North Carolina Tar Heels Headlines
North Carolina Tar Heels Headlines
Twelve 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.
N.C. State and UNC easily could begin Nos. 1 and 2 in some order in preseason ACC outlooks.
For 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.
Somewhere along the way, playing out the complete timeline from hapless, lost on campus freshman to full-on graduate, a stigma surfaced.
If you look at UNC's last three losses - to Duke, Notre Dame, and Wisconsin, some common themes emerge.
It 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 got the quick pace it wanted and the defense it needed against 7-foot Frank Kaminsky.
Wisconsin looked like a beaten team for much of the game.
Top-seeded South Carolina earned a conveniently short trip for its NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 appearance.
Who is the real "Frank the Tank" and who is the original cheering for Thursday in the Sweet 16?
Lately, Roy Williams has been getting noticed for his dancing following big wins. Just don't expect his team to mimic the moves.
Dean Smith is still giving to his North Carolina players — even after his death.
Guarding 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.
Just 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.
After 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.
The 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.
Jamie Cherry has been at her best lately with the clock winding down.
North 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.
Latifah Coleman and Allisha Gray weren't going to let Sylvia Hatchell's return to the NCAA Tournament end so soon.
North Carolina coach Roy Williams looked at his team during a late-game huddle Thursday against Harvard and saw panic.
After a clash of styles against a deliberate Harvard team, Carolina will face a similar high-tempo team in Arkansas.
Sylvia Hatchell returns to the NCAA Tournament on Saturday as her Tar Heels welcome Liberty.
A former UNC football player who became homeless was back in Chapel Hill Thursday getting help.
North 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 was supposed to be too big, talented and versatile, and at times the Tar Heels lived up to their pregame billing.
One player to watch Thursday night in North Carolina's opener against Harvard is freshman Justin Jackson.
Advancing to the Sweet 16 was once a birthright for Carolina teams, now it's a benchmark.
It'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.
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).
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)