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Roy Williams Managing Early Season Struggles

UNC Basketball coach Roy Williams knows it's early and his roster remains incomplete. "We have yet to really have what I think is going to be our team. We have yet to have them all together," Williams said. It is easy to see the struggles of this team and jump to conclusions. Williams is being patient, knowing there is a lot of basketball left to be played. (Inside Carolina)

Former North Stanly football standout Antonio Williams wraps up college career

North Carolina senior running back Antonio Williams will play his final college football game at noon Dec. 27 when the Tar Heels take on the Temple Owls in the Military Bowl in Annapolis, Maryland. A four-star recruit in high school, Williams finished his career at North in 2015 with 7,999 career rushing yards, placing him sixth all-time in the NCHSAA. (Stanly News & Press)

UNC Basketball Grinding Through Difficult Stretch of Games

UNC’s free fall out of the Top-10 has coincided with a brutal stretch of games against four Top-10 opponents. While there is plenty to be concerned about regarding the Tar Heels, early struggles were anticipated. "We’re definitely not where we want to be, and we’ve got a lot of room to improve and time to get better," Brandon Robinson said Friday. (Inside Carolina)

Roy Williams On The Tough Schedule, Playing In Carmichael, Leaky Black & More

Roy Williams had no more answers about his team than he did on Sunday. Yet, he was relaxed because he knows it’s early, his teams tend to hit some speed bumps before exams, and the Tar Heels’ last four games have been to teams ranked in the top 10. So, perhaps North Carolina isn’t in as dire a situation as so many, including the media, are suggesting. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Sam Howell Named USA Today Freshman All-American

North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell, who broke the ACC record for passing yards by a freshman and set a new FBS mark for touchdown passes by a true freshman, leads the Freshman All-American Team. Howell threw for at least two touchdowns in every game in leading UNC to a bowl berth in coach Mack Brown’s first season back with the program. (USA Today)

Video: Roy Williams, Brandon Robinson Pre-Wofford Press Conference

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams and senior guard Brandon Robinson speak with the media on Friday ahead of the Tar Heels' matchup against Wofford at Carmichael Arena on Sunday in Chapel Hill. Read More...

Video: The Storied History of Basketball In Carmichael

As North Carolina prepares to face Wofford on Sunday at Carmichael Arena, take a look back at the long, storied history of Carmichael Auditorium that created so many great moments and memories involving coach Dean Smith and the UNC men's basketball team. Read More...

UNC vs. Wofford: Three Things to Watch

North Carolina has an opportunity Sunday against Wofford to right the ship before facing another top-10 foe in Gonzaga. Here are three things to watch for Sunday. 1. Anthony Harris and Jeremiah Francis. UNC has a major need for more ball-handling wings. The hope is that Harris and Francis can fill that hole and take some pressure off of Cole Anthony. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC Basketball Exam Week: Grading the Perimeter

Cole Anthony, B: Anthony’s production is worthy of an A, but his efficiency has been a C at best. At 19.1 points, 6.3 rebounds ,and 3.6 assists, Anthony is having a season worthy of a first-team All-ACC selection, but he’ll have to improve his 36.8 field goal percentage and 3.8 turnovers per game to get there. One big positive for Anthony is his rebounding. (Heels Maven)

Fitting Finale: The Last Night in Carmichael

After shaking hands with Dean Smith at mid-court, NC State basketball coach Jim Valvano asked Smith for the game ball. Smith looked puzzled but handed it to Valvano who proceeded to drive down the court and make a lay-up in front of the Carolina bench. He might not have won the final game in Carmichael, but he wanted get the final basket. (Inside Carolina)

Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz confirmed as 12th chancellor of UNC-Chapel Hill

The UNC Board of Governors has confirmed Dr. Kevin M. Guskiewicz as the 12th chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. President Roper and the Board of Governors selected Interim Chancellor Guskiewicz to assume the permanent role, effective immediately. Over the past 10 months, Kevin has guided UNC with a sure hand. (UNC.edu)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Wofford Preview, Phil Ford, Re-watch of a Classic Carmichael game

North Carolina is playing a regular-season game in Carmichael for the first time since the 1980s. Jones Angell and Adam Lucas get you ready with a preview of Wofford. Phil Ford then discusses playing in Carmichael and the nuances of being a Tar Heel point guard. Also, re-watch a Carmichael Classic as No. 1 UNC hosts No. 2 Virginia on January 9th, 1982. (GoHeels.com)

Podcast: Final Thoughts on UNC's 2019 Football Season

Jason Staples, Mike Ingersoll, Buck Sanders, Tommy Ashley, and Jon Seiglie of Inside Carolina convene to review North Carolina's 2019 football season. The group gives their thoughts on how successful the season was overall, shares their favorite memory from the season, and debates how this year sets up the Tar Heels for their 2020 season. (Player FM)

Women's Basketball Notebook: Extra points from the bench, extra study time for all

The Tar Heels navigated semester exams this week as they prepared for the trip to Tuscaloosa to play Alabama on Sunday. Coach Courtney Banghart had a message for her team: Be where you are. "If you're in the library studying, do it. If you're in an exam, give your best. If you're at practice, give your best. 'Be where you are' is our motto this week." (GoHeels.com)

UNC at Gonzaga Becoming a Very Hot Ticket

When UNC travels to Spokane, Wash. next week to face Gonzaga, it will be the biggest sporting event to ever hit the Eastern Washington town. The game has lost a little luster as the Tar Heels have dropped three of its last four games and fallen to No. 17 in the Associated Press rankings, but the name brand of UNC basketball still makes the matchup attractive. (Inside Carolina)

Photo: New Exclusive Jordan Brand Sneakers for UNC Football

Whether as a bowl reward, a holiday treat, or just the perks of being a Jordan Brand school, North Carolina revealed the special edition, exclusive sneaker that all the football players will soon get. The Tar Heels are making their first postseason appearance since the Sun Bowl in 2016, a 25-23 loss to Stanford. UNC is 14-19 overall in bowl games. (Inside Carolina)

Carolina awarded $2.91 million to create new ultra-long-acting HIV drug delivery implant

Led by UNC professor of medicine J. Victor Garcia, biomedical researchers have begun a three-year project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop and implement an effective ultra-long-acting antiviral delivery system to combat the spread of HIV. UNC School of Medicine investigators and colleagues were awarded $2.91 million. (UNC.edu)

Return of Jeremiah Francis, Anthony Harris Could Benefit Cole Anthony, UNC

Jeremiah Francis and Anthony Harris checked in for their first action as Tar Heels against Virginia, and their play was intriguing for a few reasons. Most noticeably, Roy Williams shuffled the lineup around the two guards, moving Cole Anthony out of the point guard spot and on to the wing, and playing them alongside Armando Bacot and Garrison Brooks. (Heels Maven)

Why UNC is Playing in Carmichael Arena on Sunday

Why is UNC playing in Carmichael this weekend? First, the Smith Center will be hosting UNC's December Commencement on Sunday. Second, Wofford's playing schedule and UNC's travel schedule for their game against Gonzaga in Spokane, Wash. forced the game to be played on Dec. 15, which created the conflict with the Smith Center's availability. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Football: True Freshmen Participation Chart

Twenty-four true freshmen played in at least one game for North Carolina this season, three of whom arrived as walk-ons. Three scholarship true freshmen did not play at all, but the other 21 on scholarship did, with eight of them seeing action in all 12 games for the Tar Heels. Eight players that saw action but can still redshirt even if they play in the Military Bowl. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

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