Saturday night in the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill, one of the best rivalries in all of the sports will add a new chapter to it's story as the No. 9 Duke Blue Devils travel down US 15-501 to take on the North Carolina Tar Heels in a game that will determine who is in first place in the ACC as we head just past the midway point in conference play. The Blue Devils, on paper, are the better team heading into this matchup, but the Tar Heels have been a much different team in the Smith Center this season than they have been on the road, where a lot of their issues have popped up.
Saturday night the greatest rivalry in sports renews itself, as Duke will visit UNC, for the final time under Coach K. Duke enters the month ranked team in the country, the lone ACC squad to appear in the AP top 25, as they sit atop of the conference. The Tar Heels have had an up and down season under first-year head coach, Hubert Davis, but have won four in a row, and currently sit second in the league. O their 16 wins, they've yet to beat a team that qualifies as a "Quad 1" win, which is why despite their 16-6 overall record, and 8-3 mark in league play, they are sitting on the 11 line, for the NCAA Tournament. A win over Duke would solidify Carolina's NCAA Tournament standing, and vault them atop of the ACC. During this winning streak, Carolina has won games in a variety of different ways, raising the question, of if this team has turned the corner. Brendan Marks, Duke and North Carolina reporter for The Athletic joined the Nick Wilson Show earlier today on WFNZ, to answer just that:
The Head Coach of the Davidson Wildcats Men’s Basketball Team Bob McKillop joined Kyle Bailey on Wednesday’s edition of the Clubhouse as he discussed what has made this year’s Davidson team so special, and how he is trying to stay focused and avoid any outside noise about this team. Kyle first asked Bob about the […]
The Beat Reporter covering the Panthers for Panthers.com and dispenser of wisdom returned to The Clubhouse With Kyle Bailey on Tuesday as he gave a recap from the first practices of the Senior Bowl, and Darin went into what Scott Fitterer and the rest of the Panthers brass are keeping a close on throughout the […]
The Tar Heels will head to Louisville on Tuesday night as they look to continue the momentum that they built off a three-game homestand that they swept last week in the Dean Dome. The hope is that this can be the turning point for a season where the Tar Heels have had a lot of inconsistencies especially on the road and has left many fans frustrated after similar issues to close the Roy Williams era, even with the fact that this is Hubert Davis' first season as a head coach at the varsity level.
The Tar Heel basketball entered last Monday meeting with the Virginia Tech Hokies needing a win about as bad as any team in college basketball as they had fallen squarely on to the bubble. While it may not have been the prettiest win, that was the starting point for a 3-0 week which included a 100-80 win over NC State on Saturday that was desperately needed for this Tar Heel team to avoid falling completely out of the tournament field.
The Former player and Head Coach of the North Carolina Tar Heels joined Kyle Bailey during Thursday’s edition of the Clubhouse as he reacted to a coaching firing in the ACC, and the roller coaster year the Tar Heels are going through. Things started with Matt reacting to Chris Mack being fired as Head Coach […]
The Director of Scouting for The Draft Network joined Kyle Bailey on Thursday’s edition of the Clubhouse as he looked at the current coaching carousel within the NFL, and some of the players’ Panthers fans should keep an eye on over the next few months. The conversation started with the coaching carousel in the NFL […]
College Football and Basketball Analyst for CBS Sports Chip Patterson joined Kyle Bailey on Tuesday’s edition of the Clubhouse as he looked at the shakeup to the College Football Playoff Committee, and what the Tar Heels need to start doing if they want to make the NCAA Tournament in March. Chip started things out by […]
Jim Phillips, the commissioner of the ACC, is one of the main reasons that the College Football Playoff committee has not been able to agree on a deal to expand the playoff field. On a call with the media a couple of weeks ago, he explained that this is not an issue with the playoff itself, but rather with everything that is going on with college athletics at one time. Phillips has said that he wants to take a more "holistic approach" to the expansion and that right now the idea of staying at four teams is best for the time being.