Good, but not great defense fuels another rout for UNC’s women

By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL — There have been plenty of positives in three easy Carolina women’s victories to start the season. It all starts with defense and rebounding. The Tar Heels continue to make life miserable for opposing offenses. In an 89–44 victory Wednesday over Appalachian State, they led by as many as 45 …

Moody still going after 50 years in coaching

By Larry Penkava CHAPEL HILL — Fifty years after beginning his football career, Darrell Moody still enjoys what he’s doing. As senior advisor to UNC Coach Mack Brown, he evaluates high school talent and advises current players seeking NFL careers. Moody, 73, was a quarterback at Asheboro High School, where he and the Blue Comets …

Carolina moves up in AP poll, faces College of Charleston next

By R.L. Bynum The only teams ahead of Carolina in the preseason men’s basketball AP Top 25 to lose did so against top 10 teams, but the Tar Heels still moved up a slot to No. 18 in the latest poll thanks to a lackluster Ohio State win. UNC (2–0), No. 19 in the preseason …

UNC’s 1,000th program win a 56-point romp at Charlotte

By R.L. Bynum There was a lot to like and a little history in Carolina’s impressive victory Sunday over the team favored to win Conference USA. The Charlotte 49ers were coming off an impressive opening-game victory at Richmond but were no match for the Tar Heels. The 89–33 Carolina road win at Halton Arena in …

Manek starts Carolina debut, sets out to prove doubters wrong

By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL — There are many differences for Carolina basketball under Hubert Davis. For starters, the years of seeing pretty much the same lineup every game are over. After coming off the bench in the No. 19 Tar Heels’ exhibition victory over Elizabeth City State, Oklahoma transfer Brady Manek started ahead of …