Eric Montross

Carolina Community Hopeful For The Future Led By Carol Folt

CHAPEL HILL – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s future rests in the hands of its first female chancellor and brings a storied career to a storied program. “I couldn’t be more excited,” Faculty Council chair Jan Boxill said.   “I think everyone in the community’s been on pins and needles now for the last six or seven months,” Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt said.   “I am exceptionally proud of the person that we found,” General Alumni Association Board of Directors Chair Eric Montross said.   “I’m just incredibly excited to be working with Carol,” Student Body President Christy Lambden said.   “I’m really happy for Carolina and I’m happy for Carol Folt,” UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp said. Those members of the Carolina Community joined with numerous people who told Chapel Hill-Carrboro through WCHL on Friday just how excited they were to have Dr. Folt joining the Carolina Family. Hundreds of people were seen with smiles on their faces at the events on campus that ushered in the new chancellor. The last of those voices was that of current UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp who remains in office until July 1 when he takes his new position as provost at the University of Washington in St. Louis. Chancellor Thorp said he’s also very happy for himself in the culmination of this process as it shows how his...

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Eric Montross: “(Villanova Has) The Ability To Be Inconsistent In A Positive Way”

CHAPEL HILL – Former North Carolina basketball standout and current Tar Heel Sports Network analyst Eric Montross says UNC has to bring its A game Friday night, just as it did down the stretch in ACC play and in the conference tournament. “For sure, it needs to be the team that really played for the latter half of the ACC, and that would obviously include the lineup with Hairston,” Montross says. “Since that time, they really have started to play much better. We’ve seen so much growth out of Marcus Paige.” In 14 meetings with Villanova, North Carolina has dominated the series 10-4. This Wildcat team was 10-8 in the Big East and saw three big wins against Syracuse, Georgetown, and the tournament’s overall No. 1 seed, Louisville. Montross says it’s important for UNC not to look ahead to the Kansas game, but to keep with the Tar Heel mentality of one game at a time. “Villanova has two sophomores and a freshman in their starting lineup,” Montross says. “That’s going to make a big impact for them. They are consistent, but they also have the ability to be inconsistent in a positive way.” For the full interview, tune in to WCHL’s Countdown to Tipoff presented by Harrington Bank Friday at 5:00 p.m. Ron Stutts will take you up to 6:00 p.m. when Learfield Sports will get you ready...

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