Stewart adds offensive punch as Love pitches UNC to NCAA win

By R.L. Bynum Could Will Stewart provide the extra factor that propels North Carolina to a decent run in the NCAA baseball tournament? Stewart, a freshman who had been out since March 14 because of a hamate injury, went 2-for-3 and drove in three runs, Brett Centracchio went 3-for-4 and Danny Serretti was 2-for-5 with …

UNC headed to Lubbock Region as a No. 3 seed

By R.L. Bynum After a satisfying victory over N.C. State in the ACC tournament, North Carolina will try to build on that momentum this week at the Lubbock Regional in Texas as the No. 3 seed in that region. According to the NCAA tournament committee, UNC was one of the last four teams to make …

Where and when to watch as 6 more UNC teams go for NCAA titles

By R.L. Bynum North Carolina’s thrilling 4–3 overtime victory Sunday over Michigan for the Tar Heels’ third consecutive field hockey national championship could be just the start of a highly decorated spring for the University of National Champions. Six other Tar Heels teams still have shots at the national championships. You can cheer on four …

Davis talks about Bacot’s return, better spacing and preference for versatile big men

By R.L. Bynum The headline from Jon Rothstein’s podcast interview with Carolina coach Hubert Davis released Monday came from when the first-year coach casually mentioned that center Armando Bacot would come back next season. Bacot, who has played two seasons at UNC, was generally expected to return even though he is going through the NBA …

Six former Tar Heels on training-camp rosters as WNBA preseason practice starts

By R.L. Bynum There were six former Tar Heels on WNBA rosters last year and there potentially could be at least six this season. That’s possible even though three who played in the league last season weren’t on a training-camp roster as preseason practice began Sunday. The only former UNC players who were on WNBA …

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 …

Stretch-four forward Manek transferring to UNC

By R.L. Bynum Hubert Davis dipped in the transfer portal again on Friday, luring Oklahoma forward Brady Manek, a former four-star recruit, to Carolina. Manek, who entered the transfer portal on April 2, announced his decision on Twitter Friday afternoon. https://twitter.com/BradyManek/status/1383141372887113730 The 6–foot–8 stretch-four forward will be a graduate transfer with one year of eligibility …

Sparks pick Watts No. 10 overall in first round of the WNBA draft

By R.L. Bynum After one season back in Chapel Hill, it’s a return to Los Angeles for Stephanie Watts after she became the 21st player in Carolina history to be picked in the WNBA draft and the ninth to go in the first round. The 5–11 guard became only the second Carolina player to be …

Kessler transferring to Auburn

By R.L. Bynum The message Walker Kessler got from Hubert Davis must not have been that different than the one he got from Roy Williams. Monday, Kessler announced on Instagram that he’s transferring to Auburn days after Davis publicly stated that he wanted the big man to stay in Chapel Hill. Kessler visited the Auburn …

McKoy comes home, transferring from Virginia to UNC

By R.L. Bynum UNC coach Hubert Davis went inside the conference to grab a player from the transfer portal, luring Justin McKoy from Virginia. Justin McKoy The 6-foot-8, 215-pound power forward is coming home in a sense considering McKoy played his high school ball at Cary’s Panther Creek High School, where he was rated as …