Jamie Ortega Leads No. 2 UNC Women's Lacrosse Past High Point, 13-9

Jamie Ortega's six goals and two assists led second-ranked North Carolina to a 13-9 win in women's lacrosse over High Point on Friday evening at Kenan Stadium. Carolina scored the game's final three goals. Ortega tied her career high with eight points. Her six goals were one off her career high of seven last year versus Duke. With the win, UNC improved to 2-0. (

UNC vs. Wake Forest: Three Things to Watch

After a tough loss Monday, the North Carolina Tar Heels are back in action on Saturday at noon at Wake Forest. The Tar Heels are tied for second place in the ACC and are seeking another road conference win to keep pace at the top of the league standings. Can they make it out of Winston-Salem healthy and with a win? Here are a few things to watch Saturday. (Tar Heel Blog)

Ike Freeman, Will Sandy Shine as No. 5 UNC Baseball takes down Xavier 12-3

No. 5 North Carolina extended its nation's-best home win streak to 19 games after defeating Xavier 12-3 Friday in the season opener. Freshman Will Sandy picked up the win for the Tar Heels after pitching 4.2 innings, allowing one hit, and giving up no runs while striking out five. Ike Freeman went 4-for-5 at the plate with a solo home run and four RBI. (

No. 8 Tar Heels banged up entering trip to Wake Forest

It's unclear whether North Carolina will have freshman at Wake Forest on Saturday due to an ankle injury. Little, UNC's top scorer off the bench at 9.8 points, left Monday's loss to No. 4 Virginia after rolling his right ankle. UNC again won't have sophomore big man (knee soreness) and freshman (sprained ankle). (Associated Press)

How Michael Jordan became a brand

remains the OG signature shoe king 16 years after his last NBA game and 21 years after his last championship. His Jordan brand, introduced by the Chicago Bulls superstar in 1984 and marketed by Nike in 1985 as the Air Jordan 1, created the basketball sneaker branding market. In fiscal 2018, Nike revenue from the Jordan Brand line hit nearly $2.9 billion. (Los Angeles Times)

No. 8 UNC Men's Tennis Advances In Chicago With Top-10 Win

North Carolina advanced at the ITA Indoor Team Championships on Friday, beating Baylor 4-0 in a top-10 battle. The eighth-ranked Tar Heels improved to 6-1 with the win, while the No. 9 Bears fell to 8-2. UNC advances to face another Texas school, No. 15 TCU, on Saturday at 10 a.m. TCU knocked off No. 3 Mississippi State 4-1 in the first round on Friday. (

Video: Roy Williams, Cameron Johnson Pre-Wake Forest Press Conference

North Carolina basketball coach and forward speak with the media on Friday ahead of the Tar Heels' game against Wake Forest on Saturday in Winston-Salem (Noon, Raycom). Read More...

North Carolina vs. Wake Forest Preview

The Demon Deacons own the worst record in the ACC and are a loss away from tying Pittsburgh for the worst record in league play at 2-10. Wake Forest ranks 174th nationally in adjusted offensive efficiency and 216th in adjusted defensive efficiency. In ACC play, the Demon Deacons rank 14th in scoring offense (62.9) and 15th in scoring defense (77.5). (Inside Carolina)

Banged Up Tar Heels Could Miss Three Players Saturday

"Sterling (Manley) will not play, he still hasn’t gone full court,” said Friday. “Leaky’s (Black) not going to play, he hasn’t practiced. Cam (Johnson), I assume will play and he practiced some (Thursday). Nassir (Little) didn’t do anything past half court, and only did that the first 30 minutes of practice. And so we’re going to see what he does today.” (

Cameron Johnson Cherishing Opportunity at UNC

It was all worth it. The stress of the transfer from Pittsburgh to North Carolina paid off. As and North Carolina move to the 25th game of the 2017-18 season and the ACC slate passes the halfway mark, Johnson could not be more pleased with how his Tar Heel career and the decision to transfer to North Carolina has worked out for him. (Inside Carolina)

Know Your Opponent: Wake Forest

The momentum from Wake Forest's 2017 run to the NCAA tournament - its first since 2010 - has disappeared for Danny Manning's program. Since the Demon Deacons closed that regular season with three straight ACC wins, Wake is 6-23 in league games and its KenPom ranking has plummeted to No. 177, a level last seen in the early days of the Jeff Bzdelik era. (

Janelle Bailey Continues Candidacy For Lisa Leslie Award

North Carolina sophomore Janelle Bailey is one of 10 candidates for the 2019 Lisa Leslie Award, the annual award recognizes the top center in women's Division I college basketball, announced Friday. Bailey leads UNC in scoring and rebounding this season with averages of 16.8 points and 8.9 rebounds per game. Both figures rank top-5 in the ACC. (

UNC Men's Basketball Heads To Wake Forest Saturday - Pregame Notes

North Carolina looks for a 6-1 ACC road record when it visits Wake Forest on Saturday at noon (Raycom, TV affiliates). UNC leads the ACC in points (87.2), rebounds (42.7) and assists (19.6) per game and rebound margin (+9.7 per game). is one rebound shy of 800 for his career (21st all-time at UNC). UNC leads the overall series with Wake Forest, 160-66. (

UNC opens baseball season Friday. Why the Tar Heels think they can finally win it all.

With many returners and the College World Series experience under their belt, the 2019 North Carolina baseball team now has a new goal. “We went to Omaha and we want something better than that,” junior first baseman and outfielder Michael Busch said. Bigger than that is a national championship, something the UNC baseball program has not yet achieved. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Julius Peppers caps year of community service with celebration at charity sneaker ball

For , Thursday night at the Harvey B. Gantt Center was the culmination of a year’s worth of community service. Peppers, who was Carolina's 2018 NFL Man of the Year nominee, hosted a formal sneaker ball in support of three charities that he handpicked. This was a charity event, but it was also a chance to celebrate the close of a legendary career. (Carolina Panthers)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Scott Forbes, Sylvia Crawley

Friday's Carolina Insider podcast features interviews with baseball pitching coach Scott Forbes and women's basketball assistant coach . Hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas discuss the current Tar Heel team, the 1994 NCAA championship and more with Crawley, while previewing all aspects of the UNC baseball season with Forbes. (

Chansky’s Notebook: The Stronger Survived

Except for a 17-3 run in the 2nd half, the Tar Heels looked and played erratically against Virginia while the Cavaliers found their comfort zone early and late behind their three studs on both ends of the court, who combined for 55 of their 69 points. If there is a next time in the post-season, much better execution will be needed and perhaps a different game plan. (

Eight UNC Wrestlers Among Initial NCAA RPI Rankings

The NCAA released a pair of new wrestling rankings Thursday, including the second of four Coaches’ Panel rankings and the Ratings Percentage Index rankings. North Carolina is ranked No. 13 as a team, with eight Tar Heels in the RPI rankings. Redshirt freshman Austin O’Connor is the top ranked Tar Heel, checking in at No. 3 overall at 149 pounds. (

Ryan Switzer meets Michael Jordan during visit to UNC

enjoyed a unique experience when he visited his alma mater this week. Switzer, who took in No. 8 North Carolina's 69-61 loss to No. 4 Virginia on Monday, met , regarded as the greatest player in NBA history. Switzer, who underwent ankle surgery in January, has just concluded his first season with the Pittsburgh Steelers. (247 Sports)

Podcast: Taylor Vippolis Interviews Kareem Martin

Former North Carolina wide receiver and Inside Carolina football analyst catches up with former UNC defensive lineman to see what the current-NY Giants linebacker has been up to since leaving Chapel Hill. Vippolis also discusses the recent success that Carolina has had recruiting four-star wide receivers. (Spreaker)
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