Avery Trendel

Johnson, No. 11 Tar Heels Conquer the Green Wave

UNC senior forward Brice Johnson, along with the rest of the Tar Heel men’s basketball team, had a night to forget in Saturday’s loss to Texas. But on Wednesday at the Dean Dome, Johnson scored a career-high 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the No. 11 Tar Heels improved to 8-2 this year with a 96-72 victory over the Tulane Green Wave. After picking up three fouls in the first half against Texas, Johnson was rendered ineffective for most of the loss. Then he found out that his tag-team partner in the low post—junior Kennedy Meeks—would miss at...

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Hicks Gets His Chance Against Tulane

Down to No. 11 in the most recent AP Top 25 Poll after losing at the buzzer against Texas this past Saturday, the UNC men’s basketball team returns to the Smith Center on Wednesday night to take on the Tulane Green Wave. Now at 7-2 on the season, the Tar Heels will look to bounce back against Tulane, which enters the game at 6-4 so far this year. But in order to do that, UNC will again have to play without one of its starters. It was announced recently that junior forward Kennedy Meeks, who is averaging career-highs in...

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UNC Football’s Fifth-Year Seniors Have Seen It All

As UNC’s incredible football season approaches its conclusion, all five of the team’s fifth-year seniors each celebrated another milestone this past Sunday—as they graduated from school and put one of the final touches on their difficult, but triumphant, journeys. Recruited by former head coach Butch Davis back in 2011, redshirt seniors Marquise Williams, Landon Turner, Jeff Schoettmer, Sam Smiley, and Romar Morris were thrown right into the midst of the NCAA academic scandal as soon as they set foot in Chapel Hill. Soon after, Davis—the man who brought them here—was fired. Following a season under interim coach Everett Withers,...

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Stunned At the Buzzer: Felix’s Shot Lifts Texas Past No. 3 UNC

For the second time in as many tries this season, the No. 3 UNC men’s basketball team was stunned on the road—falling 84-82 to the Texas Longhorns thanks to a mid-range jump shot by guard Javan Felix that went through the net as time expired. With the game tied at 82 after Marcus Paige found Brice Johnson underneath the basket for an easy lay-up, Texas ran down the floor and saw a wild three-point attempt by Isaiah Taylor produce a long rebound—which went straight to Felix, who nailed the shot with no defender near him to lift his team’s...

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No. 9 UNC Lays the Smackdown on Davidson, 98-65

In their first game since defeating No. 2 Maryland this past Tuesday, the No. 9 UNC men’s basketball team put together another impressive performance on Sunday—blowing out the Davidson Wildcats by a score of 98-65. Davidson entered Sunday with a 5-0 record, but could never seem to get rolling as Coach Bob McKillop’s team drops to 5-1 with its first loss of the year. The Wildcats allowed the Tar Heels to score the game’s first 10 points, and were unable to shoot their way back into it—making just 34 percent of their shots thanks to some stingy defense by...

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Tar Heels Come Up Short In ACC Title Game: Clemson Wins 45-37

Charlotte — Entering Saturday it had been 35 years since the UNC football team last won an ACC Championship. That number will now go to 36, as the nation’s number one team–the Clemson Tigers–defeated the No. 10 Tar Heels 45-37 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte behind an incredible effort from their star quarterback, sophomore Deshaun Watson. Staking his claim for the Heisman Trophy, Watson absolutely annihilated UNC’s defense all game long–to the tune of 420 total yards and five touchdowns. For his efforts, he also took home the game’s MVP award. Clemson now improves to 13-0 and will be a prime...

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ACC Championship a “Legacy Game” For UNC

It all comes down to this. Back in Charlotte at Bank of America Stadium, the same place where it picked up its first—and only—loss of the season, the No. 10 UNC football team now finds itself playing for the ACC Championship and a chance at the College Football Playoff. The only obstacle? The undefeated Clemson Tigers—America’s top ranked team. This season has already been one of the most successful in UNC’s school history, with an 11-game win streak following the opening loss to South Carolina propelling the team to an 11-1 record. Under head coach Larry Fedora, the Tar...

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He’s Back: Paige Scores 20, Leads Tar Heels Past No. 2 Maryland

In front of an electric, packed house at the Dean Smith Center on Tuesday night, senior point guard Marcus Paige returned to the UNC starting lineup and scored 20 points to help lead his No. 9 ranked Tar Heels past the No. 2 Maryland Terrapins 89-81. Now a member of the Big Ten, Maryland made its first trip to Tobacco Road since leaving the ACC before the beginning of last year. But the Terps came away empty-handed, as head coach Roy Williams’ team improves to 6-1 on the year, while Maryland will join the Tar Heels at 6-1–having just...

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Bring On Clemson: No. 14 UNC Rolls Past NC State, Completes 8-0 ACC Season

Pinch yourselves Tar Heel fans. You might just realize that this dream-like season is for real. Not only that,  it’s not over yet. After clinching the ACC Coastal Division last week against Virginia Tech, the No. 14 UNC football team took care of its other season-long goal in Raleigh on Saturday–defeating the rival NC State Wolfpack 45-34 behind another explosive offensive performance to earn a “State Championship”–the reward for beating all three in-state conference opponents this year. The school-record 11th consecutive victory has head coach Larry Fedora’s Tar Heels at 11-1, and also completes the program’s first 8-0 finish in the ACC—putting the...

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Tar Heels Out For Revenge Against the Wolfpack

With the ACC Coastal Division wrapped up–and a spot in the conference title game against Clemson assured—the No. 14 UNC football team has already put together its best season since 1997. It’s not over yet, though, as the Tar Heels close out the year in Raleigh against their most-hated football rivals, NC State–seeking revenge for the 35-7 loss they suffered at the hands of the Wolfpack in Chapel Hill last season. Ten straight victories have head coach Larry Fedora’s Tar Heels sitting at 10-1 this year—with a perfect 7-0 mark against conference foes. Last week’s division-clinching win over Virginia Tech...

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