Reeling Heels face tough challenge against No. 15 Oregon in Holiday Bowl

By R.L. Bynum After three consecutive losses, now unranked North Carolina’s 37th bowl game in program history will be the first played in California. The Tar Heels, 9–4 after Saturday night’s 39–10 loss in Charlotte to Clemson in the ACC championship game, will face No. 15 Oregon (9–3) in the Holiday Bowl. The game is…More

Red zones and backup QBs vex Heels again in loss to Clemson

By R.L. Bynum CHARLOTTE — After early success, Carolina’s befuddling issues in the red zone and with backup quarterbacks continued, as did the frustrating losses. The No. 24 Tar Heels repeatedly put together good drives, only to see them die or end with field goal attempts, with one of those blocked.  After a promising start…More

Many projections have UNC heading to Holiday Bowl

CHARLOTTE — North Carolina can control its bowl destination by beating Clemson in Saturday night’s ACC championship game, which would send the Tar Heels to their second Orange Bowl in three seasons. The consensus is that the Orange Bowl opponent for ACC champion on Dec. 30 will be Tennessee. ESPN’s Mark Schlabach, ESPN’s Kyle Bonagura, The Athletic, 247 Sports, Yahoo! Sports and The Action Network all project that.More

UNC falls in Top 25 ahead of ACC title game; what are Heels’ bowl projections?

North Carolina and Clemson head into Saturday’s ACC championship game in Charlotte trying to rebound after home losses to rivals that dropped both in the latest AP Top 25 poll. The Tigers (10–2) fell three spots to No. 10 after a 31–30 Saturday upset loss to South Carolina and the Tar Heels (9–3) dropped six spots to No. 24 following a 30–27 double-overtime loss to N.C. State for their second consecutive home defeat.More

Maye’s late magic not enough as UNC loses heartbreaker to Pack

By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina has gone from reaching for the stars to looking mediocre in two weeks, with numerous questions and few answers. Drake Maye still found some magic late, just not enough as N.C. State pulled out a 30–27 double-overtime victory Friday over No. 18 North Carolina. After a pair…More