By Jeremy Gerlach

    All The Time In The World

    March 25, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    SAN ANTONIO — Nate Britt needed more time, said Danny Green. Like a protective older brother, Green had hustled to beat the waves of media into Carolina’s season-ending locker room and was hunched with his arm around the freshman, almost shielding him entirely from the circling photographers. Just minutes earlier, Britt had called the “timeout […]


    The Mysteries of March Madness

    March 22, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    SAN ANTONIO — March is all about omens. With the consistently-inconsistent 2014 North Carolina Tar Heels, the basketball gods have been holding their cards close to the chest. After wins against top-ten teams like Duke, Louisville, Michigan State and Kentucky, coupled with inexplicable losses to UAB, Miami and Belmont, the Carolina faithful now take any […]

  • Ahead of the Curve

    January 13, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Though UNC-Chapel Hill’s athletic department released a new strategic plan for redefining the interaction between collegiate sports and academics Wednesday, several Carolina athletes have been ahead of their time in this regard. Tony Waldrop provides a particularly sterling example. A former NCAA and World Record holder for the indoor mile (a blistering 3:55), he competed, […]

  • Life on the Road in the ACC

    December 31, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Until at least Fall 2013, the Atlantic Coast Conference won’t include any members from landlocked states. Before more variables are introduced, let’s rank the best (and the worst) of the ACC’s road venues. In full disclosure, I’ve only experienced these seven schools as a traveling student-athlete; this is an assessment of each town’s overall college […]

  • "You're With Us"

    December 21, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Kirk Urso and my Carolina Family There is a small photo mural on the wall by the Olympic sports equipment room, hidden under Carmichael gymnasium down two flights of stairs. Footballers, track stars and jocks of all stripes pass it on the way to get our Nike-issued gear for the upcoming week. Fittingly, the mural […]

  • "Don't Mess This Up"

    December 18, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    My one-day stint as a Carolina and Duke Football Recruit It’s no secret that UNC and Duke squabble over basketball recruits. From Michael Jordan to Jason Williams, each school has coveted its neighbor’s latest gem. But that’s old news. What about the other side of the equation? What about a prospect’s fight for the affectations […]