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)

Ashley Hoffman Caps Stellar Career With Special Honor

On Feb. 9 Ashley Hoffman earned yet another honor in a phenomenal North Carolina field hockey career when her UNC jersey was retired. She is the fifth Tar Heel player to receive the honor, which is afforded to those who have been named national player of the year. The ceremony took place during the second half of the UNC-Miami men's basketball game. (

UNC's Bell Tower site is getting a makeover

The area surrounding the Bell Tower is receiving a makeover in hope of creating more usable space on UNC’s campus and enticing more events to be hosted at the historic landmark. A project began Monday to bring improvements to the Bell Tower, built in 1931. The majority of the boxwood shrubs which used to surround the Bell Tower have been removed. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Women's Basketball Stumbles At Pitt, 91-78

Danielle Garven and Cassidy Walsh combined for 49 points in leading Pitt to a 91-78 victory over North Carolina on Thursday night at Petersen Events Center (Highlights). Shayla Bennett netted a season-high 25 points to pace North Carolina (15-11, 6-6 ACC). Janelle Bailey registered her 11th double-double of the season with 18 points and 10 rebounds. (

Moving On Has Become A Part Of The Heels' DNA

The Tar Heels’ business-like approach is exactly what’s made them so successful under Hall of Fame head coach . No matter what the result of the last game was, he teaches his players to get it behind them and face the tasks at hand, which in this case is the next game Saturday at Wake Forest and beyond. That mindset has been evident this season. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

The Magic Eight: One of These Teams Will Win the NCAA Tournament in 2019

It would be weird if the 2016 final between North Carolina and Villanova began a four-year cycle of those teams alternating national championships, and honestly that was a knock against the Heels’ inclusion. Yet North Carolina belongs here: its efficiency is top-25 on both ends; it starts three seniors; those vets pair with freshmen who grade as first-round picks. (Sports Illustrated)

225 years of Tar Heels: James Gallagher

James Gallagher came to the University of North Carolina in 1970 as a Kenan Professor in the School of Education and the director of the Frank Porter Graham Childhood Development Institute. Gallagher also worked closely with former North Carolina Governor to create the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. (

ACC Announces Matchups of Future Men's Basketball 20-Game Schedule

The ACC has announced the future matchups of the league’s 20-game men’s basketball schedule, which begins with the 2019-20 season. The 20-game matrix is in effect through the 2021-22 season. Each team will play its two primary rivals every season both home and away (four games) and four repeat opponents both home and away (eight games). (The ACC)

Which College Football Teams Will Go From Basement to Bowl Eligibility in 2019?

North Carolina: hasn't coached since 2013, but the ACC Coastal Division is there for the taking (as evidenced by last year’s champion, 7–6 Pitt), the schedule is suitable (the Tar Heels play one team that finished in the top 25: Clemson) and Brown's got a good history in Chapel Hill (20–3 his last two seasons there in 1996–97). So, y'all jump on the Mack Train. (Sports Illustrated)

No. 5 North Carolina Baseball Hosts Xavier Friday In Home Opener

No. 5 North Carolina will open the 2019 baseball season on Friday against Xavier in a three-game series at Boshamer Stadium. Friday's game begins at 3 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday's finale at 1 p.m. Friday's opener marks the start of a 13-game home stand as the Tar Heels looks to build on the nation's longest home winning streak at 18 games. (

Ranking the best freshman seasons in UNC basketball history

With ’s terrific and, in some respects, historic play through the ACC basketball schedule thus far, it raises the question: If he can keep this up, where would Coby’s season rank against the great freshman seasons in UNC history? To qualify his play, we must take a look at the past. Here are the 10 Greatest Freshman Seasons in UNC History: (Tar Heel Blog)

North Carolina Pitcher Luca Dalatri Back in Form

Luca Dalatri sat among reporters during UNC’s recent media day and answered questions about the injury that limited him to 70 fewer innings a season ago than his freshman season. He spoke of becoming a better baseball player because of the challenges. Fellow pitcher Austin Bergner confirmed it was not just a front Dalatri was putting up for the reporters. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Intent on Bouncing Back

The common emotion felt by the Tar Heels after Monday’s loss to Virginia was frustration after a late seven-point lead turned into a 69-61 defeat. After a loss, a team has to show resilience, maturity, and a “short term memory,” says . It helps that UNC has three seniors to help refocus their teammates for Saturday’s trip to Wake Forest. (Inside Carolina)

Angels' Matt Harvey says he'll be better teammate, player going forward

There was a time, not long ago, when was the premier pitcher in baseball, headlining a young New York Mets rotation. But his career got sidetracked, mostly because of self-inflicted wounds. "I'm disappointed in myself," Harvey told reporters in a harsh assessment Wednesday after the Los Angeles Angels' first official workout of spring training. (

Ed Davis, Still Boarding

Brooklyn Nets forward ranks third in the NBA in rebound percentage (22.0) and is fourth in offensive rebound percentage (14.0) and third in defensive rebound percentage (30.5). Davis is second in rebounds per 36 (17.0), ahead of overall rebounding leader . He also leads all NBA players in rebounds off the bench (483, 8.6 per game). (Brooklyn Nets)

Even after rising to UNC baseball stardom, Michael Busch is still 'same exact kid'

UNC first baseman Michael Busch has transitioned from the quarterback who led his Minnesota high school to its first state championship game, to a preseason All-American and the most dangerous hitter on a UNC team ranked No. 7. The left-handed-hitting Busch heads into his junior season as a projected early-round selection in this summer’s MLB draft. (Daily Tar Heel)

Michael Jordan Reminds Everyone Why He Is NBA’s Greatest Of All Time

It’s no secret that James Harden and Russell Westbrook are having monster seasons for their respective teams. Charlotte Hornets owner was asked Tuesday whether he believed Harden’s or Westbrook’s streak was more difficult to accomplish, and his answer reminded everyone in attendance why Jordan is “The GOAT” of the NBA. (NESN)

Harrison Barnes Prepared for Playoff Push

On the season, is taking 44 percent of his shots from long range – nearly 10 points higher than in any previous year – and connecting on 39 percent of his attempts; among forwards with at least six long-range shots per game, only three have been more accurate. “The League is definitely going towards more space, more threes, faster pace,” he said. (Sacramento Kings)

225 years of Tar Heels: A. Craig Phillips

Three-time North Carolina graduate A. Craig Phillips dedicated his life to public education. He taught in public schools, became superintendent of schools in Winston-Salem and Charlotte and then served as state superintendent of public instruction for 20 years. In the latter role, Phillips oversaw the integration of North Carolina’s schools. (
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