Tar Heel Times
Your comprehensive source for Tar Heel sports news
Mobile Site | Contact | RSS | Search

Video: UNC-ECU Pre-Game Motivational Video

Motivational video made by @UNCFBVIDEO of the Tar Heels' second game highlights. UNC's players watched this in pregame at the hotel today before the East Carolina game. View Video...

Batten: There's more at stake this time around for UNC, ECU

Pride has been the only real thing at stake in most of the 16 football meetings between East Carolina and North Carolina. Sure, the Pirates gained a bit of notoriety for blasting the Tar Heels 55-31 last season en route to a 10-3 finish. But there's never been a conference championship or bowl bid at stake in the series, or even a national ranking threatened. (Fayetteville Observer)

UNC/ECU: Keys to the Game

The Pirates have to win the battle up front on both offense and defense. Defensively, ECU faced one of the top offensive lines in the country two weeks ago against South Carolina and held their own. Last week, with the return of big Terry Williams, the defensive line played even better and held 17th-ranked Virginia Tech to 7 first half points and 21 for the game. (Bonesville.net)

Five questions to ponder before kickoff

Does UNC’s defense have an answer for ECU’s Shane Carden? After throwing for 427 yards and accounting for four more scores last week against Virginia Tech, the Pirates’ senior quarterback is poised for yet another big game against a UNC defense that has surrendered an average of 427.5 yards in their first two games against Liberty and San Diego State. (Wilmington Star News)

Six storylines: UNC vs. ECU

Coming into the season, the biggest question mark for the North Carolina offense was the inexperience along the offensive line. Heading into their first road game of the year, the offensive line will be without Landon Turner, their leader and most experienced player, who is out due to injury. True freshman Jared Cohen will fill in at right guard during Turner’s absence. (Carolina Blue)

ACC viewer's guide: Week 4

UNC at ECU, 3:30 pm, ESPNU: A shootout between Marquise Williams and Shane Carden could be on the horizon. And given UNC's upcoming slate -- at Clemson, Virginia Tech, at Notre Dame -- it better hope it can keep up this time around. UNC now has 10 non-offensive touchdowns since last season, tied for the second-best mark in the nation during that span. (ESPN.com)

Will Tar Heels take their ‘little brother’ seriously this time?

The Pirates 55-31 pounding of the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill was anything but a fluke. But even after getting outgained 603-465 and being dominated in every phase of the game, UNC’s players still couldn’t bring themselves to admit that they’d been beaten by a better team. (Wilmington Star News)

UNC-ECU Preview

Prior to accepting the head coaching job at his Alma Mater, Ruffin McNeill held mostly defensive coaching positions over the last three decades, while Fedora has worked in more offensive-minded capacities. Over the years, both coaches have had a long history of being pitted against each other. (Inside ECU Sports)

UNC journalism school ranked 3rd

Creative course offerings like 'Voice and Diction' and 'Blogging, Smart Mobs, and We the Media' demonstrate UNC's focus on training the next generation. “Our faculty are constantly focused on what’s coming next,” junior Lincoln Pennington said. “The faculty really push students to be prepared for what’s coming and how to lead the evolution.” The Reese News Lab drives this evolution by testing new ideas as “pre-startups.” (College Magazine)

Ackley Homers Twice, Seager Once as Mariners Top Astros

Dustin Ackley hit two solo homers, and Mike Zunino and Kyle Seager each hit three-run shots as the Seattle Mariners cruised to a 10-5 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night. Ackley homered in the third and eighth innings for his second career multihomer game for the Mariners, who entered the day one game back for the second AL wild card spot. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

Larry Fedora knows ECU better than most

Larry Fedora says this is the best East Carolina football team he's ever seen — and he's sure seen a bunch. This will be the seventh season in a row Fedora will face the Pirates. Back at Southern Miss, he played them every year, and he's done the same each of his three seasons at North Carolina. "They've gotten better every year," Fedora said. "They really have." (USA Today)

Top-Ranked UNC Men's Soccer Falls 2-1 At Duke

No. 1 UNC fell 2-1 at Duke Friday at Koskinen Stadium. UNC had its four-match winning streak snapped when Duke scored twice in the second half to overcome a 1-0 lead the Tar Heels enjoyed at the half. "Our guys got tired legs at the end of the match. We had a mid-week game at William & Mary and they (Duke) didn't so that may have been a factor," said UNC coach Carlos Somoano. (GoHeels.com)

Opinion: UNC should consider options to improve tailgating

With two night games already in the books, this year’s football season has started well for the UNC fan base. Night games allow for much longer tailgates and generally create a more exciting vibe for fans. There is room for improvement in UNC’s football game day culture. (Daily Tar Heel)

Preview & Prediction: UNC at East Carolina

UNC's best hope in this game might be simply keeping pace and then bank on a couple of turnovers or perhaps a strong stand or two by the defense. There shouldn't be any question about motivation. UNC returns most of the roster who watched ECU roll roughshod over the Tar Heels in Kenan Stadium last season. This is a tough chore. Prediction: UNC 41 ECU 38 (Tar Heel Blog)

Countdown to Kickoff: East Carolina

No. 25 North Carolina will travel to a sold-out Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Saturday (3:30pm/ESPNU) with intent to scrub the memory of last season’s blowout home loss to East Carolina. The Tar Heels (2-0) are a Vegas underdog for just the fifth time under Larry Fedora as the Pirates (2-1) are favored by three points. UNC leads the overall series, 12-3-1. (Inside Carolina)

1 2 3 4 5 Archives

UNC Recruiting News
Tommy Hatton took a blue collar approach to becoming an Under Armour All-American

Video: Stephen Zimmerman Summer Mixtape

P.J. Dozier To Attend Late Night With Roy

UNC checks in on Sacha Killeya-Jones

Recruiting History: Dré Bly

Basketball Recruiting

Basketball Recruits

Women's Recruiting

Football Recruiting

Football Recruits

Baseball Recruiting

UNC Twitter Feeds
Mark Armstrong @ArmstrongABC11
'It is what it is, we got it handed to us tonight.' -- Larry Fedora. My postgame wrap from Greenville: http://t.co/l9I20uADQP
Sunday, September 21, 2014 12:31 AM

Carolina Football @TarHeelFootball
Clemson game announced for 7 pm on ESPNU.
Sunday, September 21, 2014 12:17 AM

Tar Heel Illustrated @HeelIllustrated
T.J. Thorpe: "I'm shocked and a little embarrassed."
Saturday, September 20, 2014 9:37 PM

Tar Heel Illustrated @HeelIllustrated
Jeff Schoettmer: "We are trying to win the ACC Coastal championship ... we are fine right now."
Saturday, September 20, 2014 9:35 PM

Dajaun Drennon @most_jaunted
We gonna be straight.. Season far from over.. Thanks to everybody for the support.. #TarHeelNation
Saturday, September 20, 2014 9:15 PM

More Twitter Feeds

Follow Tar Heel Times on Twitter

"Anybody But Carolina"
Non-UNC-Related Sports News & Notes

Duke Football Throwback Day Includes 8-Bit Scoreboard Graphics

This 7-foot, 380-pound lineman towers over anyone in the NFL -- and he's in high school

FSU QB Jameis Winston Suspended for Entire Game Against Clemson

Along with Hurricane Floyd came ECU's 'Gipper Game'

Upgraded facilities help ACC football keep up with Joneses

More Sports News

Most Popular Articles
THT's most-viewed articles from the past 3 days

P.J. Dozier To Attend Late Night With Roy

UNC checks in on Sacha Killeya-Jones

ECU nose tackle Terry Williams sees gaps in Tar Heels' armor

Opinion: UNC should consider options to improve tailgating

Tyler Zeller eager to earn starting center role for Celtics

More Popular Articles

Carolina Connections
Chapel Hill & UNC Campus News

UNC journalism school ranked 3rd

Faith Hedgepeth's father: ‘Whenever silence comes around’

UNC professor emeritus William Leuchtenburg interviewed in PBS Roosevelts series

UNC ranked 3rd among most economically diverse colleges

Writing with Integrity: A Free Lesson for Dan Kane and Andrew Carter

More UNC News

Basketball (M)Football
Basketball (W)Baseball
Rankings & Standings

North Carolina: 41
East Carolina: 70
Sat, Sep 20 Box Score

UNC @ Clemson (FB)
Sat, Sep 27
7:00 PM ESPNU Tickets

UNC vs. Virginia Tech (FB)
Sat, Oct 4
TBD Tickets

UNC @ Notre Dame (FB)
Sat, Oct 11
3:30 PM Tickets

Tar Heel Birthdays

Doug Moe (76)

Ryan Sullivan (38)

View All Birthdays

Friendly Feedback

"I'm in the U.S. Navy stationed with the Marines in Japan, and I check this site everyday for my Tar Heel fix. Keep up the great work and OOHRAH! Go HEELS!"
--HM3 T. Holmes Jr., USN

Send us your feedback

What others are saying

© 2005-2014 Tar Heel Times | Contact | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Did UNC Win?

Tar Heel Times is an unofficial resource for UNC fans and is not affiliated with the University of North Carolina.