No. 18 Tar Heels Host BC For Three At The BoshNorth Carolina begins the ACC stretch run when the Tar Heels welcome Boston College to Boshamer Stadium for the first of three Friday evening at 6:30. Carolina has won three in a row after knocking off Campbell and UNCW in the midweek to improve to 26-15. BC is 22-18 on the year after beating Massachusetts to win the 2015 Beanpot Championship at Fenway Park on Wednesday. (GoHeels.com)
Matt Harvey Won’t Let Ankle Sprain Keep Him From Subway SeriesMets ace Matt Harvey has a mild left ankle sprain but the team says he will make his next scheduled start Saturday at Yankee Stadium. Harvey left the clubhouse Wednesday afternoon to have his foot examined by a doctor. He said he tweaked the ankle in spring training when he ran into the wall while shagging flies. (CBS New York)
New Bern's Adam Warren Gets 1st Major League Win Of SeasonAdam Warren (1-1) allowed four runs in the bottom of the first, walking four of the first five batters he faced, but he was fine after that. He ended up allowing five hits in 5 2-3 innings, and New York kept padding its lead. The Yankees (8-7) moved above .500 for the first time this year. (WITN)
J.B. Bukauskas asked all 30 major league teams not to draft himJ.B. Bukauskas should have never come to UNC. He should be in the farm system of some major league club. He should be a rookie after being taken in the first two rounds of the 2014 MLB Draft. He should have put his name on a signing bonus check with six, maybe seven, digits. But he didn’t. While most kids look forward to their senior year in high school, J.B. Bukauskas skipped it to come to UNC early. (Daily Tar Heel)
Angels' Chris Iannetta now fits the frame among major league catchersIt is early, so everything that follows should be consumed with several grains of salt. But this is worth noting: Chris Iannetta, the Angels’ catcher, appears to have reversed what was probably his worst characteristic as a ballplayer. Where he once was a poor pitch-framer – one of baseball’s poorest – he now appears to be a superb one. (Orange County Register)
Matt Harvey on his fastballIn college, I had a fastball crisis. It was my sophomore year at North Carolina, and my arm swing got really bad. One pitch I’d throw a 94 mph fastball, then the next one would be 86. I didn’t know right away what was going on. Some people thought I had an injury. But it was really that I lost my mechanics. (The Players' Tribune)
No. 18 UNC Edges No. 22 UNCW In Extra Innings, 6-5Tyler Ramirez singled and scored on a balk in the top of the 12th to give No. 18 North Carolina a 6-5 win over No. 22 UNCW Wednesday at Brooks Field. Trent Thornton struck out Joe Bertone with the tying run on third to end it, giving UNC a third consecutive win. Brian Miller had three hits and scored two runs as the Tar Heels improved to 26-15 and snapped the Seahawks' 10-game winning streak. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Coaches "Shake It Off"UNC Coaches made a music video to Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off". The video originally aired at the 2015 Rammys on April 20, 2015.
Trevor Kelley Earning MVP Status For Diamond HeelsIn a season in which UNC needed a veteran pitcher to step up, reliever Trevor Kelley has become the Tar Heels’ most important player of 2015. In an 8-3 win over Campbell on Tuesday, the senior right-hander picked up his fourth win of the season after tossing 4.1 innings in relief and allowing just three hits without a run. That type of performance has been the norm for UNC’s most effective reliever. (Inside Carolina)
Video: The History Of Argyle At CarolinaDean Smith asked clothing designer Alexander Julian to design new uniforms for the UNC men's basketball team. The linking diamonds that have been featured down the sides of Carolina’s jerseys and shorts since 1991-92 will soon be added to more UNC uniforms, thanks to a color and logo “refresh” announced by Nike and UNC Athletics.
Big night for birthday boy Korey DunbarIf you told Korey Dunbar 21 years ago that he would one day lead the North Carolina baseball team to a commanding 8-3 win over Campbell, the newborn Dunbar probably wouldn’t have understood what you were saying. Twenty-one years later, on his birthday Tuesday night, Dunbar understood the gravity of the situation as his team trailed 3-2 to Campbell in the fifth inning. (Daily Tar Heel)
No. 18 Diamond Heels Top Campbell, 8-3Korey Dunbar and Tyler Ramirez homered as No. 18 North Carolina beat visiting Campbell 8-3 Tuesday evening at Boshamer Stadium. Skye Bolt added three hits for the Tar Heels, who improved to 25-15 ahead of Wednesday's trip to UNCW. Trevor Kelley allowed just three hits over 4.1 scoreless innings in relief of Benton Moss for his fourth win of the season. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Athletes Dance to "Uptown Funk"Watch Tar Heel athletes dance to "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars. This video premiered at the 2015 Rammys on Monday night.
No. 18 Tar Heels Set For Stiff Midweek TestsNorth Carolina plays two of the best teams in the state this week when the Tar Heels host Campbell Tuesday at 6 p.m. before traveling to Wilmington to face UNCW Wednesday at 6 p.m. Carolina won two of three games last week to improve to 24-15, beating High Point and Virginia Tech, while losing a pair of contests to rain. Campbell has lost five in a row, including a sweep by Charleston Southern in Buies Creek, but the Camels still stand at 25-15 overall. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Baseball Weekly RecapCarolina played only three games out of five scheduled; beating High Point and going 1-1 against Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. Weather caused the Wednesday home game against UNC Asheville and the Sunday game at Virginia Tech to be postponed and cancelled respectively. Rain also forced the Tuesday home game against High Point to end after only six innings. (Tar Heel Blog)