By Matt Oakes Sports Director, Columnist & Commentator // UNC 2013
  • Brice Johnson and JP Tokoto guard a Davidson player Sunday in Charlotte (Todd Melet)

    UNC Sports Weekend Offered Up Plenty

    November 23, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    With fall sports conducting NCAA playoffs and basketball season now in full swing, it was an eventful weekend for Tar Heel athletics.

  • Williams and the Tar Heels shone bright under the lights (Elliott Rubin)

    Tar Heels Reclaim Victory Bell, Down Duke

    November 20, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    The North Carolina football team dashed out to a commanding 28-7 halftime lead and beat rival Duke 45-20 Thursday night at Wallace Wade Stadium to improve to 6-5 on the season and in the process, gain bowl eligibility.

  • The Victory Bell (UNC Athletics)

    Tar Heels, Blue Devils Battle For The Bell

    November 19, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    The North Carolina football team, 5-5 on the season, meets 8-2 rival Duke Thursday night in front of a nationally-televised audience at Wallace Wade Stadium. The Battle for the Bell kicks off at 7:30 p.m.

  • Tar Heel tipoff (Todd Melet)

    Experience, Talent & Depth Trifecta Tantamount for Tar Heels

    November 18, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Through two games, the UNC men’s basketball team has been coasting. More challenging hurdles await, but for now, the Tar Heels are enjoying a squad equipped with experience and deep in talent.

  • Williams evades a Panther defender (Elliott Rubin)

    Fighting Fedora, Williams Eyeing Strong Football Finish

    November 17, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Through it all, the Tar Heels have continued to display a fighting spirit that filters down from two of their leaders – head coach Larry Fedora and signal caller Marquise Williams.

  • Roy Williams and the Tar Heels (Todd Melet)

    Johnson, Meeks Shine As Carolina Conquers Robert Morris

    November 16, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    The North Carolina men’s basketball team downed Robert Morris 103-59 Sunday evening in the Smith Center to improve to 2-0 on the year.

  • Marquise Williams turned in another big performance (ACC.blogs)

    Tar Heels Tame Panthers For Happy Homecoming

    November 15, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    The North Carolina football team rallied past Pittsburgh 40-35 Saturday afternoon thanks to a four-touchdown performance from quarterback Marquise Williams that electrified the Kenan Stadium crowd and evened the Tar Heels’ record at 5-5 overall and 3-3 in ACC play.

  • Tar Heels used a team effort to get by the Eagles (Todd Melet)

    Balanced Tar Heels Clip Eagles 76-60 In Home Opener

    November 15, 2014 at 1:38 am

    The No. 6 North Carolina basketball team got its season off to a winning start with balanced scoring that led to a comfortable 76-60 triumph over the N.C. Central Eagles Friday night in the Smith Center.

  • pitt

    Breakin’ It Down: Pittsburgh

    November 14, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    The North Carolina football team had two weeks to lick its wounds following a blowout 47-20 loss at Miami. The 4-5 Tar Heels will now welcome the Pitt Panthers, a squad with an identical 4-5 record, into Kenan Stadium Saturday for a 12:30 p.m. kickoff that is a must-win situation for postseason eligibility. In order […]

  • Tar Heels will be physically challenged by Pitt Saturday (Elliott Rubin)

    UNC Football Looking To Match Pitt’s Physicality Saturday

    November 13, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    The 4-5 North Carolina football team desperately needs a Homecoming win against the 4-5 Pittsburgh Panthers Saturday.

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