BOG approves Folt's resignation, pushes official resignation to Jan. 31

The UNC System Board of Governors voted to make Chancellor Carol Folt's resignation effective Jan. 31. Folt announced her plan to resign on Monday with intentions to resign following spring commencement. In the same announcement, she ordered the removal of Silent Sam's pedestal. It was removed early Tuesday. The BOG was not previously aware of Folt's plan to resign. (Daily Tar Heel)

Know Your Opponent: Notre Dame

The Irish do two things as well as anyone in college basketball - protect the ball and defend without fouling. Notre Dame turns the ball over on just 14 percent of its possessions (No. 3 in the country) and opponents get to the line just 19 percent of the time (No. 1 in the nation). A month ending with home games against Virginia and Duke will test the talented but limited roster. (

Roy Williams anxious as No. 13 North Carolina prepares for Notre Dame

should have reason to be concerned following his worst home defeat in 16 seasons at North Carolina. Maybe a visit from Notre Dame will help the Tar Heels bounce back. The No. 13 Tar Heels look to rebound Tuesday night when they try for a sixth consecutive victory over the Fighting Irish. Notre Dame hopes to have junior guard T.J. Gibbs back from illness. (ABC 11)

College Baseball Top 25: Team Capsules

No. 6: North Carolina - A big reason UNC was able to advance to Omaha was due to the success of two of their freshman hurlers: righthander Joey Lancellotti and lefthander Caden O’Brien. The roles of both are sure to expand this coming season, with O’Brien likely to take on a swing role and Lancellotti taking over at closer, where his power arsenal will serve him well. (Perfect Game)

College Baseball Top 25 Breakdown: No. 7 North Carolina

UNC must replace four key regulars (, Brandon Riley, Cody Roberts and ) from a team that ranked 20th nationally in scoring last year, but there’s still plenty of reason for optimism. The Tar Heels have one of the nation’s best hitters in Michael Busch, whose disciplined approach and power give him a chance to be a Day One draft pick. (D1 Baseball)

Coby White Grasping Game Management

With obvious physical gifts, the mental part of the college game is something that has taken work for . Pushing the ball the way likes came easily. Game management and other aspects of being a point guard at UNC take time. It will progress throughout the season. “He is getting better at game management," Williams said Monday. (Inside Carolina)

Roy Williams Live: Lessons from Louisville

Following a 21-point loss – one that qualifies as the worst home defeat of the era – the Hall of Fame coach’s teams normally would expect to run. A lot. However, now that Williams has a few more years under his belt, he chose a different approach for North Carolina during Sunday’s practice. “I have matured a little bit, I think,” Williams told reporters. (Inside Carolina)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Leaky Black, Louisville Recap

Recap what went wrong in the UNC men's basketball loss to Louisville and visit with freshman guard in Tuesday's Carolina Insider podcast with hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas. Carolina Insider is a twice-weekly production hosted by Angell and Lucas in partnership with Learfield Sports and DGital Media, a leader in on-demand audio entertainment. (

The Strange Case of Two Basketball Teams

A team stepped on the court in Carolina blue that looked like they didn’t want to be there. Uninterested is the word that kept running through my mind. One game after holding on against NC State and pulling out to a late lead fans could be confident in, there was no fire left in the them. scored two points in the second half and finished shooting 3-14 from the field. (Argyle Report)

UNC vs. Notre Dame: Three Things to Watch

It’s easy to harp on all of UNC's struggles that led to a regrettable afternoon against Louisville, but the rigor of the ACC doesn’t allow one to get hung up on any single game for too long. The best thing to do is find areas to improve upon, forget about it, and move on to the next one. Here are three things to watch when the Tar Heels host Notre Dame on Tuesday. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC Basketball Players in the NBA Updates

There are 10 active former North Carolina players in the NBA. Four UNC players are in the G-League. Rookie has been called up for seven games with the Brooklyn Nets while putting up big numbers for the Long Island G-League team. From to to , and , see how former UNC players are doing in the NBA. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels offer tough talk

Winning a couple of road games in the ACC didn’t translate into enough toughness for UNC. The toughness topic has been used to discuss the Tar Heels going into Tuesday’s visit from Notre Dame. The Tar Heels need more grit to make it through rough patches. “If you think you can only win when you shoot the ball (well), then you’re not very tough,” said. (Burlington Times News)

Podcast: Can the Tar Heels Bounce Back? And How Will They?

Sherrell McMillan and Ross Martin join host Tommy Ashley for their weekly Inside Carolina basketball podcast. The trio discusses North Carolina's path to bounce back from a bad loss to Louisville as Notre Dame comes into the Smith Center on Tuesday night. (Spreaker)

UNC Moves Quickly, Removes Silent Sam Pedestal on Folt’s Authorization

It did not take long for the University of North Carolina to act on authorization from Chancellor Carol Folt to remove the remainder of the Silent Sam statue from campus. Shortly before midnight Monday evening, crews began work to remove the base and commemorative plaques from the Confederate monument site at McCorkle Place on the university’s campus. (

UNC vs. Notre Dame Preview

After Notre Dame senior leader Rex Pfleuger suffered a season-ending ACL tear 10 games into the season, juniors , T.J. Gibbs and have needed to step up. Gibbs averages 35 minutes and 14.7 points per game with a 3.41 assist-to-turnover ratio. Mooney averages 9.8 rebounds per game, second in the ACC behind UNC's . (Inside Carolina)

We sat down with Nassir Little to talk about his life on and off the court

: "During the time of my commitment it was the FBI trial and it was kind of rough. To commit to Chapel Hill was surreal for my family because we were always Chapel Hill fans, and to this day I look at the picture of me in the jersey on the court and its, ‘Wow, people are probably looking at me the same way I looked at the guys before me,’ so its good to be part of this family." (Daily Tar Heel)

Notre Dame To Visit Smith Center Tuesday - Pregame Notes

North Carolina looks to rebound from its worst home loss in 18 years when it hosts Notre Dame on Tuesday, January 15. Gametime is 9:05 p.m. Carolina leads the series, 23-7. UNC has won the last five games against Notre Dame. UNC has lost two straight ACC home games. UNC has not lost three straight conference home games since dropping four in a row in 2010. (

Chancellor Folt announces resignation, orders Confederate Monument pedestal to be removed intact

You’ve heard me say many times that it is the privilege of my life to serve as chancellor of this great university. I’m deeply proud of what you’ve accomplished and what we’ve accomplished together since I became a Tar Heel nearly six years ago in 2013. I am writing today to let you know that I have decided to step down as chancellor following graduation, at the end of the academic year. (

Put Away the Panic Button ... For Now

There’s no sugarcoating North Carolina’s historically bad 83-62 home loss to Louisville on Saturday. Take your pick of the stats and tidbits to show how appalling the Tar Heels’ performance was -- there’s plenty to choose from. But come March, this loss won’t make-or-break the Tar Heels’ season. It’s how they respond that will. Everything that could go wrong for UNC, did so. (Argyle Report)

“If I’m going to die, I hope it’s not during a game like that.”

Per usual, summed it up best. “If I’m going to die,” the Hall of Fame UNC coach said, “I hope it’s not during a game like that.” By ‘game like that,’ Williams was referring to Carolina’s worst home loss in his tenure, a 83-62 shellacking at the hands of Louisville. The Cardinals (11-5, 2-1 ACC) dominated the No. 12 Tar Heels (12-4, 2-1) in every facet of the game. (Argyle Report)
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