Dean Smith Used His Will To Buy Every One Of His Lettermen A Nice Dinner

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. » 3/26/15 2:15pm Thursday 2:15pm

Duke versus North Carolina kicks off in about two hours, but you won't hear Dick Vitale on your TV. Tonight will be ESPN's first ever Duke-UNC broadcast without Vitale, and he sounds very sad about it. Vitale has a contract with ESPN through 2017. [Charlotte Observer] » 2/18/15 7:16pm 2/18/15 7:16pm

North Carolina Knocks Off Fifth-Ranked Louisville On Acrobatic Layup

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… » 1/10/15 4:44pm 1/10/15 4:44pm

UNC Athletes Were Steered To School's Sports Ethics Professor

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… » 11/14/14 12:49pm 11/14/14 12:49pm

Former UNC Player Details Academic Fraud, Says "Everybody Knew"

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. » 11/10/14 6:15pm 11/10/14 6:15pm

UNC Investigation Reveals Widespread Academic Fraud

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. » 10/22/14 1:56pm 10/22/14 1:56pm

UNC Takes Lead On Notre Dame With Reverse Flanker Pass

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. » 10/11/14 6:35pm 10/11/14 6:35pm

UNC Suspends Four Players After Report Of Alleged Hazing Investigation

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. » 8/27/14 9:48pm 8/27/14 9:48pm

​Rashad McCants Made The Dean's List At UNC Without Attending Classes

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… » 6/06/14 10:36am 6/06/14 10:36am

Yes, Officials Got The Call Right At The End Of UNC-Iowa State

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. » 3/23/14 8:27pm 3/23/14 8:27pm

UNC Fan In Primo Seats Lifts Jersey To Display "Fuck Duke" T-Shirt

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. » 3/21/14 9:12pm 3/21/14 9:12pm

Never Let A Cop In Your House: The Will Graves Story

This story is so stupid, I feel bad making you read it, but it's a teachable moment. Former North Carolina guard, Will Graves, was cited last week for misdemeanor charges when cops searched his home and found eight marijuana seeds, three (!) blunts and two burnt blunts, all helpfully scare-quoted in most write ups… » 12/14/13 9:30am 12/14/13 9:30am

Lowsman Trophy Watch: Kareem Martin Is The Last Thing A QB Sees

Each week, Football Outsiders recognizes the most outstanding college linemen, defenders and other darkhorses from the previous weekend who are habitually overlooked in the hype for that other award (whatever it's called). These are the Lowsmen. » 11/21/13 11:27am 11/21/13 11:27am

Belmont Fan Sings Miley Cyrus Before UNC Missed Free Throw; Bruins Win

Instead of yelling or hand waving, one fan tried to distract UNC's James McAdoo by tenderly singing Miley Cyrus's "Wrecking Ball." McAdoo missed the free throw. Next time, bring it back to old Miley and sing "Party In The U.S.A.," though. » 11/17/13 6:29pm 11/17/13 6:29pm