North Carolina Tar Heels Articles

James Conner
The ACC is losing some significant star power with the departure of Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley, Louisville safety Gerod Holliman and Miami running back Duke Johnson (just to name a few). All 14...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Jimbo Fisher
Spring practice is already underway for a handful of college football teams, and the offseason workouts and scrimmages provide the first glimpse of how all 128 teams will look in 2015. Florida State, Clemson and Georgia Tech are the early...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Florida State Seminoles
Recruiting rankings matter. They are not a guarantee of future success but they are the foundation every national championship has been built upon. It takes great coaching, development and luck to win a title, but having better players is the...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Dean Smith
Dean Smith is one of the rare figures and perhaps the only figure who directly connects the birth of basketball to its modern era. Smith played at Kansas for Phog Allen, the “Father of Basketball Coaching” who played for the...
David Fox
1 year ago
Clemson Tigers
Athlon Sports has averaged out the four major recruiting services team rankings for the ACC — 247Sports, Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN — and created the ACC consensus team recruiting rankings for 2015. Here is what we...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Deshaun Watson
College football’s 2014 season has ended, and the focus shifts from the national championship picture to signing day, spring practice and early preseason rankings for 2015. While last year and Ohio State’s national title victory over...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Marquise Williams
Points should not be in short supply when Rutgers and North Carolina square off in the inaugural Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit. Essentially a retooled version of the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl with Power 5 conference tie-ins, Ford Field will feature a...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Clemson Tigers
For the first time in years, the ACC entered the season as a must-see conference. The defending national champions and controversial reigning Heisman Trophy winner made ACC Media Days more of a circus than even the four-day SEC extravaganza in...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Andrew Harrison
In an alternate reality, North Carolina fans had to enjoy a team in pale blue making a run at Kentucky in Rupp Arena. Alas, that game was three days too early, and the school was Columbia rather than the Tar Heels. Columbia jumped to an...
David Fox
1 year ago
James Conner
Florida State didn’t dominate its conference opponents in the fashion it did last season, but the Seminoles were still the best team in the league and feature nine first-team selections on Athlon’s All-ACC team for 2014.  ...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Jameis Winston
The stakes are high for the ACC in Week 14. The Florida State-Florida matchup has lost some of its national appeal with the Gators hovering around .500, but the Seminoles need to win to stay alive for a spot in college football’s four-team...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
James Conner
Florida State clinched the Atlantic Division title last Saturday, and there’s a possibility for clarity in the Coastal depending on what happens on Thursday night in Durham. If Duke beats North Carolina, the Blue Devils need to win their...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Jameis Winston
Rivalry week is usually reserved for the last full Saturday of action in November, but three intriguing rivalry matchups in the ACC headline a slate with national and conference title implications.Florida State travels to Miami, and with a win over...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Tyler Murphy
Florida State’s Thursday night victory over Louisville garnered most of the attention last weekend in the ACC, but the conference had three games decided by a touchdown or less, including Duke’s critical win over Pittsburgh in overtime....
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Duke Johnson
The ACC’s Week 10 slate isn’t filled with top 25 matchups, but there’s plenty of intrigue in games that should help determine which team wins the Coastal Division in 2014. Miami took a step forward in the division with a win over...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Larry Fedora
North Carolina is at it again. The Tar Heels won six out of their last seven games last season to finish 7-6, and coach Larry Fedora’s team is on the same path in 2014. North Carolina edged Virginia 28-27 on Saturday to improve to 4-4 overall...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Marquise Williams
The ACC owned the spotlight last Saturday night, as the Florida State-Notre Dame matchup was one of the best - and highest viewed - games of the 2014 college football season.This week, there’s a different flavor of games in the conference....
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Jameis Winston
Florida State and Notre Dame are two of college football’s marquee programs, and the Fighting Irish and Seminoles meet on Saturday night in one of the top games for Week 8. The matchup between Florida State and Notre Dame headlines the action...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Jameis Winston
At the midpoint of the 2014 season, familiarity reigns in the ACC. Florida State is clearly the No. 1 team in the league, and uncertainty overshadows the Coastal Division.The Seminoles are likely to be favored by at least 10 points in every game...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Marcus Paige
College basketball season is creeping up fast, and Athlon Sports is counting down to Midnight Madness and the start of practice on Oct. 17.  No. 6 North Carolina is looking to reclaim its status as a powerhouse program after two subpar...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Duke Johnson
It’s a less than a full slate of ACC action this week, but there are a few intriguing divisional games, especially in the Atlantic. However, the most important matchup this Saturday is the lone game that involves a pair of teams from the...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Dabo Swinney
Clemson and North Carolina head into Week 5 with two totally different vibes surrounding both programs. Sure, the Tigers lost at Florida State, but there’s plenty of excitement with freshman Deshaun Watson ready to takeover as the starting...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Jamison Crowder
The ACC was in the spotlight last Saturday night, as Florida State defeated Clemson in overtime to extend its winning streak to 19 games.The Seminoles hit the road for the first time in conference play this year, traveling to Raleigh to take on an...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Three games into the 2014 season and it’s apparent North Carolina’s defense is still a major question mark. And in the Coastal Division where all seven teams exist with little separation, the Tar Heels’ struggles on this side of...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Cole Stoudt
After a week of surprises in non-conference action, the focus in the ACC shifts slightly to league play. Clemson-Florida State and Virginia Tech-Georgia Tech headline a solid slate of games for Week 4. And in non-conference matchups, East Carolina...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago

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