By Matt Oakes Sports Director, Columnist & Commentator // UNC 2013
  • Paige and the Tar Heels tamed the Wolfpack Wednesday night (Todd Melet)

    Paige, Hicks Lead Tar Heels To Wild Rivalry Road Win

    January 14, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    The No. 15 North Carolina men’s basketball team survived N.C. State, 81-79, Wednesday night at PNC Arena to improve to improve to 13-4 on the season and 3-1 in the ACC.

  • Marcus Paige gets down in a defensive stance (Todd Melet)

    No. 15 Tar Heels Face Hungry Wolfpack In Hostile PNC Arena

    January 13, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    The No. 15 North Carolina men’s basketball team, 12-4 overall and 2-1 in the ACC, hits the road Wednesday night for a 7 p.m. tipoff in PNC Arena against the N.C. State Wolfpack, 12-5 overall and 3-1 in the ACC.

  • UNC Women's Tennis Star Jamie Loeb (UNC Athletics)

    Overshadowed Spring Sports Share Same Lofty Goals

    January 12, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    All eyes are generally fixed on the basketball hardwood this time of year in Chapel Hill, but a litany of other top-notch UNC sports programs are gearing up for their own chances at ACC and national glory.

  • An animated Roy Williams (Todd Melet)

    Roy Williams, Battling Tar Heels Traversing Tough ACC

    January 11, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    In the midst of a brutal ACC schedule, the Tar Heels got the ball to bounce their way on a wild afternoon in the Smith Center. Down 13 points to No. 5 Louisville in the second half, things looked bleak, but UNC head coach Roy Williams says he never doubted his team would rally.

  • The Tar Heels were ecstatic about the win (Todd Melet)

    Tar Heels Tame Cardinals In Thrilling Fashion

    January 10, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    The No. 18 North Carolina men’s basketball team rallied from a 13-point second half deficit to defeat No. 5 Louisville, 72-71, to improve to 12-4 overall and 2-1 in the ACC Saturday afternoon in the Smith Center.

  • Tar Heels return to the Smith Center Saturday (Todd Melet)

    Carolina Meets Louisville In Hall of Fame Coaching Matchup

    January 8, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    The No.18 North Carolina men’s basketball team, 11-4 on the season and 1-1 in the ACC, looks to rebound from a loss to No. 13 Notre Dame with a quality victory over No. 5 Louisville, sporting a 14-1 record and 2-0 mark in conference, Saturday afternoon inside the Smith Center.

  • UNC head coach Larry Fedora (Elliott Rubin)

    Fedora, Tar Heels Welcome Early Enrollees

    January 7, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    Following a disappointing 6-7 season and the news of the likely hire of former Auburn coach Gene Chizik as the defensive coordinator, UNC football head coach Larry Fedora announced the enrollment of 10 student-athletes to campus Wednesday, the first day of spring classes in Chapel Hill.

  • Marcus Paige gets down in a defensive stance (Todd Melet)

    Marcus Paige Weighs In On Tar Heels

    January 6, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    The humble Paige, although not very vocal, remains the unquestioned leader of the 11-3 Tar Heels and recently weighed in on the state of the team.

  • Marcus Paige battles through Notre Dame defenders (Todd Melet)

    Tar Heels Edged By Sharp-Shooting Fighting Irish

    January 5, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    The No. 18 North Carolina men’s basketball team fell to No. 13 Notre Dame 71-70 Monday night inside the Smith Center to fall to 11-4 on the season and 1-1 in ACC play.

  • Roy Williams gets fired up! (Todd Melet)

    Carolina, Notre Dame Square Off On ‘Big Monday’

    January 4, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    The No. 19 North Carolina men’s basketball team, 11-3 on the season and 1-0 in conference play, looks to build off the momentum of a road win at Clemson by defending its home court Monday night in an ACC battle with No. 14 Notre Dame.