North Carolina Tar Heels Articles

They’re the teams within the team — those cohesive little units bound together by their shared responsibilities within the larger team context.  Whether it’s the offensive linemen firing off time after time into those familiar blocking...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Through the last two weeks, Athlon Sports ranked each coach in the ACC, Atlantic 10, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC along with the top 20 coaches from outside those seven conferences.   The rankings presented a difficult...
David Fox
2 years ago
Athlon Sports likes a challenge.   Our conference-by-conference basketball coach rankings begin with the ACC, a  league dotted by new faces on the bench over the last two seasons.   The top of our rankings don’t bring too many...
David Fox
2 years ago
Kickoff for the 2012 college football season is still two months away, but it's never too early to project how the year might play out. Athlon will be taking a look at how each position stacks up in the BCS conferences and nationally...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
The college football coaching carousel was busy in the offseason, as 28 programs changed hands. Here’s how we rank the new hires: 1. Urban Meyer, Ohio State Previous Job: College football analyst, ESPN Pros: Meyer boasts an incredible 104–...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Kickoff for the 2012 college football season is still two months away, but it's never too early to project how the year might play out. Athlon will be taking a look at how each position stacks up in the BCS conferences and nationally...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
College football expansion has taken over the hearts and minds of college football junkies everywhere. The sky is falling, rivalries are dead and the future of college football is in great peril. I am here to tell you that this just simply isn’...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
As always, the NBA Draft started at breakneck speed. Commissioner David Stern came out from behind his almighty Oz curtain and was greeted as he has been for years — with aggressive booing from the Prudential Center crowd. “Thank you for the...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
The 2012 college football season is just around the corner, and Athlon continues its countdown to kickoff with a look at our first, second and third All-ACC teams for this season. Athlon's 2012 All-ACC Team First-Team Offense QB Tajh Boyd,...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Yesterday, the four commissioners of the NCAA (National Conglomerate of Athlon Authorities) conferences selected their first four programs of 16 in our realignment draft. Today, we'll continue with rounds No. 5 through No. 8. Powers like Texas...
David Fox
2 years ago
Athlon Sports’ 2012 NBA Mock Draft (updated June 27, 4:45 p.m. ET) breaks down all 30 picks in the first round, highlighting each “tier” of talent and exploring several trade rumors in the opening round of the June 28 draft. TIER 1 Potential...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
The Heisman Trophy may be the most coveted trophy in all of sports. Ten of the last 11 winners of this priceless award have been quarterbacks. And since 1950, only one time has a non-offensive skill player — e.g., quarterback, running back or...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
The media and others may have jumped the gun by anointing Florida State as the class of the ACC’s Atlantic Division in 2011, but the rest of the division will be hard-pressed to keep the Seminoles out of the conference title game again this fall...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
With the completion of Athlon's college football Top 25 for 2012, it's time to take a look at the rest of the rankings, beginning with No. 26-35.  Note: Ranking is where team is projected to finish at the end of the 2012 season. 26...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
The college football season is a couple of months away, but the countdown to 2012 has officially begun. Athlon Sports’ 2012 preseason annuals will be hitting newsstands in early June and its official top 25 countdown will begin on May 1...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
The 2012 college football season is still months away, but it's never too early to preview. Athlon continues its countdown to the upcoming season and spring previews by ranking the running backs in each of the BCS conferences. The...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
The 2012 college football season is still months away, but it's never too early to preview. Athlon continues its countdown to the upcoming season and spring previews by ranking the quarterbacks in each of the BCS conferences. The rankings take...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
The one-and-done format of the NCAA Tournament often leads to the best team going home without a title. Amazing seasons tend to crash and burn in the maelstrom that is March Madness. From the pages of Athlon Sports Monthly, we look at the best...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
The editors at Athlon Sports debate some of the hot topics surrounding the NCAA Tournament. What No. 1 seed has the toughest remaining path to the Final Four? Nathan Rush: Syracuse has not been the same since Fab Melo was suspended. The...
Mitch Light
2 years ago
by Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on twitter) and Braden Gall (@BradenGall) Ranking the coaches in any college football conference is a difficult task. Many factors play into just how successful a coach is at any school. How well are the...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Preview: Midwest Region Top Dog — North Carolina (1) After getting shot-swatting forward John Henson back from a wrist injury suffered in the ACC Tournament, the Tar Heels suffered an even worse blow when ambidextrous...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
The journey to claim the 2012 national title begins in February, March and April, as 124 college football teams open up spring practice over the next three months. Athlon will preview some of the top teams and storylines across the...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
The verdict is in and the news is not good for North Carolina. A NCAA investigation regarding improper benefits and other violations under former coach Butch Davis has concluded, with the NCAA levying some significant penalties against the...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
2012 NCAA Tournament MIDWEST REGION St. Louis Top Two – North Carolina (1), Kansas (2) The North Carolina Tar Heels (29–5, 14–2 ACC) were the preseason No. 1 team in the country in nearly every poll, including Athlon Sports’ preseason top...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
By Mitch Light Athlon Sports is in the business of preseason prognostications, so let’s look back at who we tabbed as the preseason Player of the Year in the nation’s top conferences and who deserves the award in the postseason. ACC...
Mitch Light
2 years ago

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