Stories by Aaron Beard

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016

Virginia Tech blows out another foe

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The rain from Hurricane Matthew kept coming. So too did Virginia Tech's aggressive defense, along with an offense that kept chipping away through its own mistakes.
By Aaron Beard

Monday, Sept. 12, 2016

NCAA pulls seven championship events from North Carolina

INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA has pulled seven championship events from North Carolina, including opening-weekend men's basketball tournament games, for the coming year due to a state law that some say ...
By Aaron Beard

Saturday, Aug 13, 2016

Judges drops NCAA from lawsuit filed by ex-UNC athletes

RALEIGH, N.C. - A federal judge granted the NCAA's motion to dismiss the governing body from a lawsuit filed by two former North Carolina athletes seeking to hold it at least partly responsible ...
By Aaron Beard

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016

Former North Carolina women's basketball academic counselor is fighting back

RALEIGH, N.C. - The attorney for a former North Carolina women's basketball academic counselor and faculty member who is accused of wrongdoing by the NCAA is pushing back against the charge - and ...
By Aaron Beard

Friday, July 22, 2016

Clemson knows Florida State is biggest obstacle in Atlantic Division

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Clemson star quarterback Deshaun Watson is driven by the goal of winning another Atlantic Coast Conference championship and returning to the College Football Playoff's title game.
By Aaron Beard

Thursday, July 21, 2016

North Carolina hopes to stop revolving door in the ACC Coastal division

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - North Carolina coach Larry Fedora knows all about the unpredictable nature of the Atlantic Coast Conference's Coastal Division after his Tar Heels made a surprise climb to the ...
By Aaron Beard

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

North Carolina lacrosse teams bask in title sweep

One holiday weekend, two NCAA titles. North Carolina is the first school in 22 years and only the second to sweep the men's and women's NCAA lacrosse titles in the same season.
By Aaron Beard

Monday, April 25, 2016

NCAA adds charge, removes another from UNC academic case

The NCAA has added one charge and removed another from its latest Notice of Allegations against North Carolina in the school's long-running academic fraud scandal. 
By Aaron Beard

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Tar Heels' Paige is back on his shooting game

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Marcus Paige spent two months in an all-out fight with his shot, trying not to let frustration take over with each spun-off-the-rim floater and rattled-out 3-pointer.
By Aaron Beard

Monday, March 21, 2016

ACC rolling along at the NCAA Tournament with six teams still alive

RALEIGH, N.C. - Atlantic Coast Conference teams aren't taking anyone lightly in the NCAA Tournament because of their status as Power 5 schools.
By Aaron Beard

Upsets create new Final Four paths for top seeds

RALEIGH, N.C. - Upsets and wild finishes have altered the NCAA Tournament landscape for No. 1 seeds Virginia and North Carolina in their bids for the Final Four.
By Aaron Beard

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016

Race for ACC title could go right to the end

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - North Carolina sits atop the Atlantic Coast Conference standings, right where the Tar Heels were expected to be when they were the preseason No. 1 pick. Now, thought, they've ...
By Aaron Beard

Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015

Heels extend dominance of Tigers in Chapel Hill

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Marcus Paige scored 18 points to help No. 7 North Carolina beat Clemson 80-69 on Wednesday night in its Atlantic Coast Conference opener, extending the Tigers' long run of ...
By Aaron Beard

Monday, Nov. 30, 2015

Heels' winning streak ignited by defense

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The defensive turnaround at North Carolina is one of the major reasons the No. 8 Tar Heels have their highest ranking in nearly two decades and reached the Atlantic Coast ...
By Aaron Beard

Monday, Nov. 2, 2015

Veteran North Carolina aims to end where it starts: at No. 1

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - North Carolina sits alone at the top, both of the preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll and on the all-time list of teams with the most preseason No. 1 rankings.
By Aaron Beard

Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015

Tigers fend off Wolfpack, await Seminoles

RALEIGH, N.C. - Deshaun Watson accounted for six touchdowns to help third-ranked Clemson pull away after halftime to beat North Carolina State 56-41 on Saturday.
By Aaron Beard

Friday, Oct. 30, 2015

Tigers look to continue march to Charlotte

RALEIGH, N.C. - Clemson has a No. 3 national ranking and clear front-runner status in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
By Aaron Beard

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015

ACC starts off slow

RALEIGH, N.C. - The Atlantic Coast Conference has an uncertain identity, and it's going to be difficult to learn much about the league's strength early this season.
By Aaron Beard

Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015

Tar Heels to put new-look defense to test against Gamecocks

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - North Carolina brought in new coaches, changed the scheme and spent offseason workouts trying to change every part of a defense that couldn't stop anyone last season. 
By Aaron Beard

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Program in place to deal with Florida State's issues

PINEHURST, N.C. - Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher says the Seminoles are "stepping up" their process of educating players about domestic violence.
By Aaron Beard
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