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The Dark Knight is no more: It’s just Matt Harvey now

It is a long and lonely road back from Tommy John and thoracic outlet syndrome surgeries and Matt Harvey stepped in another pothole Friday night that is certain to sadden those romantic loyalists willing to forgive his occasional migrained selfishness and continue to yearn for their seething, sneering ace of yesteryear. (New York Post)

Davidson gets first NCAA Tournament win, 8-4, against UNC on Bukauskas' bad night

J.B. Bukauskas ended the first inning of UNC's first NCAA home Regional in four years with back-to-back strikeouts. The ace and ACC Pitcher of the Year started the second inning with a K, too. The outing unraveled from there, though, ending as one of the worst of Bukauskas' career and the worst of his impressive junior season as the Tar Heels fell 8-4 to Davidson. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Mike Fox: "Our season is on the line"

North Carolina baseball suddenly has a herculean effort ahead of them. Entering as the No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament, UNC fell 8-4 to the Davidson Wildcats on Friday night in Chapel Hill and most now win four straight games to advance to the Super Regional next weekend. The Tar Heels will face an elimination game on Saturday against Michigan. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Baseball Falters in NCAA Tournament Return

The strength of this North Carolina baseball team all season long has been its depth, both up and down the batting order as well as in the bullpen. The only team in this Chapel Hill Regional built to battle its way out of the loser’s bracket is UNC, and with a game in the books, any potential butterflies should be long gone by Saturday’s first pitch against No. 3 seed Michigan. (Inside Carolina)

Video: UNC Baseball Post-Davidson Press Conference

UNC entered Friday feeling good about its postseason chances with a 47-13 record and the top seed in a home NCAA regional. But after an 8-4 loss to Davidson in the opening game of the Chapel Hill regional, the Tar Heels now must win four games in three days to extend their season. View Video...

No. 2 Tar Heels Drop Regional Opener, 8-4

Davidson won its first NCAA tournament game in program history 8-4 over No. 2 North Carolina Friday at Boshamer Stadium. The Wildcats ran out to an 8-0 lead after five innings and held on to advance to the winner's bracket to face FGCU Saturday at 6 p.m. Brian Miller and Brandon Riley had three hits each for the Tar Heels, who face Michigan Saturday at 1 p.m. in an elimination game. (GoHeels.com)

UNC's Fox, Davidson's Cooke enter NCAA tourney with deep roots of commonality

Born in 1956, college graduates in 1978, and three-time letter winner’s in baseball at their respective universities, coach Mike Fox of UNC and coach Dick Cooke of Davidson College share more than just a match-up in the first round of the NCAA baseball tournament Friday. This is Davidson’s first ever appearance in the NCAA tournament after 115 years of play. (WRAL Sports Fan)

2017 Chapel Hill Regional Preview

The Tar Heels will host a Regional this weekend with Florida Gulf Coast, Michigan, and Davidson joining them. The Tar Heels open the regionals with a game against Davidson at 6pm on Friday while Florida Gulf Coast and Michigan will face off at 1pm. North Carolina Players to Watch: Logan Warmoth (.349 BA), Brian Miller (.340 BA), J.B. Bukauskas (9-0, 2.02 ERA). (College Baseball Daily)

Chansky’s Notebook: Shoulder To Shoulder

Reading about these Tar Heels, who take the field in the NCAA Tournament tonight against Davidson, you get the feeling of togetherness. Their top five hitters are one senior, Tyler Lynn, two juniors, a sophomore and a freshman. But they have built confidence in each other, infused it into the younger players and now seem ready to accomplish something UNC never has. (Chapelboro.com)

North Carolina's second-ranked baseball team boosted by service dog

As the UNC baseball team begins its quest for the program's first national championship, the Tar Heels are drawing inspiration from a different sort of teammate. A 2-year-old Golden Retriever named Remington has been with the team all season long, providing an emotional boost for the Tar Heels players. Remington belongs to head athletic trainer Terri Jo Rucinski. (Sporting News)

Highly seeded Tar Heels to begin NCAAs with ace

The pitching rotation has worked throughout the season for UNC’s baseball team so there’s no reason in messing with the formula in the NCAA Tournament. That means ace J.B. Bukauskas draws the start for Friday’s regional opener against Davidson at Boshamer Stadium. “It keeps everyone on the same amount of rest,” coach Mike Fox said Thursday. (Burlington Times News)

UNC's 2017 success has been a team effort with a boost from one group in particular

The Tar Heels, who open the Chapel Hill Regional on Friday against Atlantic 10 champion Davidson at Boshamer Stadium, have found success largely because of the play of their junior class. J.B. Bukauskas was already a dominant pitcher. The duo of Brian Miller and Logan Warmoth have been great at the top of the Tar Heel lineup and in the field, too. (Daily Tar Heel)

Regional preview: Davidson Wildcats prepare like it's any other game

Davidson brought home their first conference championship, becoming the first No. 6 seed to win the Atlantic 10 Baseball Tournament. They have hit 70 home runs this year, which ties for 22nd in the nation. And when they play regional host UNC on Friday, they’ll do so with confidence. They’ve already had the Tar Heels on the ropes in Boshamer Stadium once this season. (Daily Tar Heel)

2017 MLB Draft: JB Bukauskas Highlights

J.B. Bukauskas of North Carolina is a pitching prospect who has honed his skills in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The junior had a high draft stock entering the year and he has only improved his chances of being selected early by pitching a strikeout heavy season in 2016-17. View Video...

No. 2 UNC Baseball Opens NCAA Play Friday With Davidson

No. 2 national seed North Carolina will host its first regional since 2013 when the Tar Heels welcome Florida Gulf Coast, Michigan and Davidson to Boshamer Stadium for the 2017 NCAA Chapel Hill Regional beginning Friday afternoon. Atlantic Sun champ FGCU will take on Michigan at 1 p.m. before Carolina faces Atlantic 10 winner Davidson in the nightcap at 6. (GoHeels.com)

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