Tar Heels http://wunc.org en The High Stakes Of This Year's Duke-Carolina Football Game http://wunc.org/post/high-stakes-years-duke-carolina-football-game <p></p><p>Number 24 Duke and North Carolina are getting ready for their annual football rivalry matchup.&nbsp;</p><p>The Tar Heels host the Blue Devils on Saturday in the final game of the regular season.&nbsp; There's a lot at stake for Duke, which needs the win to advance to the ACC championship game against Florida State.&nbsp; It would be the school's first trip to the title game.&nbsp;</p><p>Duke head coach David Cutcliffe says it's fitting that the deciding game is against UNC.<br /><br />"It's enough that it's just Duke and North Carolina," Cutcliffe says.</p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 13:26:08 +0000 Will Michaels 26570 at http://wunc.org The High Stakes Of This Year's Duke-Carolina Football Game Heels Must Survive And Advance Again and Again http://wunc.org/post/heels-must-survive-and-advance-again-and-again <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A night after sending rival NC State home, </span>UNC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> finds itself in another do-or-die scenario. The Tar Heels topped the </span>Wolfpack<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;7-0 on Thursday. Their reward for that victory: a date with UCLA (Friday 8pm, ESPN). </span></p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 18:07:36 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 17670 at http://wunc.org Heels Must Survive And Advance Again and Again Tar Heels Win Rematch With Wolfpack, Still Alive In College World Series http://wunc.org/post/tar-heels-win-rematch-wolfpack-still-alive-college-world-series <p></p><p>Top-seeded North Carolina is still alive at the College World Series after shutting out North Carolina State Thursday night, 7-0.&nbsp; After losing to the Wolfpack last Sunday, the Heels bounced back to beat their rival's ace pitcher.<br><br>As Tar Heel and Wolfpack supporters mixed in with the fans who entered the the stadium behind home plate, they immediately felt the 22 mile-an-hour breeze in their face.&nbsp; Tar Heels coach Mike Fox also noticed it.</p><p>"Yeah, you can see the flags.&nbsp; There was no doubt it was going to be a pitcher’s night," Fox said.</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 10:11:35 +0000 Greg Echlin 17652 at http://wunc.org Tar Heels Win Rematch With Wolfpack, Still Alive In College World Series UNC Win And NCSU Loss Set Up Rivalry Rematch http://wunc.org/post/unc-win-and-ncsu-loss-set-rivalry-rematch <p></p><p>Another rivalry game between North Carolina and North Carolina State is on the horizon at the College World Series in Omaha.&nbsp; This time, the loser will go home.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>No team has been hotter down the stretch than North Carolina State. UCLA’s 2-1 victory over the Wolfpack on Tuesday was only the fifth loss for State since March 31, and no one except for Florida State and the North Carolina Tar Heels had beaten the Pack.&nbsp; So Wolfpack coach Elliott Avent was in no mood to talk about the Tar Heel rematch Thursday night.</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 11:30:12 +0000 Greg Echlin 17529 at http://wunc.org UNC Win And NCSU Loss Set Up Rivalry Rematch NC State Dominates UNC To Open College World Series http://wunc.org/post/nc-state-dominates-unc-open-college-world-series <p></p><p>North Carolina and N.C. State have played each other 285 times in baseball, but they met for their first College World Series matchup Sunday with the Wolfpack coming out on top.</p><p>This marks the sixth time in eight years the Tar Heels have earned a trip to Omaha. As the top-seeded team in the championship, the only thing missing from their point of view is a national championship.</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 11:22:04 +0000 Greg Echlin 17382 at http://wunc.org NC State Dominates UNC To Open College World Series VIDEO: Wolfpack Ball Players' Pickup Game With 11-Year-Olds http://wunc.org/post/video-wolfpack-ball-players-pickup-game-11-year-olds <p>NC State's Wolfpack has had the entire season to prepare for its World Series shot this weekend, but when they arrived at the hotel in Omaha this week, a couple players managed to get in a last minute pickup game with a Little League team on the lawn of their hotel. &nbsp;NC State communications caught players Logan Ratledge and Jake Armstrong on film batting with an 11-and-under team from Colorado Thursday afternoon. Nearby hotel and car windows were spared –they used a wiffle ball.</p><p><a href="http://youtu.be/-smqYXb8VnA">http://youtu.be/-smqYXb8VnA</a></p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Laura Candler 17238 at http://wunc.org VIDEO: Wolfpack Ball Players' Pickup Game With 11-Year-Olds Five NC Schools Join The Madness http://wunc.org/post/five-nc-schools-join-madness <p>Five North Carolina teams made the NCAA men's basketball tournament, including the ACC's Big Three in the Triangle.&nbsp;</p><p>Duke is a number 2 seed in the Midwest region and faces Albany Friday afternoon.</p><p>"We're excited with the position we're in," forward Ryan Kelly tells <a href="http://goduke.com">GoDuke.com</a>.</p><p>"We've got some time to prepare and every team we face from this point on is capable of being us and we're certainly capable of beating them.&nbsp; That's how we have to approach it.&nbsp; A loss is the end of your season, so we just have to keep winning."</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 12:13:40 +0000 Will Michaels 12189 at http://wunc.org Tar Heels Going to Omaha http://wunc.org/post/tar-heels-going-omaha <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">The North Carolina baseball team is heading to the College World Series for the fifth time in six years. The Tar Heels grabbed an early lead Saturday against Stanford and hung on through lousy weather to sweep the best of three series in the NCAA super regional. Mon, 13 Jun 2011 09:15:00 +0000 Eric Hodge & Will Michaels 8681 at http://wunc.org