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Freshmen Rule College Basketball, Unless the Rules Change

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 07:54:56 -0500

Duke and Kentucky have dominated the one-and-done era, but a looming discussion about possible N.C.A.A. rules changes may change the landscape.

At North Carolina, a Sigh of Relief and a New Championship Banner

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 11:00:51 -0500

At the Tar Heels’ annual men’s basketball tip-off event, a favorable ruling from the subtext but no longer a concern.

N.C.A.A.: North Carolina Will Not Be Punished for Academic Scandal

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:39:02 -0500

The academic fraud case involved fake classes that U.N.C. athletes were steered into over two decades.

The Corruption at the Heart of March Madness

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 03:21:23 -0500

A federal inquiry lays out unscrupulous competition for star players.

N.C.A.A. Restores Championship Events to North Carolina

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:01:06 -0500

The sports association’s action follows the state’s decision to repeal a law that many had viewed as anti-gay.

Kelsey Plum Is a Lot Like James Harden. But Is It a Left-Handed Compliment?

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 20:58:58 -0500

Plum, the top pick in the W.N.B.A. draft on Thursday, is a prolific lefty like Harden. But she hopes that female players will soon be a measuring stick.

U.N.C.'s Joel Berry II on Tar Heels Win

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 11:10:04 -0500

Joel Berry, a point guard for the North Carolina Tar Heels, spoke after guiding his team to victory over Gonzaga in the N.C.A.A. basketball championship in Arizona. He led all scorers with 22 points.

Tar Heels, After Letting One Slip, Hold On Tight This Time

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 03:30:51 -0500

Previous defeat leading to present triumph was a common theme throughout the tournament, as the Tar Heels drew on their title heartbreak last year to get past Gonzaga.

N.C.A.A. Championship: How North Carolina Won Its Sixth Title

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 16:10:18 -0500

The Tar Heels won a sloppy game against Gonzaga, pulling away in the final minutes to give Coach Roy Williams his third championship at U.N.C.

North Carolina’s Obsession With the Rebound Pays Dividends

Sun, 02 Apr 2017 20:40:47 -0500

Tar Heels Coach Roy Williams drills it into his players: box out. It played a key role late in a Final Four victory over Oregon. Now comes Gonzaga, another rebounding power.