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  • Tar Heels have been clicking on offense in recent weeks (Todd Melet)

    Tar Heels Hope To Hit Lucky Seven In Hostile Territory

    January 30, 2015 at 8:32 am

    The No. 13 North Carolina men’s basketball team, 17-4 overall and 7-1 in ACC play, travels to No. 10 Louisville, 17-2 on the season and 5-2 in the league, to take on the defensive-minded Cardinals Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. in a pivotal ACC showdown.

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    Orange Wrestling wins Big 8 Championship over Chapel Hill

    January 29, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    The Orange High wrestling team maintained its local dominance with a 51-15 victory over Chapel Hill to clinch the Big 8 Conference Championship. The Panthers, under head coach Bobby Shriner, have now won 12 consecutive conference championships. Joe Scott (138), Melik Jiminez (152), Alex Coates (160), Peyton Wilson (195), and Mitchell Copeman (126) all recorded […]

  • Jeff Schoettmer with the Tar Pit student section (Elliott Rubin)

    2015 FB Slate Full of Intrigue for Tar Heels

    January 29, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    A season-opening showdown in Charlotte against South Carolina, seven home games at Kenan Stadium and a Thursday night road contest at Pittsburgh highlight the 2015 Tar Heel football schedule.

  • Nate Britt knocked down a career-high four 3-pointers Monday night (Todd Melet)

    Erratic Tar Heels Persevere Past Orange Zone

    January 26, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    The No. 13 North Carolina men’s basketball team battled by Syracuse Monday night in the Smith Center to record its sixth straight ACC victory and improve to 17-4 overall.

  • Justin Jackson using some silky touch (Todd Melet)

    Tar Heels, Orange Face Off Monday Night

    January 25, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    The No. 15 North Carolina men’s basketball team, 16-4 overall and 6-1 in conference play, will square off with the Syracuse Orange, 14-6 on the season and 5-2 in the ACC, Monday night inside the Smith Center

  • Kennedy Meeks flanks FSU's Kiel Turpin (Todd Melet)

    Gritty Tar Heels Conquer Improving Seminoles

    January 24, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    The No. 15 North Carolina men’s basketball team downed Florida State, 78-74, Saturday afternoon in the Smith Center to improve to 16-4 overall and 6-1 in the ACC.

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    UNC Scouting Report: FSU Coach Leonard Hamilton

    January 23, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    In his tenure, Florida State men’s basketball head coach Leonard Hamilton has transformed the Seminoles, who won the 2012 ACC Tournament title, from an afterthought into a formidable force in college basketball.

  • Paige and the Tar Heels are rolling (Todd Melet)

    Surging Tar Heels Take On Struggling Seminoles

    January 23, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    The No. 15 North Carolina men’s basketball team, 15-4 on the season and 5-1 in the ACC, returns to the Smith Center Saturday for a 2 p.m. tipoff with 10-9 Florida State.

  • UNC got a variety of contributions to earn victory (Todd Melet)

    ‘Road Warrior’ Tar Heels Easily Top Deacs

    January 21, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    The No. 15 North Carolina men’s basketball team used a blistering offense to cruise past Wake Forest , 87-71, inside Joel Coliseum Wednesday evening. The Tar Heels improved to 15-4 overall and 5-1 in ACC play.

  • Roy Williams speaks to his bench (Todd Melet)

    Carolina Set To Clash With Wake Forest In Winston-Salem

    January 20, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    The No. 15 North Carolina men’s basketball team, 14-4 on the season and 4-1 in conference, will aim for its fourth ACC win in a row Wednesday evening inside Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem.

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