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Tar Heels Welcome Notre Dame Tonight
North Carolina will close out its 2013-14 home schedule and try to win its 12th game in a row when it hosts Notre Dame on...

Previewing Maryland
The Tar Heels seek their fourth straight win on Tuesday when they host Maryland. Tip-off at the Smith Center is set for 8 p.m. and...

Talking Points: Roy's State
Roy Williams has the numbers to back up the spirited talk about the Wolfpack. Following Saturday's 84-70 win over NC State, the Tar Heels are...

White Out The Smith Center
Saturday's men's basketball game against Kentucky will mark the first whiteout at the Smith Center in the building's nearly 30-year history. Every fan in the...

Lucas: Tar Heel Basketball Notebook
Roy Williams said Thursday at his regularly scheduled press conference that P.J. Hairston and Leslie McDonald will not play against Kentucky. "I'm sure the NCAA...

Final salute
Dean Smith’s mark for 36 years as the basketball coach at the University of North Carolina speaks clearly and loudly — but is a single...

BC’s Andre Williams eclipses 2,000-yard mark, enters Heisman race
The senior Boston College running back rushed for 220 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries against Maryland on Saturday, pushing his season total to...

The Kindness of Dean Smith
In thinking about Coach Smith, it is important to know this. Dean Smith’s impact shouldn’t be viewed through the lens of his Hall-of-Fame coaching career...

Tar Heels aim to mold early-season identity in basketball
Today’s game — the second for North Carolina in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off in a four-game stretch — will mark the 400th game played...

Tar Heels to play 400th game in Smith Center on Sunday
North Carolina will play its 400th game in the Dean E. Smith Center on Sunday when it hosts Belmont at 4 p.m. in a game...

Dean Smith Retired 16 Years Ago Today
This is one of the "where were you?" moments for Tar Heel fans everywhere. A few months after breaking Adolph Rupp's all-time win mark and...

Lucas: Milestones
Seven hundred is nice because it's a round number. But if 701 comes on Sunday, which one are most of us likely to remember more...

Barry Jacobs On Slow Starts In Chapel Hill
One North Carolina newspaper noted that, should UNC lose to Florida State, it would mark the team’s first 0-3 ACC start since 1997. The significance...

No. 20 Tar Heels, bench crush outmanned ETSU
Rashawn Rembert’s airball from 15 feet at the halftime buzzer provided a fitting end to the first half for East Tennessee State Saturday. No. 20...

UNC at Indiana: What to Watch
Indiana is a Final Four favorite, while UNC is a work in progress. This will mark the Tar Heels’ fifth straight game away from the...

Punt Return Prowess
The Tar Heels not only set a new ACC record for punt return yardage on Saturday, they shattered a mark that has stood for 25...

UNC receiving corps gets help from lacrosse, track teams
Although veteran scholarship players Erik Highsmith, Jheranie Boyd and Sean Tapley will get the bulk of the work during Saturday’s season opener against Elon, UNC...

Tar Heels find help at wide receiver
Erik Highsmith, UNC's No. 1 receiver, was riding an exercise bike on the sideline. Nearby, celebrated freshman receiver Quinshad Davis had his gloves on but...

Mark Isley: Behind the Scenes of UNC Athletics
If you want the inside story on Michael Jordan’s practice habits, what is was like to work for Dean Smith or just to learn...

Dean Smith’s work on display on both sides of regional final
As North Carolina’s coach for 36 years, Dean Smith retired in 1997 with college basketball’s career record for victories at 879, a mark that since...

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