North Carolina Rumors & News

  • North Carolina shouldn't give up on series vs. Kentucky due to ACC adding games

    CBS Sports "Kentucky and North Carolina represent the pinnacle of college basketball and the rivalry between the Wildcats and the Tar Heels is so well-worn, there is an extensive Wikipedia page dedicated to its history. It is undeniably beneficial to college basketball to have these two juggernauts clash..." August 26

  • Coby White Jumps on Offer, Commits to UNC Basketball

    Scout "Coby White didn’t waste any time. Just three days after Roy Williams offered the 2018 prospect a scholarship, White accepted and verbally committed to UNC. He chose the Tar Heels over early offers from Virginia, Iowa State, Tennessee, Clemson and Wake Forest. White, a 6-4 guard from Wilson..." July 29

  • Mike Krzyzewski, North Carolina coaches condemn 'embarrassing' HB2 bill

    USA Today "As Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski prepares to take the U.S. men's national basketball team to the Rio Olympics, his thoughts turned this week to his home of North Carolina and the controversial anti-LGBT law that was passed in March. “It’s an embarrassing bill,” Krzyzewski told USA TODAY Sports...." July 21

  • 3-star SG Andrew Platek commits to North Carolina

    Today's U "After North Carolina coach Roy Williams showed class of 2017 shooting guard Andrew Platek plenty of love this spring and summer, the 3-star recruit finally decided to become a Tar Heel on Monday. Platek took to Twitter to announce that he was verbally committing to North..." July 19

  • Roy Williams on knee pain: ‘It’s going to be better’

    College Basketball Talk "Heading into this offseason, one of the major talking points regarding some of the biggest programs in the country was that North Carolina head coach Roy Williams may have coached his last college basketball game. Between the NCAA investigation looming over the head of his program and the knee..." July 05

  • Another key North Carolina player pulls out of the NBA Draft

    CBS Sports "North Carolina is going to be pretty formidable again next season. Sure, it lost Marcus Paige, Brice Johnson and Joel James to graduation. But it's bringing back everyone else. Big man Kennedy Meeks, who declared for the draft but did not sign an agent, announced his return to Chapel Hill on May..." May 17

  • Kennedy Meeks withdraws from draft, returns to UNC for senior season

    ESPN "North Carolina's Kennedy Meeks has withdrawn his name from the NBA draft and will return for his senior season, the school announced Wednesday. The 6-foot-9 forward has essentially been a three-year starter for the Tar Heels. He slimmed down from being close to 300 pounds when he arrived on..." May 04

  • UNC received another notice from the NCAA

    CBS Sports "After an initial report from Aaron Beard, of the Associated Press, the University of North Carolina confirmed that it received an amended Notice of Allegations from the NCAA on Monday. The NCAA's case against North Carolina has been multi-pronged and extended for more than six years, covering..." April 25

  • Justin Jackson, Kennedy Meeks submit names for NBA draft, will not hire agents

    Daily Tar Heel "North Carolina men's basketball players Justin Jackson and Kennedy Meeks will enter the NBA draft, but neither player will hire an agent at this time, UNC announced on Friday. Players have until April 24 to declare for the NBA draft, and the deadline for them to withdraw their names from the..." April 22

  • UNC’s Roy Williams on national title game loss: ‘I don't think you ever get over it’

    Raleigh News & Observer "The recovery, if it can be called such a thing, hasn’t started yet. Not for Roy Williams, anyway. Eight days have passed since North Carolina’s 77-74 defeat against Villanova in the national championship game on April 4, and Williams hasn’t quite found a way to put the loss behind him. He’s not..." April 14

  • North Carolina fan starts petition to get national championship game overturned

    Larry Brown Sports "The NCAA Tournament national championship game may have taken place on Monday, but North Carolina fans still are not over the loss days later. In fact, one started a petition to try getting the championship game overturned on account of the referees. Here is the mission for the petition, which..." April 09

  • North Carolina's Joel Berry II suffered foot injury in title game

    The Score "North Carolina guard Joel Berry II returned to campus Tuesday with crutches and a walking boot over his left foot, according to Aaron Beard of The Associated Press. The extent of Berry's injury hasn't been confirmed, though the Tar Heels acknowledged that it looks to be a foot sprain." April 05

  • Villanova rides buzzer-beater to national title

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- It might be April, but March Madness prevailed to the very last second of the NCAA Tournament. Villanova junior guard Kris Jenkins hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to lift the Wildcats to a thrilling 77-74 victory over North Carolina in the national championship game Monday night at..." April 04

  • UNC opens as 2-point favorite vs. Villanova at multiple sportsbooks

    ESPN "North Carolina opened as a small favorite over Villanova in Monday's national championship game at NRG Stadium in Houston. The Tar Heels were installed as consensus two-point favorites over the Wildcats at multiple Las Vegas sportsbooks. Sportsbook operator CG Technology opened North Carolina..." April 03

  • Final Four runs by UNC and Syracuse worth at least $12.8 million to ACC

    CBS Sports "The ACC's dominant run in this NCAA Tournament will earn the conference about an extra $3.6 million in next year's payout. Over the next six years, the Final Four runs by North Carolina and Syracuse will be worth at least $12.8 million to the ACC. Meanwhile, the SEC and Pac-12 now annually trail..." April 01

  • North Carolina's Williams hoping to coach 10 more years

    The Score "Roy Williams has no plans to retire any time soon. The 65-year-old North Carolina head coach said Wednesday on The Dan Patrick Show that he could see himself coaching for another decade. "I'm aiming toward 75, is what I'd like to get to, as long as I feel well," he said. "Because I love it...." March 30