#3 ranked North Carolina went down to Austin with a 7-1 record and a heap of momentum after beating Maryland and lost to the Longhorns on a last-second, buzzer-beating jumper from Javan Felix.
First things first: North Carolina’s chances of winning this game were very slim. They’d have a minute to go 50 yards, score a touchdown, and get the two-point conversion—and that would just be to tie. But that an officiating blunder stripped them of the opportunity for a stunning comeback is, given that this is the…
North Carolina defensive back T.J. Jiles was arrested early this morning and charged with assaulting a bouncer outside of a downtown Raleigh club. A Raleigh PD officer witnessed Jiles get into a fight with a club employee and “assault the employee,” after which Jiles was arrested. According to WNCN, he is being held…
#1 North Carolina went down to Cedar Falls, Iowa to take on Northern Iowa and lost 71-67 after the Panthers capped their furious comeback (they won the second half 39-26) with a game-winning steal. Pretty good cornerback instincts here!
Dean Smith died in February, but his benevolence lived on through his trust. The North Carolina men's basketball coach left money—to "enjoy a dinner out compliments of Coach Dean Smith"—to each varsity letterman who played for him.
This piece originally appeared in the March 1982 issue of Inside Sports. It is reprinted here with the author's permission.
Nineteenth-ranked North Carolina defeated fifth-ranked Louisville in this wild finish in the Dean Dome. UNC's Marcus Page made an acrobatic layup to take the lead, but fell into the stanchion and photographers, forcing his team to play defense 4-5 for the final 8.5 seconds of the game. But Louisville wasn't able to…
The report on academic fraud in UNC athletics focused mainly on the prevalence of so-called "paper courses"—one-on-one independent study classes requiring minimal work for inflated grades to keep players eligible. The school's student newspaper has examined additional documents, and finds a larger-than-reported role…
Former Tar Heels football player Tydreke Powell called into North Carolina radio station WJMH this morning and provided some interesting details about the academic misconduct that allegedly involved hundreds of UNC athletes.
We knew that UNC's Department of African and Afro-American Studies offered sham classes. After the release of today's independent investigation we now know it went on for nearly two decades, and involved thousands of students—nearly half of them athletes.
North Carolina has an inexplicable lead on #6 Notre Dame thanks to this tricky reverse that ended in wide receiver Quinshad Davis finding Tar Heels quarterback Marquise Williams for a 23-yard touchdown pass. UNC would have the ball back, too, if not for them doing characteristic dumb UNC things on a Notre Dame punt.
North Carolina has suspended four players—starting cornerbacks Desmond Lawrence and Brian Walker and backups M.J. Stewart and Donnie Miles—after it was revealed the school is investigating an alleged hazing incident that left walk-on freshman wideout Jackson Boyer with a concussion.
Rashad McCants, who starred on the 2005 North Carolina championship team, comes clean about his experience at UNC—and says academics could hardly have been more of a sham. He claims he skipped classes, had his papers written for him, and that Roy Williams and the athletic department "100 percent" knew what the school…
While the end of North Carolina-Iowa State was a shitshow, it was a fair one. Even if you give the Tar Heels every benefit of the doubt, the rules were interpreted correctly given the scenario. We're going to try and illustrate why here.
This is no usual videobomb. No, this Tar Heels fan came prepared, with a "Fuck Duke" shirt on just for that one moment when he'd be on display behind Marv Albert and Steve Kerr. Fine job, gent.