Tar Heel Times
Your comprehensive source for Tar Heel sports news

UNC Football

Complete coverage of North Carolina Football.

UNC Expected To Name Seth Littrell As Offensive Coordinator

Sources tell CarolinaBlue.com that current Indiana University offensive coordinator Seth Littrell is expected to be named the new offensive coordinator and tight ends coach at UNC. Last week, CarolinaBlue.com reported that Littrell was the leading candidate for the job and it looks like a deal may have actually been reached this weekend in Chapel Hill. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Comes Out Swinging at Mary Willingham

At the end of last week, UNC launched a three-pronged response to the assertions of Mary Willingham that was so lucid and well-executed it made you question if it was UNC we were actually talking about. On Thursday, Carolina Chancellor Carol Folt released a statement regarding the academic credentials of admitted student athletes. (Tar Heel Blog)

Hakeem Nicks, Giants expected to part ways, per report

Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks is not expected to return to the New York Giants, Ian Rapoport is reporting. In addition to injury problems, Nicks was reportedly fined "repeatedly" for tardiness and missed injury treatments, and the two sides are not expected to come to a new deal. The five-year veteran out of North Carolina ranks 17th among all active players in receiving yards per game. (SB Nation)

Jacobs: UNC haunted by Kenan Field House demise

Casual superstition implies a suspicion that events are more interconnected than can easily be proven. Which is where what might be called the Curse of Kenan Field House comes into play, with a seemingly simple decision returning to haunt the so-called flagship campus of the University of North Carolina system. (Charlotte Observer)

Vote for Gio Bernard for Pepsi NEXT Rookie of the Year

The Green Bay Packers' Eddie Lacy, San Diego Chargers' Keenan Allen, Buffalo Bills' Kiko Alonso, Cincinnati Bengals' Giovani Bernard and Minnesota Vikings' Cordarrelle Patterson were standout rookies in 2013. Read up on this year's nominees and then cast your vote for the Pepsi Next Rookie of the Year. (NFL.com)

RotoExperts Interview: Giovani Bernard

Bengals first-year RB Giovani Bernard is one of the finalists for the Pepsi Max Rookie of the Year Award. Scott Engel and Adam Ronis talk to him about his impressive debut campaign. (SportsGrid)

Video: UNC Belk Bowl Champs Recognized at Basketball Game

North Carolina coach Larry Fedora and the Tar Heel football team were recognized during halftime of the basketball game against Boston College for their Belk Bowl win against Cincinnati. View Video...

On the UNC-Duke football rivalry, and Charlie "Choo Choo" Justice's final visit to Kenan Stadium

It was twelve seasons ago, during Carolina–Duke weekend, that Justice made what turned out to be his final visit to Kenan Stadium.  The events of that weekend are the stuff of legends. (A View to Hugh)

Robert Quinn named a Pro Bowl captain

Rams Pro Bowl defensive end Robert Quinn has been named one of the four active player captains for the 2014 Pro Bowl. Quinn joins QB Drew Brees, RB Jamaal Charles, and DE J.J. Watt, the NFL announced Thursday. These four captains will help determine rosters for Team Rice and Team Sanders during the first-ever Pro Bowl Draft on January 21-22. (KSDK.com)

UNC: Athlete literacy research findings flawed

North Carolina's top academic officer said Friday that reading specialist Mary Willingham's findings on athlete literacy levels are flawed, though she stands firm that her research is ''100 percent correct.'' In a meeting of the school's faculty council, provost James W. Dean Jr. said there is ''absolutely no basis whatsoever in the dataset to make any claim about the literacy of our student-athletes.'' (Yahoo! Sports)

UNC-Chapel Hill leaders share facts on Willingham dataset, findings

In a regular meeting of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Faculty Council, Chancellor Carol L. Folt and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost James W. Dean, Jr. shared their initial findings from an evaluation of the dataset used by Mary Willingham, a student adviser. Folt and Dean shared facts that laid out a range of serious mistakes made by Willingham in the University’s analysis of her data. (UNC.edu)

Student body president backs UNC data description

Student body President Christy Lambden is the latest representative of UNC to defend admissions standards there and blast a CNN report critical of the reading skills of Tar Heel student athletes. "The Lambden Administration attests that the evidence put forward by Willingham and CNN is misleading and misrepresents the standard of student-athletes at Carolina," the statement read. (WRAL.com)

Video: Stephen Colbert Mocks North Carolina Tutor Scandal

Stephen Colbert opened the “Sport Report” segment of his eponymous show on Wednesday with a discussion on a recent CNN report documenting how a tutor to several athletes at North Carolina, Mary Willingham, discovered that 60% of Tar Heels football and basketball players from 2004-2012 were reading between a fourth- and eight-grade level, while between 8-10% read below a third grade level. (Lost Lettermen)

Tutor's research approval rescinded

On Thursday, Mary Willingham received a letter from the UNC Office of Human Research Ethics saying that the data she had taken to CNN was no longer approved by the University’s Institutional Research Board, an infringement on both federal and UNC policies if she continues to use the research without approval. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC suspends Mary Willingham's research privileges

Mary Willingham – the UNC adviser who claims the UNC system is failing to help student-athletes receive an education – says the university has suspended her research privileges. Willingham works in the UNC Center for Student Success and Academic Counseling, and from 2003 to 2010, she helped athletes in the Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 38
Georgia Tech: 31
Sat, Oct 3 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Wake Forest
Sat, Oct 17, TBD Tickets

UNC vs. Virginia
Sat, Oct 24, TBD Tickets

UNC @ Pittsburgh
Thu, Oct 29, 7:00 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

<< Previous PageNext Page >>

© 2005-2015 Tar Heel Times | Contact | Privacy Policy | Site Map | RSS | Did UNC Win?

Tar Heel Times is an unofficial resource for UNC fans and is not affiliated with the University of North Carolina.