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UNC pitcher a mound of intensity

Trent ThorntonIntense might not be a strong enough adjective to describe North Carolina pitcher Trent Thornton when he's on the mound for the Heels.

Pirates edge Tar Heels, 3-2

UNC vs. ECUZach Houchins had four hits and Ryan Williams worked the final 4.2 innings out of the bullpen as East Carolina hung on for a 3-2 win over visiting North Carolina Tuesday.

UNC knocks off No. 1 Virginia, 4-2

North Carolina LogoMichael Russell hit a two-run homer in the fifth to give Carolina its first lead of the series, and Zac Gallen and Reilly Hovis made it hold up as the Tar Heels beat No. 1 Virginia 4-2 Sunday afternoon at Davenport Field.

No. 1 Virginia topples UNC, 3-1

North Carolina LogoBenton Moss allowed just three hits in 7.2 innings of work but Virginia made the most of them as the top-ranked Cavaliers beat North Carolina 3-1 Saturday afternoon at Davenport Field.

Tar Heels fall to No. 1 Virginia, 3-2

North Carolina LogoBrandon Downes drove in three runs and Nathan Kirby outdueled Trent Thornton as No. 1 Virginia topped North Carolina 3-2 Friday night at Davenport Field.

BSB: Tar Heels rally to top Elon, 5-4

North Carolina LogoNorth Carolina scored three times in the bottom of the ninth to beat visiting Elon 5-4 Wednesday.

UNC investigator meets with Willingham

UNC Football Investigation LogoThe reading specialist who questioned the literacy level of athletes who were admitted to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has met with an investigator looking into academic fraud at the school.

Heels, Pack washed out at DBAP

UNC vs NC State baseballTuesday's match up between UNC and NC State at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park was cancelled due to inclement weather.

No. 29 Tar Heels fall to Wake in series finale, 6-5

North Carolina LogoWake Forest raced out to a 5-1 lead and held on late to salvage the finale of a three-game series with a 6-5 win over No. 29 North Carolina Sunday.

UNC edges Wake, 4-3

North Carolina LogoMichael Russell's sacrifice fly scored Adam Pate in the bottom of the seventh, and No. 29 North Carolina held on for a 4-3 win over Wake Forest Saturday night at Boshamer Stadium.

Trubisky gets solid finish to UNC spring drills

UNC spring football gameMitch Trubisky closed spring drills with a solid finish in his battle to wrestle North Carolina's starting job away from Marquise Williams.

Thornton, Ramirez lead Tar Heels past Wake

North Carolina LogoTrent Thornton matched a career high with 10 strikeouts over eight shutout innings and Tyler Ramirez hit a grand slam for his first home run as a Tar Heel as No. 29 North Carolina beat Wake Forest 9-0 Friday night at Boshamer Stadium.

Mitchell, Fialko: The art of catching a punt

Mitchell: The art of catching a puntIt has been said that the toughest thing in football is catching a punt. WRAL-TV's Mandy Mitchell and Jared Fialko prove the difficulty.

UNC's Littrell takes charge of no-huddle offense

UNC vs DukeSeth Littrell took the job running North Carolina's offense to play the same fast-paced style that coach Larry Fedora wants. He's been focused through spring practices on learning what he has to work with to make that system go-go-go.

UNC-CH: Outside researchers refute claim of low athlete reading levels

UNC vs BCOutside experts hired by UNC-Chapel Hill say research data doesn't support claims of widespread low literacy levels among student-athletes at the school.

Tar Heels Fall To Coastal, 3-2

North Carolina LogoCoastal Carolina scored three times on a sacrifice fly and two safety squeeze plays and No. 29 North Carolina fell to the Chanticleers 3-2 Wednesday night at Boshamer Stadium.

Athlete advocate group files civil complaint against UNC

Marcus Paige addresses UNC Board of TrusteesThe Student Athletes Human Rights Project filed a complaint Friday with the federal Office for Civil Rights alleging the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill discriminated against male athletes, especially black, male athletes, in assigning more of them to so-called 'paper classes.' In directing athletes to those classes, the complaint says, the university deprived them of the same quality education available to other student-athletes.

No. 30 Carolina thumps BC, 12-2

North Carolina LogoZac Gallen and Reilly Hovis combined to allow just two runs on five hits and No. 30 Carolina pounded out 16 hits as the Tar Heels scored a series-clinching 12-2 win over Boston College Sunday afternoon at Commander Shea Field.

Thornton Deals CG Shutout In Win At BC

North Carolina LogoTrent Thornton tossed a three-hit shutout and No. 30 North Carolina topped Boston College 7-0 in the series opener Friday afternoon at Commander Shea Field.

Tudor: McAdoo making a mistake by leaving early

UNC vs NDIf you go by NBA draft projections, James Michael McAdoo is making a mistake by foregoing his senior college season at North Carolina.

UNC's Johnson making impact on and off track

UNC's Johnson making most of opportunity on and off trackFormer Jordan High School track stand-out Tristine Johnson has fared well at the University of North Carolina. But her skills should come as no surprise considering her parents.

Gold: Time will reveal whether McAdoo's decision is right

uncduke18Two years ago it seemed that James Michael McAdoo was destined for the NBA Draft lottery. Twenty-four months later, it's doubtful that he's even a first-round pick.

UNC's McAdoo to enter 2014 NBA Draft

James Michael McAdooUniversity of North Carolina junior forward James Michael McAdoo will forgo his senior year of college basketball eligibility and enter the 2014 NBA Draft, university officials said Thursday.

BSB: No. 30 Tar Heels break out in 9-4 win

North Carolina LogoNo. 30 North Carolina snapped a six-game losing streak with a 9-4 win over visiting UNCW Tuesday night at Boshamer Stadium.

Former UNC player: Systematic problem between academics and athletics

Deunta WilliamsFormer UNC football player Deunta Williams told Adam Gold and Joe Ovies on 99.9 FM The Fan Monday that he knew his participation in ESPN's 'Outside the Lines' segment would not go over well with some Tar Heel fans but wanted to be up front about his experience and how academics were handled.

Blue Devils complete sweep of Tar Heels

Duke vs. UNC LogoFor the first time since 1994, the Duke baseball team was able to sweep rival North Carolina in a three-game series as the Blue Devils defeated the Tar Heels 6-4 in the series finale Sunday afternoon at Jack Coombs Field.

Deitrich's walk-off hit sends Duke past UNC, 9-8

Duke vs. UNC LogoWith the bases loaded in the bottom of the 12th, redshirt senior Ryan Deitrich laced a single down the left field line to lift the Duke baseball team to a 9-8 walk-off victory over No. 19 North Carolina Saturday afternoon at a rain-soaked Jack Coombs Field. A gritty performance throughout, the Blue Devils trailed 6-1 in the third and 8-6 in the seventh before rallying to send the game to extra innings.

BSB: No. 18 Tar Heels come up short at Duke, 3-2

Duke baseballDrew Van Orden struck out 12 batters in eight innings and Duke held off a late rally to hand No. 18 North Carolina a 3-2 loss Friday afternoon at Jack Coombs Field.

UNC tennis star making name for herself

UNC tennis star making name for herselfNorth Carolina freshman Jamie Loeb is ranked No. 1 in the NCAA and she's already a National Champion at Carolina winning the indoor title last fall.

Athletes speak to UNC trustees about academic challenges

Marcus Paige addresses UNC Board of TrusteesThe contentious relationship between athletics and academics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was once again in the spotlight Thursday as six student-athletes addressed the Board of Trustees about the challenges they face each day.