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

Spring Game: Larry Fedora Postgame Quotes

“Had a good day. Got a lot of work done and finished up spring with our fifteenth practice right there. I thought that we had guys on both sides of the ball, on both teams, that made some plays today. We had some guys probably play better than some of them had in spring. We had some that didn’t play as well as they should have. That’s the way a spring game usually goes.” (Inside Carolina)

UNC gymnast Michelle Ikoma honored with Arthur Ashe Sports Scholar Award

Michelle Ikoma, a senior on the North Carolina gymnastics team, has been honored as a 2014 winner of the Arthur Ashe Sports Scholar Award. She is one of four collegiate students selected for the award from a pool of more than 600 minority student-athletes nominated by their schools based on outstanding academic and athletic performance. (UNC.edu)

UNC Spring Game Observations

The Tar Heels have a lot of depth at defensive line. The redshirt freshman are very competitive and there are lot of hard working, fast, strong players flying to the ball. Mitch Trubisky and T.J. Logan both complemented the offensive line in how hard they are working and grinding up front. (Carolina Blue)

Turner's Take: Practice #15

Saturday’s spring scrimmage was the 15th practice of the period and the final chance for the Tar Heels to be coached until fall camp begins. In that respect, the game served its purpose. “We had a good day,” Fedora said. “Got a lot done, finished up spring, our 15th practice right there. I thought we had guys on both sides of the ball, on both teams, that made some plays today.” (GoHeels.com)

Video: Players Post-Spring Game Interviews

Mitch Trubisky, Marquise Williams and Ryan Switzer recap their performance in the spring game and spring practice as a whole. View Video...

Quinshad Davis working for even bigger role

Certainly anyone who has watched North Carolina play the last two seasons is quite familiar with wide receiver Quinshad Davis, who arrived in Chapel Hill in 2012 out of Gaffney (S.C.) and made his presence felt right away. Over his first two seasons in Chapel Hill Davis recorded 108 catches for an even 1,500 yards---evenly distributed over two seasons with 776 yards his rookie season of 2012, and 724 this past fall. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Preseason polls, bracketology for 2014-15 place high expectations on Duke, UNC

Within hours of the 2014 championship game ending Monday, national sites were already releasing preseason top 25 polls for 2014-15. Publications such as CBS Sports and USA Today have put Duke at No. 1, even while accounting for the possible/likely departures of Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood, and ranked North Carolina at No. 6. The Sporting News, meanwhile, has UNC at No. 3. (Fayetteville Observer)

Trust in Thornton

Sophomore Trent Thornton showed an uncanny ability to handle the big moment as a freshman and continues to build his résumé and offer a critical component necessary for UNC’s NCAA Tournament aspirations. Thornton (7-1, 1.50 ERA) is piecing together an impressive 2014 campaign after claiming the Friday starting job. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Marquise Williams Interview

UNC Quarterback Marquise Williams reflects on his career as a Tar Heel and how he's preparing for this upcoming football season. (Daily Tar Heel)

Shalane Flanagan is motivated and ready to roll for the Boston Marathon

Shalane Flanagan will give the April 21 Boston Marathon her best shot, but what else is new? Motivation and the will to win never have been issues for Flanagan, who trains as part of Jerry Schumacher's elite, Portland-based distance group. (The Oregonian)

This spring, it’s UNC’s turn to answer QB questions

Marquise Williams' performance Saturday at Kenan Stadium figures to go a long way toward determining whether he or redshirt freshman Mitch Trubisky will head into fall camp as the leading candidate to run coach Larry Fedora’s spread offense. The Tar Heels’ annual Blue-White Game is scheduled for 3 p.m. (Wilmington Star News)

New-look Tar Heels to debut in spring game Saturday

The Kenan Stadium debut of top recruit Elijah Hood will be one of the top storylines as North Carolina conducts its spring game today (3 p.m., ESPN3.com). The Blue team (starters) will play the White team (backups) in two 15-minute quarters with regular stoppages followed by two 15-minute quarters with a running clock. Here are five things to watch during the scrimmage: (Durham Herald-Sun)

Thornton, Ramirez Lead Tar Heels Past Wake, 9-0

Trent 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. Thornton allowed just two hits and the UNC offense took advantage of eight Wake Forest walks as UNC improved to 20-14 and 8-8 in the ACC. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Mitchell, Fialko - The art of catching a punt

It has been said that the toughest thing in football is catching a punt. WRAL-TV's Mandy Mitchell and Jared Fialko prove the difficulty. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Weekend Preview: April 11-13

It's your last chance to get a Kenan Stadium fix until the 2014 season opener, which is over four months away. Spring games have transformed from a nice little intrasquad scrimmage into a true extra home game. This year's event features numerous gameday activities to provide that Kenan-in-the-fall flavor, and it looks like it will be accompanied by terrific weather. (GoHeels.com)

Experts refute claims by Mary Willingham; she rips their report

Three experts hired by UNC to investigate claims of low literacy levels for Tar Heel athletes found no evidence to support those claims, UNC announced Friday. Whether Carolina’s athletes were prepared for a school like UNC, especially in the revenue sports, has been debated since Carolina counselor Mary Willingham said her researched raised serious concerns. (WNCN)

Breaking Down the Buzz: North Carolina

Glamour positions like quarterback and running back get attention in the spring, but on Saturday UNC fans should watch the defense. With Kareem Martin, Tre Boston and Jabari Price gone, the Tar Heels have very recognizable names on the depth chart. But even with the lack of star power, it is possible that the defense could be better in 2014. (CBS Sports)

Outside experts find data set doesn’t support claims about reading levels of student-athletes

Outside experts found no evidence to support public claims about widespread low literacy levels of a group of first-year University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student-athletes who had been screened for possible learning differences or learning disabilities between 2004 and 2012. Since January, those claims were widely reported in news media accounts and via social media. (UNC.edu)

Extra Points: Finding Defensive Identity

Two weeks into spring practice, signs are emerging that the Tar Heels in 2014 could stride toward better upholding their leg of the three-pronged stool. They have two young, aggressive cornerbacks in Brian Walker and Des Lawrence. Darius Lipford has moved to middle linebacker and gives the defense the edge of speed and size they've not had there. (GoHeels.com)

UNC's Littrell takes charge of no-huddle offense

Seth Littrell took the job running North Carolina's offense to play the same fast-paced style that coach Larry Fedora wants. The Tar Heels close offseason drills with Saturday's annual spring game, ending Littrell's first on-field look at the unit he'll lead as UNC's new assistant head coach for offense. (Charlotte Observer)

Even UConn can't beat UNC in hoops TV game

UConn won the NCAA basketball tournament Monday, but the Final Four weekend failed to eclipse an earlier-round loss by the North Carolina Tar Heels in terms of TV interest in Charlotte. Nielsen Media Research estimates 248,710 people watched UConn beat Kentucky on local CBS affiliate WBTV. The Charlotte TV audience consists of 2.8 million people, according to Nielsen. (Charlotte Business Journal)

UNC baseball looking to improve consistency

Coach Mike Fox doesn’t want to go berserk. He knows his team — which featured four freshmen starters Wednesday — is young, but that doesn’t make watching their mistakes any less painful. Fox has encountered unfamiliar territory in his 16th season at the helm of the North Carolina baseball program (19-14, 7-8 ACC). A six-game losing streak. (Daily Tar Heel)

Heels Geared up for Spring Game

As UNC winds down this year's spring football season with Saturday's 3:00 pm Spring Game in Kenan Stadium, the Tar Heels are looking to finish strong and have some fun in front of their loyal fans. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

A look back at this season's superlatives from Tobacco Road

BEST COACHING MOVE: Roy Williams' use of a zone against Duke on Feb. 20. If a snowstorm hadn't postponed the UNC-Duke game scheduled for Feb. 12, maybe this isn't an option. Three days after the postponement, the Blue Devils struggled to score against Maryland's 1-3-1 zone defense. (Fayetteville Observer)

Bucky Brooks: I'm A Tar Heel

I’m a Tar Heel. I’m a proud graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. I’m also an African-American athlete who earned five letters with the Tar Heel football and track & field teams from 1989-1994. With our core values and principles shaped by our experiences at Carolina, I refuse to allow others to disregard the hard work of my peers or taint my appreciation for my alma mater. -- Bucky Brooks (UNCLettermen.com)

1 2 3 4 5 Archives

UNC Recruiting News
Jordan Brand Classic Roundtable

Elijah Stewart among best available 2014 basketball recruits

QB Nathan Elliott Commits to UNC

Chase Jeter Trims List to 6

RB Reggie Gallaspy has the skills colleges covet

More:
Basketball RecruitingFootball Recruiting
Basketball RecruitsFootball Recruits
Where's Roy?Class Rankings
UNC Twitter Feeds
InsideCarolina @InsideCarolina
@JJacks2014 highlight from the Jordan Brand Classic tonight: http://t.co/giDT9eN2mT
Friday, April 18, 2014 10:55 PM

Mark Armstrong @ArmstrongABC11
Geebus - the dad/coach of UNC's latest QB commit is straight out of central casting. Lantern jaw, buzzcut. Yes sir. http://t.co/UO37ssUk9k
Friday, April 18, 2014 9:42 PM

Carolina Baseball @DiamondHeels
Carolina and Virginia will face off for game two tomorrow at 1 p.m. on the ACC Regional Sports Networks (@FSCarolinas in CH).
Friday, April 18, 2014 8:48 PM

SportsCenter @SportsCenter
Jordan Classic's intro video was INSANE. 3-D montage projected on court must be seen to be believed. #TakeFlightJBC http://t.co/UKio5WHymi
Friday, April 18, 2014 8:02 PM

CarolinaBlue.com @CarolinaBlue247
Photo Gallery from Carolina spring football (scrimmage, practice, game): http://t.co/6PekmkOB97 #UNC @Mtrubisky10 @Switz03 @1MjWilliams2
Friday, April 18, 2014 5:41 PM

More Twitter Feeds

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

D-League could be major part of NBA raising age limit

Duke's Rodney Hood Declares for NBA Draft

NBA Draft 2014: Early Entry List

Sources: Duke's Rodney Hood to enter NBA draft

Group files religion complaint to Clemson

More Sports News

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

Diamond DeShields to transfer from UNC

Chase Jeter Trims List to 6

DeShields Following Friend To Tennessee?

P.J. Hairston is 'going to get a lot of questions'

Video: Official UNC Basketball 2013-2014 Season Highlights

More Popular Articles

Carolina Connections
Chapel Hill & UNC Campus News

Why ESPN Anchor Stuart Scott Refuses to Let Cancer Win

UNC screens NFL players to track brain changes over time

Professor Chuck Stone taught to 'tell it like it is'

UNC researcher's work helps unfinished Boston Marathon runners find closure

200 people helped Merritt’s Store and Grill celebrate 85th anniversary

More UNC News

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

UNC vs. Liberty (FB)
Sat, Aug 30
TBD Tickets

UNC vs. San Diego State (FB)
Sat, Sep 6
TBD Tickets

UNC @ East Carolina (FB)
Sat, Sep 20
TBD Tickets

UNC @ Clemson (FB)
Sat, Sep 27
TBD Tickets

Tar Heel Birthdays

Harris Barton (50)
Football

View All Birthdays

Friendly Feedback

"Kudos to you for your site. You do a great job of gathering information and displaying it in a timely manner. Your work has actually helped me ingratiate myself with my girlfriend's family. They are huge Heels supporters and now I am the one that keeps them up to speed."
--Eric N.

Send us your feedback

What others are saying