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Recent articles by Adam:

New UNC basketball coach Hubert Davis takes big aim on NCAA title, NBA careers for players

There’s no shying away from sizeable goal-setting for new UNC coach Hubert Davis. Asked about boxes he would like to check off, Davis went big. → Read More

Alma mater schools Mack Brown again: Takeaways from FSU’s defeat of UNC football

UNC has no answers for Florida State quarterback Jordan Travis as Tar Heels coach Mack Brown drops to 0-11 all-time against his alma mater. → Read More

Live updates: UNC football vs. FSU, Sam Howell sees Seminoles’ visit as chance for revenge

The UNC Tar Heels take on the Florida State Seminoles in ACC football in Chapel Hill. Here are live score updates, highlights, analysis, and more. → Read More

Why UNC coach Mack Brown has Bobby Bowden, Burt Reynolds on his mind as FSU approaches

As UNC prepares for Florida State this week, coach Mack Brown has memories of Seminoles legends on his mind — namely, Bobby Bowden and Burt Reynolds → Read More

Behind enemy lines: UNC scouting report for Duke rivalry matchup with insider perspective

Here’s our conversation with an experienced ACC writer to gain behind-the-scenes perspective on Duke, which meets rival UNC on Saturday → Read More

‘This was the week’: What to watch as UNC tries to steer past road trouble at Georgia Tech

UNC meets Georgia Tech in an ACC matchup, the only road game across a stretch of six weeks for the Tar Heels, and a mile marker for coach Mack Brown → Read More

UNC star passer Sam Howell suddenly running wild, joins Lamar Jackson in rare QB club

You’ve got company, Lamar Jackson. UNC football's passer Sam Howell suddenly is a rare running weapon at QB as the Tar Heels prepare for Georgia Tech. → Read More

Avalanche of offense: Takeaways from UNC football’s shootout victory against Virginia

Brennan Armstrong throws for a record 554 yards Saturday night, and yet Virginia can’t match the balanced firepower Sam Howell and UNC put on display → Read More

Live updates: UNC football hosts Virginia, for the 126th time it’s the South’s Oldest Rivalry

The North Carolina Tar Heels take on the visiting Virginia Cavaliers. It’s a Coastal Division game in the ACC. Here are live score updates and more. → Read More

5 takeaways from UNC football's upset loss against Virginia Tech

Here are 5 things to know about UNC football's upset loss against Virginia Tech in the season opener. → Read More

‘He’s big, he’s pretty’: Five underrated UNC players who could emerge as key contributors

Here’s a look at 5 perhaps underrated UNC football players to watch. Their contributions could determine how this season of high expectations unfolds. → Read More

UNC ‘super senior’ Garrett Walston sees NFL path, special season ahead for sixth year

Garrett Walston stayed with UNC for a sixth year to make a run at a special season, become an NFL tight end and join his brother as a pro athlete → Read More

‘That’s his gift’: Mack Brown’s recruiting blueprint, magic presence prove timeless for UNC

Mack Brown turned around UNC some 30 years ago with a recruiting blueprint and his engaging personality. The same formula is making it happen again. → Read More

‘He’s a buzz for the NFL’: Five breakout players to watch on UNC’s deeper defense

Here’s a look at 5 breakout players to watch on UNC’s deeper defense this season. The Tar Heels return all but one starter on that side of the ball. → Read More

Wyndham, Webb and the weekend: Wake Forest alum Simpson contends again at PGA Tour event

It wouldn’t be a Wyndham Championship without former Wake Forest standout and Greensboro fan favorite Webb Simpson in contention on the weekend → Read More

‘We’re trying to be great’: UNC football reaches start of preseason practices with purpose

UNC reaches a checkpoint with the start of preseason practice. The Tar Heels’ competitive spirit already has been taken for a test drive in some ways. → Read More

NFL Draft: UNC running back Javonte Williams picked in second round by Denver Broncos

Williams made just two starts during his three college seasons with the Tar Heels. Now, he could be on the verge of a featured back role in the NFL. → Read More

UNC picks up Oklahoma transfer Brady Manek. Could his shooting change the Tar Heels’ style?

Proven forward gives new Tar Heels coach Hubert Davis a second addition from the NCAA transfer portal, joining former Virginia forward Justin McKoy → Read More

Walker Kessler enters transfer portal, will depart UNC after flashing ‘the highest upside’

Freshman big man supplied 8.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per game across the Tar Heels’ final 11 games, highlighted by a pair of standout performances → Read More

Walker Kessler enters transfer portal, will depart UNC after flashing ‘the highest upside’

Freshman big man supplied 8.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per game across the Tar Heels’ final 11 games, highlighted by a pair of standout performances → Read More