UNC Basketball Focused on Maintaining MomentumUNC's negative momentum swings during games have been a talking point in recent days, according to Theo Pinson. “After the game, even though we won, we were saying, ‘we have to finish halves better. That’s been killing us the last couple of games. We’ve got to do better in the first half and just finishing out going into halftime with momentum on our side.” (Inside Carolina)
Mitch Or Mitchell, It Doesn't Matter To TrubiskyMitch Trubisky or Mitchell Trubisky, to whom does the name matter? If you ask Trubisky, he says it matters greatly to his mother, and that’s good enough for him. But, to the former UNC quarterback, who is expected to be the first player at his position taken in the NFL draft, it really doesn’t matter. “Mitch or Mitchell, you guys are welcome to use either one,” Trubisky said. (Tar Heel Illustrated)
UNC Football Receives Program Exposure on Pro DayNorth Carolina’s Pro Day on Tuesday, complete with all 32 NFL teams represented and a live NFL Network broadcast, was an event some five years in the making. This is the vision Fedora had when he arrived at UNC in December 2011. It’s the culmination of the early years of his program building, and it serves as a benchmark for what he wants moving forward. (Inside Carolina)
Video: Theo Pinson Pre-Sweet 16 Press ConferenceNorth Carolina guard Theo Pinson speaks to reporters on Tuesday prior to the Tar Heels' Friday matchup against Butler in the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 in Memphis.
Tar Heels QB Mitch Trubisky draws crowd at UNC pro workoutsMitch Trubisky tried to ignore the cameras following his every move during UNC's pro day, down to the guy holding a microphone over his head as he simply stood around talking with his receivers on a sideline. It's just another facet to Trubisky's "interesting journey" — a rapid rise from quarterback yet to make a college start to possible top-10 draft pick. (Associated Press)
NCAA Tournament Preview: No. 1 UNC vs. No. 4 ButlerThrough two rounds of the NCAA Tournament, the South Region has been very chalky as the top four seeds each punched a ticket to the Sweet 16 in Memphis. The first of the South Region semifinal games will feature the No. 1-seed North Carolina Tar Heels and No. 4-seed Butler Bulldogs on Friday night at the FedEx Forum. (Carolina Blue)
Mets See Encouraging Signs in Matt Harvey’s Latest StartBefore Monday’s spring training game against the Detroit Tigers, the Mets gave starter Matt Harvey two goals: Maintain a consistent delivery and show improved command. The team understands that Harvey’s velocity may take time to return, but they wanted to see progress from him in other key areas. (New York Times)
Will the Panthers trade Tre Boston?Now that the Carolina Panthers have acquired veteran pro bowl safety Mike Adams, at least one other team is interested in making a trade for former starter Tre Boston. According to Black and Blue Review, there is at least one team that has inquired about trading for Boston. (WCNC)
Video: UNC Football Pro Day InterviewsNorth Carolina Football held its annual Pro Day on Tuesday with a host of talented former Tar Heels on hand and perhaps the largest contingent of NFL scouts and media, too. After the workouts, some of the Tar Heels (Trubisky, Bart, Jones, Lawrence, Logan, and Hood) were made available to the media along with UNC Coach Larry Fedora. (Tar Heel Illustrated)
Video: Justin Jackson Pre-Sweet 16 Press ConferenceNorth Carolina forward Justin Jackson speaks with the media on Tuesday in advance of the Tar Heels' Friday Sweet 16 matchup against Butler in Memphis.
Video: Roy Williams Pre-Sweet 16 Press ConferenceNorth Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams speaks with the media on Tuesday prior to the Tar Heels' Friday matchup against Butler at the Sweet 16 in Memphis.
UNC Basketball Team Sendoff On WednesdayThe North Carolina men's basketball team will travel to Memphis on Wednesday evening in preparation for Friday's NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 game versus Butler. Tar Heel fans can send off the team from Entrance D of the Smith Center in Chapel Hill at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Parking will be available after 5 p.m. in the lots surrounding the Smith Center. (GoHeels.com)
Tobin Heath remains the magnificent enigma of the U.S. women's national teamIf Tobin Heath remains a magnificent enigma in her 10th year on the U.S. women’s national team, that’s less by design than indifference. You won’t see much of her away from the field. The USWNT’s reigning Player of the Year has a habit of ignoring interview requests. It isn’t some mysteriousness or aloofness. She would just rather play soccer and play it beautifully. (Yahoo! Sports)
ACC postseason struggles put the spotlight on UNCSports Betting Dime set the over/under for ACC wins in the tournament at 16. They currently have seven with a chance at 11 if UNC runs the table. Not even close...While that bet is done, the ACC's chances for a National Championship are not, and all things are riding on the back of the Tar Heels. The ACC desperately needs the Tar Heels. (Carolina Blue)
Maggie Bill Named Co-ACC Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player Of The WeekNorth Carolina junior midfielder Maggie Bill is this week’s Co-ACC Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week. Bill tallied a game-high seven points on four goals and three assists in Carolina’s 17-12 win over No. 13 Northwestern on Sunday in Chapel Hill. Bill tied her career high for goals and assists and set a new career high for points in the victory. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Basketball - Top 5 Plays Of The SeasonThe Tar Heels are having another fantastic season as they enter the Sweet 16. There were several great plays along the way and we bring you the top 5. Whether it's a Theo Pinson crazy basket, Isaiah Hicks' big-time dunks, or Joel Berry having a monster game, the Heels make plays.
Hayley Carter Earns 4th ACC Women's Tennis Player Of The Week Honor In '17North Carolina’s Hayley Carter has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week, the fourth ACC-weekly award this season for the senior from Hilton Head, South Carolina. Carter helped the No. 3 Tar Heels defeat No. 29 Miami and Florida State, 6-1 extending their conference winning-streak to 33 matches. (GoHeels.com)
New York Giants sign veteran RB Shaun DraughnThe New York Giants agreed to a one-year deal with running back Shaun Draughn, his agent told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Draughn, 29, spent last season with the San Francisco 49ers. He has also played for the Chiefs, Ravens, Chargers, Bears and Browns. The Giants backfield now consists of Draughn, Paul Perkins, Shane Vereen and Orleans Darkwa. (ESPN.com)
Has UNC basketball already exceeded this season's expectations?Entering this season, few expected the Tar Heels to win the ACC regular season again. Even fewer anticipated UNC being the last ACC member playing in this year’s Big Dance. Once again, that standard-bearer is North Carolina. But even if the Tar Heels don’t wind up cutting down the nets in Phoenix, UNC has already exceeded expectations this season. (ACC Sports Journal)
Mitch Trubisky will try to show at his Pro Day Tuesday that he's the best QB in the draftThe most recent mock draft on NFL.com has Mitch Trubisky sliding to the Texas at No. 25 overall, freefalling right past his hometown Browns at No. 12. In fact, the mock, by analyst Bucky Brooks, has Trubisky going first among quarterbacks, with Deshaun Watson being taken by the Chiefs at No. 27 -- the only two quarterbacks in his first round. (Cleveland.com)
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|March 23, 1957
No. 1 Carolina beats No. 2 Kansas, 54-53, in another triple overtime classic. Tommy Kearns jumps center against 7-0 All-America center Wilt Chamberlain. Lennie Rosenbluth scores 20, but fouls out in regulation. UNC center Joe Quigg hits the winning free throws with six seconds left in the third OT and Carolina caps perfect 32-0 season as national champions.March 23, 1997
Shammond Williams scores 22 and Vince Carter adds 18 as Carolina beats Louisville, 97-74, to send Dean Smith to his 11th Final Four. Smith would coach his final game, a 66-58 loss to Arizona, in Indianapolis on March 29, 1997.March 23, 2008
Tyler Hansbrough breaks Christian Laettner’s ACC record for career free throws against Arkansas in the NCAA Tournament second round in Raleigh. Hansbrough set the UNC record on Feb. 3 at Florida State.
|I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.|
--Henry David Thoreau