Where, when to watch UNC-Tennessee; Heels will need better start, improved defense

By R.L. Bynum Coming off another tough defensive game in Saturday’s 93–84 loss to No. 6 Purdue, Carolina tries to rebound Sunday against No. 17 Tennessee in the second of three games in four days. The Tar Heels (3–1) and the Volunteers (2–1) meet at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, …

Garcia’s monster game can’t push UNC by Purdue

By R.L. Bynum No. 18 Carolina fought well against No. 6 Purdue considering the Tar Heels were playing without their best defender and missed their best inside player because of foul trouble for most of the game. UNC (3–1) nearly overcame that all, but the Boilermakers were too dangerous from the perimeter and too physical …

Criswell, Maye show in win that post-Howell QB prospects are bright

By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL — Fans got a glimpse of what Carolina football will be like next season without Sam Howell. They liked what they saw. With the record-breaking junior quarterback out of uniform while nursing an upper-body injury, sophomore Jacolby Criswell and freshman Drake Maye got the chance to show what they could …

Tar Heel Sports Network improvises with football, basketball playing Saturday

Angell explains change in postgame network basketball coverage By R.L. Bynum When the seasons overlap, it creates logistical challenges for all reporters who cover Carolina sports and that’s especially true for the Tar Heel Sports Network. Saturday will be a good example of that with the football team playing Wofford at noon in its final …

Davis says his tight rotation is a process and he wants to play more players

By R.L. Bynum Through three games, one of the biggest differences under Coach Hubert Davis has been his tight rotation. In past seasons, Coach Roy Williams frequently played 11 or 12 players early in the season to give more players experience and see how they react in games. Williams would eventually whittle his rotation down …