North Carolina Rumors & News

  • North Carolina DC Gene Chizik steps down

    CBS Sports "Gene Chizik's two-year run as defensive coordinator at North Carolina is coming to an end. The former Auburn coach announced Thursday he is stepping down to spend more time with his family. Chizik led the Tar Heels defense for two seasons, helping that side of the ball turn it around during the..." February 10

  • Former Auburn RB/WR Stanton Truitt commits to North Carolina

    Oanow "Stanton Truitt has a new home. Less than a month after announcing after the Sugar Bowl that he would transfer from Auburn, the former running back and wide receiver announced on Twitter that he had committed to North Carolina. "No better feeling than God giving you another opportunity at..." January 30

  • North Carolina lands 4-star RB C.J. Cotman

    247 Sports "Athlete CJ Cotman (Clearwater, Fla./Central Catholic) verbally committed to North Carolina, as first-reported by 247Sports. Cotman chose UNC over Ohio State, Auburn, Tennessee and 27 other verbal offers. Cotman officially visited North Carolina December 9. "I loved everything about it..." January 13

  • North Carolina QB Mitch Trubisky declares for NFL Draft

    CBS Sports "North Carolina junior quarterback Mitch Trubisky declared for the NFL Draft on Monday, doing so in a special letter to Tar Heels fans published by The Players' Tribune. "After a lot of prayer and thought, I have decided to forgo my senior year and enter the NFL draft," Trubisky wrote. "This has..." January 09

  • North Carolina's M.J. Stewart to return for senior season

    Scout "A day after the season finale, M.J. Stewart decided he's not done in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heel junior cornerback, who had seven tackles in Friday's Sun Bowl loss to Stanford, announced on Saturday that he'll remain at UNC for his senior year. “After gathering as much information as possible..." December 31

  • Trubisky annoyed by NFL draft questions: 'I hate it'

    Raleigh News & Observer "If this really was Mitch Trubisky's final college game this is how he'll remember it: “It's going to feel like unfinished business,” he said, “and that's not something I like to do.” Trubisky, the North Carolina quarterback, was talking in the moments after the Tar Heels' 25-23 defeat against..." December 31

  • Defensive stop lifts Stanford over North Carolina

    The Sports Xchange "Without its star running back for the entire game and minus its starting quarterback for most of the game, No. 16 Stanford relied on its defense all the way to the end of the Sun Bowl. The defense had a sack on a two-point conversion play with 25 seconds remaining, allowing Stanford to hold..." December 30

  • UNC’s Elijah Hood out for Sun Bowl, back for senior year

    Raleigh News & Observer "Elijah Hood, the North Carolina junior running back, has played for the final time this season – but he has not played his final college game. Hood will miss the Sun Bowl on Dec. 30 due to medical reasons, the school announced on Thursday, but he will return to UNC for his senior season. That’s..." December 22

  • North Carolina's Nazair Jones to enter 2017 NFL Draft

    Go Heels "University of North Carolina junior defensive tackle Nazair Jones has elected to forego his final season of eligibility and will enter the 2017 NFL Draft following the Hyundai Sun Bowl vs. Stanford. “I’m so thankful for this amazing university,” says Jones. “The University of North Carolina..." December 10

  • N.C. State holds on to knock off North Carolina

    The Sports Xchange "CHAPEL HILL, N.C.. -- Running back Matt Dayes ran for two touchdowns and North Carolina State built a big early lead and held on to defeat North Carolina 28-21 and reach bowl eligibility Friday afternoon at Kenan Stadium. The outcome knocked North Carolina out of contention to be the Coastal..." November 25

  • No. 21 North Carolina, Hood run over Georgia Tech

    The Sports Xchange "CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina displayed the means to just about keep up with Georgia Tech in the rushing department and that had the Tar Heels running off to another victory. Running back Elijah Hood ran for 168 yards and three touchdowns as No. 21 North Carolina drilled Georgia Tech..." November 05

  • No. 22 North Carolina extends mastery of Virginia

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- After being embarrassed at home in a 31-point loss to Virginia Tech two weeks ago, North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora knew he couldn't play the injury card to excuse his team's poor performance. Despite having a bevy of injuries on both sides of the ball, the Tar..." October 22

  • North Carolina's Mack Hollins out for season

    247 Sports "North Carolina wideout Mack Hollins will miss the rest of his senior season after breaking his collarbone during Saturday's win at Miami, sources have told Greg Barnes of Inside Carolina. Sources have not yet confirmed Hollins' injury to Carolina Blue, but the breaking report indicates Hollins..." October 17

  • Tar Heels hold off No. 16 Miami

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- North Carolina may not be sitting in the driver's seat in the ACC Coastal Division race, but it's right next to it. The Tar Heels (5-2, 3-1 ACC) took a big step in enhancing their chances to get back to the ACC Championship Game by riding a 17-point halftime cushion to..." October 15

  • Evans, No. 25 Va. Tech breeze past No. 17 UNC

    The Sports Xchange "CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Through the rain and wind from Hurricane Matthew and everything else Saturday, Virginia Tech wanted to be heard again. The No. 25 Hokies did just that, smothering No. 17 North Carolina's potent offense in a 34-3 romp. "We're tired of hearing about everybody else,"..." October 08

  • Weiler's kick helps North Carolina stun No. 12 Florida State

    The Sports Xchange "TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Six years ago, North Carolina came into Doak Campbell Stadium and stunned Florida State, 37-35, on a game-winning field goal. Can anyone say deja vu? North Carolina senior kicker Nick Weiler booted a career-long 54-yard game-winning field goal Saturday night as the..." October 01

  • Trubisky shines as Tar Heels edge Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Mitch Trubisky threw his fifth touchdown pass of the game for a 2-yard score to receiver Bug Howard with two seconds remaining and North Carolina defeated Pittsburgh 37-36 in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams Saturday at Kenan Stadium. The third-down..." September 24

  • North Carolina routs James Madison

    The Sports Xchange "Mitch Trubisky threw three touchdown passes and North Carolina scored touchdowns on all five of its full first-half possession on the way to a 56-28 throttling of James Madison on Saturday at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill, N.C. Running back T.J. Logan scored on three touchdown runs and..." September 17

  • North Carolina's Allen Artis, accused of sexual assault, turns himself in

    USA Today "University of North Carolina football player Allen Artis entered court Wednesday to face the misdemeanor arrest warrant issued over sexual assault allegations. His first court appearance is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday. UNC sophomore Delaney Robinson accused Artis, 21, of sexually assaulting her..." September 14

  • Student says she was sexually assaulted by UNC football player

    Raleigh News & Observer "A UNC-Chapel Hill student has said she was sexually assaulted in February by a UNC football player who has not been prosecuted or held accountable in the six months since. The student will hold a news conference with her father and attorney Tuesday afternoon to discuss her case. In..." September 13

  • Trubisky accounts for four TDs in Tar Heels' 48-23 win

    The Sports Xchange "Quarterback Mitch Trubisky passed for two touchdowns and ran for two as North Carolina rebounded from a season-opening loss to Georgia with a 48-23 victory over Illinois on Saturday night in Champaign, Ill. Trubisky was 19-of-24 passing for 265 yards and extended his string of attempts..." September 11

  • No. 18 Georgia rallies to defeat No. 22 North Carolina

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Nick Chubb showed he was fully recovered from his knee injury, but the No. 18 Georgia Bulldogs also needed a spark from freshman quarterback Jacob Eason to give former Alabama assistant Kirby Smart a victory in his first game as the Bulldogs' head coach on Saturday. Chubb, who set..." September 03

  • Tim Beckman parts with UNC, saying presence was 'distraction'

    ESPN "Former Illinois football coach Tim Beckman announced Thursday he will no longer serve as a volunteer assistant at North Carolina, saying he did not want to be a distraction to the program. The announcement came one day after the school confirmed that Beckman, who was fired as Illinois' football..." August 26