After surreal sixth inning, Texas Tech pulls away from UNC

By R.L. Bynum It was a frustrating night in west Texas for North Carolina. And you don’t need one review, or even two, to confirm that. There were frustrations with the strike zone and a crazy sixth inning that had the potential to be big for the Tar Heels, who trailed by a run at …

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 …

When and where to follow as four UNC teams continue push for NCAA titles

By R.L. Bynum Three No. 1-seeded North Carolina teams rolled last weekend as they continued their pursuit of NCAA titles. Although the Tar Heels’ men’s and women’s soccer teams came up short in the College Cup and the men’s tennis team lost in the round of 16, the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams as well …

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 …

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 …

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 …

UNC women get talented, record-breaking guard transfer in Hodgson

By R.L. Bynum Talented 5-foot-9 guard Eva Hodgson is transferring from William & Mary to North Carolina and will have two years of eligibility in Chapel Hill. Hodgson, who opted out of last season because of COVID-19 concerns, was the CAA rookie of the year in the 2018–19 season and was an All-CAA pick in …

Tar Heels in MLB: Harvey, Bard off to good pitching starts; Moran blasts homer, hitting .300

By R.L. Bynum Matt Harvey got the sort of start he can build on as he tries to put together a bounce-back season with the Baltimore Orioles. He gave up six hits and two earned runs in 4⅔ innings, but he struck out four and overcame some bad luck as the Orioles won at Boston …