By Matt Oakes Covering THE compelling stories ALL the time. Sports Reporter, Columnist and Radio Personality
  • UNC WR Ryan Switzer escapes ODU's secondary on this scoring play.

    Switzer, Tar Heels Still Searching For Spark

    September 23, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    The main sparkplug, Switzer, isn’t overly concerned with the lack of a special teams score in 2014. He says it will come.

  • UNC head coach Larry Fedora (Elliott Rubin)

    Coach Fedora Challenging Soul-Searching Tar Heels

    September 22, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    UNC head football coach Larry Fedora says the Tar Heels were definitely feeling down following their frustrating 70-41 defeat at East Carolina Saturday, but Coach Fedora says it’s through adversity that the true character of a team is revealed.

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    Breakin’ It Down: ECU

    September 19, 2014 at 10:52 am

    The No. 25 Tar Heels will strive to improve to 3-0 for the first time under head coach Larry Fedora when they travel down to Greenville to take on the battle-tested ECU Pirates, fresh off a 28-21 upset victory at then-No.17 Virginia Tech. UNC leads the all-time series 12-3-1, but the Pirates smashed the Tar […]

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    The Grid: Week Five

    September 18, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Week five of high school football action on WCHL features a cross-town rivalry between the surging 3-0 Chapel Hill Tigers and the struggling East Chapel Hill Wildcats, still in search of their first win.

  • UNC offense readies for action (Elliott Rubin)

    Carolina Braces For East Carolina Collision in Pirate Country

    September 18, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    The No. 25 North Carolina football team, 2-0 on the season, hits the road looking to take down in-state rival East Carolina, sporting a 2-1 record, Saturday at 3:30 p.m. inside Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

  • Marquise Williams (ACC.blogs)

    UNC Offensive Attack Lacking Consistency

    September 17, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    UNC head football coach Larry Fedora is known for his offensive prowess, but the Carolina skipper hasn’t been satisfied with the Tar Heel attack so far in 2014.

  • ECU Head Coach Ruffin McNeill address the media. (ECU Athletics)

    Scouting Report: A Chat with ECU Head Coach Ruffin McNeill

    September 17, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    WCHL’s Matt Oakes caught up with Pirate head coach Ruffin McNeill earlier this week.

  • The Tar Heel defense has been opportunistic this season (Elliott Rubin)

    Veteran Tar Heels Prepping UNC Youth for Saturday Showdown

    September 16, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    The No. 25 UNC football team is busy preparing for the in-state showdown at East Carolina Saturday afternoon in Greenville.

  • UNC head coach Larry Fedora (Elliott Rubin)

    Coach Fedora Relishing UNC-ECU Rivalry, Chance for Revenge

    September 15, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Game week is back for the Carolina football team. And with a trip down to Greenville to face East Carolina in Pirate country on tap for Saturday, head coach Larry Fedora and the Tar Heels know they will have to be at their best to emerge with a victory and improve to 3-0 on the season.

  • Coach Fedora and Lucas Crowley (Elliott Rubin)

    UNC Making The Most of Bye Week

    September 11, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    The No. 25 North Carolina football team won’t have to game plan for an opponent on Saturday, but the Tar Heels have been working hard nonetheless in their bye week.

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