UNC Looking to Put Virginia Tech Mistakes Behind Them as it Prepares For Tough Road Test at Syracuse

With a road trip to Syracuse awaiting UNC this Saturday, the Tar Heels must put last week’s loss to Virginia Tech behind them as they prepare to face one of the ACC’s best quarterbacks in one of the league’s most unique environments. Last week’s loss showed plenty about this particular group of Tar Heels. For one, there has been major progress on both sides of the ball. (

Are great shooters born or made? The Tar Heels' two best weigh in

said at UNC's basketball media day last week that and have been clearly the two best shooters on the team in preseason practice. There are other sweet strokes on the team too, of course. can fill it from outside. I asked both Cam and Kenny whether great shooters are born or made, and which group they belong to. (ABC 11)

Hawks’ Vince Carter becomes second-oldest player to start an opener

Another NBA season, another milestone for Atlanta Hawks forward . Carter started for the Hawks at the power forward spot in their season opener against the New York Knicks, and in doing so, the 20-year veteran became the second-oldest player to start an opener in NBA history. According to Justin Kubatko of StatMuse, only Robert Parish tops Carter’s milestone. (Clutch Points)

No. 3 UNC Women's Soccer Inches Closer To ACC Regular Season Title With Win Over No. 11 BC

No. 3 North Carolina and No. 11 Boston College competed in what seemed like a post-season atmosphere Thursday at WakeMed Soccer Park with the Tar Heels prevailing 1-0 and inching closer to clinching its first undisputed ACC regular-season championship since 2010. Alessia Russo scored off a turnover just 5:18 into the match and it held up for the game-winner. (

Luke Maye's Encore

's transformation was one of the more captivating stories of the 2017-18 season. As his senior season is set begin, how does Maye improve on a performance that’s already cemented in UNC basketball history? “He can give you a list of things he can improve on, but I don’t know how much more we can ask of him,” teammate and roommate said. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Aiming to Ignite Explosive Plays

’s offense is built on the concept of attacking vertical seams to create big gains. Explosive plays are critical for the offense to change field position quickly while taxing opposing defenses. For North Carolina, explosive plays consist of rushes of 12 yards or more and passes of 15 yards or more. UNC’s goal is to have 10 or more explosive plays every game. (Inside Carolina)

Luke Maye Named Candidate For Karl Malone Award

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Thursday the 20 watchlist members for the 2019 Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award. University of North Carolina senior made the list. Maye earned first-team All-ACC and third-team All-America honors as a junior in 2017-18, averaging career highs of 16.9 points and 10.1 rebounds per game. (

UNC Football Maintaining Positive Outlook

North Carolina is 1-4, staring down road games against Syracuse and Virginia. It's easy to assume that team morale would be down, that the losses have worn on the players. But, in speaking with players Tuesday, it was evident the team has moved on from the loss to the Hokies, learned from mistakes, and is focused on the next opportunity. "We have to put it behind us." (Inside Carolina)

Meet freshman quarterback Jace Ruder, UNC’s backup if injured Cade Fortin can’t go

, who was a four-star recruit coming out of high school, according to 247sports, and the top player from Kansas, enrolled at UNC in January. He participated in spring practice. A multi-sport athlete, the 6-2, 220-pound quarterback played high school football at Norton Community in Kansas. His coach, Lucas Melvin, said Ruder started from day one as a freshman. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Chansky’s Notebook: Take Your Pick

UNC, Virginia, and Duke are everyone’s top ACC picks. Carolina has the best combination of experience, new talent and depth. For an amazing fourth-straight year, they will start at least two seniors for a nationally ranked team. That doesn’t happen with other programs, since their best players are gone before their senior years. That speaks to ’ ability to develop potential. (

Nassir Little Named Candidate For Julius Erving Award

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has announced 20 watch list members for the 2019 Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award. North Carolina freshman made the list. Named after Hall of Famer and 16-year professional basketball player Julius Erving, the annual honor recognizes the top small forwards in Division I men's college basketball. (

William Sweet Named To PFF Midseason All-ACC Team

North Carolina offensive tackle was named to the PFF Midseason All-ACC Team, announced this week. Sweet, who earned ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors after UNC's 38-35 win over Pitt on Sept. 22, has started all five games at left tackle this season. Sweet has a 77.4 percent grade, tops among ACC tackles. (

Video: Taylor Vippolis Spotlights Players to Watch in UNC vs. Syracuse Matchup

Former North Carolina wide receiver and Inside Carolina football analyst looks ahead to the UNC-Syracuse game and what makes Orange quarterback Eric Dungey and Tar Heel running back the players to watch. Read More...

Fall All-Access: North Carolina Women's Lacrosse

Some people have taken to calling this school the University of National Champions, maybe the most on-the-nose reminder that the North Carolina women’s lacrosse team has one goal only. Every athlete in the UNC women’s lacrosse program knows about that standard set for the program. It’s explained to them as they are being recruited. This is life at North Carolina. (Inside Lacrosse)

Carolina earns diversity award for fourth consecutive year

UNC-Chapel Hill has been named a recipient of the 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. The annual HEED Award recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. (

UNC RB Michael Carter: ‘I don’t want to be remembered for that’

ran all over the field Saturday against Virginia Tech. But the North Carolina running back’s final carry finished without him holding the ball. That fumble became one of the key plays in Virginia Tech’s 22-19 victory at Kenan Stadium. So Carter’s most productive day as a Tar Heel came with a devastating turnover. “You’ve got to put it behind you,” he said. (Burlington Times News)

Crystal Dunn doesn't miss a beat after position change to left back

If there have been problems with adjusting to life as a fulltime left back with the U.S. women's national team, there have been very few signs of it. The New York native and former UNC soccer star has been quite comfortable on defense during the CONCACAF Women's Championship. She has been lethal while overlapping as part of a relentless attack. (Newsday)

Podcast: Play Scripts, Coordinators, and UNC vs. Syracuse

Jason Staples and Greg Barnes of Inside Carolina join host Tommy Ashley to break down North Carolina's game this Saturday at Syracuse. The trio also tackles a discussion of just how scripting plays works as well as taking a look at the coordinator factor in college football. (Audioboom)

Three-star basketball recruits who became stars in college

began his career at North Carolina as a preferred walk-on and for much of his first two years his high school evaluation rang true. Then Maye beat Kentucky with a buzzer-beater in the 2017 NCAA Tournament and he's turned himself into a potential All-American. To the family member that emailed me four years ago: You were right...we should have ranked Maye. (

Sterling Manley Breaks Down His Development, 2018-19 Team

North Carolina sophomore center showed flashes in 2017-18 of a player with a lot of potential down low. He is long, big and at times could defend, rebound, and score. His conditioning was always a question, but for short spans, Manley could be effective. Building on that, adding in the endurance and improving on go-to offensive moves have been a focus. (Inside Carolina)
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