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After a dominant 104–61 win over Western Carolina, the North Carolina basketball team now has a break for final exams before traveling to Knoxville to face No. 20 Tennessee on Sunday. At 9–1 … more
UNC NOTEBOOK After shooting a program-record low 24.6 percent from the field in a 63–45 loss to now No. 3 Michigan State on Nov. 26, North Carolina bounced back offensively with dominant wins … more
Coming into the weekend’s rivalry tilt against N.C. State, North Carolina knew it would need to stop the run, win the special teams battle and get a few big plays in the passing game to win. … more
UNC Notebook Going into Saturday’s game against Western Carolina, Larry Fedora-coached North Carolina teams had previously dominated FCS competition to a 6–0 record by an average of 53.4 to … more
Say what you want about North Carolina’s subpar 2017 football season, but one thing you can’t say is that this team quit fighting. Given the season’s many disappointments and implausibly bad … more
UNC Notebook Roy Williams continued his preseason mad scientist routine, experimenting with numerous lineup combinations throughout each of North Carolina’s three periods in Sunday’s Tar Heel … more
North Carolina had No. 8-ranked Miami on the ropes on Saturday, but never managed to land enough of a punch to knock the Hurricanes down. The Tar Heels had every opportunity at a first-half knockout, … more
UNC Notebook Going into North Carolina’s football game Saturday at No. 14 Virginia Tech, a Tom Sheldon punt had never been returned more than 17 yards (last year’s opponents managed all of two … more
UNC 1, NCAA 0.  Regardless of what happened on the court or field of play, the last week has provided a monumental win for UNC, as the NCAA announced that the Tar Heel athletic department … more
UNC Notebook North Carolina football fans must feel as though they’ve passed into Bizarro World — the comic-book realm in which everything is opposite to its counterpart on earth. Through … more
Through five games, North Carolina’s season continues to be defined as much by the players no longer on the field than those actually playing. Nineteen players, including eight starters, were … more
“I don’t really know what to say. It is what it is.” The rash of injuries—actually not so much a rash at this point as a full-blown plague of boils—that has befallen his team in 2017 … more
North Carolina entered the 2017 football season with lots of questions on the offensive side of the ball offset by optimism about the ability of a more veteran defense to lead the way until the … more
Dr. Jason Staples has covered college football since 2007. You can follow him on Twitter @DocStaples and check out more of his work at InsideCarolina.com. When North Carolina steps onto the Kenan Stadium football field to open its 2017 season … more
The announcement came last week that North Carolina freshman Tony Bradley and juniors Joel Berry II and Theo Pinson would enter the 2017 NBA draft, but not hire representation. They would be able to go through all the pre-draft workouts and the NBA … more
After being named a consensus All-American for the 2016-17 season, Justin Jackson’s No. 44 jersey will be honored in the Dean Dome rafters. It is deserving recognition for a player who led UNC in scoring all season (18.3 points per game, 37 … more
It is one of the biggest shots in NCAA Tournament and North Carolina basketball history. After Kentucky’s Malik Monk tied Sunday’s South Regional final at 73-73, Theo Pinson got the ball with 7.2 seconds remaining. He took it the length … more
It was the definition of survive and advance as No. 1 seed North Carolina trailed No. 8 seed Arkansas by five points with just under four minutes to play in Sunday’s NCAA Tournament South Regional second-round game in Greenville, South … more
Despite a 93-83 semifinals loss to Duke in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament, North Carolina (27-7) locked down a No. 1 seed in the South Regional of the NCAA Tournament. The Tar Heels will play No. 16 seed Texas Southern (23-11) on Friday at … more
Once again the North Carolina-Duke game lived up to its billing. The back-and-forth contest Saturday night in Chapel Hill’s Smith Center saw 23 lead changes before the Tar Heels, ranked fifth by The Associated Press, pulled away at the end … more
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