Joel Berry, K.J. Smith join ACC Network as analysts

By R.L. Bynum You’ll no longer be able to watch Joel Berry II play basketball but can get his insights on television. Berry announced his retirement as a player in August. He, along with another former Tar Heel guard, K.J. Smith, have joined ACC Network as analysts. Berry’s first appearance on the network was on …

4 down, 2 to go: Flanagan’s run through 6 major marathons in 7 weeks continued with 2 in 2 days

By R.L. Bynum Monday capped a crazy 16 days of running four marathons for former Carolina runner Shalane Flanagan, with still two marathons and 27 days to go. The Olympian, three-time national champion at UNC and 2017 New York City Marathon winner finished the Chicago Marathon on Sunday and the Boston Marathon on Monday in …

Tar Heels in NFL: Carter, Bernard TDs; Holcomb INT; Amazing run by ‘ ’Lil Pinball’ Williams

By R.L. Bynum The second touchdowns of the season for running backs Michael Carter and Giovani Bernard, a Cole Holcomb interception and another impressive Javonte Williams run highlighted the Week 5 efforts of Tar Heels in the NFL. Carter started again for the New York Jets (1–4) in their 27–20 loss to the Atlanta Falcons …

Hoops hype begins this week with ACC Tipoff, Late Night

By R.L. Bynum With Carolina basketball season less than a month away, the anticipation ramps up this week with the ACC Tipoff media gathering in Charlotte Tuesday and Wednesday and Late Night at the Smith Center on Friday night at 7:30. It starts on Tuesday with the men’s basketball portion of ACC Tipoff. Sophomore guard …

Familiar, painful storylines produce dreadful day for UNC

By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL —The storylines frightening to Tar Heels fans combined to give them a dreary game to go with the dreary weather. The forehead slaps added up with the familiar issues. Get beaten by a running quarterback? Check. A rough game against Florida State? Check. Getting dominated on both sides of the …