The real story behind the UNC-South Carolina charity basketball game that never was

One can imagine ’ frustration when the NCAA told the UNC compliance team it would not allow the team to play a third exhibition game — a charity contest against South Carolina. Both Williams and Gamecocks' coach Frank Martin wanted to play the game with proceeds going to charity to help the Carolinas with the more than $17 billion worth of estimated damage. (Daily Tar Heel)

Late Night with Roy's greatest accomplishment yet, being funny

Late Night with Roy was hilarious. Yes, you aren’t misreading that. It may have been some odd stroke of magic, or maybe just my own Roy-loving madness, but Late Night with Roy accomplished the one thing that has stumped its creative directors for years. It was legitimately funny. Throughout years past, we’ve had every possible emotion satisfied at Late Night with Roy. (Argyle Report)

Tough Breaks, Tough Times

North Carolina fans, your pain is felt in this corner. Your team did plenty to beat Virginia Tech under the lights at Kenan Stadium on Saturday. But for whatever reason, and it’s not hard to draw some clear conclusions, it just wasn’t in the cards for the Tar Heels. Their 22-19 loss to the Hokies is going to be difficult for the fans and members of the football program to get over. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Crook’s Corner, a Southern Institution, Embarks on a New Era

After 35 years running one of the most iconic restaurants in the South, the two men at the helm of Crook’s Corner are handing their Chapel Hill institution over to capable hands. Owner Gene Hamer and executive chef , who took over Crook’s Corner in 1982, announced their retirement on Wednesday, naming Gary Crunkleton and Shannon Healy as new owners. (Food & Wine)

Larry Fedora On Red Zone Issues, Cade Fortin, Waivers & More

North Carolina football coach met with the media Monday for his weekly press conference at the Kenan Football Center. Fedora spoke about freshman quarterback , running back , UNC's defensive front, balancing positives with the negatives from the Virginia Tech game, getting another waiver for , and more. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

North Carolina's Red Zone Woes

North Carolina’s red zone conversion rate through five games doesn’t accurately reflect how poorly ’s offense has produced inside the 20. UNC ranks 102nd nationally in red zone offense, scoring at a 78.9 percent clip. A closer inspection highlights the Tar Heels inability to score touchdowns in the scoring zone as they rank 127th nationally in red zone TD percentage. (Inside Carolina)

Michael Carter Named ACC Running Back of the Week

North Carolina sophomore running back has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference running back of the week, as selected by a vote of a 15-member media panel. Carter rushed 18 times for a career-high 165 yards in Saturday night's 22-19 loss to visiting Virginia Tech. Carter, who averaged 9.2 yards per carry, also caught two passes for 19 yards. (The ACC)

Video: Larry Fedora Monday Pre-Syracuse Press Conference

North Carolina football coach speaks with the media on Monday ahead of the Tar Heels' visit to Syracuse on Saturday (12:20 pm, Raycom). Fedora also discusses UNC's 22-19 loss to Virginia Tech this past Saturday in Chapel Hill. Read More...

Missed Opportunity For UNC Football

Reporters began scattering, searching for where North Carolina tailback might sit. Carter was sure to be a popular interview subject after rushing for a career-high 165 yards. But his first question didn't concern that. Instead, he was asked to rehash the details of his final carry, the one from Saturday night's 22-19 loss to Virginia Tech that will linger the most in his mind. (

Podcast: Reviewing UNC's Loss to Virginia Tech

Jason Staples and Buck Sanders of Inside Carolina join host Tommy Ashley to make sense of North Carolina's 22-19 ACC Coastal Division loss to Virginia Tech on Saturday night in Chapel Hill. (Audioboom)

Vince Carter has been dunking for 8 years longer than we ever imagined

is back in the NBA for his 21st season, this time playing for the Atlanta Hawks, the eighth team he’s suited up for in his career. Carter is 41 years old now, making him the oldest player in the NBA. Don’t worry: he’s still doing things. That is a casual 360 windmill. At a certain point, we should probably stop being surprised that VC keeps doing this. (SB Nation)

Best shooting teams in college basketball: 2. North Carolina

2. North Carolina: The Tar Heels have their own big three with (40.2 percent with 72 3s last season), (50 3s last season) and (116 3s in his career). Toss in and and the depth is there for the Tar Heels to be quite a pain to defend along the perimeter. (

Extra Points: Due Respect

There was nothing meek, shameful, timid about the Tar Heels' plans or execution Saturday in front of a spirited crowd of 50,500 in Kenan Stadium. For want of a little better ball protection here, a better aimed pass there, a dollop of better luck (how do you lose a starting QB when his own teammate falls on his knee?), the Tar Heels would have emerged with a shocker. (

In ‘roller-coaster game’ for Bears, QB Mitch Trubisky shows his progress

followed his six-touchdown performance against the Buccaneers by completing 22 of 31 passes for 316 yards and three touchdowns for a 122.5 passer rating against a better defense. It wasn’t perfect, but Trubisky’s development was evident. There was more good than bad. Trubisky completed 54- and 47-yard passes to receiver Taylor Gabriel. (Chicago Sun-Times)

"It's frustrating. Very frustrating"

North Carolina moved the ball with ease between the 20s on Saturday. The Tar Heels reached the Virginia Tech 26-yard line nine different drives, including seven red zone trips. But UNC couldn’t take advantage and failed to punch it in on six of its seven red zone visits. Kicker attempted six field goals, tying a UNC record. Jones only made four of six attempts. (Argyle Report)

Video: Taylor Vippolis Post-Virginia Tech Analysis

Former North Carolina wide receiver and Inside Carolina football analyst breaks down the Tar Heels' crushing lost to Virginia Tech on Saturday night in Chapel Hill and how missed opportunities cost Carolina the game. Read More...

No. 1 UNC Field Hockey Tops Defending NCAA Champ UConn 2-1

Only two teams have sat atop the Division I field hockey national rankings this season: Connecticut, the defending NCAA champion, and North Carolina. Sunday the two faced off in a neutral-site matchup at Newton Field Hockey Complex that UNC won 2-1 to improve to 15-0 this fall and hold onto the poll's top spot. It's UNC's third win over a top-five team this season. (

UNC Volleyball Drops Sunday Matinee to Virginia

Despite a career day from Hadden LaGarde, North Carolina volleyball stumbled against Virginia, falling in three sets Sunday afternoon in Carmichael Arena. LaGarde slugged six error-less kills in her collegiate debut, good for a .600 attack percentage. Just behind LaGarde, Ava Bell tallied five kills. Defensively, Greer Moseman and Mia Fradenburg collected eight digs. (

On a fun night at UNC, players, coach show basketball can be more than a game

Thousands packed the Smith Center on Friday to celebrate the arrival of another basketball season with a new addition to the court, plenty of dancing and a little bit of basketball for North Carolina’s Late Night with Roy event. Had the Tar Heels been asked to focus on their dance moves for another week or two, the team could have been irreparably split by an intense rivalry. (Greensboro News & Record)

Just One Play

Convert half of the scoring chances against Virginia Tech and North Carolina would have improved to 2-1 in ACC play with some momentum and winnable games ahead. Fail to convert any of the opportunities, however, and a loss would become a certainty. Despite their intentions, the Tar Heels went with the third option, tripping over themselves in a 22-19 defeat. (Inside Carolina)
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