Stories 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

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Documents show payments to former North Carolina player in probe

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. - Newly unsealed documents in the case of an ex-college football player charged with violating North Carolina's sports agent law suggest he funneled money to multiple Tar Heels ...
By Aaron Beard

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Questions abound in ACC Atlantic

It was easy to spot quarterback uncertainty for Atlantic Division teams in the ACC. But the questions extend beyond the two teams who have finished alone atop the division for three consecutive ...
By Aaron Beard

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Coach K adjusts to one-and-done world

DURHAM, N.C. - There was a time when Duke's Mike Krzyzewski led Final Four teams built around players who stayed for years to grow into tournament-tested veterans. That's no longer, not in today's ...
By Aaron Beard

Saturday, March 28, 2015

South Carolina women still have 'destination game' as their focus

The South Carolina and Florida State women are making only the second Elite Eight appearance for either school, with one team set to make its first trip to the Final Four in Tampa, Fla.
By Aaron Beard

Friday, March 27, 2015

Gamecock women edge Tar Heels

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Tiffany Mitchell drove to the basket and scored with 4.2 seconds left and South Carolina edged North Carolina 67-65 on Friday night in the NCAA Tournament's round of 16.
By Aaron Beard

Tar Heels 'proud' of late-season run

At times, North Carolina looked like a team that could battle anybody. At others, the Tar Heels were prone to concentration lapses. It's why the season that ended with Thursday's loss to Wisconsin ...
By Aaron Beard

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Irish topple Tar Heels, claim ACC crown

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Jerian Grant scored 24 points and No. 11 Notre Dame took over with a 26-3 second-half run to rally past No. 19 North Carolina 90-82 on Saturday night in the Atlantic Coast ...
By Aaron Beard
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