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Lessons From Last Year Have UNC Refusing to Look Past Early Opponents in NCAA Baseball Tournament

If what happened last year against Davidson in the Chapel Hill regional isn’t enough motivation, the Tar Heels only need to look at their bracket for this season to get more. Purdue, the No. 2 seed, has been red-hot lately—winning 21 of its last 24 games. The No. 3 seed is Houston, which has posted 10 wins against the RPI top 50 this season just like North Carolina. (Chapelboro.com)

No. 6 UNC Baseball Opens NCAA Play Friday With NC A&T

No. 6 national seed North Carolina will host its second consecutive regional when the Tar Heels welcome Purdue, Houston and North Carolina A&T to Boshamer Stadium for the 2018 NCAA Chapel Hill Regional beginning Friday. The Tar Heels will take on North Carolina A&T at 2 p.m. before Purdue squares off against Houston in the nightcap at 7 p.m. (GoHeels.com)

2018 NCAA Tournament: Chapel Hill Regional Preview

A year ago, the Tar Heels earned the No. 2 national seed but were shockingly eliminated in the Chapel Hill Regional by fourth-seeded Davidson, which was making its first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament. After earning yet another top-eight seed this season, North Carolina is looking to prove that last year’s result was merely an aberration. (Baseball America)

Ike Freeman a standout for North Carolina baseball

Ike Freeman, the sophomore, is a completely different baseball player as UNC prepares to host North Carolina A&T on Friday afternoon in the NCAA tournament. He’s the starting shortstop now, totally confident, a team leader, a run-producer batting in the No. 5 hole, a steady defender at a demanding position. He was named third-team All-ACC last week. (Salisbury Post)

After borrowing UNC's REMINGTON, Cleveland Cavs may get their own therapy dog

REMINGTON, the famous UNC baseball team therapy dog, has made a name for himself in the NBA. Cleveland Cavaliers players have taken quite the interest in the golden retriever since meeting him in Charlotte, prior to their win over the Hornets on March 28. Cavs guard J.R. Smith posted a photo of himself and REMINGTON, calling him “My new best friend.” (Durham Herald-Sun)

Chapel Hill Regional Opponent Capsules

For the second straight season, Chapel Hill will host an NCAA regional. Here is a glance at the three teams Carolina will be matched up with this weekend. Four members of the Purdue regular starting lineup have averages over .300. This will be Houston's 21st appearance in the NCAA tournament. North Carolina A& T won its conference tournament last weekend. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Baseball's Driving Motivation

The Tar Heels enter the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season as a national seed. Yet they're still unsatisfied. "I think last year's regional has gotten these kids to this point," said coach Mike Fox, referencing UNC's loss to Davidson in the 2017 Chapel Hill Regional. "It's been their driving motivation, a gnawing feeling that we need to get back there." (GoHeels.com)

Diamond Heels Motivated by 2017 Regional Exit

A year ago, UNC stormed back into the NCAA Tournament after a two-year absence as the No. 2 national seed only to be upset by Davidson. It was an abrupt end to a season that appeared destined to finish in Omaha. Mike Fox’s club is back again, this time as the No. 6 national seed with a fresh group of opponents coming to this weekend’s Chapel Hill Regional. (Inside Carolina)

Podcast: Breaking Down the Chapel Hill Regional of the NCAA Baseball Tournament

Inside Carolina's Greg Barnes and Tommy Ashley break down North Carolina's Road to Omaha starting with the NCAA Baseball Tournament's Chapel Hill regional this weekend where the Tar Heels will open with North Carolina A&T on Friday at 2:00 pm in Boshamer Stadium. (Audioboom)

Andrew Miller visits specialist to have left knee examined

Indians pitcher Andrew Miller visited a specialist in New York on Tuesday to have his injured left knee examined. Miller, a dominant presence in Cleveland's bullpen, was examined by New York Mets medical director Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital For Special Surgery. Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said there's no indication at this point that Miller will need surgery. (ESPN.com)

This Week with Mike Fox: Call to Arms

North Carolina was eliminated from the ACC Baseball Tournament by losing its first game against Pittsburgh, before defeating Georgia Tech to close out group play. The Diamond Heels are the No. 6-ranked national seed, hosting the Regional this weekend and would host a Super Regional if they advance. Inside Carolina talked with head coach Mike Fox on Monday. (Inside Carolina)

A&T baseball team to play at North Carolina on Friday in NCAA tournament

The Aggies have experience with the Heels this season, losing 1-0 to the Tar Heels on a 50-degree afternoon March 13 in Chapel Hill. The Aggies managed four hits off UNC starter Rodney Hutchison, who struck out seven. A&T starter Ethan Chavis limited the Tar Heels to four hits in six innings. A&T junior starting pitcher Tim Luth (6-2, 3.55) will get the ball Friday. (Greensboro News & Record)

North Carolina Earns No. 6 National Seed, Opens NCAA Play At 2 P.M. Friday

North Carolina will be the No. 6 national seed and will host the NCAA Chapel Hill Regional starting Friday, June 1, at Boshamer Stadium, the NCAA announced Monday. UNC will battle North Carolina A&T on Friday at 2 p.m. before Purdue and Houston face off in the regional's nightcap game at 7 p.m. This is the 31st appearance for UNC in the NCAA tournament. (GoHeels.com)

Road to Omaha and College World Series runs directly through North Carolina

This year, the road to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb., will run straight through the state of North Carolina. Three of the 16 regionals that make up the opening weekend of its national championship tournament will be held at sites in the Old North State. North Carolina, NC State and East Carolina were all among the top 16 seeds selected as regional hosts. (North State Journal)

UNC lands national seed; Heels, Wolfpack, Pirates begin NCAA tourney Friday

North Carolina, NC State and ECU all open up the NCAA Tournament Friday with home matchups. The Tar Heels, Wolfpack and Pirates learned they were hosting a day ago, and their opponents were announced Monday. UNC, the No. 6 national seed and ACC regular-season champion, opens the Chapel Hill Regional at 2 p.m. against No. 4 seed North Carolina A&T. (WRAL Sports Fan)

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