UNC’s dominant athletic year earns fourth-place Director’s Cup finish, the best since 2009, to easily lead the ACC

By R.L. Bynum Carolina proved again to have the most dominant overall athletics program in the Atlantic Coast Conference and one of the best in the country. Sparked by a third consecutive field hockey national title and seven top-10 NCAA finishes, UNC finished fourth overall in the NCAA Directors’ Cup standings at 1,126.25 points, just …

Johnson talks about Suns loss after his career-best playoff scoring night isn’t enough

By R.L. Bynum Cameron Johnson had a career-best playoff scoring night with a playoff-high three 3-pointers but they weren’t enough to help his Phoenix Suns close out the Los Angeles Clippers. Los Angeles avoided elimination with a 116–106 road victory Monday to trim Phoenix’s series lead to 3–2 and send the series to L.A. for …

UNC hosts Michigan in ACC-Big Ten Challenge

By R.L. Bynum North Carolina will face Michigan at home next season in the 23rd ACC-Big Ten Challenge as the Tar Heels try to end a three-game losing streak in the event. The game will be on the third of three nights of the Challenge on Wednesday, Dec. 1. You can probably bet on a …

Johnson’s good shooting isn’t enough for Suns; was he getting enough shots?

By R.L. Bynum Could it be time for the Phoenix Suns to give Cameron Johnson more shots? For only the fifth time this season and the first time in the playoffs, Johnson has scored in double figures for a third consecutive game. But it wasn’t enough Thursday as the host Los Angeles Clippers beat Phoenix …

Four-star point guard Trimble, Tokoto’s brother, commits to UNC

By R.L. Bynum Hubert Davis has been a big advocate of keeping it in the Carolina family, and he did that big time with a four-star point guard on Wednesday.Seth Trimble, the brother of former Carolina player J.P. Tokoto, committed Wednesday to UNC, giving Davis some backcourt depth and possibly flexibility should Caleb Love or …