By Matt Oakes Sports Director, Columnist & Commentator // UNC 2013
  • 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.

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    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.

  • Marcus Paige (Todd Melet)

    No. 6 Tar Heels Open With Upset-Minded Eagles

    November 13, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    The No. 6 North Carolina men’s basketball team opens up its regular season Friday night with an 8 p.m. tipoff against the upset-minded N.C. Central Eagles.

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    The Grid: Playoffs – Opening Round

    November 13, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    We’ve reached the playoffs in high school football, and three of our area schools will be looking to get past the first round under the lights tonight and take the first step to a state championship.

  • Pat Bostick (Southbendtribute.com)

    Scouting Report: Radio Analyst & Former Pitt QB Pat Bostick

    November 13, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    WCHL’s Matt Oakes had the chance to chat with Pittsburgh color commentator and former Panther quarterback Pat Bostick.

  • Brice Johnson gets fired up! (ACC.blogs)

    UNC Big Man Brice Johnson Upping Aggression Ante

    November 11, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    UNC men’s basketball junior forward Brice Johnson has shown flashes of brilliance for the Tar Heels in his first two seasons, but in year three, Johnson is hoping to answer head coach Roy Williams’ call and become a ‘big-time player’.

  • UNC head coach Larry Fedora looks on (Elliott Rubin)

    Larry Fedora Preaching Urgency, Confident Kicking

    November 10, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    With the college football season winding down, the urgency in the UNC locker room is high. The Tar Heels must win two of their final three contests to qualify for postseason play.

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    Southern Durham Claims Big 8 Title, Ends Orange’s Undefeated Run

    November 7, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    Reigning state champion Southern Durham won the battle of the unbeatens Friday night, dealing Orange its first loss of the season 27-23, en route to the Big Eight conference championship.

  • The Carolina bench celebrates (Todd Melet)

    Jackson, Tar Heels Get Final Smith Center Tune-Up

    November 6, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    The No. 6 North Carolina men’s basketball team will conduct its final preseason tune-up Friday night at 7:30 pm in the Smith Center when the Tar Heels welcome Belmont Abbey Crusaders to Chapel Hill for an exhibition contest.