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UNC Freshman OL Jonathan Adorno Holds Signing Ceremony At Rolesville High

Former Rolesville High School football player Jonathan Adorno held his official signing for UNC at the school Friday. Adorno was joined on stage with his father, brother, brother-in-law, UNC coach Mack Brown, and UNC assistant head coach Tim Brewster. Adorno graduated early from Rolesville in December with a 4.0 G.P.A. and enrolled at UNC in January. (Wake Weekly)

The Best Dive Bar In Every State (North Carolina) - He’s Not Here

He's Not Here in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, has been called the perfect college dive bar, and we can see why. If you went to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill or are just a Tar Heels fan, then you have probably had the legendary 33-ounce Blue Cup. If you want to drink with your pooch, you’re in luck — the outdoor seating area is dog-friendly. (The Daily Meal)

UNC Basketball: 3 Keys To Beating Pitt

In the first meeting, UNC outrebounded Pitt 42-27, including a 14-5 advantage on the offensive glass. Carolina outscored the Panthers 12-4 on second-chance points. Yet, the Tar Heels still found a way to lose, nullifying the whole own-the-glass-win-the-game notion. The difference, however, is the other parts of UNC’s game wasn’t there most of the second half. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Myles Dorn To Play In East-West Shrine Bowl

A three-year starter at free safety and four-year Tar Heel Football veteran, Myles Dorn will participate in the East-West Shrine Bowl game in St. Petersburg, Florida on Saturday afternoon. The game will air on NFL Network at 3 p.m. Dorn earned honorable mention All-ACC honors in 2019 and was voted captain by his teammates following the regular season. (GoHeels.com)

NCAA Men's Lacrosse Preview: No. 11 North Carolina

This fall, one of North Carolina's top lacrosse attackmen started his days with football practice. It was easier last year for Nicky Solomon, when football was in the afternoon. 2019 was a “little bit of a struggle,” he said, since both sports had morning practices. But the sophomore still made it work, with full cooperation from coaches Joe Breschi and Mack Brown. (US Lacrosse Magazine)

UNC at Pittsburgh: Three Things to Watch

If ever there was a time for a turnaround, even with Jeremiah Francis and Brandon Robinson’s statuses up in the air, it’s this game. North Carolina has had a full week off, they’re seeing an opponent they’ve already played, and if being the first team to ever lose to Clemson in Chapel Hill doesn’t lead to renewed energy and motivation, then nothing can. (Tar Heel Blog)

North Carolina vs. Pittsburgh Preview

Since UNC and Pittsburgh last met on Jan. 8, the Panthers have lost two games. They attempted a 20-point comeback against Miami, but could never get closer than four points. Much like its comeback against UNC, Pitt had runs of 18-2 and 17-3. Then, the Panthers hosted Louisville and led for 33 minutes. Matchup to Watch: UNC vs. Scoring Droughts. (Inside Carolina)

Chansky’s Notebook: Carolina Beats Pitt*

The Tar Heels will win Saturday at Pitt. I almost guarantee it. By the law of averages alone, North Carolina has to win a game one of these days – and I think it will be at Pitt. That prediction comes with a big asterisk for Brandon Robinson, who was in a car accident Saturday night after the Clemson collapse. Robinson has to play for the Tar Heels to win. (Chapelboro.com)

The Dadgum Dispatch: A Statistical Analysis Of UNC Basketball's Struggles

North Carolina has lost seven of its last nine games. The Tar Heels sit at 8-8 overall and 1-4 in the ACC. The absence of games has brought upon lots of articles about how Carolina got to this point. There were recruiting misses, injuries, and early departures. You are what your record says you are. Thanks, Bill Parcells. So, why else is Carolina struggling? (Dadgum Box Scores)

Tomon Fox Among College Football's Potential Breakout Players For Preseason Top-25 Teams

22. North Carolina LB Tomon Fox - The rising senior showed flashes this past season, starting strong with 3.5 sacks in the first two games and providing a steady presence. He had 1.5 sacks and an interception in the bowl win over Temple and finished the season with 41 tackles, 6.5 sacks, and 9 tackles for loss. Fox seems poised for a big senior season. (ESPN.com)

‘A really cool little ecosystem’: A look at the world of UNC basketball Twitter

North Carolina men’s basketball is one of the few college teams in the country that can boast a veritable and vibrant community of amateur pundits, hashtaggers and meme creators. The Tar Heels are one of the most successful programs in the history of the sport; with that success comes a certain level of online fandom and — it’s fair to say — fanaticism. (Daily Tar Heel)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Interview with Scott Williams, son of Roy Williams

Jones Angell and Adam Lucas are bringing you a DOUBLE POD! beginning with some North Carolina Basketball updates/thoughts. Then Scott Williams (Roy Williams' son) discusses his Carolina playing days, growing up the son of a Hall of Fame coach, wrestling his dad in front of the Kansas team, and getting kicked out of a Carolina-Duke game. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heel State of Mind for UNC WR Stephen Gosnell

After originally committing to NC State in June 2019, Stephen Gosnell swapped from Wolfpack Red to Carolina Blue in October by committing to UNC. He signed his national letter of intent December 18. Then, thanks to a last-minute opening on the UNC roster, Stephen decided to graduate high school early. So as of January 5, Stephen is enrolled at UNC. (Mount Airy News)

This Time, Tar Heels Must Maintain Proven Formula

UNC faces Pittsburgh on Saturday for the second time in 10 days, with the Panthers having escaped Chapel Hill on Jan. 8 with a 73-65 victory. Despite the loss, the Tar Heels (8-8, 1-4 ACC) would like to use a similar formula that worked for much of last week’s game versus the Panthers (11-6, 2-4 ACC) when they meet for a noon tip in Petersen Events Center. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Former NFL kicker Connor Barth reacts to Luke Kuechly retirement

Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly shocked the football world by retiring at age 28 on Tuesday. “Now with these guys signing these big contracts, you don't have to play as long,” said former UNC and NFL kicker Connor Barth. “You look at (star players) getting paid these big-time deals, you can shorten your career and move on to other things.” (WECT)

Cole Anthony Posts Encouraging Message for UNC Return

In an Instagram post Thursday, UNC point guard Cole Anthony posted a picture from practice (View Photo) of himself high-fiving head coach Roy Williams. The caption read: "Can’t wait to join my brothers on the court again." Anthony is not wearing any protective or supportive gear in the photo. Anthony underwent an arthroscopic procedure Dec. 16. (Inside Carolina)

Strong Second Half Propels UNC Women's Basketball Past Miami

Janelle Bailey scored a season-high 28 points to lead UNC women's basketball to a 78-58 ACC win over Miami Thursday at Carmichael Arena (Highlights). The Tar Heels trailed by one at halftime before rolling through the second half to their largest conference margin of the season. "That was a game we really felt we needed," coach Courtney Banghart said. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels in the pros: How UNC's NBA rookies are doing midway through the season

Cameron Johnson hasn't missed a beat with the Phoenix Suns. The forward has made a 3-pointer in 29 games, and has multiple makes in 20 games. Coby White has been a solid contributor off the bench for the Chicago Bulls. And Portland simply wins more when Nassir Little gives the team short bursts off the bench instead of prolonged appearances. (Daily Tar Heel)

Injured NBA prospects deal with shut-it-down conversations

When college basketball stars like Cole Anthony are injured, they are faced with the question of whether they should return or just sit out the season to protect their draft prospects. Like Anthony, who has said he plans to return to action with North Carolina, most want to return to the court, which has proven to be a good option — provided they’re healthy. (North State Journal)

Bridgette Andrzejewski Selected By Houston Dash In NWSL Draft

North Carolina Women's Soccer standout Bridgette Andrzejewski was selected by the Houston Draft in the second round of the 2020 NWSL Draft on Thursday. A four-year starter who played in three College Cups and helped lead UNC to the 2019 ACC title, Andrzejewski joins fellow Tar Heels Amber Brooks, Lindsey Harris, and Satara Murray in Houston. (GoHeels.com)

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Saturday, January 18
UNC Men's Basketball
vs Pittsburgh
12:00 PM Pittsburgh, Pa.
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UNC Men's Tennis
vs North Carolina Central
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Sunday, January 19
UNC Women's Basketball
vs Louisville - National Girls and Women in Sports Day
1:00 PM Chapel Hill, N.C.
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UNC Men's Tennis
vs Wofford
1:00 PM Chapel Hill
 
Wednesday, January 22
UNC Men's Basketball
vs Virginia Tech
8:00 PM Blacksburg, Va.
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Thursday, January 23
UNC Women's Basketball
vs Georgia Tech
6:00 PM Atlanta, Ga.
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