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UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019

Gonzaga’s on-campus residence halls will be closed when Bulldogs host North Carolina

The top basketball game in the history of the McCarthey Athletic Center will happen this season when the North Carolina Tar Heels pack their bags and head more than 2,500 …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019

Zion Williamson freak injury ripples in basketball, business worlds

Nike says it’s investigating why Duke freshman Zion Williamson split a shoe open during a game against rival North Carolina. But the sportswear giant says it’s an “isolated occurrence.”


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 27, 2019

Women’s Top 25 capsules: Paris lights it up for North Carolina as No. 1 Notre Dame falls

Paris Kea scored a season-high 30 points to help North Carolina stun No. 1 Notre Dame 78-73 on Sunday in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.



UNC gives hoops coach Roy Williams 8-year contract extension

North Carolina has given basketball coach Roy Williams an eight-year contract extension that runs through the 2027-28 season.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018

Top 25: No. 16 Miami gets 3 defensive TDs, rolls by Tar Heels 47-10

Miami tied a school record with three defensive touchdowns, N’Kosi Perry threw for a score in his first start and the No. 16 Hurricanes downed North Carolina 47-10 on Thursday …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018

Gonzaga returning to Bahamas for 2019 Battle 4 Atlantis

Gonzaga has essentially adhered to a tournament rotation schedule for more than a decade, often visiting the top holiday basketball events once every four years. That rotation will continue in …


UPDATED: Mon., April 16, 2018

Basketball powers Gonzaga, North Carolina set date for game in Chapel Hill

It’s one of those basketball games fans circle on the calendar, and now there’s an actual date to circle.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018

Return road to Final Four presents obstacles for Gonzaga, 2017 participants

Getting there is an enormous accomplishment. Getting back the following year isn’t easy, but it happens fairly often. We’re talking about reaching the Final Four and the Final Four encore.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017

Maye leads No. 9 North Carolina to 102-78 rout of Portland

Luke Maye scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Joel Berry II added 18 points and No. 9 North Carolina beat Portland 102-78 to open the PK80 Invitational.


NCAA ‘could not conclude’ academic violations in UNC case

The University of North Carolina has avoided major penalties after an NCAA infractions committee panel “could not conclude” there were academic violations in the multi-year case focused on irregular courses.


Norman Chad: Underbelly of college basketball no place for the meek

I would like to dispassionately discuss college basketball today, without directly referencing the recent footwear follies/FBI probe and without even mentioning a certain notorious sideline suit whose first name rhymes …


NCAA returns events to NC after state rolls back LGBT law

The NCAA has awarded men’s basketball tournament games in 2020 and 2021 along with several other championship events to North Carolina after the state repealed elements of a law that …


UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017

Six key moments that shaped Gonzaga’s greatest basketball season

The season opener was 30 seconds old and Nigel Williams-Goss already had a pair of buckets and Jordan Mathews drilled a 3-pointer.


Despite ‘bathroom bill’ replacement, mayors won’t budge

The compromise by politicians on North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” is helping return collegiate sporting events to the state, but several big-city mayors still don’t want employees traveling there after the …


NCAA ‘reluctantly’ agrees to let North Carolina host events

The NCAA says it will consider North Carolina as a host for championship events again after the state rolled back a law that limited protections for LGBT people. The governing …


Gonzaga trails North Carolina in merchandise sales

Fanatics, an online store for sports apparel and gear, found that Gonzaga is second to North Carolina in the most merchandise sold state by state this week, according to data …


UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017

Gonzaga-South Carolina tip set for 3:09 Saturday in national semifinal

Gonzaga and South Carolina will tip off at 3:09 p.m. on Saturday in the first of two national semifinals at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.


UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017

Villanova loss, ACC flameout reshape NCAA Sweet 16

The Atlantic Coast Conference’s strong regular season only stood to set up a first-weekend flameout in the NCAA Tournament.


Jenkins’ shot still hangs over No. 1 seeds Villanova, UNC

North Carolina’s Joel Berry II still replays it in his mind, over and over. The ball left the hand of Villanova’s Kris Jenkins, reached the height of its arc as …


Top 25 Capsules: Guy, Perrantes help No. 23 Virginia beat No. 5 UNC 53-43

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Kyle Guy scored 17 points, London Perrantes had 13 and No. 23 Virginia used a small lineup to neutralize No. 5 North Carolina’s size in a …


NCAA relocates 7 events pulled from NC due to LGBT law

The NCAA relocated its men’s basketball regional tournament to Greenville, South Carolina, on Friday after withdrawing the event from Greensboro, North Carolina, because of that state’s law restricting the rights …


NCAA turns up pressure on North Carolina over bathroom law

The NCAA’s decision to pull seven championships out of North Carolina ratchets up the pressure on this college sports-crazy state to repeal its law on bathroom use by transgender people.


Bill Dooley, former Heels, Hokies, Deacs coach, dies at 82

Bill Dooley, a three-time coach of the year in the Atlantic Coast Conference who piled up 162 wins at North Carolina, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest, died Tuesday. He was …


NCAA to survey potential host cities on discrimination laws

The NCAA is sending a questionnaire about potential discrimination laws to organizers in cities that will be or are hoping to host sanctioned college sporting events.


North Carolina, Syracuse vastly different but familiar Final Four foes

North Carolina likes to run, and Syracuse prefers to walk.


It’s like an ACC Tournament on one side of NCAA bracket

This mini-Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament has even higher stakes than usual: The winner earns a spot in the national championship game.


Thanks to its defense, UNC tops Virginia for ACC title

Thanks to the sort of defensive dominance coach Roy Williams has been seeking, North Carolina’s longer-than-usual wait for its latest ACC tournament championship is over.


UNC’s Roy Williams no fan of ESPN’s focus on NBA prospects

North Carolina coach Roy Williams is no fan of how ESPN touts NBA prospects playing in college games aired by the network.


Johnny Jefferson’s 3 TDs lead Baylor by North Carolina

When it was at full strength this season, Baylor had the most productive offense in college football.