North Carolina Tar Heels Articles

Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma Football
The 2017 college football season is just around the corner, and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. The 2017 season features plenty of big names returning to the gridiron, including a standout group of...
Steven Lassan
3 days ago
Herschel Walker, Georgia Football
The inaugural edition of Athlon Sports was published in 1967, the same year that a running back named O.J. Simpson led the USC Trojans to the national championship. As we celebrate 50 years of covering the sport, we thought it would be fun to take...
Athlon Sports
4 days ago
M.J. Stewart
In college football, you can have a difficult schedule because you play some of the top-ranked teams in the land. But you can also have a difficult slate by facing quality opponents each week with very few easy games during the course of the year...
Jon Kinne
1 week ago
Ranking All 130 College Football Teams for 2017
Ranking all 130 college football teams is no easy task, but with the first Saturday of action on Aug. 26 approaching quickly, it’s never too early to see how every FBS program stacks up for 2017. At the top, Alabama leads the way as Athlon...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
Deondre Francois, Florida State Football
The ACC stuffed the trophy case last season and claimed the top spot among college football’s conferences. Clemson defeated Alabama for the national title, Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson won the Heisman Trophy, Florida State defeated...
Steven Lassan
2 weeks ago
NCAA Top 25
College football’s 2017 season starts on Aug. 26 and concludes with the national championship on Jan. 8 in Atlanta. The season is still a few months away, but it's never too early to project and rank college football's top...
Steven Lassan
2 weeks ago
Larry Fedora, North Carolina Football
After a three-year run which saw North Carolina win the ACC Coastal in 2015 and finish no worse than a tie for third the other two seasons, the Tar Heels are practically starting over. Six starters return on each side, but the offense is looking to...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
Dabo Swinney
Predictions for any FBS conference and all 130 college football teams are an inexact science. Some teams are just a bigger mystery than others or a hard program to get a read on for the upcoming year. Coaching changes, transfers, players returning...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
Lamar Jackson, Louisville Football
The ACC had a banner year in 2016, as Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson claimed the Heisman Trophy, and Clemson hoisted the national championship trophy after beating Alabama in Tampa. The league is poised for another standout season this fall,...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
DJ Durkin
Scheduling remains one of the most high-profile controversies surrounding college football, particularly in the new Playoff era. Like most college football controversies, it's not one the sport is likely to resolve any time soon, with...
Kyle Kensing
1 month ago
Jimbo Fisher
The coaching depth and talent has improved significantly within the ACC over the last five seasons. The top of the league is headlined by Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher, Clemson’s Dabo Swinney and Louisville’s Bobby Petrino, and a...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Dabo Swinney
Redshirt freshmen make an impact for every college football team during the course of a season, and it’s no surprise a handful of talented players are ready to push for time after sitting out the 2016 campaign. A variety of reasons could be...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Sam Darnold
With the 2017 NFL Draft in the books, it's time to take an early look at 2018 and some of the top prospects on the radar for pro scouts. Although USC quarterback Sam Darnold has just 10 career starts, the sophomore ranks as the No. 1 player in...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
This spring has certainly been fun in Chapel Hill and for North Carolina fans. Another national championship has been secured and for those that are paying attention, a trip to Omaha for the Tar Heels baseball team is a real possibility.  ...
Jon Kinne
2 months ago
Jimbo Fisher
Once again, the balance of power in the ACC weighs heavily in the Atlantic Division.   With Florida State, Clemson and Louisville bringing back what they do, those three teams all look like top 15-type squads heading into the 2017 college...
Adam Kurkjian
2 months ago
Deondre Francois
How has the ACC remodeled its football product in recent years? By playing the best.   And eventually beating the best.   Clemson is the defending national champion, the league’s second title winner in the past two years. Few...
Matt Fortuna
2 months ago
Can North Carolina finish what it started a season ago? Or will Gonzaga cap off a memorable season with its first national championship?   Both teams needed to survive late rallies in the Final Four to reach Monday night's national...
John Coon
2 months ago
Lamar Jackson
Spring practice is a busy time for all 130 college football teams, and it's no secret most of the attention in offseason workouts starts with the quarterback position. The 2017 crop of quarterbacks starts with defending Heisman Trophy...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Kentucky earned a chance to avenge a regular season loss in the NCAA Tournament. Now North Carolina wants to do the same.   The Tar Heels and the Wildcats will engage in a rematch with a Final Four berth on the line in the South Regional...
John Coon
2 months ago
Nine ACC teams earned NCAA Tournament bids. Only North Carolina remains after the first weekend.   The top-seeded North Carolina Tar Heels (29-7) earned the regular season ACC championship and have played like champions so far in reaching...
John Coon
3 months ago
A No. 16 seed has never beaten a No. 1 in NCAA Tournament history and it's probably not going to happen here either. Texas Southern out of the SWAC began its season on a 16-game road trip and was blown out by the likes of Arizona, Cincinnati...
Matt Josephs
3 months ago
The departures of Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson led many to believe that North Carolina would take a step backwards in 2016-17. Fortunately, that has not been the case. The Tar Heels won their second consecutive outright ACC regular season...
Rob McVey
3 months ago
The departures of Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson led many to believe that North Carolina would take a step backwards in 2016-17. Fortunately, that has not been the case. The Tar Heels won their second consecutive outright ACC regular season...
Rob McVey
3 months ago
Deondre Francois
The countdown to the 2017 college football season is already underway, as spring practices and position battles for spots on the depth chart for all 130 teams across the nation are already in progress in offseason workouts. And one...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Deondre Francois
The ACC finished 2016 on a high note and the momentum for this league should carry into 2017. Clemson is the reigning national champions, and even though coach Dabo Swinney has plenty of holes to fill this spring, the Tigers should be a threat...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago

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