Veteran UNC women’s lacrosse team hungry for Final Four success

North Carolina’s pursuit of the program’s third women’s lacrosse national title begins Sunday with a hungry team intent on getting past the national semifinals. The No. 1-ranked and top-seeded Tar Heels, the only undefeated team in the country at 18–0, play at Dorrance Field on Sunday at noon (ESPN+) against the winner of Friday’s 5 p.m. first-round game in Chapel Hill between Virginia (9–9) and Southern Cal (13–4). UNC beat the Cavaliers 17–7 on the road on April 14.More

UNC rallies with 11 straight goals for sixth consecutive ACC women’s lacrosse title

CHAPEL HILL — Winning ACC women’s lacrosse titles has become routine for powerhouse North Carolina but the No. 1-ranked Tar Heels’ route to their sixth consecutive league title on a soggy Dorrance Field was anything but routine. Perennial nemesis and No. 2-ranked Boston College had a lot to do with that for one half with the unyielding play of Eagles goalkeeper Rachel Hall, who held UNC to a season-low four first-half goals. She was no match for the Tar Heels’ incredible third-quarter offensive assault as they rallied from a three-goal deficit with 11 consecutive goals for 16–9 victory Saturday night and their 28th consecutive ACC tournament win.More

Solid pitching sends Heels into exam break with big victory

CHAPEL HILL — If North Carolina is going to turn the season around, the Tar Heels will do it with the kind of pitching that Wednesday threw them into the exam break in dominant fashion. With nearly a week in between games, Coach Scott Forbes used his top two starters, right-hander Max Carlson and left-hander Brandon Shaeffer, and they followed up good outings last weekend by holding Liberty in check.More

Another big UNC offensive day neutralized by giving up big home runs

CHAPEL HILL — Power surges have short-circuited North Carolina in recent weeks and Georgia Tech played the long (ball) game well. Homer runs, two of the five from designated hitter Tim Borden II, drove in every Yellow Jackets run in their 11–8 victory Sunday at Boshamer Stadium as Tar Heels pitching has given up 30 home runs in the last 12 games.More

With another straight-set volleyball victory, UNC heads into ACC play 11–0

By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina’s volleyball team has impressively met every challenge during its nonconference schedule, sweeping Davidson 3–0 on Saturday to take an 11–0 record into ACC play. It’s the first time that the Tar Heels have finished their nonconference schedule undefeated since the 2013 team won its first 15 games…More

No panic after UNC field hockey starts 0–2 for the first time since 1992

By R.L. Bynum There is no panic within the best field hockey program in the country. But when Carolina starts the season 0–2 for the first time since 1992, that gets the everybody’s attention. No. 1-ranked and three-time reigning national champion UNC followed up a season-opening 3–2 Friday loss to No. 2 Michigan with a…More

Tar Heel Selmon begins run at gold in Tokyo on Thursday

By R.L. Bynum Former UNC star Kenny Selmon begins his run for gold at the Olympics on Thursday in the first round of the 400-meter hurdles at Japan National Stadium in Tokyo on the first day of track and field competition. The two-time ACC champion in the event will be in lane seven as one…More

Sunday, it’s all UNC on ACC Network: Here’s what you’ll see

By R.L. Bynum Set your DVRs! ACC Network began 15 days of programming highlighting the best moments from the last year for each ACC school on July 2 with “ACC Network School Takeovers.” It’s Carolina’s turn Sunday, and you’ll be able to relive five victories over top-10 teams. In addition to eight Tar Heels victories,…More