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Defense Expected to Play Much Bigger Role for UNC Football in 2017
New UNC defensive coordinator John Papuchis, who served as linebackers coach the last two years under Gene Chizik, has made his guys well aware of...

The Dog Mentality
“It’s the mentality of bringing the pressure,” said junior linebacker Andre Smith, who asserted himself as a leader as an underclassman; last year he had...

Andre Smith On LB Depth, Coach Ekeler, Kenan & More
UNC junior linebacker Andre Smith met with some members of the media following the Tar Heels’ first practice of fall camp. Smith, the starting Mike...

Checking In With 2019 Five-Star Joey Baker
6'7" Joey Baker has made the challenging transition from being the talented sidekick of elite players to the starring role. The rising junior has tried...

How Illinois commit Mark Smith went from potential MLB draft pick to big-time college hoops recruit
Mark Smith had his future all mapped out. As a high school junior, he committed to Missouri to play baseball as a right-handed pitcher with...

Awards Handed Out At UNC's Annual Basketball Banquet
Justin Jackson, the 18th consensus first-team All-America in UNC history, and the third Tar Heel to win ACC Player of the Year and win an...

Fans petition to get Kennedy Meeks' jersey up in Smith Center rafters
A petition to have UNC basketball player Kennedy Meeks’ jersey put in the rafters of the Smith Center has been getting a lot of attention...

Justin Jackson comes through at winning time
With each missed shot, Justin Jackson was watching his Smith Center banner go up in smoke. While the junior has played down any talk of...

UNC Handles No. 7 Louisville in Top 10 Showdown , Now Two Games Clear Atop ACC Standings
In a physical battle between the top two ACC teams, the eighth-ranked Tar Heels defeated the No. 7 Louisville Cardinals 74-63 at the Smith Center...

Channeling his frustration, Tar Heels' Joel Berry bounces back
After North Carolina's flight home from Saturday's loss at Miami, Joel Berry grabbed his stuff from the Smith Center and made a quick trip home...

UNC junior varsity basketball overcomes slow start for 74-55 win over Guilford College
Sophomore guard Caleb Ellis cut down the middle of the lane. Junior guard Kane Ma tossed up a soft lob, and Ellis threw it down...

Berry On What Pinson Brings To The Heels
Theo Pinson will make his season debut Saturday night versus N.C. State at the Smith Center, and his entry into the lineup comes at a...

Point guards on display as No. 14 UNC faces N.C. State
It might be difficult to determine which point guard is coming off a better game when North Carolina State and No. 14 North Carolina meet...

Three to know: N.C. State at No. 14 North Carolina
Few point guard matchups will feature the skill and swagger of the showdown between North Carolina junior Joel Berry and N.C. State freshmen Dennis Smith...

M.J. Stewart Q&A (Part 1)
CarolinaBlue spoke with UNC junior cornerback M.J. Stewart. Stewart discussed defensive leaders, the new standard for UNC, and the defense being overlooked. Who are the...

Dennis Smith Jr.’s comeback & other adidas Nations observations
A camp like adidas Nations is going to mean different things to different players. For UNC junior Justin Jackson, who played in perhaps the greatest...

The ACC's most crucial position battles for 2016
North Carolina - Linebacker: Sophomore Andre Smith and junior Cayson Collins are the only returning linebackers with at least 20 tackles in 2015 -- they...

Jacobs: Roy Williams sticks to the Dean Smith way
When post player Kennedy Meeks was sidelined by a bruised knee a month into the season, someone in the Smith Center press room wondered aloud...

Class of 2017 coming together for UNC football
A big Junior Day visit last Wednesday brought together five of the six 2017 UNC commits along with many other recruiting targets. It was an...

Brotherhood Transcends Rivalry
Nate Britt, North Carolina junior point guard from Upper Marlboro, Maryland, came from the same area as former Duke point guard Nolan Smith. While they...

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