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Led by Maye, UNC’s big men impressive in opener

Led by Maye, UNC’s big men impressive in opener

200CHAPEL HILL — What’s this about North Carolina having big (man) issues this season? That may be the case. But that clearly wasn’t a problem in the No. 9 Tar Heels’ 86–69 opening-night victory over Northern Iowa on Friday night, led by a breakout performance from...
Heels come up big going small at jamboree

Heels come up big going small at jamboree

001 CHAPEL HILL — So you’re curious how North Carolina will do with a small lineup? After two scrimmages with two big men on the court most of the way — one of them a loss — the Tar Heels went small to start their third scrimmage with UNC Wilmington at UNC’s Disaster...
A fun but ultimately frustrating day for UNC QB Elliott

A fun but ultimately frustrating day for UNC QB Elliott

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina’s injury adventures finally hit the quarterback position hard just when the defense came up with its best game of the season. With Brandon Harris already out with a sore shoulder and Chazz Surratt done for the day after taking a hit in...
Felton and Woods not really on point in exhibition

Felton and Woods not really on point in exhibition

CHAPEL HILL — The first installment of what will be a month-long test of North Carolina’s point-guard depth began with an uneven 91–80 exhibition win Friday over Barton College. With Joel Berry in a suit on the sidelines while recovering from a broken right hand,...
Judging Aaron: A history of rookie sensations

Judging Aaron: A history of rookie sensations

010 Aaron Judge led the American League in home runs, runs, walks, All-Star voting and jersey sales. He has his own cheering section at Yankee Stadium: 18 seats in the back of Section 104, just behind where he plays right field. He appeared on the cover of Sports...
Cameron Johnson’s shot gives UNC shot at repeating

Cameron Johnson’s shot gives UNC shot at repeating

001CHAPEL HILL — If not for the one arrival, reigning national champion North Carolina might find the upcoming season just as difficult as the seasons following the 2005 and 2009 titles. Those title teams had to deal with key losses, and that’s exactly what this...
Near-misses and costly breakdowns doom UNC’s defense

Near-misses and costly breakdowns doom UNC’s defense

CHAPEL HILL — Injury-depleted and inexperienced in some positions, the margin for error on defense for North Carolina is small. The difference between another frustrating loss and finally getting a win Saturday could have been a couple of feet — M.J. Stewart’s two...
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