1. UNC Basketball: Why Leslie McDonald Will Be 'Heel's Biggest Postseason X-Factor

    The ultimate pinnacle of the 2013-14 North Carolina season may be determined by a single player who has yet to bring his A-game more than a couple times all season. The biggest X-factor for the future of the Heels is senior Leslie McDonald...

    Todd Salem Written by Todd Salem about 4 months ago 4,452 reads 10 comments

  2. UNC Basketball: 5 Questions for Tar Heels' Home Stretch in ACC Play

    Twenty-seven games are already in the books for North Carolina. With 20 wins and seven losses, UNC sees itself in prime position to reach the NCAA tournament after a rocky start to conference play...

    Todd Salem Written by Todd Salem about 5 months ago 9,502 reads 6 comments

  3. UNC Basketball: Breaking Down Tar Heels' 2014 NCAA Tournament Outlook

    Just one month ago, the North Carolina Tar Heels were uncomfortably positioned on the bubble for the NCAA tournament. Three elite wins out of conference would not be good enough to cover up a dismal ACC season...

    Todd Salem Written by Todd Salem about 5 months ago 11,334 reads 2 comments

  4. UNC Basketball: Against Rival Duke, These Two Teams Are Polar Opposites

    North Carolina will be taking on the Duke Blue Devils on Thursday, Feb. 20 in a makeup game from last week. The original game was postponed due to winter weather...

    Todd Salem Written by Todd Salem about 5 months ago 9,541 reads 50 comments

  5. UNC Basketball: 2013-14 Progress Report for Tar Heels Starters

    It has been an up-and-down season for the North Carolina Tar Heels. The nonconference schedule brought with it wins over the top three teams in the preseason polls...

    Todd Salem Written by Todd Salem about 5 months ago 4,896 reads 7 comments

  6. UNC Basketball: Why Showdown with Duke Is More Than a Rivalry Game for Heels

    Major League Baseball has the New York Yankees vs. Boston the Red Sox. College football has Michigan vs. Ohio State. In the world of college basketball, there is no bigger rivalry than North Carolina vs...

    Todd Salem Written by Todd Salem about 5 months ago 6,771 reads 4 comments

  7. UNC Basketball: How Far Will Momentum Carry Tar Heels in Clashes vs. ACC Elite?

    After starting ACC play 0-3, the North Carolina Tar Heels are on fire. They've won four straight games and five of their last six...

    Todd Salem Written by Todd Salem about 5 months ago 3,923 reads 12 comments

  8. UNC Basketball: Report Card for Tar Heels Midway Through ACC Play

    After the first of February, with 10 games remaining on the North Carolina Tar Heels' season schedule, they currently sit at 14-7 overall and 4-4 in the ACC . A .500 record places UNC right in the middle of a crowded conference standings...

    Todd Salem Written by Todd Salem about 5 months ago 5,868 reads 10 comments

  9. UNC Basketball: Projecting Tar Heels' 2014-15 Rotation

    When looking ahead and projecting a lineup for the following season, there are a number of mitigating factors at play...

    Todd Salem Written by Todd Salem about 5 months ago 12,437 reads 47 comments

  10. UNC Basketball Recruiting: Latest Updates on Tar Heels' Top 2015 Targets

    The 2013-14 North Carolina Tar Heels are in the midst of a wild season filled with tremendous highs and crushing lows. Next season's recruiting class is already filled with 5-star talents ready to become citizens of Chapel Hill...

    Todd Salem Written by Todd Salem about 6 months ago 18,497 reads 8 comments

  11. UNC Basketball: Why Tar Heels' Problems in Poor ACC Start Won't Go Away

    When a talented team hits a rough patch during the season, it is usually beneficial to take a deeper look into what is going wrong and what is likely to change. In North Carolina's case, the problems that have befallen it are likely not going anywhere..

    Todd Salem Written by Todd Salem about 6 months ago 6,185 reads 16 comments

  12. UNC Basketball: One Pressing Concern for Each Tar Heels Starter

    For the North Carolina Tar Heels, this next stretch of games is of paramount importance. The win over Boston College on January 18 was the team's first in conference play...

    Todd Salem Written by Todd Salem about 6 months ago 2,714 reads 4 comments

  13. UNC Basketball: Has P.J. Hairston's Dismissal Had a Lasting Effect on the Heels?

    When anyone mentions the dismissal of P.J. Hairston , they always phrase it to refer to what UNC is missing on the court. Obviously, Hairston is a great and talented player...

    Todd Salem Written by Todd Salem about 6 months ago 6,039 reads 23 comments

  14. UNC Basketball: Latest Updates on Tar Heels' Top 2014 Recruits

    It has been a frustrating season for Tar Heel fans. The up-and-down nature of the team is exhausting. It is getting to the point where the great wins are becoming overshadowed by the losses...

    Todd Salem Written by Todd Salem about 6 months ago 11,465 reads 4 comments

  15. UNC Basketball: The 5 Most Difficult Matchups for Marcus Paige in ACC Play

    Fans knew it would be tough sledding for Marcus Paige once conference play began. After all, for the first two months of the season, he had been North Carolina's only consistent weapon...

    Todd Salem Written by Todd Salem about 6 months ago 3,608 reads 13 comments

  16. MLB Hall of Fame Voting Broken but Not for the Reason You Think

    The Baseball Writers' Association of America website has the official 2014 MLB Hall of Fame voting results posted on its homepage. There has been a lot of controversy in the wake of these results...

    Todd Salem Written by Todd Salem about 6 months ago 304 reads 2 comments

  17. UNC Basketball: 5 Eye-Popping Stats from the Tar Heels in 2013-14

    Statistics don't always tell the whole story. They can even be used to deceive. However, reading box scores and stat lines are great ways to complement an understanding of a team's performance...

    Todd Salem Written by Todd Salem about 6 months ago 4,319 reads 2 comments

  18. UNC Basketball: What Tar Heels' Non-Conference Record Will Mean in March

    The North Carolina Tar Heels have wrapped up their out-of-conference slate of games this season. Their next contest pits them against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons—their first ACC game of the year...

    Todd Salem Written by Todd Salem about 6 months ago 3,505 reads 2 comments

  19. UNC Basketball: Tar Heels' Biggest Overachievers and Underachievers So Far

    Through 12 games, the North Carolina Tar Heels sit at 9-3. With just one nonconference game remaining (Tuesday's tilt against UNC-Wilmington), Carolina is primed for Atlantic Coast Conference play...

    Todd Salem Written by Todd Salem about 6 months ago 2,017 reads 26 comments

  20. UNC Basketball: 5 Bold Predictions for Tar Heels' ACC Season

    North Carolina's first game of the new year will have it facing off against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons...

    Todd Salem Written by Todd Salem about 7 months ago 2,172 reads 1 comments

  21. UNC Basketball: 5 New Year's Resolutions for the Tar Heels

    The North Carolina Tar Heels have experienced a tumultuous 2013. In November, they lost to an unranked Belmont squad at home and then beat the defending national champion Louisville Cardinals...

    Todd Salem Written by Todd Salem about 7 months ago 1,120 reads 15 comments

  22. UNC Basketball: What Leslie McDonald's Return Means for Carolina's Big Lineups

    Shooting guard Leslie McDonald returned to action Wednesday night as the North Carolina Tar Heels took on the Texas Longhorns. He played 22 minutes, scored 15 points and attempted nine three-pointers...

    Todd Salem Written by Todd Salem about 7 months ago 734 reads 4 comments

  23. UNC Basketball: Biggest Takeaways from Tar Heels' Huge Wins over Ranked Teams

    By this point, everyone is aware of the story surrounding the North Carolina Tar Heels. They have been playing all year without two of their starting backcourt players. Their roster and rotations have been stretched because of this...

    Todd Salem Written by Todd Salem about 7 months ago 3,394 reads 15 comments

  24. UNC Basketball: How Tar Heels Stack Up with Kentucky at Each Position

    Two of the most famous and successful programs in NCAA basketball history face off this weekend in a matchup of Top 20 teams. Although both No. 18 North Carolina and No...

    Todd Salem Written by Todd Salem about 7 months ago 4,907 reads 10 comments

  25. UNC Basketball: The Breakdown of James Michael McAdoo in 2013-14

    Prior to this season for North Carolina, with the inexperienced players, the suspensions and all the rest, there was really only one certainty heading into the first game. That certainty was in the form of power forward James Michael McAdoo ...

    Todd Salem Written by Todd Salem about 7 months ago 3,170 reads 5 comments