNT, Buzz Sports Radio).

UNC enjoys light practice at NCAA tournament

UNC enjoys light practice at NCAA tournament Before North Carolina opens play in the NCAA tournament Thursday against Harvard, they went through a light practice in the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena Wednesday that included a dunk showcase for the fans that came to watch. (Photo by Aaron Schoonmaker)