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By Matt Oakes Sports Director, Columnist & Commentator // UNC 2013
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    Tar Heels Aim For National Glory On Turf, Court

    December 4, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Two successful Tar Heel programs hope to take the next steps toward potential national championships this weekend. The UNC men’s soccer team hits the road at UCLA, while the Carolina volleyball squad opens up its NCAA Tournament inside the cozy confines of Carmichael Arena.

  • Kennedy Meeks and Brice Johnson defend (Todd Melet)

    Tar Heels Miss Mark, Fall Flat To Hawkeyes

    December 3, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    The No. 6 North Carolina men’s basketball team dropped a tough 60-55 decision in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, losing to the feisty Iowa Hawkeyes Wednesday evening inside the Dean Smith Center to fall to 5-2 on the season.

  • Marcus Paige on the drive (Nick Vitali)

    Paige Meets Old Friends as Tar Heels Take On Hawkeyes

    December 2, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    UNC junior point guard Marcus Paige is relishing the chance to combat some old friends from back home Wednesday night when the No. 12 Tar Heels, 5-1 on the season, welcome the 5-2 Iowa Hawkeyes inside the Smith Center for an ACC-Big Ten Challenge matchup.

  • Sylvia Hatchell and Andrew Calder (UNC Athletics)

    Championship Potential For Hatchell, Tar Heels

    December 1, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Amidst the conclusion of Tar Heel football and the beginnings of Carolina men’s basketball, the UNC women’s basketball team has flown under the radar, despite starting its season 7-0 with wins over three Top 25 teams.

  • The Tar Heels couldn't contain the Wolfpack Saturday (Elliott Rubin)

    Back to Drawing Board for Fedora, Heels

    November 30, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    UNC head football coach Larry Fedora was at a loss for words following his team’s 35-7 blowout loss to their rivals in red. The Tar Heels came into the contest on a high off the dominant Duke win, but the roles were reversed Saturday afternoon.

  • NC State ran all over UNC (Elliott Rubin)

    Wolfpack Thrashes Williams, Tar Heels

    November 29, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    The North Carolina football team couldn’t match the physicality and intensity of the N.C. State Wolfpack Saturday afternoon inside Kenan Stadium and was soundly beaten 35-7.

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    Soccer Sweet Sixteen: Tar Heels @ Tigers

    November 29, 2014 at 10:08 am

    The North Carolina men’s soccer team meets seventh-seeded Clemson Sunday evening at 6 p.m. at Historic Riggs Field in the NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship Round of 16.

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    Breakin’ It Down: NC State

    November 28, 2014 at 10:51 am

    The North Carolina Tar Heels look to back up their impressive 45-20 win at Duke with another rivalry win to close out the regular season. The 6-5 Tar Heels will welcome the N.C. State Wolfpack, also sporting a 6-5 record, to Chapel Hill Saturday afternoon for a 12:30 p.m. kickoff in the 104th meeting of […]

  • Larry Fedora's game day stroll (Elliott Rubin)

    Tar Heels Try To Tame Wolfpack In Home Finale

    November 27, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    The North Carolina football team, 6-5 overall and 4-3 in the ACC, closes out its regular season with a 12:30 p.m. kickoff Saturday afternoon against its rival from Raleigh – 6-5 N.C. State.

  • UNC will need to bring its A-game to the Bahamas this week (Todd Melet)

    Tar Heels Begin Battle 4 Atlantis, Face Bulldogs

    November 25, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    The No. 5 North Carolina men’s basketball team, 3-0 on the season, embarks on its quest for a Battle 4 Atlantis tournament title Wednesday at high noon when the Tar Heels take on the 3-0 Butler Bulldogs.