North Carolina Tar Heels Articles

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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 months ago
Mark Dantonio
Ranking the college football and basketball head coaching tandems for the Power 5 conferences is no easy assignment. But that’s what Athlon Sports has set out to do this offseason, as spring practice is just starting around the nation for all...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
Nathan Peterman
A whooping 60 ACC players are scheduled attend the annual NFL Scouting Combine and the pressure will be on every one of them to showcase their skills this week (Feb. 28-March 6) in front of every franchise during the most pressure-packed job...
Bryan Fischer
8 months ago
There will be some major changes within the North Carolina football program this year; more than just the departure of defensive coordinator Gene Chizik. There will be plenty of moving parts on the field as well.   Finding a replacement for...
Jon Kinne
9 months ago
David Cutcliffe
The ACC isn’t hurting for talent in the coaching ranks. Some of the nation’s top coaches in college basketball or on the gridiron with college football reside in this conference. With Mike Krzyzewski and David Cutcliffe leading the way...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Nick Saban
Recruiting is the foundation for winning national championships, competing for CFB Playoff berths or winning at a high level in college football. While recruiting rankings aren’t 100 percent accurate, there is plenty of truth in the rankings...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Jarrett Stidham
Finding or developing a quarterback is no easy task for any college football coach. This position is one of the hardest to evaluate in high school, and quarterbacks often transfer early in their career in search of more playing time if they are...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
The ACC has won two national titles in the past four years, something no other conference can say.   That’s due in large part to better coaching hires, improved facilities and just an overall larger commitment to football. But more...
Matt Fortuna
9 months ago
Dabo Swinney
With National Signing Day in the books, the focus for the 2017 college football season shifts to spring practices and upcoming offseason workouts. While most freshmen won’t arrive until the summer, a handful of incoming recruits already hit...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago

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