North Carolina Tar Heels Articles

JuJu Smith-Schuster
Having a wide receiver who has the ability to stretch the field and take the top off the defense is a must for passing attacks. These receivers have the unique ability to turn ordinary plays into paydirt and six points for the offense. They come in...
Lance Dozier
1 month ago
Nick Saban
The 2016 college football season is less than 100 days away, but the countdown to kickoff is officially underway. Athlon Sports’ 2016 College Football Preview annuals are already on newsstands across the county and available for order in the...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Marquis Smith
No doubt you’ve circled plenty of Saturdays on your calendar for this fall. College football is coming and not soon enough to its millions of fans.   The excitement often starts with early-season matchups between FBS and FCS programs...
Craig Haley
2 months ago
Jimbo Fisher
Success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have the resources of the nation’s elite jobs, a good coach can elevate a program into national title contention. However, similar to any position on...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Mitch Tribusky
Larry Fedora seems to be really building something special in Chapel Hill. In a world devoted to the ball that bounces from November to April, the Tar Heels football coach generated considerable interest in his team by winning the Coastal Division...
Jon Kinne
2 months ago
Brandon Harris
Kickoff for the 2016 college football season is still over 100 days away, but it’s never too early to start thinking about rankings, predictions and previews for the upcoming year. For most college football fans, one of the annual traditions...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
FCS teams upsetting FBS programs have come to be one of the leading storylines early in a college football season. Over the first few weekends, Cinderella fires up fans as if it’s March.   Three years ago, FCS teams took down FBS...
Craig Haley
2 months ago
Deshaun Watson
Clemson’s Deshaun Watson is the easy pick as the ACC’s best quarterback for 2016, but the conference also features a handful of intriguing names to watch this fall. Louisville’s Lamar Jackson, Florida State’s Deondre...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Mitch Trubisky
Breakout players and the emergence of new faces are one of college football’s annual traditions. Players can go from a backup position into a starting role to earn all-conference honors or produce a big season. Incoming or redshirt freshmen...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Deshaun Watson
As the 2016 NFL Draft comes to a close, even though it’s early, it’s time to look forward to 2017. Related: Early 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings   The ACC had 26 players drafted in 2016, good for fourth among all...
Adam Kurkjian
2 months ago
After last year’s march to the ACC title game, head coach Larry Fedora has put North Carolina in a place where the Tar Heels should start thinking about the possibility of conference championships and major bowl games every season. Part...
Jon Kinne
3 months ago
When looking over the ACC non-conference schedules, the first few weekends offer some interesting matchups, particularly games with SEC opponents like Ole Miss, Auburn and Georgia. On a less regional scale, Virginia's trip to Oregon sticks...
Adam Kurkjian
3 months ago
Jimbo Fisher
Returning starter data in college football preseason charts or magazine pages isn’t an exact science. The numbers and data can vary among different websites, magazines or other resources. However, even if there’s some disagreement on...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Josh Hart
Making history typically isn’t the easiest thing to do. Villanova made it look like child’s play Saturday night in the Final Four against Oklahoma. The Wildcats demolished the Sooners 95-51, setting an NCAA Tournament record for largest...
John Coon
3 months ago
Marcus Paige
Two months ago, if I were tell you that North Carolina (32-6) was going to make the Final Four in Houston, you would’ve agreed that it was at least likely. But if I were to tell you that Syracuse (23-13) would be playing in that same Final...
Jake Rose
4 months ago
Josh Hart
The Villanova Wildcats (33-5) and Oklahoma Sooners (29-7) are set to square off in Houston on Saturday in the first of two Final Four matchups. The two opponents each took down their region’s No. 1 seed their last time out on the floor...
Brad Spielberger
4 months ago
Brice Johnson
The North Carolina Tar Heels were expected to be playing in the Final Four. After all, the Tar Heels were named the No.2 overall seed when the NCAA Tournament field was unveiled on March 13. While many expected North Carolina to be playing in...
Antwan Staley
4 months ago
Dalvin Cook
When taking a peek at the ACC schedules for the coming season, one has to take into account just how loaded teams like Clemson and Florida State are.   Therefore, the teams in the Atlantic division are naturally going to have a bit of a...
Adam Kurkjian
4 months ago
This college basketball season has been characterized by one thing – parity – and it’s a label that has carried over into the NCAA Tournament. But that’s not always the case as there often has been a team that has clearly...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Brian Allen
Offensive linemen are the most underrated players in college football. The players in the trenches never get enough credit for their performance, but the five blockers up front set the stage for the skill players to have success. Recruiting and...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Les Miles
College football’s 2015-16 coaching carousel was one of the most active in recent memory. After 28 jobs changed hands, the 2016-17 version may not be as active at the end of the year. However, several big-time jobs could open, as Les Miles (...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Ronald Jones
Running back is one of the easiest positions to find a new standout each year, and there always seems to be a wave of stars ready to emerge in offseason workouts. Last season, Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey finished second in the Heisman...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Wayne Selden Jr.
The first week of the NCAA Tournament has come and gone, and we have cut down the field to the Sweet 16. Northern Iowa, Stephen F. Austin and Middle Tennessee tried their best to  play the role of Cinderella, but the clock has struck midnight...
Jake Rose
4 months ago
Tyler Ulis
Day one of the first round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament brought us a smattering of exciting upsets and fantastic finishes. From Arkansas-Little Rock's double overtime rally against Purdue to Yale's first-ever NCAA Tournament victory, college...
John Coon
4 months ago
Brice Johnson
On Thursday, the North Carolina Tar Heels will begin their quest for their first national championship since the 2008-09 season. The first team standing in their way of this goal is the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles.   On Tuesday night, in the...
Antwan Staley
4 months ago

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