Tar Heels in NBA: Streak for Knicks, Bullock snapped; Anthony talks about his development

By R.L. Bynum Reggie Bullock had another big game Monday but it wasn’t enough to extend New York’s winning streak. Bullock collected 17 points and four 3-pointers but Phoenix snapped the Knicks’ nine-game win streak with a 118–110 victory. Cameron Johnson came off the bench for the first time in three games and has scored …

Howell, UNC provide glimpse of why expectations are so high

By R.L. Bynum On a rainy, messy spring day at Kenan Stadium, fans got a glimpse of Carolina’s Heisman Trophy candidate and a look at other key elements that will make the Tar Heels a highly ranked team next season. Sam Howell connected on 6 of 10 passes for 118 yards and one touchdown and …

UNC will be back to finishing football season against N.C. State in 2021, opens at Virginia Tech

By R.L. Bynum After playing rival N.C. State in the middle of the season for the first time since 2013, it will be back to facing the Wolfpack in the regular-season finale again in the 2021 season. This season, the rivals will play on the day after Thanksgiving. Carolina’s football schedule, in likely the final …

Tar Heels in NFL: Big NFL debut for Antonio Williams; several UNC alums make playoffs

By R.L. Bynum The feel-good Week 17 story for Carolina fans was Antonio Williams’ NFL debut for the Buffalo Bills. In the Bills’ 56–26 home win over the Miami Dolphins, Williams ran for 63 yards and two touchdowns and caught a pass for 20 more yards. https://twitter.com/BuffaloBills/status/1345831696386699265?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1345831696386699265%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.syracuse.com%2Fbuffalo-bills%2F2021%2F01%2Fwho-is-antonio-williams-bills-udfa-rb-scores-twice-in-buffalos-week-17-win.html It was an impressive first game for Williams, …

UNC’s defense shines for three quarters before Texas A&M surges to victory

By R.L. Bynum MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. –– North Carolina players at the Orange Bowl heard the doubters who didn’t give the Tar Heels a chance after four stars opted out of the game against the highest-ranked team to miss the College Football Playoff. The defensive unit, which was shaky at times during the regular season, …

Game planning on Christmas gives way to redistribution process for UNC’s Longo

By R.L. Bynum North Carolina offensive coordinator Phil Longo enjoyed a high-energy Christmas morning with his four kids and spent that afternoon coming up with a game plan for the Orange Bowl against Texas A&M. The morning gave him some nice holiday memories but the work he did in the afternoon had a short shelf …

UNC dealing with offensive reboot heading into Orange Bowl

By R.L. Bynum When you’re about to play the program’s first major bowl game in 71 years, it isn’t the best time to reboot an offense. But that’s just what No. 13 North Carolina is doing after its two best running backs and one of its best receivers opted out of the Orange Bowl. Running …

Tar Heels in NFL: Trubisky throws for 265 in big win; Big catches for Hollins, Ebron; Holcomb, Boston play well

By R.L. Bynum While the Chicago Bears — and the media and fans — debate whether they should re-sign quarterback Mitch Trubisky, he’s throwing together some good arguments to keep him with the Bears. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HMFZ4GBR18&t=472s&ab_channel=ChicagoBears Trubisky threw for 265 and two touchdowns and ran for another score in Chicago’s 41–17 road victory over the Jacksonville …

Tar Heels in NFL: Bernard scores twice in Bengals’ upset; Ebron hurt; Trubisky solid again

By R.L. Bynum In a frustrating season for Gio Bernard and the Cincinnati Bengals, it was another Monday night to remember against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bernard, who had four touchdowns on the season coming into the game, scored on a rushing touchdown and a receiving touchdown to lead the Bengals to a stunning 27–17 victory …

Now 15th in CFP rankings, one hurdle between UNC and Orange Bowl

The Tar Heels head to the Orange Bowl if No. 2 Notre Dame and No. 3 Clemson make the College Football Playoff By R.L. Bynum There is only one remaining hurdle between North Carolina and a trip to the program’s first major bowl since 1950 after the Tar Heels leapfrogged over Miami in the latest …