North Carolina Tar Heels

With the days in February quickly evaporating, it means we are just that much closer to March Madness in college basketball. The ACC continues to be a chaotic conference this year, and Joe Ovies of The OG Podcast joined Kyle Bailey as he gave his thoughts on some of the main storylines surrounding the conference. […]

With the calendar in the middle of February, that only means a couple of weeks before the madness commences in college basketball. Brendan Marks of The Athletic joined Kyle Bailey to discuss how things stand for the teams of the ACC. The first topic broached by Brendan was recapping Duke’s win over Wake Forest as […]

For the second time in the last month, former Panthers and Tar Heel defensive lineman Julius Peppers found out that he will be heading to a hall of fame. In his first season on the ballot, Peppers was selected for the Pro Football Hall of Fame when the announcement was made at the NFL Honors […]

Later tonight, the greatest rivalry in sports renews itself, as #3 North Carolina, hosts #7 Duke in the first of two meetings between the best teams in the ACC, and two teams more than capable of winning a national championship. Over the years the rivalry has been defined by moments, most recently, Caleb Love's three-pointer that proved to be the dagger in a win over the Blue Devils in the Final Four, which officially retired Coach K, after a legendary run in Durham. 

The first month of the ACC season is just about over, as January is drawing close to an end, and the conference is once again turned upside down. North Carolina has emerged as the team to beat, holding a two-game over surprised Florida State, which has overcome an awful non-conference season, to compete at the league's top. The middle of the league is jam-packed with a handful of teams, including Duke who entered the season as the overwhelming favorite to win. Duke isn't the only team to underachieve in the first full month of conference play, so has Miami, coming off a trip to the Final Four, and Clemson, who who seemed poised to break out after barely missing the NCAA Tournament. 

It's not every day that you quit your job, to go on a cross-country, four-month long road trip, but that is exactly what Rodger Sherman did after he left The Ringer, and embarked on a journey attending as many college football games as possible. Sherman attended over 60 games, and traveled over 30,000 miles during the 2023 college football season, traveling all over the country to see games at different levels of the sport. 

It feels like old times in the ACC, with all Big Four schools atop the standings, headlined by an undefeated North Carolina team, ranked in the top 5 of this week's AP Poll. Duke, NC State, and Wake Forest are all a game behind the Tar Heels, and all likely figure to play a role in the regular season title race, something that didn't seem likely when the season tipped off. 

January is off and running, as earlier this week, college football crowned its national champion for the 2023 season, and this weekend, the NFL postseason gets underway with Super Wild Card Weekend. With that, conference play is in full swing around college basketball, including the ACC, which has multiple Big Four teams at the top of the league after the first full week of action. For many sports fans in the Carolinas, after the season that the Panthers endured, and the season that the Hornets are currently experiencing, ACC basketball might be more important than it has been in years past. 

The wait for Julius Peppers is finally over. After two years of being passed over for the college football hall of fame, it was announced on Monday that Peppers will be inducted this coming December and will be honored on-campus during the 2024 season. Current head coach Mack Brown expressed his thoughts on Peppers’ induction […]

After suffering back-to-back losses against high-profile competition, #11 North Carolina was seeking a win over a ranked opponent, to validate its position in the polls at #11. That opportunity came in the Jumpman Invitational, as UNC met #7 and previously unbeaten Oklahoma, in Charlotte. After a scoreless first two minutes, R.J. Davis swished in the first bucket of the game, and the Tar Heels never looked back on their way to an 81-69 win over the Sooners. Davis was one of four starters to score in double figures, as Armando Bacot (14), Cormac Ryan (13), and Harrison Ingram (11), all produced on that end of the floor. Carolina was able to overcome another poor rebounding performance, as they lost the rebounding battle 41-34, another sign that this isn't your vintage UNC rebounding team.