Bowling in Charlotte looking more likely for UNC

By R.L. Bynum If bowl projections are accurate, it’s looking more likely that North Carolina’s bowl destination will be Charlotte for a game against South Carolina. After only three of 11 projections early last week had UNC headed to Charlotte, six now predict the Tar Heels to be in the 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 30,…More

Five bowls come up in 11 UNC projections; Two lead the way

By R.L. Bynum After a 6–6 regular season, North Carolina’s bowl destination wasn’t going to be nearly as prestigious as last season when the Tar Heels lost to Texas A&M in the Orange Bowl. Where will the Tar Heels end up? Projections from 11 experts are across the board, but the most common prediction is…More

UNC blows lead in the last two minutes, falls at State

By R.L. Bynum RALEIGH — North Carolina blew a nine-point lead in the last two minutes, and a chance to ruin N.C. State’s ACC title chances. After they had gone the first 58 minutes with only three penalties, three damaging Tar Heels penalties fueled State’s efforts as the Pack took a 34–30 victory Friday night…More

Criswell, Maye show in win that post-Howell QB prospects are bright

By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL — Fans got a glimpse of what Carolina football will be like next season without Sam Howell. They liked what they saw. With the record-breaking junior quarterback out of uniform while nursing an upper-body injury, sophomore Jacolby Criswell and freshman Drake Maye got the chance to show what they could…More

Moody still going after 50 years in coaching

By Larry Penkava CHAPEL HILL — Fifty years after beginning his football career, Darrell Moody still enjoys what he’s doing. As senior advisor to UNC Coach Mack Brown, he evaluates high school talent and advises current players seeking NFL careers. Moody, 73, was a quarterback at Asheboro High School, where he and the Blue Comets…More

Impressive UNC comeback forces OT but Pitt pulls out victory

By R.L. Bynum Carolina woke up from a first-quarter nightmare fraught with bad defense, penalties and a rough performance by the Tar Heels’ offensive line. All of that flipped in the second half and UNC forced overtime. But Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett connected with Lucas Krull in overtime for an 11-yard touchdown pass to give…More