Courtney Whittington

Head Tar Heel Roy Williams Looks Back On 2012-2013

CHAPEL HILL- Despite a season-ending loss to Kansas Sunday, the predominately young North Carolina men’s basketball team has a lot to celebrate including Head Coach Roy William’s 700th victory, 25 total wins, three talented incoming recruits, and two seniors finishing a successful career. Here is Williams on the season. “It was a fun year,” says Williams. “It was a year filled with ups and downs and every time it was bad the kids bounced back and did some good things. At the end of the season they kept getting better and better and better. As a coach you love that, but you hate the way it ended in the second half against Kansas.” The win Friday night against Villanova marked Williams’ 700th victory in just 879 games. Although the Tar Heels were led mostly by lower classmen, Williams was still impressed with the season. “We treated a lot of the season with kid gloves,” says Williams. “We tried to pamper them somewhat and truly tried to push them and keep them focused. They really did a nice job of it. I was extremely proud and it was a fun team to be around.” Williams speaks highly of some of his younger players. “Big Joel [James], he’s just the kind of kid that you like,” says Williams. “James Michael [McAdoo], you just like. Marcus Paige, you want to put your arm around him and adopt him. And Reggie...

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UNC Softball Travels To Raleigh For Weekend Series Against NC State

RALEIGH- The No. 25 North Carolina softball team will travel to Raleigh this weekend to face ACC opponent NC State in a three game series. The Tar Heels stand 32-13 overall and 9-3 in conference play. In 2012 North Carolina swept the series with NC State and is 24-46 all time. The Wolfpack are 21-17-1 on the season and 5-6 in the ACC. In recent play North Carolina defeated Elon Wednesday 6-0. The Tar Heels went 6-0 last week, defeating Appalachian State Tuesday, sweeping a doubleheader against James Madison Wednesday, and then beating Virginia this past weekend 3-0. Senior first baseman Constance Orr leads the Tar Heels batting .352 with 40 RBIs on 43 hits with 25 runs. Sophomore catcher Amber Perrish adds to the team’s success batting .347 with 35 hits and 22 RBIs. Senior catcher Haleigh Dickey has 27 RBIs on 41 hits, with eight homers on the season. NC State defeated Campbell twice in a doubleheader on Wednesday. This first game is ser for 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. The second 3:00 p.m. Saturday, and finally game three will be Sunday at 1:00...

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UNC Baseball Wins Game One Of Weekend Series With VT

BLACKSBURG- The North Carolina baseball team defeated Virginia Tech in game one of its weekend three series on Friday 21-8 reaching a season high in hits and runs. The Tar Heels started off strong with six runs in the first inning. Junior catcher Brian Holberton and senior outfielder Chaz Frank each added four hits for the Tar Heels. Frank reached a career high of four RBIs and Holberton had a career high of five runs. North Carolina starting junior pitcher Kent Emanuel improved to 7-1 on the season and 24-6 overall in his career putting him tied ninth most in program history. Junior third baseman Colin Moran, freshman short stop Landon Lassiter, and sophomore infielder Michael Russell helped lead North Carolina to victory with three runs apiece. Senior first baseman Cody Stubbs had three RBIs and hit his fourth home run of season. With the win, the Tar Heels improved to 32-2 overall and 13-2 in ACC play. The Hokies fell to 22-13, 7-9. The Tar Heels will play in game two of the series with the Hoakies Saturday. North Carolina will play for its sixth ACC win. Game time is set for 2:00 p.m. in...

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The No. 1 UNC Baseball Team Continues to Succeed

CHAPEL HILL- The No. 1 North Carolina baseball team has handled high expectations successfully this season as it has suffered only two loses both to ACC teams after 31 games. Here is Head Coach Mike Fox on the season. “We got off to a good start and obviously expectations have been really high for our ball club since the very beginning and that is a little unnerving as a coach, but veteran team and I think our players just derelished those expectations and really had them of themselves,” says Fox. “As we all know we are only about half way through the season, but so far we’ve played at a very high level.” The Tar Heels opened the season 16-0, which was ended with their first loss to Miami in game one of a series. North Carolina came back to win the second two games and took the series. The second loss for North Carolina happened in game three of a series with Clemson. In the ACC Coastal Division the Tar Heels hold the top spot with a conference record of 12-2. Fox says defense has been crucial. “I really think the key to our club so far has been the fact that we’ve played well defensively,” says Fox. Senior first baseman Cody Stubbs has been named the ACC Baseball Player of the Week for his second time. Stubbs helped lead the Tar Heels to a 5-1 week as he...

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UNC Softball To Host Weekend Series With UVA

CHAPEL HILL- The North Carolina softball team is set to face ACC competitor Virginiathis weekend in a home series at Anderson Stadium with a doubleheader on Saturday and a third game Sunday. Game one of the series is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day. An ovarian cancer survivor and former Tar Heel softball team member Jamie Mayberry will throw the first pitch of the game. Short sleeve t-shirts will be sold for $25 and long sleeve for $30 with all proceeds donated to the Lineberger Cancer Center. There will also be a silent auction. In recent play last week, North Carolina defeated Appalachian St. on Tuesday (9-2) andJames Madison in a double header Wednesday (6-0, 5-3). The Tar Heels stand 28-13 overall and 6-3 in the ACC. North Carolina is 16-1 at home, giving up its only loss last weekend to Virginia Tech. Virginia is 16-6, 3-6. In recent play, the Cavaliers topped George Mason twice on Tuesday (8-0, 15-3). Virginia has one four of its last five matchups and have played five top-25 teams this season. The games will be shown live on ESPN3. On Saturday the games are set to start at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. On Sunday game time is at 1:00...

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The Tar Heels Top Maryland In Series Opener

CHAPEL HILL- The No. 1 North Carolina baseball team won the first of a three-game series Friday night against Maryland, 12-4. The Tar Heels had three crucial innings as they tallied three runs in the third inning, four runs in the fourth innings, and five runs in the seventh inning. North Carolina exceeded 10 runs for the 14th time this season. Junior left-handed pitcher Kent Emanuel played eight innings and allowed no hits into the sixth inning until freshman infielder Jose Cuas hit a home run to snap the no-hit bid. Emanuel allowed just three hits, had six strikeouts, and improved to 6-1 on the season. Freshman outfielder Skye Bolt helped lead the Tar Heels to victory as he went 3-for-5 with a double and a recorded a career-high of five RBIs. Senior first baseman Cody Stubbs also reached a career-high with four RBIs. Freshman short stop Landon Lassiter had a career-high of three runs, while Stubbs, Brian Holberton, and sophomore second baseman Mike Zolk each added two hits for the Tar Heels. The Terps recorded one run in the sixth, one in the eighth, and two in the ninth. With the win the Tar Heels improved to 27-10 overall and 10-2 in the ACC. The Terps fell to 16-3, 4-9. Game two of the series is set for Saturday at 6:00 p.m. at Boshamer Stadium as the Tar Heels aim for their fifth ACC series win of the...

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Citizen’s Police Academy: An Action-Packed Two Days To Come

CHAPEL HILL- The Chapel Hill Police Department will meet in April to host its third annualCitizen’s Police Academy. Public Information Sergeant for the Chapel Hill Police Josh Mecimore comments on what participants gain from the academy. “The purpose of it is to give citizens in the community an opportunity to experience what it’s like to be a police officer,” says Mecimore. “Citizens will see what a day in the life of a Chapel Hill police officer is.” The academy is a two-day event held over three days with two week night sessions and one Sunday session. Applicants will be broken up into two groups and each group will attend one week day session either on Wednesday, April 24 or Thursday, April 25. Attendees will meet from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. On Sunday, April 28 both groups will attend from 1:00 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. Mecimore says the short schedule will be action-packed, but beneficial. “We are trying to give a full picture of the police department in just those two days rather than stretching it out over a long period,” says Mecimore. “We’re hoping that by shortening it and by only giving vital content we will get more people involved and people can get more out of it.” The academy will include interactive sessions involving the simulation of various scenarios, a walk through of the arrest process, several discussions on...

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UNC Softball To Host Appalachian

CHAPEL HILL- The North Carolina softball team will step out of ACC play on Tuesday to face Appalachian State at home. The Tar Heels are 25-13 on the season, and 6-3 in the ACC. In recent play, North Carolina defeated Virginia Tech 2-1 in its series over the weekend. The Mountaineers hold the top spot in the Southern Conference with a 9-3 record and a 15-11 overall record. Appalachian also won its series this weekend as it swept SoCon member College of Charleston 3-0. North Carolina has yet to play any other opponents in the SoCon this season, but will later face Elon and UNC Greensboro. Appalachian fell to ACC member Florida State in a double header earlier in the season. The Tar Heels and the Mountaineers will face off at 5:00 p.m. at Anderson...

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