North Carolina Tar Heels Articles

ACC Football
When putting together Athlon Sports' college football magazine and preseason Top 25 each year, a huge part of the process is scheduling. Non-conference games, crossovers, home-road splits and timing all play a role in determining order of...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
Michigan State Spartans
Michael Vick was first. Then Vince Young. Then it was Tebow, RG3, Johnny Football and Super Mariota. The super quarterback is a relatively new phenomenon in college football that changed the way game is played forever. With new rules...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
Jared Goff
The 2015 college football season is still a few months away, but it’s never too early to project how the upcoming year will play out on the field. Athlon Sports has released its top 25 for this season and continues the countdown to September...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
James Conner
The ACC is losing some offensive star power with the departure of Florida State’s Jameis Winston and Miami’s Duke Johnson to the NFL. But there’s a talented group of young players ready to step up this season, starting with...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
James Conner
Five players in the ACC topped the 1,000-yard mark in 2014, with three of those players slated to return in 2015. Pittsburgh’s James Conner and Florida State’s Dalvin Cook are the top options returning at running back, and both players...
Steven Lassan
9 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
9 months ago
Virginia Tech Hokies
The old saying “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” couldn’t be more true when it comes to ranking college towns. Do you prefer larger metropolitan areas? Do you enjoy the isolated peace and quiet of a quaint, small town?...
Braden Gall
9 months ago
North Carolina’s uniform is one of the best in the ACC, and the Tar Heels will open 2015 with a revamped design to the helmet, jersey and pants. By no means is this a drastic redesign for North Carolina. However, the uniform features...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Gene Chizik
For now, public shaming will need to be part of the rebuilding process of the North Carolina defense. Even in spring, there’s plenty of it to go around. Gene Chizik is in Chapel Hill to fix one of the worst defenses in school...
David Fox
9 months ago
Florida State Seminoles
Is it easier to win at Florida State or Clemson? How about North Carolina or Miami? Which program provides the most support? Which program has access to the best players? Which program has proven it can succeed at a high level over time?...
Braden Gall
9 months ago
North Carolina Tar Heels
Larry Fedora is entering a critical season in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels are 13-11 in ACC play in three seasons with him at the helm and it’s a big reason why he made a big switch on defense. Gene Chizik is now running the unit in an...
Braden Gall
10 months ago
The best team doesn’t always win the NCAA Tournament. Many of greatest rosters ever assembled failed to cut down the nets in the one-and-done, single-elimination Madness of March. These are the 15 best teams that never won the NCAA Tournament...
Nathan Rush
10 months ago
Marcus Paige
Wisconsin and North Carolina have met only one time in the NCAA Tournament, and if this weekend’s Sweet 16 meeting is anything like their first clash, the fans are for a treat. In 2005, Bo Ryan’s sixth-seeded Badgers gave the...
Braden Gall
10 months ago
Marquise Williams
This spring marks Year 4 of the Larry Fedora era at North Carolina and unfortunately, things have been trending in the wrong direction for the Tar Heels’ football program. Despite playing in a second straight bowl game (ineligible in Fedora...
Mark Ross
10 months ago
Louisville Cardinals
 Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan go in-depth with an early 2015 ACC conference preview. Has the ACC elevated itself into national prominence with the likes of the SEC and Pac-12? Who are the best quarterbacks in the league and...
Braden Gall
10 months ago
Florida State Seminoles
Never before has scheduling been a bigger issue than the 2014 College Football Playoff. The committee clearly took a stance on Baylor’s weak non-conference matchups and it cost the Bears a chance at the national championship. That...
Braden Gall
11 months ago
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
11 months 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
11 months 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
11 months 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
12 months 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
12 months 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

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