Another pandemic UNC season, with some aspects better but many of same concerns

By R.L. Bynum As No. 10 North Carolina heads into its opening football game Friday at Virginia Tech, there has been a shift toward normalcy in how the team proceeds on any given week in dealing with the pandemic. One big, obvious change is that there will be a capacity, and likely loud, crowd for …

UNC is one of a few college volleyball teams with every player wearing masks for matches

By R.L. Bynum@RL_Bynum If you watch a college volleyball match this fall, you’ll see something you are unlikely to see in any other sport — entire teams wearing masks during competition. North Carolina is one of those teams.  Since preseason practice started Aug. 1, Coach Joe Sagula’s team has worn masks for every practice. All …

Brown says BLM statement not political but what’s right

By R.L. Bynum@RL_Bynum With plenty of high expectations surrounding No. 18 North Carolina, Mack Brown could have easily been like many other football coaches who barely recognize anything outside of their football bubble.  Before he made a video supporting Black Lives Matter, even his players told him that it was going to upset some people. …