Running game helps kick UNC offense into high gear against Virginia

By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL — For one half, it looked like neither defense was going to do anything to slow the production of a pair of quarterbacks who could seemingly only be stopped by turnovers. In the second half, though, No. 21 North Carolina’s defense did a better job of neutralizing talented junior Virginia …

With another straight-set volleyball victory, UNC heads into ACC play 11–0

By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina’s volleyball team has impressively met every challenge during its nonconference schedule, sweeping Davidson 3–0 on Saturday to take an 11–0 record into ACC play. It’s the first time that the Tar Heels have finished their nonconference schedule undefeated since the 2013 team won its first 15 games …

Manek, with Bird’s look and shot, eager to make deeper NCAA run in his one season at UNC

By R.L. Bynum Most players Brady Manek’s age move on from college basketball after four years. If this wasn’t the age of NCAA pandemic rules, he would have left with only frustrating March memories. The 23-year-old sharpshooter never got past the first weekend of the NCAA tournament during his four seasons at Oklahoma and he …

Tar Heels in NFL: Brown makes dazzling catch in Washington win; when UNC alums play this weekend

By R.L. Bynum Rookie wide receiver Dyami Brown showed a bit of the flash during Washington’s 30–29 victory Thursday night over the New York Giants that is very familiar to North Carolina fans. Brown leaped to catch a high throw from quarterback Taylor Heinicke for a 22-yard reception late in the first quarter. That was …

Challenging UNC women’s schedule includes home game with Louisville

By R.L. Bynum Home games with Duke and against a pair of top 10 teams from a year ago in Louisville and N.C. State highlight North Carolina’s ACC women’s basketball schedule, which was released Wednesday night. The Tar Heels’ league opener in Coach Courtney Banghart’s third season in Chapel Hill is Dec. 19 at Boston …