By Matt Paul
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    Ex-Heel Neal Excels As Apex Coach

    March 6, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    David Neal will never forget the time he walked into his college basketball coach’s office for a chat. “We need you to be a great teammate,” Neal remembers the coach telling him. “and be REALLY enthusiastic.” The words from nearly two decades ago stuck with Neal due to who they came from: legendary former Tar […]

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    Orange Boys Advance To 3A NCHSAA Basketball Sectionals

    February 28, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    J.D. Brooks and Tay Jones were a dynamic duo Friday night, powering the Orange High boys basketball team to an 86-78 defeat of Eastern Alamance in the third round of the 3A NCHSAA state playoffs.

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    Giving A Hoots For Tar Heel Hoops

    February 26, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Rising through the ranks to an important position can still be achieved, as Eric Hoots can attest. Hoots, the Assistant to the Athletic Director for Men’s Basketball and Director of Player Development for the UNC men’s basketball team, served as the Tar Heels varsity manager a decade ago (when he roomed with now-UNCG-coach Wes Miller). […]

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    Chapel Hill Girls Remain Perfect, Win Big Eight Postseason Title

    February 21, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    Using a sizzling 19-4 fourth quarter scoring run, the Chapel Hill Tigers toppled the Cardinal Gibbons Crusaders 48-38 Friday evening in the girls 3A Big Eight championship game at Chapel Hill High School.

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    Southern Plays Complete Game, Denies Orange Big Eight Title

    February 21, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    Amari Hamilton poured in 24 points, including his team’s first five points and clutch free throws down the stretch, as Southern Durham overpowered Orange 67-53 in the boys’ 3A Big Eight championship game Friday night at Chapel Hill High School.

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    Taking Shots At Tar Heels Offense

    February 20, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Seven straight wins, including several of the double-digit variety, with a few come-from-behind victories sprinkled in and all seems well again in Tar Heel country, right? Well, not quite. As UNC coach Roy Williams will tell you, there’s ALWAYS room for improvement, and that’s true for this squad as well. Despite a now impressive 18-7, […]

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    VIDEO: Chapel Hill Tiger Girls Complete Perfect Regular Season

    February 17, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    The Tigers capped a perfect regular season Monday night, rolling over visiting Cardinal Gibbons 46-28 to improve to a remarkable 23-0 overall.

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    Brice Is Simmering For Tar Heels

    February 12, 2014 at 10:02 am

    With a talented and deep pool of players emerging for the Tar Heels, reserves in particular must make the most of their minutes to consistently take the floor. Sophomore forward Brice Johnson has done just that, scoring 10 points with four rebounds (three offensive), three steals and two blocks in Sunday’s 73-62 win over Notre […]

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    The View From The Risers

    February 5, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    Passion, pride and patience … plenty of patience. That’s what it takes to be among “The Risers,” the student cheering section at UNC basketball games at the Smith Center. Just ask UNC students and friends Jane Zorowitz and Marta Case. The pair waited about four hours, mostly in biting cold temperatures on a recent Sunday […]

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    Meeks Makes The Most Of His Minutes

    January 22, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    Looking for a bright spot when it comes to the Tar Heels poor play of late? Well, there is one (and a big one literally and figuratively, at that) in 6’9″ freshman forward Kennedy Meeks. Meeks scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds in Monday’s disappointing 76-61 loss to Virginia, which dropped the struggling Tar […]