UNC’s young women’s team starting to put it all together

Now that they have figured it out on defense, the offense really came around in big win over Syracuse By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL —  Seeing the big picture and watching her North Carolina women’s basketball team grow, Coach Courtney Banghart wasn’t worried when the Tar Heels narrowly lost their first two ACC games because…More

UNC rebounds impressively to decisively beat No. 18 Syracuse

Tar Heels shake off two losses to start ACC season as Kelly has best floor game of the season, Bailey flourishes inside  By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL — Anybody who doubted North Carolina’s women after two narrow road losses to start the ACC season was repeatedly shot down Thursday night. Against their first ranked opponent…More

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…More

UNC rally at Miami falls short after a crazy 60 hours

Shooting woes, turnovers follow a scheduling shuffle that leads to quick changes in travel plans By R.L. Bynum Winning on the road is tough enough already without that road you take changing on the fly. But that’s the 2020 curveball that the pandemic threw at North Carolina’s women’s basketball team in the last couple of…More

Tar Heels in NFL: Resurgent Trubisky has big game as Bears roll

By R.L. Bynum Critics have targeted the Chicago Bears ever since they selected Carolina’s Mitch Trubisky with the second overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft ahead of Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson. That criticism has been valid. But, for one Sunday, Trubisky looked better than both of those other 2017 picks as he outplayed…More

UNC jumps to No. 16 in AP poll after blowout win

Tar Heels now await Tuesday’s release of College Football Playoff rankings, ACC title game outcome By R.L. Bynum North Carolina did all it could to improve its chances of making the Orange Bowl with a 62–26 blowout Saturday at Miami. Now, the Tar Heels (8–3, 7–3 ACC) can only wait to see if they overtake…More

Heels run down shot at Orange Bowl

Carter, Williams run roughshod on Miami as UNC rolls past the Hurricanes By R.L. Bynum No. 20 North Carolina showed that it can give any team in the country a run for their money if the Tar Heels can unleash the potent running back combination of Michael Carter and Javonte Williams. No. 9 Miami was…More

UNC shakes off yet another slow start to beat NCCU

Bacot eases first-half struggles, puts up double-double; Platek’s shooting helps UNC pull away By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL —  So much for a feel-good bounce-back game for North Carolina. It did feel better for the Tar Heels late in the game but getting there was a painful process. N.C. Central showed early that it wasn’t…More

Similar young talent, early struggles for UNC’s men’s and women’s teams

Five-star combo guards Love, Kelly dealing with steep point guard learning curves By R.L. Bynum Anybody who has followed North Carolina’s men’s and women’s basketball teams closely has noticed some striking similarities in young talent and struggles early in the season. Both programs are trying to move past frustrating seasons, and are doing so with…More

Shooting woes sink UNC’s women in ACC opener

Wake Forest defeats Heels for the third consecutive time as they go 2 of 18 on 3s By R.L. Bynum Perimeter shooting was one of North Carolina’s key offensive weapons that helped the Tar Heels win their first five games. After sinking 39 3-pointers coming into their ACC opener at Wake Forest, the Tar Heels…More

Iowa’s perimeter shooting too much for Tar Heels

UNC rallies from a 12-point halftime deficit for a second straight game but again can’t finish the job By R.L. Bynum With so many young players, you knew that North Carolina was going to endure some rough nights early in the season, and the Tar Heels have learned a few tough lessons in the last…More