Five bowls come up in 11 UNC projections; Two lead the way

By R.L. Bynum After a 6–6 regular season, North Carolina’s bowl destination wasn’t going to be nearly as prestigious as last season when the Tar Heels lost to Texas A&M in the Orange Bowl. Where will the Tar Heels end up? Projections from 11 experts are across the board, but the most common prediction is …

Miller upset: Walker bests brother Wes as Monmouth tops Cincinnati

By R.L. Bynum Chalk up this Miller clash to Walker. Center Walker Miller scored 13 points Saturday as Monmouth pulled a 61–59 upset at Cincinnati to give the Bearcats their second consecutive loss under his brother, first-year Bearcats coach Wes Miller, and their first home loss. Both played at Carolina as did King Rice, in …

UNC women turn up the defense, win title to easily move to 6–0

By R.L. Bynum North Carolina didn’t shoot well while getting two victories this weekend in Bimini, Bahamas. But with top-level defense, the Tar Heels had no trouble coming home with a pair of wins. Transfer guard Eva Hodgson came off the bench to score a season-high 15 points and Deja Kelly added 11 as the …

UNC blows lead in the last two minutes, falls at State

By R.L. Bynum RALEIGH — North Carolina blew a nine-point lead in the last two minutes, and a chance to ruin N.C. State’s ACC title chances. After they had gone the first 58 minutes with only three penalties, three damaging Tar Heels penalties fueled State’s efforts as the Pack took a 34–30 victory Friday night …

Manek mad about how UNC’s season has gone so far

By R.L. Bynum Any Carolina fan who is frustrated with how the Tar Heels are playing has nothing on Oklahoma transfer Brady Manek. His critique after UNC’s 72–53 Tuesday victory over UNC Asheville was delivered differently than many that Coach Roy Williams passionately made over the years after poor efforts. But the harsh tenor of …