UNC Field Hockey Set To Face Boston College In Final Four

Playing as the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament for the second year in a row, the top-ranked North Carolina field hockey team faces No. 7 Boston College Friday in the national semifinals in Winston-Salem. The Tar Heels advanced to their 11th straight final four by beating No. 15 Stanford 4-0 in the first round then edging No. 6 Iowa 2-1 in the second. (

Podcast: The Game Plan with Jason and Greg - Much Ado About Mercer

Host Tommy Ashley leads a discussion with Greg Barnes and Jason Staples of Inside Carolina to find meaning in North Carolina’s matchup against Mercer on Senior Day in Chapel Hill. In a season in which the Tar Heels have played exceptionally close football games, this matchup provides an opportunity to find success in ways beyond the scoreboard. (Player FM)

Abby Pitcairn Honored With NCAA Elite 90 Award

As the UNC field hockey team prepares to play in the NCAA final four, midfielder Abby Pitcairn was honored Thursday with the NCAA Elite 90 Award for field hockey for having the highest GPA among those competing. Pitcairn, who has played in every game this season for the top-ranked and undefeated Tar Heels, is majoring in biology with a GPA of 3.86. (

North Carolina Volleyball Sweeps Duke, 3-0

Behind a balanced North Carolina offense with four attackers posting eight or more kills, the Tar Heels swept Duke on Thursday in Carmichael Arena to pick up a second win over the Blue Devils this season (Highlights). Lauren Harrison led UNC's offense with 12 kills while Parker Austin tallied nine, and both Carly Peck and Skyy Howard swatted eight apiece. (

UNC Football Sets Sights On Senior Day vs. Mercer - Pregame Notes

North Carolina hosts Mercer for the final home game of the season that serves as Senior Day for the Tar Heels. Kick off is 3:30 p.m. at Kenan Stadium. UNC leads the series with Mercer, 1-0. The only previous meeting was a 3-0 Tar Heel victory in 1925. Mercer reinstated its program in 2013 after a 72-year hiatus beginning with the start of World War II. (

UNC Football in Must-Win Situation Hosting Mercer on Senior Day

The once-thin margin of error for the North Carolina football team is gone after the Tar Heels’ loss to Pittsburgh last week. If UNC wants to make a bowl appearance for the first time since 2016, it’ll have to win each of its last two games—beginning on Saturday at home against Mercer. Mercer is an FCS-level team that arrives in Chapel Hill with a 4-7 record. (

UNC Football Opponent Preview: Mercer

Two games remain in the 2019 season, but North Carolina is trying to make it three. The Tar Heels need to beat Mercer on Senior Day this Saturday and then rival N.C. State in the regular-season finale in order to be bowl eligible. There’s a lot at stake and it will be an emotional day as UNC gets set to honor its 19 seniors before kickoff against the Bears. (Inside Carolina)

North Carolina rides record win streak into 2019 NCAA field hockey final four

Here North Carolina sits again, the No. 1 overall seed in its 11th straight field hockey final four alongside Virginia, Boston College, and the Princeton team that nearly interrupted a winning streak for the ages. "Gritty, tough, resilient," coach said about her Tar Heels, who have set school and ACC records by winning their last 44 games. (

Podcast: In The Trenches With Mike & EJ - Staying Focused On Saturday

On this In The Trenches Podcast, former North Carolina Football lettermen and join host Jon Seiglie to discuss the Tar Heels' upcoming game against the Mercer Bears, how to stay focused in the matchup, and what UNC's objectives need to be Saturday. Wilson also shares a not-so-fond memory from his high school football days. (Player FM)

Chansky’s Notebook: Work to Do

Based on uneven performances so far, the Tar Heels won’t be undefeated when they get back from The Battle 4 Atlantis to play Ohio State at the Dean Dome and Virginia in Charlottesville. Not only is the execution not there for most of the minutes, energy and urgency are often lacking, like the first half Wednesday against scrappy but out-manned Elon. (

Video: Off The Gridiron - Episode 8

In this week's edition of North Carolina Football's video series "Off The Gridiron", Tar Heel tight ends and play a game of guess that senior using some old photographs. Read More...

Hard Work Has Led To Opportunity For Marissa Creatore

When offered Marissa Creatore a walk-on spot on the UNC Field Hockey team, Creatore figured she'd sit on the bench throughout her time at UNC. But once she arrived on campus, she never resigned herself to that. In the four-plus years since then, Creatore has turned herself into one of the Tar Heels' best players and a dynamic leader. (

UNC Football Intent on Finishing Strong

After grinding through its first 10 games, nine of which were decided by a touchdown or less, UNC finds itself a massive favorite this weekend against Mercer. Refusing to take a breather against a lower-level opponent, however, is a critical aspect of ’s rebuilding project. That’s why on Wednesday, Brown held a film study with his entire roster. (Inside Carolina)

Video: UNC vs. Elon Postgame Show

Join host Marilyn Payne and Adam Lucas as they break down North Carolina's win over Elon on Wednesday on the "Carolina Postgame Live" show. The postgame show includes analysis, highlights, postgame player interviews, and press conference thoughts from coach . Read More...

Armando Bacot Flashes Aggressive Interior Potential

With 2:07 remaining in UNC's game vs. Elon on Wednesday, freshman center corralled an offensive rebound, put up a shot in traffic about eight feet from the rim, and beat every Elon defender to get his own rebound before laying the ball in for an easy two. It was a hustle play that shows the kind of player Bacot can be for the Tar Heels. (Inside Carolina)

Audio: Courtney Banghart Says Trust Yourself

This week’s guest is UNC women’s basketball head coach, . Courtney candidly shares how her intentional approach to building a winning culture, empowering the pieces, and being all in with family are a recipe for success. Regardless of what sport you coach, you’ll be energized by Courtney’s vulnerable and authentic leadership. (WiSP)

Leaky Black tightens up defense for UNC in sloppy 75-61 win over Elon

From sending Elon's shots back down the court to boxing out defenders to altering opponents' shots with his presence alone, was everywhere for the Tar Heels. "Leaky’s one of the best defenders in the ACC, and he had a couple really good moments," said. "I think he played good defense on Sheffield the whole game." (Daily Tar Heel)

Armando Bacot's sense of urgency helps UNC avoid upset against Elon

Coming off a career night in which he posted 22 points and 14 rebounds, was ready to go home the minute reporters surrounded him with microphones and cameras. He had been the spark plug No. 5 UNC needed to avoid an upset and slide past Elon. But now, Bacot had other business to tend to: an economics paper due the next morning. (Daily Tar Heel)

Lucas: Attention To Detail

You don't need any further details about the game than this one: called a timeout just 2:09 into the game. When he tapped his shoulders to signal for the stoppage, a noticeable murmur went through the Smith Center crowd, as if concerned that perhaps the notoriously timeout-stingy Hall of Famer was having an out of body experience. (

Box Score: North Carolina 75, Elon 61

View the complete box score from No. 5 North Carolina's 75-61 non-conference win over Elon on Wednesday night in Chapel Hill. (View Box Score)
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Today In UNC History
November 22, 2003
Carolina beats Old Dominion, 90-64, in Roy Williams’ first game as head coach. Williams took over the program on April 14, 2003, two weeks after Matt Doherty resigned. Doherty went 53-43 in three seasons.
November 22, 2016
UNC guard Stephanie Watts sets the ACC women's basketball record for most 3-pointers in a game with 10 from behind the arc in a 93-77 victory over Charleston Southern in Chapel Hill.
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