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Motivational Fuel Readily Available for Roy Williams, UNC Basketball

Roy Williams highlighted the issues that plagued his team a season ago: the injuries, coaching (in terms of not being able to effectively reach his players) and players not replicating what was asked of them. "You can't just snap your fingers and change things, but you can focus on this year and try to do everything to the best of your ability every possession." (Inside Carolina)

NC Courage Trade Crystal Dunn

The North Carolina Courage on Thursday traded Crystal Dunn, who has been a member of the team since 2018 and made 44 appearances with the Club, including the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup. The midfielder was one of four Courage players who played at UNC. The trade to the Portland Thorns enables Dunn to be closer to her husband and family. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Video: Carolina Insider Live - Leaky Black Interview, UNC vs. NC State Preview

Hosts Jones Angell of the Tar Heel Sports Network and Adam Lucas of GoHeels.com review UNC Football's loss to Florida State, preview this weekend's ranked matchup between the Tar Heels and NC State, speak with Leaky Black about the start of basketball practice and the upcoming season, and more. Read More...

Rare Ranked Matchup For UNC vs. NC State - Pregame Notes

North Carolina and NC State square up on the football field for the 110th time Saturday at noon at Kenan Stadium. Saturday marks just the third occurrence that both teams are ranked nationally in a head-to-head meeting. The first time was in 1979, a 35-21 win for No. 19 UNC over No. 15 NC State. The road team has won six of the last seven meetings. (GoHeels.com)

Video: The Preview Pod - UNC vs. NC State

In this edition of the Preview Pod, we break down the UNC vs. NC State matchup, interview Brett Friedlander of Sports Illustrated's All Wolfpack site, enjoy the weekly Deana’s Dandies segment, and speak with Tar Heel Illustrated publisher Andrew Jones about the most memorable UNC vs. NC State games he’s covered. Read More...

The best free-throw shooters in men's college basketball history

The national average for free-throw percentage was 70.8 percent during the 2019-20 men's college basketball season. The best free-throw shooters, however, take full advantage every time they're fouled. Here are the best free-throw shooters in NCAA DI men's basketball history. Most in a four-year career: 982 — Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina. (NCAA.com)

Michael Carter, Javonte Williams Lead Power 5 RBs in Rushes Over 15 Yards

After combining for 2,266 yards last season, expectations were high for UNC running backs Michael Carter and Javonte Williams. This season, the duo has helped guide the Tar Heels to the No. 11-ranked rush offense in the nation. But one statistic stands out: Carter and Williams are tied among Power 5 Conference running backs for runs over 15 yards. (Inside Carolina)

Leaky Black On Being Healthy, Stronger, Confident, Freshmen & More

North Carolina junior Leaky Black met with the media on Wednesday afternoon for the Tar Heels’ annual basketball media day to discuss his game, his health, UNC's freshmen, moving on from last season, Garrison Brooks’ outside shooting, and much more. Here is video of Black’s Q&A session along with some notes and quotes from what he had to say: (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Chansky’s Notebook: Unmasking The New Tar Heels

The reason UNC will be much improved is the arrival of six new scholarship freshmen, four of them five-star recruits. On paper, the Tar Heels go from tied for last in the ACC to a conference contender. Remember the names Caleb Love, Walker Kessler, Day'Ron Sharpe and R.J. Davis, joining returnees Garrison Brooks, Leaky Black, and Armando Bacot. (Chapelboro.com)

North Carolina vs. NC State Football Prediction and Preview

At halftime at Florida State, down 31-7, something clicked. I think we see more of that team this week. UNC's defense will contain NC State's running game and send heat at Bailey Hockman while the offense will have a nice balance of run and pass. The Devin Leary injury will be a huge factor, and the Tar Heels will roll to victory: UNC 38, NC State 17 (Athlon Sports)

Andrew Platek On Learning From Last Season, His Game, COVID Effect & More

North Carolina senior guard Andrew Platek met with the media Wednesday for the Tar Heels’ annual basketball media day to discuss himself, what he and the team learned from last season, the effects of college hoops in the COVID-19 era, and much more. "I think I've really developed my game over this summer especially. I'm a lot more confident." (Tar Heel Illustrated)

'Not going to happen again': UNC looks to rebound from nightmare season

"Year of 1,000 Daggers" sounds like an amazing martial arts flick. It could also be the title of 2019 UNC basketball's season in review. The daggers, unfortunately for the Tar Heels, were all pointed at them. "He's (ticked), for sure." said senior Andrew Platek of coach Roy Williams, "He always mentions 14-19 and how it's not going to happen again." (WTVD)

UNC Media Day Takeaways: New Normal, Impact Rookies, Frontcourt

Nothing is quite the same in the time of COVID-19 as UNC held a makeshift media day via Zoom on Wednesday. Roy Williams was joined by Garrison Brooks, Andrew Platek, and Leaky Black to discuss coronavirus challenges, expectations, newcomers and injury updates. The Tar Heels have completed six practices with No. 7 scheduled for Wednesday. (Inside Carolina)

Garrison Brooks On His Improvements, Freshmen, Leadership & More

North Carolina senior forward Garrison Brooks spent the offseason almost daily working on his perimeter shooting. With Armando Bacot back and two big-time freshmen interior players (Walker Kessler and Day'Ron Sharpe) in the mix, Brooks has stepped his game away from the basket an is looking to be more of a scoring threat toward and on the perimeter. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Sasha Neglia Earns Third ACC Women's Cross Country Honor Of The Fall

For the third time this season, UNC freshman Sasha Neglia has earned ACC honors. She was named Wednesday as the ACC Cross Country Female Freshman of the Week. Neglia led the women's 6K field Friday at the ACC Tri-Meet in Kernersville, N.C. For the second time in her three collegiate meets, Neglia crossed the finish line first with aa time of 21:07. (GoHeels.com)
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October 22, 2009
UNC falls to Florida State 30-27 in the Tar Heels' first ever Thursday night game in Kenan Stadium
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T.J. Thorpe's 100-yard kickoff return for a TD is the longest in Kenan Stadium history, but the Tar Heels fall to Clemson 59-38, giving up the second most points ever scored against UNC in an ACC game.
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UNC football wins its 700th game in program history as the Tar Heels beat Virginia 35-14 behind Mitch Trubisky's 310 passing yards and 3 TDs. It's the Tar Heels' 7th straight win over the Cavaliers and their 9th consecutive win on the road.
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