Sixteen Tar Heel Teams Exceed National Graduation Success Rates

16 UNC athletic teams exceeded the national average for NCAA Graduation Success Rates for student-athletes enrolling from 2008 to 2011: Women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, women's fencing, women's golf, gymnastics, men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's swimming and diving, men's tennis, men's and women's indoor and outdoor track and field and volleyball. (

Defense Pushes UNC Women's Basketball Past VCU, 59-47

North Carolina (3-0) used a strong defensive performance to notch a 59-47 victory over VCU on Wednesday at Carmichael Arena. Janelle Bailey scored 18 points and was a rebound shy of another double-double. Paris Kea added 15 points and four steals and Shayla Bennett had 10 points. UNC held VCU scoreless for over 10 minutes in the second half to seize control. (

We all owe ex-Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron an apology

I was wrong. The Detroit Lions were wrong. All of Detroit was wrong. And for that, I offer this apology to former Lions tight end . We thought you were drop prone and not worth the salary the Lions were paying you. We thought you were all talk. We. Were. Wrong. The Lions dropped Ebron in March and now he’s playing like a Pro Bowler for the Indianapolis Colts. (Detroit Free Press)

Mitch Trubisky Named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

Fresh off one of the most complete performances of his NFL career, former UNC quarterback and current Chicago Bear was recognized Wednesday as NFC Offensive Player of the Week. During the Bears’ 34-22 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday, Trubisky completed 23 of 30 pass attempts for a career-high 355 yards, three touchdowns, and a rushing touchdown. (

Thanksgiving Week Basketball Tournaments Set to Be First Test for Many Contenders

didn’t make the first week of the Tar Heels’ season easy, as he took them into two road games (at Wofford and at Elon) and hosted Stanford in Chapel Hill. But the schedule is about to ramp up, as North Carolina heads to Las Vegas to face Texas and either No. 11 Michigan State or No. 20 UCLA. After that, the Heels visit No. 18 Michigan in Ann Arbor. (Sports Illustrated)

Dick Vitale's coaching Mount Rushmore (post-1979) includes Dean Smith, Roy Williams

ESPN's Dick Vitale has called games on the network for nearly 40 years. And he came out with a book, Dick Vitale’s Mount Rushmores of College Basketball, breaking down the best and the brightest that he’s covered since 1979. He said, "Three are automatic: Mike Krzyzewski, Bob Knight, , and the fourth was between four or five guys. But we went ." (Inside Carolina)

Five With Fedora: UNC vs. Duke

After the game you mentioned how losing this game, with what's at stake in the rivalry, is painful for the players. What's it like for you as a coach? : "It hurts. It hurts badly too. Rivalry games involve more emotion and more intensity than a typical game. You feel it that week, and honestly you feel it 365 days a year because that's what makes rivalries unique." (

Versatile freshman Leaky Black already making a big impression at Carolina

didn’t step onto North Carolina’s campus with the hype that surrounded fellow freshmen and . What he has lacked in hype or playing time so far, he’s more than made up with his play. He’s shown control and confidence not common in a freshman, while displaying versatility Coach never has seen from one of his players. (Triangle Sports Network)

Roy Williams Live: Grading the Tar Heels

During every play of every game, North Carolina coaches are keeping track and grading their players. They’re grading on assists, rebounding, offensive rebounding and screens, to name a few. This is part of an in-depth grading process and his staff use to reward their players, but also to have a better understanding of each individual performance. (Inside Carolina)

Larry Fedora Live: Defending the Quarterback Run

North Carolina will face another dual-threat quarterback in Western Carolina’s Tyrie Adams this Saturday in Chapel Hill. Mobile quarterbacks have been a defensive challenge for the Tar Heels this season. UNC’s run defense has been inconsistent - 12th in the ACC in yards allowed per carry (5.24) - but an obvious weakness lies with stopping the quarterback run. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Field Hockey Moving on to the Final Four

North Carolina field hockey coach has said over the years how the hardest game to win is the one that gets you to the final four. She reiterated that again Sunday. Still, in perhaps the stiffest test this team has faced all season, UNC edged Michigan 5-2, sending it to the national semifinals for the 10th straight year. "It could have easily gone the other way." (

UNC basketball’s three wins may look good on paper, but Roy Williams is steaming

North Carolina basketball coach walked into his postgame press conference on Monday night with a disgusted look. Williams was not happy with his team’s effort in the second half of UNC’s 90-72 home win against Stanford (2-1), and he insisted — without looking at any stats — the Tar Heels are currently among the worst defensive teams in the country. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Former UNC PG Kendall Marshall to graduate in December

After a few stints in the NBA, returned to UNC during the 2017-18 season to finish his degree and work with the Tar Heel basketball program. While appearing on his weekly radio show Tuesday night, discussed Marshall’s involvement with the team and revealed some big news. Marshall is set to finish his degree and graduate in December. (Keeping It Heel)

Coach Kap On Why Fortin Played, Right Guard Spot & More

North Carolina offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic met the media following Tuesday’s practice to discuss why was in for the last play of the game at Duke, what he likes about Fortin, the offense’s inconsistency last Saturday, the right guard spot and more. Here are a couple of outtakes from what Kapilovic had to say: (Tar Heel Illustrated)

UNC-Western Carolina: Matchups to Watch

For a North Carolina team in need of a victory, Western Carolina is a welcome opponent. In 2017, the Tar Heels clinched their third win of the season with a 65-10 demolition of the Catamounts, spurred by a four-touchdown performance by quarterback . The team from Cullowhee has had a disappointing season and are on a seven-game losing streak. (Inside Carolina)

Eric Ebron is developing into one of the league’s best tight ends

A change of scenery can be good for the soul, and that seems to be the case for Indianapolis Colts tight end . Ebron was the 10th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions (Odell Beckham went 12th and Aaron Donald went 13th), but he never played like a top-10 pick in Detroit. With his new team, it’s clear Ebron is developing into his true potential. (SB Nation)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Recapping A Busy Weekend

Recap a busy weekend of Tar Heel athletics with the latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast. Hosts Jones Angell of the Tar Heel Sports Network and Adam Lucas of break down Friday's men's basketball win at Elon, Saturday's football game at Duke and Monday night's hoops win over Stanford. Carolina Insider is a twice-weekly production. (

Video: Larry Fedora Weekly Conversation with Jones Angell

North Carolina football coach sits down for his weekly conversation with Jones Angell of the Tar Heel Sports Network to preview UNC's upcoming game against Western Carolina on Saturday at Kenan Stadium. Read More...
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