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UNC Women’s Hoops Commit Janelle Bailey Named a McDonald’s All-American

Each year the best high school basketball players in the country–both on the men’s and women’s side–are brought together during the spring for the prestigious McDonald’s All-American game. Historically, both games have players who are headed to UNC the following season–giving fans an early glimpse of what’s to come in the future. For the second straight year, however, not a single player in the men’s game is heading to Chapel Hill–leaving 6-foot-3 center Janelle Bailey as UNC’s only McDonald’s All-American. Playing for Providence Day High School in Charlotte, Bailey has averaged 24.7 points and 12.4 rebounds per game this...

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Four UNC Women’s Lacrosse Players Selected to U.S. World Cup Team

With the 2017 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup set to begin this July in England, United States head coach Ricky Fried announced the 18-player lineup for the U.S. Women’s National Team. Included as part of that group are four Tar Heels–including current midfielder Marie McCool, a junior who was one of only two active college players to make the cut. Former UNC players joining McCool on the team will be: midfielder Laura Zimmerman (Class of 2012) and defenders Kristen Carr (2010) and Jennifer Russell (2010). The 18-player list was trimmed down from a starting group of 25...

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Women’s Tennis: UNC’s Hayley Carter and Jessie Aney Named ACC Co-Players of the Week

Coming off a 4-0 performance at the Freeman Memorial Championship this past weekend in Las Vegas, UNC women’s tennis stars Hayley Carter and Jessie Aney were selected Tuesday as the ACC’s Co-Players of the Week. Last year’s national runner-up in the NCAA Individual Tournament, Carter has gotten her senior year off to a flying start alongside Aney–UNC’s super sophomore. The dynamic duo–which together comprises the No. 2 ranked doubles pair in the country–defeated two ranked opponents across their four matches in Las Vegas on the way to the tournament title. As the Tar Heels get set to open its...

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UNC Ranked No. 9 in D1Baseball.com Preseason Top 25

With college baseball season now just a month away, D1Baseball.com released its preseason top 25 on Tuesday, with UNC checking in at No. 9 despite not making the NCAA Tournament last season. The Tar Heels return plenty of talent from last year’s roster, as they look to a forget about 2016–a year where they became the highest rated team in the RPI rankings (19) to miss out on postseason baseball. Led by Preseason First Team All-American JB Bukauskas–a right-handed pitcher from Ashburn, Virginia–UNC is again expected to roll out one of the best pitching staffs in the ACC. Shortstop...

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UNC Hires Texas A&M’s Terry Joseph as Defensive Backs Coach

Having already lost two coaches to SEC teams this offseason, UNC finally struck back late Monday night when it made a move to hire Texas A&M’s Terry Joseph as its new defensive backs coach. Joseph replaces Charlton Warren in the position after Warren decided to take the same job at Tennessee. After three seasons with the Aggies, Joseph should inherit a talented secondary at UNC that includes cornerback MJ Stewart and safety Donnie Miles–two of the Tar Heels’ best defensive players over the last couple seasons. His pass defense at Texas A&M ranked 91st in the country in 2016,...

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Roy Williams Notches 800th Career Win as No. 9 UNC Pounds Syracuse 85-68

Two days after he deployed a never-before-seen small lineup to beat Florida State, UNC head coach Roy Williams saw his team return to the style he’s become known for on Monday against Syracuse. The ninth-ranked Tar Heels pounded the ball inside with great success against the Orange’s trademark 2-3 zone on the way to an 85-68 victory at the Dean Dome—a win that gave Williams 800 for his career. With freshman center Tony Bradley out for the second straight game with a concussion, senior big men Isaiah Hicks and Kennedy Meeks were again put in a position where they...

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ACC Tabs Joel Berry as Player of the Week for Fourth Time in 2016-17

Death, taxes and Joel Berry winning the ACC’s Player of the Week Award. It was announced Monday afternoon that UNC’s star point guard earned the honor for the fourth time this season, following yet another stellar week on the hardwood–starting to make his selection each week seem like one of the few certainties this life has to offer. The junior from Apopka, Florida–who was also named Co-National Player of the Week along with teammate Justin Jackson–scored 26 points in the Tar Heels win over then-No. 9 Florida State on Saturday as they picked up their most impressive win of...

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UNC Jumps to No. 9 in AP Top 25

Despite being billed as one of the top national title contenders in all the land since the beginning of the season, the UNC men’s basketball team slipped out of the top 10 in the rankings for two weeks after losing its ACC opener. Since then, however, the Tar Heels have rattled off four straight wins–including an electrifying home victory over then-No.9 Florida State on Saturday. As a result, UNC found itself taking the Seminoles’ spot at No. 9 in this week’s AP Top 25. Villanova returned to take the No. 1 spot in the poll after Baylor–now No. 6...

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UNC Defensive Backs Coach Charlton Warren to Take Same Position at Tennessee

Just over two weeks after UNC saw defensive line coach Tray Scott leave to take the same job at Ole Miss, the Tar Heels will lose another member of their defensive staff to the SEC. Defensive backs coach Charlton Warren–who, like Scott, came to UNC prior to 2015 along with coordinator Gene Chizik–is headed to Knoxville to take over the secondary at Tennessee. Before coming to Chapel Hill, Warren coached the defensive backs at Nebraska for one season after spending nine years on the staff at Air Force–his alma mater. In his first year at UNC, the Tar Heels...

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NBC Names Joel Berry, Justin Jackson as Co-National Players of the Week

After losing its ACC opener to Georgia Tech in a stunning upset, the UNC men’s basketball team has won its last four conference games and has risen to second place in the league standings. While the Tar Heels have certainly used their depth with great success this season, two players consistently seem to shine above the rest on a game-by-game basis. Following UNC’s recent wins over Wake Forest and Florida State, NBC didn’t even try to pick one over the other–naming point guard Joel Berry and wing Justin Jackson as its Co-National Players of the Week. Both juniors in...

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